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Radiotherapy may cause long-term cognitive impairment

Radiotherapy may cause long-term cognitive impairment

The findings indicated that RT produced both local and global changes in the structural network topology of the brain, thinning the cortex at a rate faster than that associated with Alzheimer`s disease and increasing segregation between regions of the brain that typically work together to perform functions such as memory-making and recall.

Clinical trial of injecting radiotherapy for breast cancer begins

Clinical trial of injecting radiotherapy for breast cancer begins

Women suffering from the most aggressive types of breast cancer will undergo treatment combining radiation with immunotherapy in an attempt to "reawaken" the immune system to fight the disease.

Radiotherapy can affect lung cancer patients adversely

In particular, they found that high doses to the left atrium of the heart and the superior vena cava had the strongest association and increased risk of non-cancer death.

Radiotherapy-drug combo treats aggressive brain cancer better

Researchers say their 12-patient study offers enough promise that a more comprehensive, phase 2 clinical trial should be conducted to test the combination therapy for aggressive, recurrent brain cancer.

Radiotherapy inaccessible to most people in low income nations

Radiotherapy treatment services are scarce in countries with low income.

Call to improve radiotherapy access for all as shortfall looms

As per a recent study, tackling the global shortfall in radiotherapy could save millions of lives and boost the economy of poorer countries.