Radiation Therapy


SBRT Offers Prostate Cancer Patients High Cancer Control and Low Toxicity in Fewer Treatments (September 28, 2016)

High dose stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT) for men newly-diagnosed with low- or intermediate-risk prostate cancer results in shorter treatment times, low severe toxicity and excellent cancer control... Continue Reading

Addition of Radiation Improves Survival in High-Risk Prostate Cancer (May 18, 2016)

The addition of radiation therapy to androgen-deprivation therapy among men with prostate cancer who are at a high risk of a cancer recurrence significantly improves long-term survival. These results were... Continue Reading

Radiotherapy for Prostate Cancer Increases Risk of Secondary Cancers (March 14, 2016)

Patients with prostate cancer considering radiation therapy should now be informed that radiotherapy raises the risk of developing a secondary cancer. Prostate cancer patients who undergo radiotherapy... Continue Reading

Shorter Course of Radiation as Effective as Longer Course in Low-Risk Prostate Cancer (November 5, 2015)

A shorter course of hypofractionated radiation therapy, a treatment in which larger doses of radiation are delivered over a shorter time period than conventional radiation, appears as effective as longer... Continue Reading

American Society of Clinical Oncology Endorses AUA/ASTRO Guidelines on the Use of Radiation Treatment After Prostatectomy (November 11, 2014)

The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) issued an endorsement of the American Urological Association (AUA)/American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) guidelines on the use of adjuvant and... Continue Reading

Radiation Therapy FAQs (April 29, 2014)

What is radiation therapy? Radiation therapy, or radiotherapy, is the treatment of cancer and other diseases using ionizing radiation. This radiation can be delivered externally or internally. How does... Continue Reading

Side Effects of Radiation Therapy for Prostate Cancer (April 29, 2014)

Although patients do not feel anything during a radiation treatment, the effects of radiation gradually build up over time. Most patients have very few initial side effects; however, many patients experience... Continue Reading

What to Expect During Radiation Treatment (April 29, 2014)

Radiation treatment must be individualized for each patient depending on the size and location of their cancer. In order to tailor radiation treatment to meet the specific needs of individual patients,... Continue Reading

Techniques for Delivering Radiation Therapy (April 29, 2014)

Radiation therapy may be delivered externally or internally. External radiation delivers high-energy rays directly to the cancer from a machine outside the body. Internal radiation, or brachytherapy, is... Continue Reading

Sign up for the CancerConnect newsletter

Sign up for our newsletter and receive the latest news and updates about specific types of cancer.

  Close |  Please don't show me this again

Facebook Twitter RSS