Study Finds SBRT Better than Surgery in Post-Treatment Lung Cancer Survival

 

In a recent new study published online in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, a peer-reviewed medical journal published by the American Society of Clinical Oncology, patients with non-small cell lung cancer who underwent stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) had a better post-treatment survival rate than those who received surgery. The gold standard for the treatment […]

 

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CyberKnife Treatment for Inoperable Lung Cancer: Doris’ Story

 

Meet Doris, a cancer survivor, and listen to her talk about her experience of undergoing CyberKnife for treatment of her lung cancer. Doris said the treatments were only an hour, never hurt, and she went right back to work after each treatment.

 

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National Radon Action Month

 

Radon is the leading cause of lung cancer deaths among nonsmokers in America and claims the lives of about 21,000 Americans each year.  In fact, the EPA and the U.S. Surgeon General urge all Americans to protect their health by testing their homes, schools, and other buildings for radon. Radon is an invisible, odorless, tasteless […]

 

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Adding Radiation to Chemotherapy May Dramatically Improve Survival for Advanced-Stage NSCLC Patients

 

According to a new clinical trial reported at the 59th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO), combining radiation therapy with chemotherapy for patients with limited stage IV non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) may curb disease progression dramatically when compared to lung cancer patients who only receive chemotherapy. Lung cancer claims the […]

 

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New Data Supports Use of SBRT in Elderly Patients with Early-Stage Lung Cancer

 

New data from a recent study titled “Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy in Octo- and Nonagenarians for the Treatment of Early-Stage Lung Cancer” demonstrated that stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) is a safe treatment option for early-stage lung cancer patients aged 80 or older. The study, which was published in The Red Journal, the official journal […]

 

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ASTRO Issues Guidelines for Using High-dose Focused Radiation in Early-stage Lung Cancer

 

The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO), the premier radiation oncology society in the world for health care professionals who specialize in treating patients with radiation therapies, has released new guidelines for treating inoperable lung cancer patients with stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT). The report, “Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy for Early Stage Non-Small Cell Lung […]

 

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To Screen or Not to Screen for Lung Cancer?

 

A new study in CHEST, a peer-reviewed medical journal covering chest diseases and related issues, determined that a structured prescreening counseling and shared decision-making visit with healthcare professionals leads to a better understanding of the benefits and risks, as well as the eligibility criteria, of lung cancer screening using a low-dose CT scan. This is […]

 

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Radiosurgery Society Study Examines Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy Outcomes in the Treatment of Lung Metastases

 

The Radiosurgery Society (RSS), a non-profit medical society dedicated to advancing the science and clinical practice of radiosurgery, recently published a study using data from its RSSearch Patient Registry, a multi-institutional, observational registry established to standardize data collection from patients treated with stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) and stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT). The study, titled “Lung […]

 

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New Jersey CyberKnife lung cancer radio spot

 

Please take a moment and listen to New Jersey CyberKnife’s new lung cancer radio spot and remember, if you’ve been diagnosed with lung cancer, talk to your doctor about all your treatment options. It’s Your Lungs. Your Cancer. Your Choice.

 

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SBRT Offers Curative Option for Lung Cancer Patients Age 80 and Older

 

According to research presented at the recent Multidisciplinary Thoracic Cancers Symposium, patients in their eighties and nineties who have early stage lung cancer but cannot undergo an operation can be treated safely and effectively with stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT).  The advanced form of radiation therapy was well tolerated among this relatively understudied elderly population, […]

 

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