Patients who were implanted with the BioZorb® 3D bio-absorbable marker during their lumpectomy were able to be treated with smaller radiotherapy volumes than patients who did not receive the marker, according to research presented at the recent American Society of Breast Surgeons annual meeting. The difference in volumes was statistically significant.
Nuffield Health Cheltenham Hospital joins the growing number of independent hospitals across the UK in offering suitable early stage breast cancer patients the choice of single dose Intra-operative radiotherapy by utilising the Onco-therapy Resources Limited (ORL) managed service.
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A law firm has made a generous donation to help support the provision of Dorset County Hospital’s cancer services. Battens Solicitors’ Charitable Trust donated £1,000 to the hospital’s Cancer Appeal, which hopes to raise £1.75 million to support a new dedicated radiotherapy service for the hospital.
Good news from America on south Leicestershire’s Alex Goodwin, who has a rare form of bone cancer. The latest tests by doctors in Kansas City show that the cancer has not spread, and much of it has been removed. It is now hoped that further radiotherapy will eliminate the cancer altogether.
Single-fraction 19 Gy high dose–rate brachytherapy may be a safe and effective treatment alternative for men with localised prostate cancer, according to study results published in International Journal of Radiation Oncology.
Stereotactic partial breast radiation therapy requires only a few days of treatment and is just as safe as traditional radiation therapy, according to new research from UT Southwestern Medical Centre.
The risks of radiotherapy for long-term smokers undergoing treatment for breast cancer outweighed the benefits, whereas for nonsmokers or ex-smokers, the benefits far outweighed the risks, according to study results from the United Kingdom.
New research suggests that, in the battle against malignant pleural mesothelioma, a combination of new immunotherapy drugs and radiotherapy may be one of the most powerful weapons.
Using intensity-modulated proton therapy rather than photon-based stereotactic body radiotherapy may reduce the risks of radiation-induced secondary cancers, report researchers from Sweden.
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A teenager from the region who beat cancer after treatment in the US had the honour of launching Scotland’s biggest Race for Life on Sunday. Eilidh Steel has made a full recovery after treatment with proton beam therapy for cancer of the salivary gland after doctors discovered a tumour in her neck.