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 ...

Genetics

Genetic factor undermines H. pylori treatment

Helicobacter pylori, a stomach-dwelling bacterium, is a strong risk factor for gastric cancer, peptic ulcers and other debilitating gastrointestinal disorders. Yet efforts to eradicate it using a combination of antibiotics ...

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 ...

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