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  • dose
  • At the present time, the high degree of individual dose variability and the possible accumulation of radiological exposures for management of [congenital heart diseases], and their potential subsequent comorbidities suggests the need for systematic dose reporting to support recommendations for long-term surveillance and prevention strategies, particularly for lung and breast cancers," Journy and colleagues wrote. (healio.com)
  • The changes in heart volume, blood pressure and heart rate may be valuable indicators of cardiac impairment and target dose changes. (biomedcentral.com)
  • When using the CT-determined PMRT beam energy, 10% of the younger, 15% of the older and none of the prostate cancer patients would receive approximately 50% of the prescription dose to a part of the heart (2 had no history of cardiac disease). (springer.com)
  • The majority (≥ 75%) of SC after radiation for HL develop within or adjacent to previously irradiated fields with increasing risks of development associated with increased dose, especially ≥ 35 Gy. (appliedradiationoncology.com)
  • CHICAGO, Nov. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The radiation dose to areas of the body near the breast during mammography is negligible, or very low, and does not result in an increased risk of cancer, according to a study presented today at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA). (bio-medicine.org)
  • To better understand the potential impact of scatter radiation, Dr. Chetlen and colleagues set out to measure the dose received by the thyroid gland, salivary gland, sternum, uterus and the lens of the eye during screening digital mammography. (bio-medicine.org)
  • Each of the 207 women in the study group wore six optically stimulated luminescent dosimeters -- a device used to measure an absorbed dose of ionizing radiation -- while undergoing two-view screening mammography. (bio-medicine.org)
  • Absorbed radiation dose is measured in a unit called a milligray (mGy). (bio-medicine.org)
  • In fact, all areas except for the sternum received less than 2 percent of annual background radiation dose. (bio-medicine.org)
  • Based on the extremely low scatter radiation dose to the thyroid -- equivalent to just a few minutes of background radiation -- thyroid shields are unnecessary during mammography. (bio-medicine.org)
  • In addition, the researchers warn that use of thyroid shields could result in an increased radiation dose to patients. (bio-medicine.org)
  • A thyroid shield gets in the way of the exam and can actually cause an increase in radiation dose by necessitating repeat exams," Dr. Chetlen said. (bio-medicine.org)
  • Dr Cherry was surprised to find many studies showing that electromagnetic radiation is genotoxic, including several isothermal studies and several with dose-response relationships. (scribd.com)
  • lung
  • Lung cancer accounted for 70% to 80% of the projected lifetime adjustable risk in boys compared with 20% to 60% in girls. (healio.com)
  • As advances in the treatment of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) extend patients' lives, more of these patients are facing a different threat: adverse cardiovascular events, such as heart attacks and heart failure. (brightsurf.com)
  • Pre-surgical immunotherapy shows promise in trial for patients with early stage lung cancer according to interim results of a large, multicenter trial. (brightsurf.com)
  • Pneumatosis intestinalis is a rare adverse event that occurs in patients with lung cancer, especially those undergoing treatment with epidermal growth factor receptor tyrosine kinase inhibitors (EGFR-TKI). (biomedcentral.com)
  • SEATTLE The Alpha-Tocopherol, Beta-Carotene Cancer Prevention (ATBC) Study was initiated to test the effect of vitamin supplementation on the prevention of lung and other cancers. (bio-medicine.org)
  • doses
  • When using the clinically rather than CT-determined beam energy, as often done in daily practice, an additional 12.5% of the non-cancer and 12% of the prostate cancer patients would be exposed to comparably high doses. (springer.com)
  • Therefore, the present study examined potential radiation doses to the heart in a group of 40 individuals who underwent thoracic imaging for various medical reasons and 17 patients with prostate cancer. (springer.com)
  • These doses are only a fraction of the radiation people are exposed to from natural background sources, such as cosmic radiation and radionuclides in the ground. (bio-medicine.org)
  • disease
  • Five of the younger, 7 of the older and 4 of the cancer patients had significant cardiac disease. (springer.com)
  • However, lack of awareness about cancer/tumor profiling options and their potential among clinicians might result in missing out on the crucial profile of the cancer condition, resulting in poor selection of treatment and disease prognosis. (sbwire.com)
  • The researchers report in the February issue of Cancer Cell that the new compound, AMN107, is about 20 times more potent than Gleevec and is effective in treating Gleevec-resistant disease in model systems. (bio-medicine.org)
  • DURHAM, NC -- Duke University researchers report that a common surgery used to determine the extent of disease in early stage breast cancer patients may not benefit a large number of them. (bio-medicine.org)
  • Radiation-Induced Heart Disease: An Under-Recognized Entity? (springer.com)
  • Writing in the report, published in the JAMA Internal Medicine, the researchers said that depending on a woman's overall susceptibility to heart disease and how the radiation has been delivered, the risk could be anywhere between 0.05 percent to 3.5 percent. (medindia.net)
  • Cancer is one of the frequently talked about and most feared disease that falls under the genre of lifestyle diseases that have evolved, rather rapidly, in the past two decades. (medindia.net)
  • A Prospective Investigation of Height and Prostate Cancer Risk in Male Smokers (Abstract 223) Tall men may be at an increased risk for prostate cancer and clinically advanced forms of the disease, according to new research from U.S. and Finnish investigators. (bio-medicine.org)
  • However, when this relationship was analyzed according to how far the cancer had spread, the team found a strong association between height and clinically advanced disease. (bio-medicine.org)
  • outcomes
  • Growing evidence indicates that inflammation contributes to cancer progression, and several inflammatory markers have been reported to be associated with the clinical outcomes in patients with various types of. (biomedcentral.com)
  • Conservative management of low-risk prostate cancer among young versus older men in the United States: Trends and outcomes from a novel national database. (dana-farber.org)
  • thyroid cancer
  • The number of thyroid cancer diagnoses in women nearly doubled from 2000 to 2008, leading some to suspect that mammography may be a contributing factor and that women should wear lead thyroid shields during exams, an idea that Dr. Chetlen and other mammography experts strongly discourage. (bio-medicine.org)
  • curative
  • For sporadic cardiac sarcomas (SCS), complete resection is the only curative treatment, with reported median survival of up to 23.5 months after definitive resection, 7 but many cases are unresectable due to extensive myocardial involvement. (appliedradiationoncology.com)
  • diseases
  • The trial ended in 1993, but ongoing follow-up of the participants continues, offering new insights into the causes and prevention of multiple diseases, including cancer. (bio-medicine.org)
  • 2019
  • He has published over 250 original research articles and has national leadership as the vice-chair of the ARS/ACR Appropriateness Criteria Committee for Prostate Cancer and Chair of the Program Committee for the 2019 ASTRO/SUO/ASCO Genitourinary Cancers Symposium. (dana-farber.org)
  • tumor
  • The patient underwent radical resection of the tumor, tricuspid bioprosthesis replacement with pacemaker implantation, and was placed on the cardiac transplant list. (appliedradiationoncology.com)
  • The global cancer/tumor profiling market is estimated to grow at a CAGR of 18.5%, to reach approximately $35 billion by 2018. (sbwire.com)
  • In this report, the cancer/tumor profiling market is broadly segmented across two categories, namely, market by technologies and applications. (sbwire.com)
  • The cancer/tumor profiling market is driven by the rising number of cancer cases. (sbwire.com)
  • This factor will have a huge impact on the addressable market for cancer/tumor profiling services. (sbwire.com)
  • Locally advanced uterine cervical cancer (LAUCC) with lateral tumor extension may not always be covered adequately by conventional intracavitary brachytherapy (ICBT). (biomedcentral.com)
  • Overall Survival of Men and Women With Breast Cancer According to Tumor Subtype: A Population-based Study. (amedeo.com)
  • prostate cancer
  • Dr. Paul Nguyen is an internationally-recognized expert in prostate cancer clinical care and research. (dana-farber.org)
  • Transcriptomic and Clinical Characterization of Neuropeptide Y Expression in Localized and Metastatic Prostate Cancer: Identification of Novel Prostate Cancer Subtype with Clinical Implications. (dana-farber.org)
  • Results from two separate sub-studies in ATBC, presented today at the American Association for Cancer Research Third Annual International Conference on Frontiers in Cancer Prevention Research, may provide new information into the causes of prostate cancer and the prevention of stomach cancer. (bio-medicine.org)
  • Of the 29,000 participants in this group, some 1,346 prostate cancer cases were identified during 17.4 years of follow-up studies. (bio-medicine.org)
  • In fact, the tallest men were twice as likely to get prostate cancer as the shortest men in the study group. (bio-medicine.org)
  • Our results help to clarify previous inconsistencies in the literature, and offer some insights into the etiology of prostate cancer. (bio-medicine.org)
  • Researchers
  • But the Duke researchers found that information gained from this surgery, which often leaves a patient with scars and nerve damage, is not always crucial, given new ways of combating breast cancer. (bio-medicine.org)
  • The researchers combined the results of numerous recent clinical trials along with information about cancer rates and survival to determine what benefit lymph node status provided. (bio-medicine.org)
  • therapies
  • Cancer profiling helps physicians to rule out therapies that are unlikely to be successful (on an individual basis) thereby minimizing the trial and error process. (sbwire.com)
  • Safety of 5alpha-reductase inhibitors and spironolactone in breast cancer patients receiving endocrine therapies. (amedeo.com)
  • All cancer therapies involve balancing benefits and risks", lead researcher David Brenner said. (medindia.net)
  • findings
  • Physicians used the findings to plan treatments based on whether the cancer had spread to the nodes, and to how many of the nodes. (bio-medicine.org)