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Palliative Radiotherapy for NSCLC Effective

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – For selected patients with locally advanced or metastatic non-small-cell lung cancer, a split course of radiation given over a short period works well to ease troublesome symptoms, Polish oncologists report. Writing in a July 31st online issue of Lung Cancer, Dr. Marian...

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High intensity focused ultrasound effective for localized prostate cancer

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Patients with localized prostate cancer can be treated successfully with high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU), with results comparable to those expected with external-beam radiation therapy, a French group reports, The authors explain in an online issue of European...

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Surgery before radiation not helpful for metastatic spinal cord compression

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – On a matched-pair analysis, the results of decompressive surgery followed by radiotherapy for metastatic spinal cord compression were seen to be similar to those obtained with radiotherapy alone. That’s according to a report in the Journal of Clinical Oncology issued online...