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:10/13/2017)... ... ... Apple Rehab Shelton Lakes , which specializes in the delivery of sub-acute ... of a disaster drill on October 3rd. , Apple Rehab participated with the Shelton ... well as the Connecticut Long Term Care Mutual Aid Plan (LTC-MAP). The LTC-MAP ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... Abilene, Texas (PRWEB) , ... October 13, 2017 , ... ... publication this week that explains one of the most popular and least understood books ... seems like cryptic and puzzling descriptions that have baffled scholars for centuries. Many have ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... First Healthcare ... program management, will showcase a range of technology and learning solutions at the ... Convention and Expo to be held October 14–18, 2017 at the Mandalay Bay ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... The American College of Medical Informatics (ACMI) ... FACMI, during the Opening Session of AMIA’s Annual Symposium in Washington, D.C. AMIA’s ... Morris F. Collen, a pioneer in the field of medical informatics, this prestigious award ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... October 12, 2017 , ... Leading pediatric ... peers in Washington, D.C., for the 49th Congress of the International Society of ... Vice President of the Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders at Children’s ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:10/10/2017)... Oct. 10, 2017   West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc. ... for injectable drug administration, today shared the results of ... for improving the intradermal administration of polio vaccines. The ... Summit in May 2017 by Dr. Ondrej Mach ... World Health Organization (WHO), and recently published in the ...
(Date:10/4/2017)...  South Korean-based healthcare product Development Company I.M. Lab ... Kickstarter. The device will educate the user about ,proper, ... efficiency compared to the dated and pricey CPR training ... of the compression for a more informed CPR training. ... raise $5,000. cprCUBE ...
(Date:10/2/2017)... FLINT, Mich. , Oct. 2, 2017 ... acquired 8th Day Software and Consulting, LLC , ... 8th Day Software, based in Tennessee ... Management LLC. 8th Day expands EnvoyHealth,s service offerings for ... product development. "In ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: