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Proton – “the Ferrari of radiation therapy”

July 23, 2014
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That is how Dr. Buchsbaum describes the proton therapy that saved Lynlie Robinson, age 7. Lynlie has a walnut size benign brain tumor called a craniopharyngioma hugging the gland that regulates vital hormones and threatens her vision. It’s a tricky issue to treat and tends to grow, annoying children because it keeps coming back, according…

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Testing Inaccuracies Cast Doubts on Active Surveillance Strategy

June 30, 2014
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Testing Inaccuracies Cast Doubts on Active Surveillance Strategy

According to an article in the British Journal of Cancer, researchers are suggesting that prostate cancer in some men is being allowed to progress to a dangerous stage because tests are not accurate enough. In their study, more than half the men they followed whose…

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High Doses of Selenium, Vitamin E Double Risk for Prostate Cancer

June 23, 2014
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High Doses of Selenium, Vitamin E Double Risk for Prostate Cancer

Taking high doses of selenium or vitamin E can increase the risk of prostate cancer, a new study found. Vitamin E supplements can raise the risk of prostate cancer by as much as 63 percent in certain men, while selenium can actually double the risk…

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15th Proton Center Opens in the U.S.

June 11, 2014
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15th Proton Center Opens in the U.S.

Twenty-four years ago, in 1990, Loma Linda University Medical Center began treating patients at its new proton treatment center. To reach that point, Dr. James M. Slater and his team…

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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…

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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…

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