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Carbon Ion Radiotherapy Improves Primary Spinal Sarcoma

By Will Boggs, MD NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Patients with unresectable primary spinal sarcoma may benefit from carbon ion radiotherapy (CIRT), Japanese researchers say. Compared with proton therapy, CIRT has fewer effects on normal tissue and releases maximum energy to the tumor, they wrote in a...

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High-Risk Prostate Cancer Responds Well to Radiotherapy Plus Androgen Deprivation

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Contrary to a historically pessimistic outlook, high-risk prostate cancer can be controlled with moderate high-dose radiation treatment and prolonged androgen-deprivation therapy (ADT). That word comes from a team at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in...
Last fall, a multi-state outbreak of fungal meningitis occurred after contaminated steroid injections were given to patients to treat back pain and other neuropathic symptoms. These contaminated injections also produced spinal infections at the injection site. A new study examined whether a screening MRI...