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BY Jill Russell, Ph.D.

Unresectable pancreatic cancer is usually fatal because other treatments, such as radiation therapy, cannot be used. Radiation therapy causes toxicity in the adjacent healthy tissue of important and sensitive organs, such as the small intestine, which can lead to internal bleeding.

In a recently published study in Scientific Reports, a Nature journal, researchers at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and Rice University...

Cullen Taniguchi, M.D., Ph.D

BY Ronda Wendler

An innovative new technology is now providing radiation oncologists at MD Anderson Cancer Center a real-time view of tumors while they use...

BY Katie McCallum

Pancreatic cancer is one of the most lethal types of cancer, expected to cause more than 44,000 deaths in the U.S. this year. It’s a deadly...

BY Bryan Tutt

Patients with recurrent or second primary head and neck cancer who previously received radiation therapy to the head and neck region – especially those with unresectable tumors – have typically had a dismal prognosis and limited treatment options.

Although radiation therapy offers high rates of local disease control, re-irradiating the region is usually avoided for fear of damaging previously irradiated healthy tissue, including...

stereotactic body radiation therapy

BY Ronda Wendler

When people breathe, there’s movement inside their bodies.

Organs, tissues and even cancer patients’ tumors move around all the time...

BY Laura Sussman

Mastectomy plus reconstruction for patients with early-stage breast cancer is significantly riskier and costlier than other less-invasive...

BY Lany Kimmons

Early-stage breast cancer patients receiving a shorter course of whole-breast radiation with higher radiation doses reported equivalent cosmetic...

BY Laura Sussman

An analysis of an international, cooperative-led trial of patients with locally advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) has shown that...

BY Laura Sussman

Whole brain radiation to treat cancer that has spread to the brain is associated with significantly worse cognitive function than radiosurgery...

BY Markeda Wade

A shorter course of radiation therapy at higher doses per fraction than the standard regimen could reduce side effects and improve quality...