Tag : breast cancer


Weekly Web Review – Week 43

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Check out the latest news about proton therapy: this week, find out how this state-of-the-art treatment modality is covering new clinical indications and is improving the outcomes of breast and pediatric tumors.    Proton APBI for breast cancer : quicker and less costly Accelerated partial breast irradiation (APBI) with proton therapy may benefit breast cancer patients more than whole breast irradiation (WBI) in terms of cost and duration, according to the University of Texas MD Anderson Proton Therapy Center. These findings, titled « Initial Clinical Experience Using Protons for Accelerated Partial-Breast Irradiation: Longer-term Results » were presented at the annual meeting of the Particle Therapy Co-Operative Group by Dr. Valentina Ovalle and Eric A. Strom.... Full article

From the editors – October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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Dear Readers, October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Breast cancer still touches too many of our moms, sisters and daughters. Proton Therapy Today is willing to help, to support the huge effort that is being made by thousands of people worldwide and to help them raise awareness about this disease. Over the next ten days, we will publish a series of articles and reviews about breast cancer and how proton therapy can... Full article

Web review – Leading physicians join the Scripps proton therapy center

Two highly regarded radiation oncologists, Ryan Grover, M.D., and Huan Giap, M.D., Ph.D., have joined the medical staff at the Scripps Proton Therapy Center, expected to open for patient care in late summer 2013. Dr. Grover joins Scripps Clinic as chief of head and neck, central nervous system, sarcoma and gynecologic proton beam therapy. In his new role, he will be responsible for patient consultations, treatment planning and treatment management. Previously, Dr. Grover was chief of head and neck radiation oncology at Loma Linda University Medical Center in Loma Linda, Calif., where he... Full article

Proton therapy to treat breast cancer

Proton therapy is currently used to treat brain, spinal and prostate cancers, as well as many paediatric tumours. Another potentially significant application is the treatment of patients with breast cancer, as proton beam therapy may offer them the benefits of radiation without some of its serious side effects, which include heart disease. Breast cancer patients who receive radiation therapy face higher risk of heart attacks and other heart-related problems in the long run. The risk is particularly pronounced for women who receive radiation treatment for their left breast because of its... Full article