Tag: Radiation Therapy

Innovation, Research

Radiation therapy reprograms heart muscle cells to younger state

September 24, 2021

Via: ScienceDaily Health

New research from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis suggests that radiation therapy can reprogram heart muscle cells to what appears to be a younger state, fixing electrical problems that cause a life-threatening arrhythmia without the need for […]


Radiation therapy ‘under attack’ from CMS cuts, professional body warns

July 21, 2021

Via: Healthcare Dive

ASTRO is a long-standing critic of the radiation oncology model proposed by CMS. The aim of the model for the agency is to enhance the quality of care received by Medicare beneficiaries while reducing or maintaining spending. Through the model, […]

Innovation, Research

No added risks to radiation therapy for cancer patients with COVID-19, says study

December 17, 2020

Via: The Medical News

Some are especially vulnerable to severe coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), caused by the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). These include the elderly, people with comorbidities like hypertension, heart disease, diabetes, and obesity, and those with weakened immune systems, […]

Innovation, Patient Experience, Wellness

Radiation oncology clinics report fewer patients despite improved safety measures

May 20, 2020

Via: The Medical News

Despite facing challenges such as limited access to personal protective equipment (PPE) following the COVID-19 outbreak, radiation oncology clinics quickly implemented safety and process enhancements that allowed them to continue caring for cancer patients, according to a new national survey […]

Innovation, Research

Chemotherapy can wreak havoc on the heart

June 21, 2019

Via: The Medical News

Cheryl Krafft was diagnosed with an aggressive form of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and was put on a very high-powered chemotherapy regimen to rid her body of the cancer. What she was not counting on was the chemotherapy causing another equally deadly […]


Can AI Tools Segment A Cancer Tumor As Well As An Oncologist?

May 21, 2019

Via: Forbes

Radiation therapy can be lifesaving for lung cancer patients. The first step, though, is having a trained, skilled oncologist who knows how to best segment or mark off the tumor for radiation. This expertise is vital for targeting the tumor […]

Innovation, Research

New cancer drug safely boosts radiation therapy

November 14, 2018

Via: Medical News Today

Cancer continues to be one of the top causes of death in the United States. According to the National Cancer Institute, there will be 1,735,350 new cancer cases by the end of 2018, of which 609,640 people will die as […]

Innovation, Patient Experience

New survey shows 80% of oncologists have discussed medical marijuana use with patients

May 11, 2018

Via: The Medical News

Data from a new survey show that as many as 80% of oncologists have discussed medical marijuana use with their patients. According to the authors, this is the first nationally-representative survey to examine oncologists’ practices and beliefs on the subject […]


Survival of early stage lung cancer patients improves with advancement in surgery, radiation

October 26, 2017

Via: The Medical News

With the advancement of surgical and radiation therapy strategies for stage 1 non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC), more patients are being treated, resulting in higher survival rates, according to a study published online today in The Annals of Thoracic Surgery. “More […]