2009 News Archive

Two Childhood Leukemia Retrospective Studies Indicate Ways to Improve Treatment - December 28, 2009

Researchers Call for Standardizing CT Dose to Lower Risk of Radiation-Induced Cancer - December 28, 2009

M.D. Anderson Researchers Find Racial Disparities in Radiation Therapy Rates for Early Stage Breast Cancer - December 28, 2009

Annual Report on Cancer Incidence and Mortality Shows Slight Decline in Both for Men and Women - December 7, 2009

Study Shows 3.4-fold Increase in Stomach Cancer Risk for Men Treated With Radiation for Testicular Cancer and Hodgkin Lymphoma - December 7, 2009

Health and Human Services Toughens Standards for 2009 Fee-for-Service Error Rate Calculations - November 23, 2009

Study of Radiation-induced Fatigue Emphasizes Variety and Need for Intervention - November 23, 2009

U.S. Advisory Board Recommends Cutting Back on Mammography Screening - November 16, 2009

Phase 1/2 Study Finds 2.24 Gy the Maximum Tolerable Level for Treating Non-small Cell Lung Cancer - November 16, 2009

Preoperative Chemoradiotherapy Continues to Improve Outcomes for Patients With Rectal Cancer - November 2, 2009

Analysis of Phase III Study on Prophylactic Cranial Radiation for NSCLC Finds Treatment Significantly Reduces Metastases - November 2, 2009

Researchers Determine Main Cause of the Bladder Motion That Occurs During Intrafraction Radiation Therapy - October 19, 2009

Temporary Fatigue Relates to Tumor Response in Patients With Rectal Cancer - October 19, 2009

National “HealthMap” and CDC Help Track and Understand H1N1 and Seasonal Flu - October 7, 2009

Tumor Fluid Pressure Prior to and During Radiation Therapy May Aid Survival Prognosis for Patients with Cervical Cancer - September 28, 2009

International Group Works to Identify Genetic Characteristics of Radiation Sensitivity to Personalize Regimens - September 28, 2009

Hormone Replacement Therapy Implicated in Higher Death Risk From Lung Cancer - September 21, 2009

Patients With Neck and Head Cancer Enrolled in Medicare More Likely to Prematurely End Radiation Therapy - September 21, 2009

Health-related Quality-of-Life Data Can Help Predict Survival in Patients With Cancer - September 14, 2009

Volumetric Modulated Arcs and Intensity Modulated Proton Therapy Improve Conformal Avoidance in Prostate Cancer - September 14, 2009

Radiation Therapy Improves Health-related Quality of Life for Older Men With Prostate Cancer - September 7, 2009

Nutritional Counseling Improves Outcomes for Patients with Head and Neck Cancers - September 7, 2009

Patients Diagnosed With Cancer During a Separation Experience Poorer Survival - August 31, 2009

British Researchers Find Seven Symptoms That Shout Rather Than Whisper Ovarian Cancer - August 31, 2009

Full Body and Abdominal Radiation Treatments May Increase Risk of Diabetes for Pediatric Cancer Survivors - August 25, 2009

U.S. Government Provides $1.2B in Recovery Funds to Aid Transition to Electronic Medical Records - August 25, 2009

Radiation-induced Carotid Artery Stenosis Positively Correlated in Patients 41 and Younger - August 17, 2009

Fractionation Didn't Affect Overall Survival for Inoperable Non-small Cell Lung Cancer in Small Cleveland Clinic Study - August 17, 2009

SROA petitions to Congress regarding CMS cuts - August 14, 2009

2009 Benchmarking Survey - August 14, 2009

HDRT Appears Superior to CDRT for All Stages of Prostate Cancer - August 10, 2009

Study Identifies Total Body Irradiation Dose Levels Related to Cataracts and Renal Dysfunction - August 10, 2009

ASTRO Study Indicates Proposed CMS Cuts Could Drastically Cut Access to Radiation Therapy Throughout the United States - August 3, 2009

Serious Psychological Distress Prevalent for Long-term Cancer Survivors - August 3, 2009

Varian Medical Systems, Elekta Impac Software, and US Oncology have been working closely to ensure that our customers will be eligible for these incentive payments - July 30, 2009

Quality of Life Better Following Brachytherapy Than External Beam Radiation Therapy for Endometrial Cancer - July 27, 2009

ASTRO Publishes Recommendations for Documenting IMRT Treatments - July 27, 2009

Racial Disparities in Cancer Survival Persist for Specific Types of Breast, Ovarian and Prostate Cancers - July 20, 2009

Study Determines that Adding External Beam Radiation and Hormonal Therapies to Brachytherapy Improves Prostate Cancer Outcomes - July 20, 2009

Adult Cancer Survivors of Childhood Central Nervous System Malignancies Face High Risk of Late Mortality - July 13, 2009

Five-year Survivors of Hodgkin Lymphoma Live With Greater Risk of Stroke and Transient Ischemic Attack - July 13, 2009

Complexity of Radiation Therapy Planning Tied to Longer Survival for Elderly With Advanced Stage Lung Cancer - July 6, 2009

CMS Seeks Comments on a 2010 Physician Fee Schedule that Proposes A -21.5 Percent Rate Reduction - July 6, 2009

Chemotherapy Superior to Radiation Therapy for Treating Childhood Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia - June 29, 2009

Older Patients Experience Lower Health-related Quality of Life Following Cancer Diagnosis - June 29, 2009

Researchers Find Childhood Cancer Survivors Need Better Screening for Second Malignant Neoplasms - June 22, 2009

Cigarette and Alcohol Use Associated with Poor Outcomes for Patients With Squamous Cell Carcinomas of the Head and Neck - June 22, 2009

Nordic Study Shows Lingering Higher Risks of a Secondary Carcinoma for Childhood Cancer Survivors - June 15, 2009

Prophylactic Radiation Therapy After Treatment for Non-small Cell Lung Cancer Significantly Reduces Risk of Early Brain Metastases - June 15, 2009

Study Results Indicate Little Value in Elective Nodal Irradiation for Non-small Cell Lung Cancer - June 8, 2009

Iridium-125 Seeds Provide Alternate to Whole Brain Radiation Therapy for Single Metastasis - June 8, 2009

Industrial Formaldehyde Exposure Linked to Increased Risk for Blood and Lymphatic System Cancers - June 1, 2009

Widespread Author Conflicts of Interest May Skew Findings of Clinical Cancer Research - June 1, 2009

Immunotherapy Proves Effective in Decreasing Mortality Due to Pediatric Neuroblastoma - May 18, 2009

Study Finds Pervasive Misconceptions About Affordability of Health Insurance for Uninsured Above Poverty Level - May 18, 2009

Acupuncture Eases Radiation-induced Xerostomia for Patients With Head and Neck Cancers - April 27, 2009

National Study Recruits Expectant Mothers to Study How Environment and Genes Affect Their Children’s Health - April 27, 2009

Acupressure Bands Relieve Radiation-induced Nausea - April 20, 2009

Radiation Therapy Ineffective As Adjuvant Treatment for Endometrial Cancer - April 20, 2009

Costly High Intensity Treatment for Early-stage Bladder Cancer Proves Ineffective for Many Patients - April 13, 2009

Researchers Find Common Clonal Origin Among Multifocal Lung Cancers - April 13, 2009

Older Patients Fare Worse Than Young After Receiving CCRT for Esophageal Cancer - April 6, 2009

ASTRO Urges Fertility Counseling for Women of Child-bearing Age Who Undergo Radiation Therapy - April 6, 2009

Three-combo Chemotherapy Improves the Chance to Retain Voice Box for Patients With Laryngeal Cancer - March 30, 2009

NYU Study Finds Additional Risk Factor for Melanoma in Younger Women’s Genetic Makeup - March 30, 2009

Extended Health Study Indicates Even Limited Alcohol Consumption Increases Cancer Risk - March 16, 2009

U.S. Government Finalizes Timeline For Implementing the ICD-10 Code Sets - March 16, 2009

Researchers Call for Additional Follow-up to Assess Cardiac Toxicity From Breast Cancer Radiation Treatments - March 16, 2009