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MD Anderson study first to compare treatments, survival benefits for early-stage lung cancer

Removal of the entire lobe of lung may offer patients with early-stage lung cancer better overall survival when compared with a partial resection, and stereotactic ablative radiotherapy (SABR) may offer the same survival benefit as a lobectomy for some patients, according to a study from The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. The research [...]

Promising treatment for advanced pancreatic cancer: chemotherapy and stereotactic ablative radiation consecutively

For patients with locally advanced pancreatic cancer, the combination of chemotherapy and stereotactic ablative radiation (SABR) may be a promising treatment option, ultimately allowing them to undergo surgery that may not otherwise be an option, according to research presented at the American Society for Radiation Oncology’s (ASTRO’s) 56th Annual Meeting. Surgery is the only potentially [...]

Cancer Experts Detail Advanced Radiosurgery Treatments For Lung Cancer Using Varian Medical Systems Technologies

More than 800 oncology professionals at European Society for Radiotherapy and Oncology forum hear of pioneering treatment delivery, motion management and tumor-tracking technologies for tackling the growing lung cancer burden Cancer experts have reported future trends and progress in radiotherapy treatments for lung cancer using motion management and tumor-tracking technologies from Varian Medical Systems (NYSE: [...]

Stereotactic Ablative Radiotherapy Effective Treatment For Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

Until recently, many elderly patients with stage I non-small cell lung cancer were left untreated because treatment may not improve their quality of life. However, stereotactic ablative radiotherapy (SABR) has become one of the standards of treatment for these patients. The outpatient treatment given over a two-week period allows frail patients to undergo the treatment. [...]