Navigation Links
Highly targeted radiation technique minimizes side effects of prostate cancer treatment
Date:10/25/2010

Men with prostate cancer treated with a specialized type of radiation called intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) have fewer gastrointestinal complications compared to patients treated with conventional three-dimensional conformal radiotherapy (3D-CRT), according to a study presented November 1, 2010, at the 52nd Annual Meeting of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO).

"With survivors living many years after treatment, it is very important to minimize gastrointestinal and urinary side effects to allow patients to live a full life after treatment," Justin Bekelman, M.D., lead author of the study and a radiation oncologist at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, said. "We specifically looked at IMRT, given its potential to minimize radiation side effects and its higher cost compared to other treatments. Our study shows there is a benefit for men with prostate cancer to receive IMRT over conventional treatment in terms of gastrointestinal side effects. But there is no difference between the two treatments in terms of urinary side effects."

The prostate gland is near both the rectum and the bladder, so doctors must be very careful to spare these healthy tissues to avoid complications when attacking the cancer.

Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in American men, with more than 185,000 men diagnosed with the disease each year. Fortunately, the disease is very manageable and often curable, with 98 percent of patients living at least five years after their diagnosis.

IMRT and 3D-CRT are special types of external beam radiation therapy where radiation is directed through the skin to the cancer and the immediate surrounding area to destroy the tumor and any stray cancer cells. Treatments are painless, much like receiving an X-ray.

Policymakers and clinicians have highlighted the need for comparative studies of prostate cancer treatments. However, there is little evidence comparing IMRT
'/>"/>

Contact: Beth Bukata
bethb@astro.org
703-839-7332
American Society for Radiation Oncology
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Help wanted: Highly cited researchers needed for high-ranking positions at research institutions
2. Lead poisoning highly prevalent among school-aged children in Uganda
3. New weapon against highly resistant microbes within grasp
4. Whole body MRI is highly accurate in the early detection of breast cancer metastases
5. Swedes think highly of the government -- but not of the royal family
6. Life Coach and Author Thomas Finn's Highly Anticipated Book, 'A Better Tomorrow- Affirmations and Visualizations the Keys to Success,' Debuts June 15
7. 15 years after ACL knee reconstruction, 84 percent of male patients still highly active, study says
8. FDA Appoints Highly Qualified Scientific Experts to Tobacco Products Scientific Advisory Committee
9. Sexual issues a major concern for cancer patients taking new targeted drugs
10. Targeted therapy promising for HER2-positive metastatic breast cancer
11. Evaluation of targeted therapy in ovarian cancer
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:4/18/2014)... discovery that turns 160 years of neuroanatomy on its ... to be essential for the fast transmission of impulses ... ubiquitous as thought, according to a new work lead ... Institute (HSCI) and the University,s Department of Stem Cell ... of Harvard,s Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology. , ...
(Date:4/18/2014)... worst memories? How did it make you feel? According ... personal experience, such as how sad you were or ... especially when you can,t stop thinking about it. ... the context of the memories, rather than how you ... alleviate the negative effects of these memories, a new ...
(Date:4/18/2014)... Fraser University psychologists have made a brain-related discovery ... attention-deficit disorders. , This discovery opens up the ... or suppress a specific brain activity that the ... , The Journal of Neuroscience has ... John McDonald, an associate professor of psychology and ...
(Date:4/18/2014)... is available in French . ... surgical practice and regenerative medicine. A team led by ... (CNRS/ESPCI Paris Tech) and Didier Letourneur from the Laboratoire ... has just demonstrated that the principle of adhesion by ... to repair soft-tissue organs and tissues. This easy-to-use gluing ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... chronic inflammation in benign prostate tissue was associated ... association was found even in those with low ... published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention ... Cancer Research. , An analysis of prostate tissue ... arm of the Prostate Cancer Prevention Trial (PCPT) ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Finding turns neuroanatomy on its head 2Health News:Finding turns neuroanatomy on its head 3Health News:New study suggests a better way to deal with bad memories 2Health News:New study suggests a better way to deal with bad memories 3Health News:Scientists discover brain's anti-distraction system 2Health News:Innovative strategy to facilitate organ repair 2Health News:Innovative strategy to facilitate organ repair 3Health News:Chronic inflammation may be linked to aggressive prostate cancer 2Health News:Chronic inflammation may be linked to aggressive prostate cancer 3
... March 16 CSA Medical, Inc., ... the official launch of its newly redesigned Web ... )The Web site features information about Spray Cryotherapy, ... deliver supercool liquid nitrogen spray to freeze and ...
... those who are recently unemployed, can attend a local ... 16 As the nation marks National Cover the ... offering resources to help Pennsylvanians without health insurance understand ... Insurance Department found that the uninsured ranks in Pennsylvania ...
... 16 Continuing its efforts to educate, inform and ... not-for-profit patient-focused organization, is hosting its 25-minute live call-in ... Monday, March 23, at 6:00 PM, CDT, on Channel ... about the healing benefits of silence, with Anne LeClaire, ...
... 16, 2009 A new study published in ... almost twice as high in people with epilepsy compared ... minorities have seven times the odds of depression in ... show that 40 percent of depressed respondents with epilepsy ...
... New Album "Sing" to be IncludedPARSIPPANY, N.J., March 16 ... copies of Wynonna Judd,s new album, Sing , ... alli starter packs or 170-count refill packs in celebration ... and the launch of her first album in five ...
... themselves at greater risk of breast cancer by not ... Nisa Maruthur and her team from The John Hopkins ... women are significantly less likely to say they have ... if they are white. Maruthur,s findings are published online ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:CSA Medical, Inc. Announces Launch of New Web Site for Spray Cryotherapy 2Health News:Highmark Offers Resources to Help Pennsylvanians Without Health Insurance During Cover the Uninsured Week 2Health News:Highmark Offers Resources to Help Pennsylvanians Without Health Insurance During Cover the Uninsured Week 3Health News:'Listening Below the Noise' 2Health News:Depression twice as likely in seizure sufferers 2Health News:alli Offers New Wynonna Judd Album in Product Packs 2Health News:alli Offers New Wynonna Judd Album in Product Packs 3Health News:Obese women play cancer roulette 2
(Date:1/15/2014)... 2014  Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. (NYSE: VRX ... period under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976 ... by its indirect wholly-owned subsidiary, Sapphire Subsidiary Corp. ("Purchaser"), ... of Solta Medical, Inc. (NASDAQ: SLTM ) ...
(Date:1/15/2014)... , Jan. 15, 2014 ... research report is available in its ... Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug ... of Administration ...
(Date:1/15/2014)... 15, 2014  A novel wearable injector slightly larger than an ... patients to self-inject prescription drugs in the large doses required ... diseases, autoimmune deficiencies, and genetic disorders.  An ... by 2018, according to analysts.   Many of these drugs will ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Valeant Pharmaceuticals Announces Receipt Of Antitrust Clearance For Its Previously Announced Acquisition Of Solta Medical, Inc. 2Valeant Pharmaceuticals Announces Receipt Of Antitrust Clearance For Its Previously Announced Acquisition Of Solta Medical, Inc. 3Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on Routes of Administration 2Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on Routes of Administration 3Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on Routes of Administration 4Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on Routes of Administration 5Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on Routes of Administration 6Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on Routes of Administration 7Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on Routes of Administration 8Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on Routes of Administration 9Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on Routes of Administration 10Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on Routes of Administration 11Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on Routes of Administration 12Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on Routes of Administration 13Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on Routes of Administration 14Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on Routes of Administration 15Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on Routes of Administration 16Enable Injections Presents A New Class of Injectors for Drug Delivery at PEPTalk, Drug Delivery Partnership Meetings 2
... Jan. 26, 2012 Unity Management Group, Inc. (OTC: ... wholly owned subsidiary Metropolitan Computing Corporation (or MCC) is ... received $50,000 in new, annual business awards as result ... presses installed at Purdue Pharma L.P. and Novartis. The ...
... YORK, Jan. 26, 2012  The National Basketball Association (NBA), ... Development League (NBA D-League), in collaboration with the American ... second year of the Dribble to Stop Diabetes ... fans to live an active, healthy lifestyle and raise ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Unity Management Group Subsidiary Announces First Contracts of 2012 with Purdue Pharma L.P. and Novartis 2Unity Management Group Subsidiary Announces First Contracts of 2012 with Purdue Pharma L.P. and Novartis 3NBA, American Diabetes Association and Sanofi US Tip Off 2012 Dribble to Stop Diabetes Campaign 2NBA, American Diabetes Association and Sanofi US Tip Off 2012 Dribble to Stop Diabetes Campaign 3NBA, American Diabetes Association and Sanofi US Tip Off 2012 Dribble to Stop Diabetes Campaign 4
... The D.O.R.C. Associate® is an advanced ... Peristaltic and Venturi pump, allowing surgeons ... for Phaco or Vitrectomy procedures.,The key ... a microprocessor-controlled vacuum system that measures ...
The D.O.R.C. Silicone Oil is an ultra purified silicone oil which leads a maximum interfacial tension and minimizes interactions between tissues, cells and endo-tamponades media. (Sterile, 10 ml.)...
Eftiar® offers the vitreoretinal surgeon a temporary tamponade for efficient re-attachment of the retina, release of subretinal fluid, dissection of fibro-vascular proliferation and controlling r...
Red Rubber Robinson Catheters (Latex)...
Medicine Products: