Navigation Links
Radiation May Help Those With Inoperable Lung Tumors
Date:3/16/2010

3-year survival doubled after the treatment, study found

TUESDAY, March 16 (HealthDay News) -- A carefully targeted and powerful regimen of radiation therapy kept early-stage lung tumors stable in patients who had inoperable cancers.

Almost 56 percent of patients who underwent the therapy, called stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT), were still alive three years after their treatment, according to preliminary findings from a study published in the March 17 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association, a themed issue on cancer.

By contrast, only about 25 percent to 30 percent of patients who receive conventional fractionated radiotherapy survive that long.

"Stereotactic body radiation therapy controlled peripheral small tumors in a large majority of patients and had an impressive overall survival rate at three years," said study lead author Dr. Robert Timmerman, professor of radiation oncology at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, speaking at a Tuesday teleconference.

Unfortunately, the risk of the cancer spreading to other parts of the body was still high, the researchers noted.

The U.S. National Institutes of Health-funded Radiation Therapy Oncology Group is planning further trials to refine the procedure.

"The study was done by the leading radiation therapy research group in the world but it was very small," commented Dr. Jay Brooks, chairman of hematology/oncology at Ochsner Health System in Baton Rouge. "It's provocative but it's not for all patients with lung cancer. This is for people who can't undergo surgery, so I think surgery is still the best way to treat early lung cancer," Brooks said.

"The radiation was effective at controlling the cancer in the spot but the cancer still has a high risk of spreading to other parts of the body," he added.

Patients who cannot undergo surgery for early-stage lung c
'/>"/>

Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Informational handout key to giving parents a better understanding of CT radiation risks
2. Prophylactic cranial irradiation in small cell lung cancer significantly increases survival
3. Different method of evaluating the urinary tract system reduces radiation dose
4. Radiation and drug combo helps boost efficacy of lung cancer treatment
5. Nucletron Announces Management Buy-Out to More Effectively Meet the Demands of Its Customers and the Radiation Therapy Community
6. Radiation therapy technique reduces length of prostate cancer treatment
7. Radiation therapy technique reduces length of prostate cancer treatment
8. Jefferson radiation oncologists use real-time system to plant seeds against cancer
9. Radiation Therapy Services Acquires North Carolina Facility
10. NASA, NSBRI Select 17 Proposals in Space Radiation Research
11. Breast Cancer Radiation Wont Hurt Immune Health
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/13/2014)... 13, 2014 The report “Micronutrient ... Iron), Form (Chelated & Non Chelated), Application Mode ... Global Trends and Forecast to 2018” defines and ... analysis and forecasting of the global value and ... driving and restraining factors for the global agriculture ...
(Date:7/13/2014)... July 13, 2014 MarketsandMarkets recently ... [3D Modeling; 3D Scanning; 3D rendering; Layout and ... Analysis (2013 - 2018)”, which analyzes and studies ... North America, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Middle East ... also draws the competitive landscape of the 3D ...
(Date:7/13/2014)... Athletes with a certain genetic make-up are prone ... research presented today at the American Orthopaedic Society for ... marks the first of its kind investigating a genetic ... that occur after a head injury. , “We ... (GT)n genotype were four times more likely to have ...
(Date:7/13/2014)... Recently, MyDressCity.com, one of the most popular ... has released its new range of elegant Quinceanera ... available at discounted prices. Worldwide clients can enjoy this ... the company’s online shop, there are plenty of beautiful ... with great materials. MyDressCity.com’s hot items are prom gowns, ...
(Date:7/13/2014)... 13, 2014 A decreased ability to identify ... and Alzheimer,s disease, while examinations of the eye ... associated with Alzheimer,s, in the brain, according to ... at the Alzheimer,s Association International Conference 2014 (AAIC ... studies, the decreased ability to identify odors was ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Micronutrient Market Worth $6,474.6 Million by 2018 - A Report by MarketsandMarkets 2Health News:Micronutrient Market Worth $6,474.6 Million by 2018 - A Report by MarketsandMarkets 3Health News:Micronutrient Market Worth $6,474.6 Million by 2018 - A Report by MarketsandMarkets 4Health News:3D Imaging Market Worth $9.82 Billion By 2018 - Report by MarketsandMarkets 2Health News:3D Imaging Market Worth $9.82 Billion By 2018 - Report by MarketsandMarkets 3Health News:3D Imaging Market Worth $9.82 Billion By 2018 - Report by MarketsandMarkets 4Health News:Genetic Factors May Be Responsible for Slowing Concussion Recovery in Athletes 2Health News:Cheap Elegant Quinceanera Dresses Unveiled by MyDressCity.com 2Health News:Smell and eye tests show potential to detect Alzheimer's early 2Health News:Smell and eye tests show potential to detect Alzheimer's early 3Health News:Smell and eye tests show potential to detect Alzheimer's early 4Health News:Smell and eye tests show potential to detect Alzheimer's early 5Health News:Smell and eye tests show potential to detect Alzheimer's early 6Health News:Smell and eye tests show potential to detect Alzheimer's early 7
... biomaterial, developed at the New Jersey Center for Biomaterials ... bench to field testing in record time. This achievement, ... is the enabling technology behind a coronary stent undergoing ... , Stents are tiny tubes inserted into diseased arteries ...
... of neurotransmitter dopamine , , THURSDAY, Oct. 18 (HealthDay ... the brain that may explain why some people ... difficult situations. , While the research was done ... better treatments for chronic stress, depression and the ...
... Minn. -- Mayo Clinic has clarified the methods of ... blood vessel disease of the brain and spinal cord ... nervous system vasculitis (PCNSV) can best be identified through ... the cerebral arteries), brain biopsy and other laboratory studies. ...
... Oct. 18 The U.S. House,Judiciary Committee Antitrust ... 971,the Community Pharmacy Fairness Act of 2007. The ... that would allow independent pharmacies to,compete fairly and ... (PBMs). In response Bruce Roberts, RPh, National Community,Pharmacists ...
... ReBuilder,Medical Technologies, Inc. (Pink Sheets: RBRM), an ... device inventor David B.,Phillips, Ph.D., today announced ... facilitation. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20061128/REBUILDERLOGO ) ... are outsourcing customer service to,overseas facilities, the ...
... Preventive Medical Exams; New Women,s Health ... Texas, Oct. 18 Signaling the next phase ... residential,community under development in McKinney, the Cooper Clinic ... "Father of aerobics" Dr. Kenneth Cooper, who,founded Cooper ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Rutgers biomaterial debuts in clinical trials of new stent 2Health News:Rutgers biomaterial debuts in clinical trials of new stent 3Health News:Vulnerability to Stress Linked to Brain Molecule 2Health News:Vulnerability to Stress Linked to Brain Molecule 3Health News:Mayo Clinic clarifies diagnosis for serious blood vessel disease of brain and spinal cord 2Health News:Mayo Clinic clarifies diagnosis for serious blood vessel disease of brain and spinal cord 3Health News:ReBuilder Medical Technologies, Inc. Hires Nurses Exclusively to Provide Customer Support 2Health News:ReBuilder Medical Technologies, Inc. Hires Nurses Exclusively to Provide Customer Support 3Health News:Cooper Clinic at Craig Ranch Opens Signaling the Next Phase of CooperLife Health-Focused Residential Community in McKinney 2Health News:Cooper Clinic at Craig Ranch Opens Signaling the Next Phase of CooperLife Health-Focused Residential Community in McKinney 3
(Date:7/11/2014)... LOUIS , July 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ ... device company, announced today the positive, cost-effective ... its innovative SPiNPerc™ procedure. The SPiNPerc endobronchial ... of a percutaneous approach to biopsy when ... Hospitals, patients and physicians experience positive financial ...
(Date:7/10/2014)... 2014  The U.S. Department of Health and Human ... Hospitals (UH) Case Medical Center Seidman Cancer Center totaling ... at improving care for patients with complex cancer. ... test a unique model developed at UH to enhance ... comorbidities, or demonstrated need for high health care utilization.  ...
(Date:7/10/2014)... 2014  BC Technical, the largest nationwide, non-OEM provider ... Inc., a leading provider of Siemens Nuclear Medicine and ... naming BC Technical as the authorized provider of service ... and BC Technical announced today that the two companies ... as the service and systems provider for MiE,s camera ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Veran Medical Publishes Lung Cancer Patient Management Study 2University Hospitals Case Medical Center Awarded $4.7 Million Grant from U.S. Department of Health and Human Services 2University Hospitals Case Medical Center Awarded $4.7 Million Grant from U.S. Department of Health and Human Services 3University Hospitals Case Medical Center Awarded $4.7 Million Grant from U.S. Department of Health and Human Services 4BC Technical Partners With MiE America To Be Authorized Provider Of Systems & Service 2
... 2011 ChromaDex Corporation (OTCBB: CDXC), an innovative ... and ingredients to the dietary supplement, food & ... results for the second quarter of 2011. On ... U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (U.S. GAAP), ChromaDex ...
... NEW YORK, Aug. 11, 2011 Citeline, an Informa ... pharmaceutical clinical trials recently reviewed the findings from the ... July 16-21, 2011, noting that while pharma continues to ... ahead in terms of biomarkers and early warning for ...
Cached Medicine Technology:ChromaDex Announces Financial Results for Second Quarter 2011 2ChromaDex Announces Financial Results for Second Quarter 2011 3ChromaDex Announces Financial Results for Second Quarter 2011 4Global Standardization for Alzheimer's Biomarkers Moves a Major Step Closer to Reality 2
... Laboratories is a national reference laboratory and ... and development. ARUP offers an extensive test ... tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned ... clients include more than half of the ...
... reference laboratory and a worldwide leader in ... an extensive test menu of highly complex ... anatomic pathology. Owned by the University of ... half of the nation's university teaching hospitals ...
... Laboratories is a national reference laboratory and ... and development. ARUP offers an extensive test ... tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned ... clients include more than half of the ...
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference ... laboratory research and development. ARUP offers an ... unique medical tests in clinical and anatomic ... ARUP Laboratories' clients include more than half ...
Medicine Products: