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.
Standard Fractionation or Hypofractionation…that is the question.
Using hypofractionation, or hypofractionated radiation therapy, higher doses of radiation are delivered per treatment, so patients can complete their course of radiation therapy much faster than conventional treatment.
Proton Therapy Study Shows Improved Quality of Life Compared to Other Treatments
Important research is underway in the world of radiation therapy. A recent study reveals promising statistics that give patients hope for improved quality of life during and after treatment. Plus, Ackerman Cancer Center is contributing to additional research in a multi-institutional clinical trial that could be the next big leap in cutting edge prostate cancer treatment.