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Antioxidants protect health tissue in people undergoing radiation therapy.

A recent finding by Indian scientists revealed that two antioxidants in black pepper and turmeric- piperine and curcumin were found to help protect the bacterial DNA from damage by irradiation in test organism. ..Spices with antioxidants property have radio protective effect and protecting organisms like Escherichia role and Bacillus megaterium organisms (taken for study) against of gamma radiati...

Radiation before surgery cuts cancer recurrence

According to a report, giving radiation to surgical treatment for rectal cancer may not make much difference in the survival of patients. But the findings suggest that the radiation treatments given before surgery may help improve the patient's quality of life by reducing the rate of cancer recurrence at or near the original tumor site in the rectum. ....In about 15% to 45% of patients who underg...

UV Radiation induces Melanoma

Children who suffer sunburn very early in life are far more likely to suffer the most dangerous form of skin cancer, suggest researchers. In humans, melanocytes, the pigment-producing skin cells where melanoma develops, are on the surface of the skin. It is thought that some melanomas are the result of genetic damage caused when the UV radiation strikes these pigment cells. Babies and young child...

Low-radiation treatment for brain tumours

A new method of treating childhood brain tumours, aimed at reducing the risk of damage to normal tissue, is to be trialled at hospitals around the US. Researchers will enrol 50 children suffering from medulloblastoma – the most common malignant childhood brain tumour – who will be treated with lower radiation and increased chemotherapy doses than those currently used. // ....In the US, about 500...

Lack of solar radiation causes cancer

Exposure to UV-B radiation may cause skin cancer, but it also prevents many other cancers through activating vitamin D. According to many, UV-B - the solar radiation that causes sunburn// - as a risk factor for melanoma, and other skin cancers. That is generally true, but what is not generally realised is that the reverse may also be the case - that UV-B prevents cancer. ....Dr.William Grant, an...

Microwave radiation has no hazards

The talks about harmful radiations started during war times. Korean War Navy veterans exposed to high levels of microwave radiation emitted from radar equipment were no more likely than other men to develop most forms of cancer--including lung, brain and testicular cancers--over a 40-year period//, according to a recent report. ....Men with the highest exposure to radar waves those who repaired a...

Radiation Therapy for Prostate Cancer Tolerated Well by Elderly Patients

Researchers from the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center treated 33 prostate cancer patients, over age 80, with external beam radiation therapy. // Patients received the same radiation doses that patients in their 50s and 60s receive. ..Results of the study show the elderly patients had a five-year survival rate of more than 60 percent. Researchers say these patients experienced no unusual or...

Occupational Exposure To Radiation Causes Chromosome Aberrations

Professor Manoor Prakash Hande and his colleagues from National University of Singapore studied the effect of plutonium exposure and risk of developing Chromosomal aberrations leading to cancer// in Plutonium plant workers. The study is mainly aimed at identifying biomarkers for easy detection and identification of chromosome aberrations. The study is also aimed at finding a link between complex...

Radiation reduces cancer recurrence

According to a report, giving radiation to surgical treatment for rectal cancer may not make much difference in the survival of patients. But the findings suggest that the radiation treatments given before surgery //may help improve the patient's quality of life by reducing the rate of cancer recurrence at or near the original tumor site in the rectum. ....In about 15% to 45% of patients who unde...

Rectal Cancer treated with radiation

According to new research, radiation alone may be enough to treat some patients with rectal cancer. Researchers from the Centre Antoine-Lacassagne in France studied 60 patients between 1985 and 1999.// Typical treatment for rectal cancer includes surgery, but for some patients surgery is not an option. ....In this study, all patients had rectal cancer, but were not eligible for surgery to remove...

Radiation before surgery cuts cancer reappearance

According to a report, giving radiation to surgical treatment for rectal cancer may not make much difference in the survival of patients. But the findings suggest that the radiation treatments given before surgery may help// improve the patient's quality of life by reducing the rate of cancer recurrence at or near the original tumor site in the rectum. ....In about 15% to 45% of patients who unde...

Ways to counter radiation effects with new molecule discovery

Radiation inflicts serious damage to the DNA within our cells, which could lead to cancer. However, researchers have now found a molecule that triggers a protective mechanism in the body, which both repairs the damage and induces severely damaged cells to destroy themselves. The molecule called MDC1, which initiates this protection mechanism, was discovered by researchers at the Institute of Canc...

Radiation Not Needed for Childhood Cancers

Two new studies show radiation can affect how long and how well children survive cancer. ..The first study found children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia who received chemotherapy but not radiation to the brain area tended to live longer and with a better quality of life than those who got both treatments. But the long-term outcomes for both groups were quite high...The second study found the r...

Does Radiation Cause Lung Cancer?

Could the radiation a woman receives for breast cancer be putting her at higher risk for subsequent development of lung cancer?// ..Studies finds women who underwent simple mastectomy and radiotherapy for their cancer were more likely than those who had a radical mastectomy and no radiotherapy to later develop lung cancer. However, no difference in subsequent lung cancer rates were noted among a...

Radiation for Bone Pain

New research presented at this year’s meeting of the American Society of Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology shows a single treatment of external beam radiation //may be what it takes to relieve pain from breast and prostate cancers that have spread to the bone. ....More than 160 hospitals and universities in the United States and Canada were involved in a study of about 900 men and women with bre...

Radiation for Bone Pain

New research presented at this year’s meeting of the American Society of Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology shows a single treatment //of external beam radiation may be what it takes to relieve pain from breast and prostate cancers that have spread to the bone. ....More than 160 hospitals and universities in the United States and Canada were involved in a study of about 900 men and women with bre...

Radiation after Breast Reconstruction

Previous studies have shown breast cancer patients who receive radiation therapy after undergoing breast reconstruction and a mastectomy may be more likely to develop complications.// However, a new study shows this may not be the case. ....Researchers from the Fox Chase Cancer Center studied 85 women with breast cancer who underwent a mastectomy, breast reconstruction, and postoperative radiatio...

Partial-Breast Irradiation an Unproven Therapy

It's called partial-breast irradiation, and proponents see it as a promising alternative treatment for breast cancer patients who've just had a lumpectomy.// ....Thousands of women have already sought out the therapy, which requires just one week or less of radiation after breast cancer is diagnosed, instead of the six or seven weeks required for whole-breast irradiation. ....But its long-term b...

Radiation Exposure Found To Affect Intellect Later In Life

According to recent findings researchers say the risks and benefits of using CT scanning for young children need to be re-evaluated.// ..Researchers from Sweden studied more than 3,000 men who received radiation therapy before 18 months of age. Participants had their intellectual capacity tested at age 18 years or 19 years. Researchers also studied school attendance records for the young men. .....

Radiation Therapy An Effective Solution For Recurrent Prostate Cancer

Specialists say about 30,000 men in the United States who undergo surgery to have their prostates removed will have their cancer return.// However a recent study shows that men who have their prostates removed may benefit from radiation therapy if their cancer returns . ..Researchers studied more than 500 men with prostate cancer. All the men in the study first had a radical prostatectomy and als...

Understanding The Harmful Effects Of Radiation Exposure

According to recent findings researchers say the risks and benefits of using CT scanning for young children need to be re-evaluated.// Researchers from Sweden studied more than 3,000 men who received radiation therapy before 18 months of age. Participants had their intellectual capacity tested at age 18 years or 19 years. Researchers also studied school attendance records for the young men. ..Res...

Shorter Radiation Schedules Found To Be More Effective For Patients With Breast Cancer

A more intense course of radiation after a lumpectomy may be safe for breast cancer patients say researchers // based on findings of a recent study. Standard treatment for women with breast cancer usually involves six or seven weeks of radiation daily after undergoing surgery , however for most women the length of time for radiation treatment is a major inconvenience leading them to choose mastec...

The Addition Of Radiation Therapy Found To Improve Survival In Breast Cancer Patients

Researchers say adding radiation therapy to a treatment regimen already consisting of chemotherapy and radical mastectomy // leads to better survival outcomes among women with high-risk breast cancer with few long term side effects. ..Ina study done between 1979 and 1986, 318 patients were randomly assigned to receive radiation therapy or no radiation at all. In a 20-year follow-up, researchers...

Low dose Radiation Exposure May Cause Cancer

In a large study conducted by International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) in Lyon, France on nuclear workers has found // that the workers who are exposed to chronic low doses of radiation have a slightly higher risk of developing cancer. This is the largest study ever conducted in 15 countries involving 407,000 nuclear industry workers. It was estimated that the chronic exposure could lea...

Carboplatin Drug Is More Effective Than Radiation Therapy For Testicular Cancer

Treatment with chemotherapy drug Carboplatin is more effective and produces less toxic side// effects compared to radiation therapy for the treatment of testicular cancer. .. ..Professor Tim Oliver and colleagues from The London School of Medicine, UK has reported the results of their study in this week’s issue of The Lancet. 1477 patients with stage 1 seminoma from 70 hospitals in 14 countries w...

Gene enchances radiation therapy - A novel approach to fight cancer

In the era of fighting battle against cancer, researchers of Virginia have come out with a novel approach to execute the destiny. Radiation therapy is used to treat many types of cancer. An experimental form of gene therapy makes cancer cells more susceptible to radiation therapy. .. .. Although radiation kills cancer cells, it has unwanted side effects that could counter its positive effe...

New and easier method of radiation

Women diagnosed with breast cancer are put off just with the news and then following it up with surgery and radiation, which takes 6 weeks, disrupts their world completely. However, researchers now claim that there may be an easier and less disruptive way of treating these cancers. Radiation oncologist Frank Vicini, M.D., of Beaumont Hospital// in Detroit said that with a new type of treatment ca...

Medulloblastoma Irradiation In Young Children Found To Impair IQ And Reading Skills

Radiation could be doing more harm than what you think. Low doses of radiation have been found to result in a reading impairment in children. ..It is not uncommon for children who suffer from medulloblastoma to undergo irradiation therapy // . The fact that this could result in affecting IQ and reading skills of younger children rather than destroying the tumor would need critical evaluation. ..I...

An Under Estimation Of The Radiation Hazard With The Use Of Mobile Phones

Whenever science makes a discovery, the devil grabs it while the angels are debating the best way to use it. ~Alan Valentine ..Mobile technology, specifically the use of cell phones, has become an internal part of today’s life all around the globe and has permanently changed our perception about life and communication. Very little information is available about the radiation risk associated wit...

Apollo Hospital to collaborate with US cancer center to open new radiation therapy department

The Apollo hospital in Ahmedabad is to collaborate with The Bakersfield based Comprehensive Blood and Cancer center (CBCC), to start a new radiation therapy department. // ..In an other six months the CBCC of US is to supply new radiation therapy machines to Ahmedabad Apollo Hospital. Alexander Kuruvilla the CEO of Apollo Hospital said that, "It will be for the first time for us that we will have...

Risk of Thyroid cancer is increased after Childhood Irradiation of Neck region

Professor Alice Sigurdson and Colleagues has reported the dosage difference which is required for treatment and the dosage which increases the risk of thyroid cancer. ..The study was conducted in 72 patients // who were treated for thyroid cancer during their childhood. The thyroid gland which is irradiated during childhood has greater risk of developing thyroid cancer and there seems to be a re...

Radiation in Hodgkin’s increases breast cancer ris

Women who survive Hodgkin's disease are found to have a higher risk of developing breast cancer due to the radiation therapy that is given for the same, a new research has concluded. //.. ..Hodgkin's is a disease that affects the lymph nodes and the other immune system organs. Researchers found that women had a 40 percent higher chance of developing breast cancer if they survived Hodgkin's lympho...

Cancer cells were killed even at reduced dose of radiation therapy in early stage Hodgkin’s.

Professor Hans Theodor Eich and his colleagues from University of Cologne, Germany has found that lowering dose of radiation in Hodgkin’s Lymphoma patients undergoing chemotherapy does not increase the risk of disease //progression but benefits in reducing the side effects of radiation therapy. The results of the study were published in American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology. The...

Radiation therapy effective against Eye cancer

Kathryn Greven, Radiation oncologist and Craig Greven, Vitreoretinal surgeon, Wake Forest University have been treating patients with malignant melanoma of uvea with radiation therapy. Uveal malignant melanoma// is a rare tumor that occurs in only six per one million people per year in the United States. It is more common in lightly pigmented people and is rarely seen in nonwhite races. The resul...

Hormone Treatment Before Radiation for Prostate Cancer

Radiation oncologists have been awaiting follow-up to previous studies that suggested that radiation treatment for prostate cancer was less effective after the use of drugs to suppress hormones. // .. ..Researchers at Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center scientists say their tests provide evidence that hormone therapy will not diminish the value of radiation. Prostate cancer is a major killer of me...

Radiation Risk of Pelvic Fracture in Elderly Women

A new study has established a definite link between risk of pelvic fractures and radiotherapy in older women. According to the study, women who receive radiotherapy for cervical, rectal or anal cancers have an increased risk// for fracture of the pelvis. This study highlights the need other alternative forms of cancer treatment in the elderly. ..Falls are the leading cause for mortality and morb...

Radiation And Chemotherapy, A Better Option For Head And Neck Cancer

A new study appearing in the December 1, 2005, issue of the International Journal of Radiation Oncology*Biology* Physics, says that a combination of radiation therapy // and chemotherapy could avert speech problems in head and neck cancer patients. ..The journal, which is the official publication of the American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology (ASTRO), adds that this combination...

Skin Cancer Risk Increases With Ultraviolet-B Radiation Exposure

A new study published in the December 21 issue of the Journal of the National Cancer Institute says that exposure to ultraviolet B (UV-B) radiation reduces the ability // to repair the chromosomal damage caused to the skin and hence increases the risk of developing basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma. ..UV radiation is the commonest cause of skin cancer and is responsible for breaki...

Small Doses Of Radiation Can Help Certain Lung Cancer Patients

A new study published in the in the March 1, 2006 issue of CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society says that many patients with apparently// incurable non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) survived for up to five years after being given small doses of radiation therapy meant to ease the symptoms of the cancer. ..The study says that this group of patients appears to have a dif...

Better Survival for Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer by Radiation Therapy

Lung cancer is the most common cancer which has been mostly caused by tobacco chewing and smoking. Non Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC) is a kind of Lung cancer// which has found to have little disease prognosis to cancer treatment. NSCLC is mostly detected in the late stage of the disease and the survival rate of patients more than 1 year is very less. ....Professor Mac Manus and his team of radi...
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