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Combined chemotherapy and radiation therapy assists low-grade glial brain tumors
Although grade 2 glial brain tumors (gliomas) constitute only 5 to 10 percent of all brain tumors, progressive neurologic symptoms and premature death result for nearly all patients diagnosed with this type of brain tumor. View News Article (2016-04-07)


For prostate cancer, more radiation may not improve survival
New technology has enabled doctors to administer higher doses of radiation to prostate cancer patients with fewer side effects.  View News Article (2016-03-29)


Choosing to die at home does not hasten death for patients with terminal cancer
A large study from Japan found that cancer patients who died at home tended to live longer than those who died in hospitals. View News Article (2016-03-28)


Longevity of restorative treatments in pediatric patients: EBD in the era of EHR
Today at the 45th Annual Meeting & Exhibition of the American Association for Dental Research, researcher Natalia Chalmers, National Institutes of Health National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIH/NIDCR), DentaQuest Institute, Bethesda, Md., USA, will present a study titled "Longevity of Restorative Treatments in Pediatric Patients: EBD in the Era of EHR." The AADR... View News Article (2016-03-21)


Combination therapy may be better than radiotherapy alone to treat aggressive brain cancer
Radiotherapy effectively damages brain tumors but the cancer cells can repair themselves in order to live on. Now, researchers at Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center have tested a strategy that combines radiotherapy with a drug that shuts down the ability of tumor to mend themselves. View News Article (2016-02-29)


Half of elderly colorectal cancer patients receiving value-less treatment
A study published online ahead of print in the journal Medical Care shows that over a recent 10-year period, the rate of metastatic colorectal cancer patients older than age 75 receiving three or more treatments increased from 2 percent to 53 percent.  View News Article (2016-02-26)


Study shows likely overuse of PET scans to detect recurrence in lung & esophageal cancers
Use of positron emission tomography (PET) showed no association with two-year survival in lung and esophageal cancer patients and may possibly be overused in the hopes of detecting cancer recurrence, according to a study published February 22 in the JNCI: Journal of the National Cancer Institute. View News Article (2016-02-23)


Chemoradiation may increase survival for a subset of elderly head and neck cancer patients
The addition of chemotherapy (CT) to radiation therapy (RT) improves survival rates among a subset of elderly head and neck cancer patients, specifically those ages 71 to 79 with low comorbidity scores and advanced disease stage, according to research presented at the 2016 Multidisciplinary Head and Neck Cancer Symposium.  View News Article (2016-02-22)


Better survival of implanted cells improves healing of bone fractures
To treat a complicated, non-healing bone defect, surgeons often use an implant with living cells to promote bone repair, but the implanted cells have a small chance of surviving because they are not prepared for a lack of oxygen and nutrients at the fracture site.  View News Article (2016-02-22)


MD Anderson researchers propose new staging for HPV-related oropharyngeal cancer
Human papillomavirus (HPV) status is a strong predictor of prognosis for patients with oropharyngeal carcinoma (OPC), but the current staging system does not adequately account for biological and clinical differences between HPV-positive OPC and HPV-negative OPC, commonly caused by alcohol and tobacco use. View News Article (2016-02-17)

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