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Many cancer patients receive insufficient pain management therapy
Pain is one of the most common symptoms of cancer patients, yet many of them do not receive adequate therapy for the pain caused by their disease or treatments, according to a study in the September 1 issue of the International Journal of Radiation Oncology*Biology*Physics, the official journal of the American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology. View News Article (2008-09-10)


Prostate cancer patients disease free after 5 years likely to be disease free after 10 years
Prostate cancer patients who receive brachytherapy and remain free of disease for five years or greater are unlikely to have a recurrence at 10 years. View News Article (2009-07-06)


Rare pancreatic cancer patients may live longer when treated with radiation therapy
Radiation therapy is effective in achieving local control and palliation in patients with pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (PNTs), despite such tumors being commonly considered resistant to radiation therapy. View News Article (2009-11-23)


Albert Einstein College of Medicine helps address need for improved cancer care in rural America
Nearly a quarter of Americans live in rural areas, which consistently report higher cancer mortality rates than urban and suburban areas. View News Article (2010-12-06)


Culture of safety key to reducing chances for medical errors
Radiation oncologists can enhance patient safety in their clinics by further developing a culture of safety in which all team members are alerted to the possibility of errors and can work together to maximize safety, according to an invited article in the inaugural issue of Practical Radiation Oncology (PRO), a new medical journal whose mission is to improve the quality of radiation oncology... View News Article (2011-01-26)


Comment from Professor Nick Lemoine, Director of Imperial Cancer Research Fund's Molecular Oncology Unit at the Hammersmith Hospital, in response to US research* that has linked breast cancer to a virus:
Comment from Professor Nick Lemoine, Director of Imperial Cancer Research Fund's Molecular Oncology Unit at the Hammersmith Hospital, in response to US research* that has linked breast cancer to a virus: View News Article (1999-08-11)


Sexual function does not continuously decline after radiation therapy treatments for prostate cancer
Sexual function in prostate cancer patients receiving external beam radiation therapy (EBRT) decreases within the first two years after treatment but then stabilizes and does not continuously decline as was previously thought. View News Article (2010-01-06)


Revised glioblastoma classification should improve patient care
Radiation oncology researchers have revised the system used by doctors since the 1990s to determine the prognosis of people with glioblastoma, which is the most devastating of malignant brain tumors.  View News Article (2012-05-17)


Researchers discover breakthrough in ovarian cancer
Researchers at The University of Arizona Cancer Center at St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center in Phoenix have discovered that many women with low-grade serous carcinoma of the ovary or peritoneum have seen their tumors stabilize or shrink after taking a regular dose of the compound selumetinib. View News Article (2013-02-15)


Defending medical oncology to assure quality care for cancer patients
Medical oncologists have a vital role to play in cancer care, particularly as treatments become ever more complex, a new position statement from the European Society for Medical Oncology says. View News Article (2013-12-13)

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