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Moffitt Researchers Develop Model to Personalize Breast Cancer Radiation Treatment

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From: itnonline.com A personalized approach to cancer treatment has become more common over the last several decades, with numerous targeted drugs approved to treat particular tumor types with specific mutations or patterns. However, this same personalized strategy has not translated to radiation therapy, and a one-size-fits-all approach for most patients is still common practice. Moffitt Cancer Center researchers hope to …

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Earn Up to $75 By Sharing Your Experience With Radiation Therapy for Breast Cancer

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Go to https://www.savvy.coop to learn about this paid opportunity and more … DESCRIPTION We are interested in hearing about your lived experience with breast cancer – including your experience with radiation therapy. We will provide up to a $75 gift card for your time after the completion of the interview. REQUIREMENTS Current breast cancer patient or breast cancer survivor Received radiation …

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Many Breast Cancer Patients Receive More Radiation Therapy Than Needed

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By: Liz Szabo From: npr.org When Annie Dennison was diagnosed with breast cancer last year, she readily followed advice from her medical team, agreeing to harsh treatments in the hope of curing her disease. “You’re terrified out of your mind” after a diagnosis of cancer, said Dennison, 55, a retired psychologist from Orange County, Calif. In addition to lumpectomy surgery, …

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NCCN Radiation Therapy Compendium™ is Now Complete, Providing Radiation Treatment Recommendations for All 41 Disease Sites

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Completed compendium serves as the definitive source of radiation protocols for treatments used with nearly two-thirds of patients with cancer[1], and is available for free for a limited time. The National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®) has announced the release of the newly-completed NCCN Radiation Therapy Compendium™. This comprehensive new addition to NCCN’s Library of Compendia includes information designed to support …

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Local Surgeon Reports Positive Findings from Use of 3D Marker in Breast Cancer Treatment

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Better Cosmetic Outcomes and Shorter Radiation Therapy Seen in Study Results A research study by local surgical oncologist Michael Cross, M.D., F.A.C.S., concluded that use of the BioZorb® surgical marker appears to provide better cosmetic outcomes and may be associated with an increased use of breast-conserving surgery in his practice. The study found that more than 90% of patients who …

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Debunking the Myth of Lymphedema Risk

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From: The American Society of Breast Surgeons Axillary Surgery Only One Factor Breast cancer-related lymphedema, chronic swelling of the arm and chest area, is strongly associated with multi-modality therapies and not axillary node surgery alone as widely believed, according to a new study presented this week at the Annual Meeting of the American Society of Breast Surgeons. The study found …

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New Spanish-language videos and brochures provide cancer patients with overview of radiation therapy

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From: PR Newswire Cancer patients who speak Spanish have new tools to help them understand treatment options for their disease. The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) today released a series of Spanish-language patient videos on radiation therapy for cancer, including breast, prostate, lung, brain and other common cancer types. The videos complement a set of Spanish-language brochures on radiation …

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High-dose vitamin C makes cancer treatment more effective, trial shows

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By: Ana Sandolu From: medicalnewstoday.com Common treatment options for cancer, such as chemotherapy and radiation therapy, can be expensive and sometimes ineffective. However, a new clinical trial tests the effect of high-dose vitamin C in combination with standard treatment on health outcomes for patients with cancer. In the 1970s and 1980s, Nobel Prize winner Linus Pauling, together with surgeon Ewan …

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Health insurance status may affect cancer patients’ survival

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By: Karen Pallarito, HealthDay News From: upi.com Two large studies suggest that surviving certain cancers in America could depend on your health insurance status. Despite improvements in cancer diagnosis and treatment, patients who were uninsured or had Medicaid coverage were more likely to suffer worse outcomes, compared with people who have other forms of health insurance, the studies found. People …

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Radiation improves survival in older patients with soft tissue sarcomas

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From: UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center UC Davis researchers have shown that radiation therapy following surgery benefits older patients more than their younger counterparts, a surprising finding that could change the way some patients are treated for soft tissue sarcomas (STS). The study, published today in the journal Anticancer Research, used data from the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) …