Oncology & Cancer

Proton beam therapy for bone cancer spares surrounding tissue

July is Sarcoma Awareness Month, bringing attention to a group of cancers that begin in the bones or soft tissues of the body. There are more than 70 types of sarcoma, including bone cancer. Treatments for bone cancer include ...

Gastroenterology

Q&A: Functional dyspepsia can significantly affect quality of life

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I have dealt with digestive issues for much of my 30s. Ulcers run in my family. My doctor said that while I could have an ulcer, testing could determine if it is functional dyspepsia. What is the difference, ...

Oncology & Cancer

Proton therapy for breast cancer

Bruce Haffty, MD, MS, chair of Radiation Oncology and associate vice chancellor for Cancer Programs at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey and system director of Radiation Oncology at RWJBarnabas Health, treated a breast ...

Oncology & Cancer

Mayo Clinic Minute: Using targeted therapy to treat breast cancer

Proton therapy is a newer type of radiation therapy that uses energy from positively charged particles called protons. Studies have suggested that proton therapy may cause fewer side effects than traditional radiation, since ...

Oncology & Cancer

An important step towards live imaging in proton therapy

Researchers at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR) want to build the world's first prototype that tracks moving tumors with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in real time during proton therapy. They are combining ...

Oncology & Cancer

New technique for ultrafast tumor therapy

For the first time, researchers at the Center for Proton Therapy at the Paul Scherrer Institute PSI in Switzerland have tested ultrafast, high-dose irradiation with protons. This new, experimental FLASH technique could revolutionize ...

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