March 13, 2018 | Denise Heady
Fourteen years ago, neurosurgeon and scientist Rahul Jandial, M.D., Ph.D., began to travel to underserved countries to perform brain surgeries on disadvantaged children.
For Many Breast Cancer Patients, IORT Is an Attractive Alternative to Traditional Radiation
August 31, 2017 | City of Hope
Unlike traditional therapy involving daily external whole-breast radiation, IORT delivers one targeted treatment directly into the incision, right after the tumor is removed - killing stray cancer cells directly and immediately.
Radiotherapy: New developments in the treatment of lung cancer
August 8, 2017 | City of Hope
Radiation is an important part of the cancer treatment toolkit, and it can be effective in treating lung cancer. Helen Chen, M.D., a radiation oncologist in the Department of Radiation Oncology at City of Hope, recently discussed the pros, cons and latest developments in radiotherapy for lung cancer.
Meet our doctors: Jeffrey Wong on the future of radiation therapy
September 6, 2014 | Valerie Zapanta
Radiation oncology is one of the three main specialties involved in the successful treatment of cancer, along with surgical oncology and medical oncology. Experts in this field, known as radiation oncologists, advise patients as to whether radiation therapy will be useful for their cancer – and how it can best be safely and effectively delivered.
Even low doses of chest radiation in childhood boost breast cancer risk
August 13, 2014 | Darrin Joy
Radiation therapy can help cure many children facing Hodgkin lymphoma and other cancers. When the radiation is delivered to a girl’s chest, however, it can lead to a marked increase in breast cancer risk later in life.
ASCO 2014: Lower radiation dose effective for HPV-positive head and neck cancers
May 30, 2014 | Denise Heady
Patients diagnosed with human papillomavirus (HPV)-positive head and neck cancers could be treated with a lower-dose of intensity-modulated radiation therapy, reducing the risks of side effects, according to a new study.
Radiation linked to lower lymphedema risk in breast cancer patients
April 30, 2014 | Nicole White
For some breast cancer patients whose cancer has also spread to their axillary lymph nodes, radiation might be a better option than surgically removing the nodes, a new study suggests. A new study finds radiation poses a lower risk of lymphedema for women treated for breast cancer that has spread to the lymph nodes than removing the nodes.
Lung cancer cases highlight need for breast cancer survivor research
March 12, 2014 | Tami Dennis
Treatment for breast cancer has improved over the years, dramatically so. But many women, and even their physicians, don't fully understand how their treatment can affect their later risk of cancer, specifically of lung cancer.
Yoga eases fatigue for breast cancer patients undergoing radiation
March 11, 2014 | Tami Dennis
Women undergoing radiation treatment for breast cancer should try yoga. That’s the take-home message of a new study linking yoga to a greater sense of well-being and better regulation of stress hormones among female breast cancer patients.
Study: Chemotherapy is enough in some advanced breast cancers
December 12, 2013 | Nicole White
As treatment options expand, and researchers learn more about individual tumors, a critical component of cancer treatment becomes determining the most effective tool to treat an individual patient. A new study finds that surgery and radiation therapy may not have additional benefits for metastatic breast cancer patients who are responding well to chemotherapy.
Breast cancer: Radiation to lymph nodes may top surgery
June 13, 2013 | Hiu Chung So
For breast cancer patients whose disease has spread to local lymph nodes, treatment may entail surgical removal of those nodes to decrease the likelihood of recurrence. But that procedure also comes with the risk of lymphedema, a painful swelling of the arm caused by retained fluids.