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.

Jun 10, 2017, 12:10 PM IST
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.

Jun 07, 2017, 13:03 PM IST

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.

May 02, 2016, 21:22 PM IST

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.

Feb 28, 2016, 10:35 AM IST

Radiotherapy inaccessible to most people in low income nations

Radiotherapy treatment services are scarce in countries with low income.

Oct 08, 2015, 16:33 PM IST

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.

Sep 27, 2015, 16:06 PM IST

Effective radiotherapy for lung cancer comes a step closer

Researchers have developed a method that could help apply a more effective form of radiotherapy even on diseased mobile organs such as the lung.

Apr 27, 2015, 13:27 PM IST

Cannabis extracts help slow growth of brain cancer tumours

A new study has revealed that cannabis extracts can help slow the growth of cancerous tumours when used alongside radiotherapy treatments.

Nov 16, 2014, 11:52 AM IST

`It is a myth that a woman diagnosed with breast cancer will have a family history of the disease`

As per statistics, as many as 1.6 million cases are reported annually. In rural India, 1 in 60 women is likely to develop breast cancer during her lifetime, whereas in cities 1 in every 28 women is likely to suffer from the disease.

Oct 16, 2014, 16:50 PM IST

Chemotherapy, radiotherapy has no negative effect on fetus

Scientists have revealed that children who are exposed to chemotherapy or radiotherapy while in the womb suffer no negative impacts on mental or cardiac development from chemotherapy and radiotherapy.

Sep 28, 2014, 12:31 PM IST

`It is now possible to prevent cervical cancer in women by vaccination`

Dr Meenakshi Ahuja, the director (Gynaecology & Obstetrics) Fortis La Femme talks with Shruti Saxena of about various aspects of cervical cancer.

Sep 10, 2014, 16:08 PM IST

New line of treatment for cancer - Intensity Modulated Radiotherapy

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.

Apr 22, 2014, 21:17 PM IST

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

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.

Apr 06, 2014, 20:10 PM IST

New treatment `starves` cancer cells

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

Jul 12, 2013, 10:34 AM IST

Image-guided brachytherapy found effective against cervical cancer

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

Apr 21, 2013, 18:53 PM IST

Aggressive prostate cancer gene identified

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

Apr 09, 2013, 16:23 PM IST

Now, a technology to sniff out radiotherapy ill-effects

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.

Feb 22, 2013, 15:39 PM IST

World Cancer Day: New cancer treatment with minimal side effects

The technology delivers high doses of radiation with great accuracy in one to five sessions, unlike 30 to 40 sessions for conventional radiotherapy.

Feb 04, 2013, 09:29 AM IST

Breast cancer patients who don`t have mastectomy `likelier to survive`

Women with breast cancer have a better chance of surviving breast cancer if they don`t have a mastectomy, a major study has found.

Jan 28, 2013, 16:55 PM IST

Nanoparticles minimise side-effects in radiotherapy

Researchers have identified non-toxic nanoparticles that can make radiotherapy more affordable and also minimise its side-effects in cancer treatment.

Nov 30, 2012, 14:26 PM IST