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New line of treatment for cancer - Intensity Modulated Radiotherapy

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 21:17

Radiotherapy is the treatment of cancers using X rays or other forms of electromagnetic rays that have the ability to destroy tissue by damaging the DNA of cells.

Medical history created after UK toddler gets injected with eye cancer cure

Last Updated: Sunday, April 06, 2014, 20:10

An 18-month-old girl in UK, who is suffering from eye cancer, is paving way for better cancer cures after getting injected with drugs to battle her disease rather than undergoing chemotherapy or radiotherapy.

New radiotherapy machine can zap out cancer cells without harmful side-effects

Last Updated: Sunday, August 25, 2013, 17:59

Scientists in the UK have claimed that they have developed a revolutionary radiotherapy machine with a beam so intense it can destroy the most aggressive tumours without harming surrounding healthy tissue.

New treatment `starves` cancer cells

Last Updated: Friday, July 12, 2013, 10:34

Researchers have found a new treatment to kill cancer cells but leave the body`s healthy cells undamaged, unlike traditional therapies such as radiotherapy.

IMRT reduces side effects of breast cancer treatments

Last Updated: Monday, April 22, 2013, 19:07

: Treating early breast cancer patients with an advanced form of radiotherapy known as Intensity modulated radiotherapy (IMRT), gives better results than the standard treatment, according to a new study.

Image-guided brachytherapy found effective against cervical cancer

Last Updated: Sunday, April 21, 2013, 18:53

Two large, landmark radiotherapy studies have shown that it is possible to treat cervical cancer effectively using image-guided brachytherapy.

Aggressive prostate cancer gene identified

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 09, 2013, 16:23

Prostate cancers spread more quickly and are more often fatal in men who have inherited a faulty gene, a new study has warned.

Now, a technology to sniff out radiotherapy ill-effects

Last Updated: Friday, February 22, 2013, 15:39

Clinicians can now predict more accurately patients who suffer from the side-effects of radiotherapy, thanks to a pilot study which might help identify those at higher risk.

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