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Image: A new study suggests that PSA levels can help evaluate radiotherapy success (Photo courtesy of Getty Images).

Post-Treatment PSA Level May Predict RT Outcomes

Prostate-specific antigen (PSA) levels three months after radiotherapy (RT) are strong markers of prostate cancer outcomes, according to a new study. More...
14 Jun 2018
Image: A diagram of various stakeholder roles in the CYCORE system (Photo courtesy of MD Anderson).

Remote Tracking Reduces Dehydration Risk in RT Patients

A new study suggests that mobile sensor technology can help identify early dehydration risk in head and neck cancer patients undergoing radiation therapy (RT) treatment. More...
07 Jun 2018
Image: MRIdian SmartVISION enhancements advance cancer RT (Photo courtesy of ViewRay).

New MRI Technologies Advance Image-Guided Radiotherapy

New magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) pulse sequences and imaging enhancements further improve the precision by which radiotherapy (RT) is delivered to treat cancer. More...
01 May 2018
Image: The Calypso anchored beacon transponder (Photo courtesy of Varian Medical Systems).

Anchored Beacon Transponder Guides Lung Cancer Radiotherapy

A novel beacon transponder detects even slight movements of a tumor, helping clinicians deliver lung stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT) more precisely. More...
01 May 2018
Image: A new study shows higher doses of radiation hold no benefit for treating prostate cancer (Photo courtesy of Cancer Research UK).

Higher Radiation Dose Yields No Survival Benefit in Prostate Cancer

A new study reveals that while radiation therapy (RT) dose escalation does not improve overall survival (OS), it does reduce the need for secondary therapies. More...
28 Mar 2018
Image: 64CuCl2 PET/CT images reveal two positive small lymph nodes (A, C), whereas 18F-Choline PET/CT (B, D) is negative (Photo courtesy of Arnoldo Piccardo/ Galliera Hospital).

Novel PET Imaging Agent Targets Copper Atoms

A novel positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) imaging agent that traces copper accumulation in tumors can help detect prostate cancer (PC) recurrence, according to a new study. More...
21 Mar 2018
Image: PET images of kidneys and spleen 90 minutes post injection of 18F-BMS-986192 and anti-PD-L1 immunohistochemistry of healthy monkey spleen tissue (R) (Photo courtesy of David Donnelly/ BMS).

PET Scan May Help Personalize Cancer Treatment

A same-day, noninvasive positron emission tomography (PET)-based imaging approach could help guide cancer treatment decisions and assess treatment response, claims a new study. More...
14 Mar 2018
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