Oncology & Cancer

ASTRO issues clinical guideline for whole breast radiation therapy

The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) today issued a new clinical guideline for the use of whole breast radiation therapy for breast cancer that expands the population of patients recommended to receive accelerated ...

Oncology & Cancer

'Local environment' plays key role in breast cancer progression

Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in women—one in eight (12.4 percent) in the U.S. will be diagnosed with it. Invasive breast cancer is dangerous for two reasons: It can aggressively spread to other organs ...

Oncology & Cancer

DIPG tumor patterns offer new insight on survival

The prognosis for all children diagnosed with an aggressive brain tumor known as diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma (DIPG) and similar tumors has been mostly the same: dismal.

Oncology & Cancer

Active surveillance feasible for small, low-grade bladder cancer

(HealthDay)—For patients who present with small, low-grade pTa/pT1a recurrent papillary bladder tumors, active surveillance appears to be a reasonable strategy, according to a study published in the February issue of The ...

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