Navigation Links
Targeted Radiation for Early Breast Cancer a Good Option: Study
Date:6/5/2010

1 session of localized treatment is as effective as whole-breast radiation, researchers found

SATURDAY, June 5 (HealthDay News) -- Radiation therapy that targets a specific area of the breast is as effective as whole-breast radiation in reducing breast cancer recurrence in some women and is far more convenient, a new study suggests.

Researchers led by Jayant S. Vaidya of University College London, and David Joseph of the University of Western Australia, examined the medical records of almost 1,000 breast cancer patients who received (targeted) intraoperative radiotherapy and a nearly equal number who underwent whole-breast external beam radiation.

A few received both treatments.

After four years, six women in the intraoperative radiotherapy group had a recurrence of breast cancer, compared to five in the external beam group.

The researchers caution that the patients in the study fit into a limited category: They were 45 years or older, had early invasive breast cancer and were considered appropriate candidates for breast-conserving surgery.

The study findings, published online before print publication in The Lancet, were to be released Saturday at the annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology in Chicago.

The targeted radiation requires just one session, making it less time consuming and less costly than whole-breast treatment, the researchers said.

For selected patients with early breast cancer, a single dose of radiotherapy delivered at the time of surgery by use of targeted intraoperative radiotherapy should be considered as an alternative to external beam radiotherapy delivered over several weeks, they said in a news release.

More information

The U.S. National Library of Medicine has more on breast cancer.



-- Randy Dotinga



SOURCE: American Society of Clinical Oncology, press release, June 5, 2010


'/>"/>
Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Blocking DNA repair protein could lead to targeted, safer cancer therapy
2. Targeted immunotherapy shows promise for metastatic breast, pancreatic cancers
3. Women Smokers Targeted on World No Tobacco Day
4. Drug in new class of targeted therapies shows early promise against blood-related cancers
5. Site Steering Launches Keyword Targeted Small Business Internet Video Advertising Program That Achieves First Page Search Results Within Days
6. Gene-Targeted Therapy Might Help Prevent Paralysis
7. New targeted therapy effective in treating advanced prostate cancer
8. Kaiser Permanente Southern California to Offer FitOrbit Online Personal Training to Targeted Patients
9. Targeted agent blocked growth of deadly brain cancer in preclinical studies
10. Survival in metastatic breast cancer patients is improving: targeted therapies have contributed
11. Gene-Targeted Cancer Fix Could Be a Breakthrough
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:5/28/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... May 28, 2016 , ... SuperCloset is ... all too well the day to day issues, struggles and obstacles veterans’ need to ... Helping Veterans Grow Project provides active or retired military veteran(s) with a donated SuperCloset ...
(Date:5/27/2016)... Angeles, CA (PRWEB) , ... May 27, 2016 , ... ... of Health, so it is not surprising that bariatric surgery has received increased attention ... Business Journal explains. Of course, when it comes to weight loss, most people are ...
(Date:5/27/2016)... ... May 27, 2016 , ... With over 60 percent of ... demand for a sustainable product to aid in the rehabilitation process has steadily increased. ... recovery of individuals with hemiplegia due to stroke. , Ekso Bionics has now received ...
(Date:5/27/2016)... , ... May 27, 2016 , ... ... installment is bolstered by inspiring human interest stories, courtesy of leaders in the ... and tech within the industry, from leading advocates and associations—namely Jones & Bartlett ...
(Date:5/26/2016)... ... ... There are many ways to cook a hot dog, but new research commissioned ... dogs straight off the grill. Of the 90 percent of Americans who say they ... hot dog, far outpacing other cooking methods such as steaming (12 percent), microwaving (9 ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:5/26/2016)... WASHINGTON , May 26, 2016 ... Microspheres, Associated With Both Cost Savings and ... BTG plc (LSE: BTG), an international specialist healthcare ... data at the 21st Annual Meeting of ISPOR ... that treatment of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) using yttrium-90 ...
(Date:5/25/2016)... GERMANTOWN, Maryland , May 25, ... Therawis bedient dringenden Bedarf ... QIAGEN N.V. (NASDAQ: QGEN ; ... Lizenz- und Entwicklungsvereinbarung mit Therawis Diagnostics GmbH zur ... eingegangen zu sein. Ein erstes Projekt wird die ...
(Date:5/25/2016)... CORAL SPRINGS, Florida , May 25, 2016 /PRNewswire/ ... Marijuana Business Conference & Expo earlier this month, the ... undeniable. As revenues continue to climb into the billions, ... to the newly released 4th Edition State of Legal ... New Frontier, a cannabis-focused data-analysis firm, much of the ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: