• 16 OCT 18
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    Local doctor talks new guidelines for prostate cancer screenings

    Local doctor talks new guidelines for prostate cancer screenings

    Screening and detecting prostate cancer early offers considerable benefits to patients. Screening and early detection helps to identify and treat aggressive prostate cancer before it grows, spreads and becomes more difficult to manage. When cancer is detected early, there is a greater chance of treatment success. However, the challenge with early and periodic screening of

    • 03 OCT 18
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    Changing Lung Cancer Clinical Trial Design in the Era of Precision Medicine and Immunotherapy

    Changing Lung Cancer Clinical Trial Design in the Era of Precision Medicine and Immunotherapy

    Chemotherapy has been the standard treatment for advanced non-small cell lung cancer, or NSCLC, for a long time. But with recent advances in molecular and genomic techniques, tremendous progress has been made in the treatment of the cancer. Discovery of immune checkpoint inhibitors has helped to release the power of the body’s immune system to

    • 25 SEP 18
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    Radiation Oncology May Head Toward Personalization

    Radiation Oncology May Head Toward Personalization

    Radiation therapy is one of the safest, most effective and most useful treatments for cancer, with up to 80 percent of all cancer patients receiving radiation of some kind as part of their treatment. In fact, radiotherapy is not only used to cure or relieve symptoms of cancer, but also to make other treatments such

    • 21 SEP 18
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    Treatment Developments Health Execs Should Know

    Treatment Developments Health Execs Should Know

    Providing consistently high quality care is a never-ending challenge for health executives. Every year they invest in new technologies, diagnostic and treatment equipment and innovative care approaches aimed at taking their services to the next level. But even with continuous investment there is still the need to prioritize both the most frequent and the most

    • 12 SEP 18
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    How effective is radiation therapy?

    How effective is radiation therapy?

    Radiotherapy (radiation therapy) is an effective treatment for cancer that has a wide range of uses. It leads to the cure of cancer in many patients contributing to up to 40 percent of all cancer cures globally. It relieves symptoms of advanced-stage cancer, such as pain and bleeding, improving the quality of life of cancer

    • 04 SEP 18
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    Is radiation treatment painful?

    Is radiation treatment painful?

    Radiation therapy is not painful. In fact, most patients don’t even experience the sensation of the radiation beams as they are delivered to the body, while only very few patients report a slight tingling or warming sensation in the treated area when the radiation machine is on. With time though and as the treatments are