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New research points to potential for single breast cancer radiotherapy shot

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By: Jack Power, Mark Hilliard From: irishtimes.com New research which suggests a single shot of radiotherapy may be as effective as current treatment for certain types of breast cancers, has been described as promising by the Irish Cancer Society. The University College London (UCL) study, published on Friday, suggests a new treatment may avoid the need for a long course …

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SINGLE-DOSE RADIATION THERAPY FOR BREAST CANCER REMOVES TREATMENT BARRIERS FOR UNDERSERVED BLACK WOMEN

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From: prnewswire.com TARGIT Collaborative Group advocates wider adoption of TARGIT-IORT to address racial disparities and reduce compliance issues Black women experience longer breast cancer treatment times and may have less access to essential radiation technology, according to a recent study published in the journal Cancer.(1) In response, the TARGIT Collaborative Group (TCG), a national cancer advocacy organization of doctors and …

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TARGIT-IORT long-term data demonstrates equivalent outcomes to traditional 3- to 6-week radiotherapy, significantly reducing COVID-19 risk to patients amidst coming surge

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Source: TARGIT Collaborative Group From: globenewswire.com The TARGIT Collaborative Group announced today that according to recent studies, an increase in the COVID-19 positivity rate correlates to an increase in mortality from non-coronavirus-related diseases. This includes breast cancer, and researchers believe fear of contracting the virus compels patients to stay home instead of seeking treatment or completing their many week course of …

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Study: Targeted Radiotherapy for Breast Cancer Just as Effective as Conventional Radiotherapy

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By: Sara Karlovitch, Assistant Editor From: pharmacytimes.com A single dose of targeted radiotherapy (TARGIT-IORT) during surgery is just as effective as conventional radiotherapy (EBRT) for most women with early breast cancer, a study published in The BMJ found. EBRT requires several trips to the hospital post-surgery and targets the entire breast. TARGIT-IORT, on the other hand, is given immediately after surgery and …