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IMRT had greater effect on bowel function than proton therapy

March 7, 2014
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IMRT had greater effect on bowel function than proton therapy

That’s the title of an article published last month in Healio–Hematology/Oncology, HemOnc Today. The article refers to a prospective study that compared 1,243 men who underwent proton therapy for prostate cancer to 204 men who were treated with IMRT. All patients in the study completed the Expanded Prostate Cancer Index Composite (EPIC) questionnaire to report…

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Five-year study reports long-term patient survival and excellent quality of life

February 17, 2014
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Five-year study reports long-term patient survival and excellent quality of life

A study published in the International Journal of Radiation Oncology reported the five-year clinical outcome of a prospective study in image-guided proton therapy for prostate cancer. A total of 211 prostate cancer patients (89 low-risk, 82 intermediate-risk, and 40 high-risk) were treated in institutional review board-approved…

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African-American men have higher incidence of prostate cancer

November 12, 2013
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African-American men have higher incidence of prostate cancer

African-American men have a higher incidence of prostate cancer, and are more likely to die from it With double the mortality rate from the condition than men in other ethnic groups, the American Cancer Society recommends prostate cancer screening start at age 45. NCAA Coach…

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Loma Linda University Medical Center Explores New Frontiers in Proton Therapy

September 27, 2013
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Loma Linda University Medical Center Explores New Frontiers in Proton Therapy

Because of its pinpoint accuracy, proton therapy today is a highly effective form of treatment for two main reasons: one, there is significantly less radiation to surrounding healthy tissues; and…

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Megadoses of Vitamin E may increase your risk of prostate cancer

September 23, 2013
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Megadoses of Vitamin E may increase your risk of prostate cancer

Megadoses of Vitamin E may increase your risk of prostate cancer. A long-term study by the National Cancer Institute found that men who took a vitamin E supplement had a…

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More Proton Therapy Myths: #1– #10 (Plus bonus myth)

August 28, 2013
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More Proton Therapy Myths: #1– #10 (Plus bonus myth)

In March we brought you the first in a series of some common Proton Therapy Myths: #1 – #5.  The series is now finished with all 10 myths, and a bonus…

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