Tag: Radiation therapy

Fired for Helping a Young Cancer Patient

Friday, May 16, 2014 PHILADELPHIA (CN) – The University of Pennsylvania Hospital fired a radiation therapist for helping the mother of a pediatric cancer patient – an Eagles fan – get in touch with the football team to try to boost the girl’s spirits, the fired worker claims […]

Hormone therapy for prostate cancer patients with heart conditions linked to increased death risk : Doubles risk of dying

2009 study posted for filing Contact: Lori J. Shanks ljshanks@partners.org 617-534-1604 JAMA and Archives Journals Men with coronary artery disease-induced congestive heart failure or heart attack who receive hormone therapy before or along with radiation therapy for treatment of prostate cancer have an associated increased risk of death, […]

Stem-cell-protecting drug could prevent the harmful side effects of radiation therapy: mTOR inhibitor rapamycin

Contact: Elisabeth Lyons elyons@cell.com 617-386-2121 Cell Press Radiation therapy is one of the most widely used cancer treatments, but it often damages normal tissue and can lead to debilitating conditions. A class of drugs known as mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) inhibitors can prevent radiation-induced tissue damage in […]