Proton Therapy in Prostate Cancer Compared to Conventional Photon (x-ray) Therapy – The COMPPARE study
Radiation therapy offers promising results for prostate cancer. Now, there is a large multi-institutional clinical trial comparing traditional radiation therapy and proton beam therapy. Click to read more about the COMPPARE Study.
Modifications, Adaptations and Variations in Breast Cancer Radiation Treatments – one size certainly does not fit all
Dr. Jyoti, as well as all of our other providers at Ackerman Cancer Center, believe in individualized treatment plans. In this article, she explains new research on shorter courses of radiation treatment versus longer courses of treatment, and why there can't be a one-size-fits-all approach.
As we come to the end of heart health month, Dr. Jyoti discusses the benefits of using proton therapy to treat breast cancer because of its ability to precisely target the tumor site with virtually no radiation affecting the heart and lungs.
Reducing Risk of Heart Disease during Breast Cancer Treatment with Proton Therapy
A recent statement from the American Heart Association warned that some breast cancer treatments can cause heart disease. This news understandably triggered many questions and concerns for breast cancer survivors. Fortunately, there are treatment options available, such as proton therapy, that will protect your heart and other critical organs from damage during breast cancer treatment.
AccuBoost and Proton Therapy: Preventing Lung Cancer in Breast Cancer Patients
For women who are diagnosed with early-stage breast cancer, preventing recurrence and the spread of disease are top priorities. New research is showing, for a specific group of patients, that traditional radiation therapy raises the risk for secondary cancers to develop.