Navigation Links
Short-term radiation therapy successful on breast cancer
Date:2/10/2010

Hamilton, Ont. (Feb. 5, 2010) An intense three-week course of radiation therapy is just as effective as the standard five-week regimen for women with early-stage breast cancer.

Dr. Tim Whelan, a professor of oncology of the Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine at McMaster University, led a team of researchers to find that women who received the accelerated therapy have a low risk of the breast cancer for as long as 12 years after treatment.

The results are to be published in the Feb. 11 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM), and have been presented to a meeting of the American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology.

The study concluded a shorter, more intense course of therapy is as safe and effective as the standard treatment for select women who have undergone breast-conserving surgery.

Women who receive a three-week treatment called accelerated hypofractionated whole-breast irradiation -- have a low risk of side effects and recurrence of the cancer more than decade after treatment. It is just as effective as the standard five-week course of radiation following surgery to remove the malignancy.

Dr. Whelan said the study's results will change cancer treatment practice not just in Canada, but throughout North America and around the world.

"This is win-win: shorter intense treatment is better for the patient and less costly to provide," said Dr. Whelan, who is also a radiation oncologist at the Juravinski Cancer Centre at Hamilton Health Sciences.

Many women with early-stage breast cancer are able to undergo breast-conserving therapy to keep their breast after treatment. Typically, this means they first have a lumpectomy to remove the cancer followed by a course of radiation therapy to kill any remaining cancer cells.

Between April 1993 and September 1996, researchers randomly assigned 1,234 women from Ontario and Quebec to be treated with either accelerated radiation or standard radiatio
'/>"/>

Contact: Veronica McGuire
vmcguir@mcmaster.ca
90-552-591-402-2169
McMaster University
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Physiotherapy has short-term benefits for patients after knee surgery
2. Short-term hemofiltration is cost-effective for severe acute pancreatitis
3. The Westaim Corporation update on status of short-term investments
4. Journal Sleep: A short-term dose of zolpidem is an effective treatment for insomnia
5. FDA Approves NEXIUM(R) for the Treatment of Short-Term GERD in Children 1 to 11 Years Old
6. Short-term use of antipsychotics in older adults with dementia linked to serious adverse events
7. New data show patients using avonex reported less sick leave and short-term disability costs
8. Assessing the real risk of heart disease in young people with low short-term risks
9. Decoding short-term memory with fMRI
10. Chem Rx Corporation Enters Short-Term Forbearance Agreements With Lenders
11. Short-Term Air Pollution Exposure May Damage DNA
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:10/22/2014)... With the Affordable Care Act (ACA) open enrollment ... Institutes for Research (AIR) finds that three out of four ... but 42 percent say they are not likely or only ... for coverage. , The AIR survey found wide gaps in ... calculate correctly how much they owe for a routine doctor’s ...
(Date:10/22/2014)... Texas (PRWEB) October 22, 2014 ... of completing their continuing education at home or ... have access to 20 brand new, premium Seminar-on-Demand ... robust catalog of over 2,000 hours ... fully customize their educational experience. With such a ...
(Date:10/22/2014)... Mission Viejo, CA (PRWEB) October 22, 2014 ... that Jay Cormier, Sr. Vice President of Sales, will ... at the upcoming Meetings Technology Expo on October 28, ... will also be hosting a booth as well as ... on how Lintelus Meeting can create a more engaging ...
(Date:10/22/2014)... By Steven Reinberg ... -- Infants who quickly add weight and length may be ... study suggests. In adults, certain genes have been linked ... promote proportionate gains in fat and lean muscle, the researchers ... be heavier and taller. By ages 2 and 3, however, ...
(Date:10/22/2014)... Tara Haelle HealthDay Reporter , ... young adult men may lead to increased blood pressure, according ... a similar rise in blood pressure for young adult women ... young adult women drank lightly or moderately, their risk of ... "This finding parallels studies in older adult men and ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Many Americans Fail to Ask Basic Questions Before Signing Up for Health Insurance, National Survey Finds 2Health News:Many Americans Fail to Ask Basic Questions Before Signing Up for Health Insurance, National Survey Finds 3Health News:Many Americans Fail to Ask Basic Questions Before Signing Up for Health Insurance, National Survey Finds 4Health News:Top Provider of Continuing Education at Home Releases 20 New Online Courses 2Health News:Jay Cormier, Sr. Vice President of Sales for Lintelus, Speaks about Event Technology Integration at Meetings Technology Expo in NYC 2Health News:Tall, Heavy 1-Year-Olds May Be at Risk for Obesity Later, Study Finds 2Health News:Binge Drinking May Boost Blood Pressure in Young Men 2Health News:Binge Drinking May Boost Blood Pressure in Young Men 3Health News:Binge Drinking May Boost Blood Pressure in Young Men 4
... Feb. 17 CryoLife, Inc. (NYSE: CRY ... today,that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has ... heart valve. The new labeling claim,relates to reducing ... the,CryoValve SG. , CryoValve SG ...
... Will ensure at least 99.99 percent uptime ... 17 Stratus Technologies, Inc. announced that ... interactive patient communication systems, has adopted the ... as a technology foundation for its flagship ...
... Event Marks 20th Anniversary of the HBA,s Prestigious Industry ... Businesswomen,s Association (HBA) today announced that its 2009 "Woman ... Chief Executive Officer of Millennium: The Takeda Oncology Company."I ... and medicine to transform cancer from a dreaded killer ...
... decisions, study says , , MONDAY, Feb. 16 (HealthDay News) -- ... they prescribe cancer medications for uses beyond what the drugs ... According to the report, published in the Feb. 17 ... online and hard-copy resource used by oncologists and pharmacists, known ...
... Feb. 17 RediClinic announced today that it has,received ... (CCA) Quality and Safety Standards by the Jefferson School ... Board of Directors adopted 10 Quality and Safety Standards ... and accrediting,organizations, as well as its Clinical Advisory Board. ...
... Perry,s Donation to Fund Renovation of Crisis ShelterATLANTA, ... Covenant House Georgia announced today that writer/director/producer Tyler ... 15-passenger van to the Atlanta-based homeless shelter. ... the complete renovation of its Crisis Shelter for ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:FDA Clears New Immune Response Claim for the CryoValve(R) SG Pulmonary Human Heart Valve 2Health News:FDA Clears New Immune Response Claim for the CryoValve(R) SG Pulmonary Human Heart Valve 3Health News:Stratus Technologies Signs Allen Technologies as Newest Channel Partner for High Availability Avance Software 2Health News:Stratus Technologies Signs Allen Technologies as Newest Channel Partner for High Availability Avance Software 3Health News:Healthcare Businesswomen's Association Announces 2009 Woman of the Year, Dr. Deborah Dunsire, President and CEO of Millennium: The Takeda Oncology Company 2Health News:Healthcare Businesswomen's Association Announces 2009 Woman of the Year, Dr. Deborah Dunsire, President and CEO of Millennium: The Takeda Oncology Company 3Health News:Healthcare Businesswomen's Association Announces 2009 Woman of the Year, Dr. Deborah Dunsire, President and CEO of Millennium: The Takeda Oncology Company 4Health News:Doctors' Guide to Cancer Drugs May Need Revising 2Health News:RediClinic Meets Strict Quality and Safety Standards for Retail Clinics 2Health News:RediClinic Meets Strict Quality and Safety Standards for Retail Clinics 3Health News:RediClinic Meets Strict Quality and Safety Standards for Retail Clinics 4Health News:Tyler Perry Donates $110K to Covenant House Keeping Atlanta Teens off the Street 2
(Date:10/22/2014)... 2014  Quest Diagnostics (NYSE: DGX ), ... announced that its Board of Directors has elected Jeffrey ... December 1, 2014. Including Dr. Leiden, the Board has ... President and CEO of Vertex Pharmaceuticals.   Dr. Leiden ... experience in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries as well ...
(Date:10/22/2014)... , Oct 22, 2014 Antigen Discovery ... Irvine, California , announced the receipt of a ... Innovation Research award (SBIR) from the National Institute of Dental and ... the development of a Pan-HIV Protein Microarray Chip, which ... and HIV-2 subtypes and aid in the development of ...
(Date:10/22/2014)... , Oct. 22, 2014   Reproductive Medicine ... leader in the field of infertility, presents new ... embryonic screening. The research abstract, released during the ... Medicine (ASRM) meeting in Honolulu, Hawaii ... single gene defect (SGD) pre-implantation genetic diagnosis (PGD). ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Quest Diagnostics Adds Jeffrey M. Leiden, M.D., Ph.D., to Board of Directors 2Quest Diagnostics Adds Jeffrey M. Leiden, M.D., Ph.D., to Board of Directors 3Biomarker Discovery Company, Antigen Discovery Inc., Awarded an NIH Phase I Small Business Innovation Research Grant to Develop a Pan-HIV Protein Microarray Chip 2New IVF Research Highlights Improved Genetic Screening Approach To Help Parents Have Healthier Babies 2New IVF Research Highlights Improved Genetic Screening Approach To Help Parents Have Healthier Babies 3
... and AABIP Sign Collaboration Agreement -- CLEVELAND, November 2, 2010 ... ... if (typeof(lpUnit)==,undefined,) var lpUnit=,PRN,; --> ... function(data) { var s = ,; var first_result; // Results are keyed by longUrl, so we need to grab ...
... Curemark LLC , a drug research and development ... that it has been awarded a grant by the United ... to advance the development of its lead product CM-AT for ... 18 sites around the US. The QTDP grant ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Simbionix and AABIP Sign Collaboration Agreement 2Simbionix and AABIP Sign Collaboration Agreement 3Simbionix and AABIP Sign Collaboration Agreement 4Simbionix and AABIP Sign Collaboration Agreement 5Simbionix and AABIP Sign Collaboration Agreement 6Simbionix and AABIP Sign Collaboration Agreement 7Simbionix and AABIP Sign Collaboration Agreement 8Curemark Awarded Qualifying Therapeutic Discovery Project (QTDP) Grant 2
... to its design, this is the ... stone therapy in urinary and biliary ... a multipurpose lithotripter with other applications ... nephrolithotomy. ,The basic system comprises the ...
All the power and performance of the STS - T but now available with a stand-alone 9" II C-Arm...
... The Compact Sigma is designed to ... Quick, precise mechanical coupling eliminates clumsy ... be performed as well. Dorniers patented ... too. ,Positioning is simple using the ...
The latex free, hydrophilic Self-Cath Plus is designed for single use, intermittent self-catheterization. The unique hydrophilic coating activates immediately upon exposure to water for fast, clean...
Medicine Products: