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Archives: June 2016

  • Certain Risk Factors May Point to Need for Radiation in Ductal Carcinoma Treatment

    June 25, 2016
    An estimated 60,000 women in the United States will be diagnosed with ductal carcinoma in situ in 2016 alone. For many of these women, breast cancer surgery may be required to prevent the development of more invasive and potentially deadly breast cancer. Radiation after surgery may also be advised, but researchers are narrowing down criteria to help doctors better...read more
  • Radiation and Short-Term Androgen Deprivation Create a Winning Combination

    June 14, 2016
    Men who are diagnosed with intermediate-risk prostate cancer may soon find their doctors recommending a two-step treatment approach. Researchers have found that short-term androgen deprivation therapy in conjunction with radiotherapy produces superior results to radiation alone. The study, in fact, revealed that those given the two-step approach had significantly higher disease-free survival rates at a median follow-up of 6.5...read more

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