Oncology & Cancer

New 'Smart Rounds' improves safety of radiation therapy

The North Shore-LIJ Health System Department of Radiation Medicine has developed a novel process to optimize the safety and efficacy of radiation therapy and is presenting this data at the 55th Annual Meeting of in American ...

Oncology & Cancer

Active surveillance cost-effective for prostate cancer

(HealthDay) -- In a theoretical cohort of 120,000 men, selecting active surveillance for prostate cancer results in considerable cost savings at five and 10 years of follow-up, compared with immediate treatment, according ...

Surgery

Multimodal palliative approach OK for advanced esophageal CA

(HealthDay) -- For patients with advanced esophageal cancer, use of an individualized, multimodal approach with palliative intention achieves an acceptable mean survival time, with initial use of photodynamic therapy (PDT) ...

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