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Chemo, Radiation, Surgery Combo Boosts Survival For Pancreatic Cancer

2016 31 May

Tumours have grown around the pancreas to encompass critical blood vessels in about a third of all pancreatic cancer patients, with conventional wisdom suggesting that surgery to remove the tumours is rarely an option, and life expectancy is usually measured in months. Now, Mayo Clinic has teamed up oncologists, radiologists, gastrointestinal and... Read more

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Book Reveals Why ‘Sharks Get Cancer, Mole Rats Don’t’

2016 10 May

A provocative new book by Loyola Medicine radiation oncologist James S. Welsh, MD, “Sharks Get Cancer, Mole Rats Don’t: How Animals Could Hold the Key to Unlocking Cancer Immunity in Humans,” explores how animals can help us understand how the immune system can be used to fight cancer. Dr. Welsh is a professor in the Department of Radiation Oncology... Read more

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Bigger Dose Will Not Improve Prostate Cancer Survival

2016 31 Mar

A bigger radiation dose will not improve the long-term chances of patients with non-metastatic prostate cancer, a new study in the U.S. by Thomas Jefferson University has found. Despite advances in technology that has allowed doctors to administer higher radiation doses to prostate cancer patients with fewer side effects, the new study, published... Read more

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2015 13 Oct

ESTRO is an interdisciplinary society where radiation oncologists, medical physicists, biologists, brachytherapists and radiation therapists aspire to join forces with other organisations in the oncology field that share ESTRO’s vision of excellence in cancer treatment. At ESTRO 35, we draw attention to the multidisciplinarity and interdisciplinary... Read more

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RSNA 2014: Honoured Lectures and Annual Orations

2014 30 Nov

RSNA 2014 will be featuring honoured lectures from esteemed researchers and lecturers during the RSNA Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting.  Special Lecture: Francis S. Collins. Sunday, Nov. 30. In this special lecture, Dr. Francis S. Collins, MD, PhD,  Director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) will examine the exceptional opportunities... Read more

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CIRSE 2014: Quality Assurance Everyone’s Business

2014 15 Sep

Patient safety and quality assurance remains a key topic for the Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology Society of Europe (CIRSE). A session at the congress in Glasgow today featured four speakers to emphasise that patient safety and quality assurance are mandatory, doable at European and institutional level.“Quality assurance is everyone’s business... Read more

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