Category Archives: Radiotherapy

Cancer Stem Cells as a Predictive Factor in Radiotherapy

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Cancer stem cells (CSC) have the extraordinary ability to increase the chance of tumour recurrences if they survive treatment. In breast cancer, the risk increases by as much as 30 times, according to UCLA scientists. Because the intrinsic radio-resistance of cancer stem cells appears to be much higher than that of non-CSCs, cancer stem cells […]


Cancer During Pregnancy

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Introduction Cancer is one of the most dangerous and deadly illnesses on the planet and can in 2007 alone killed 7.9 million people. It is also one of the great unknowns of the medical world, so little is known about cancer that is can make it very difficult to treat effectively, particularly in late stages. […]


Types of stem cell transplants for treating cancer

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Treating cancer via chemotherapy and radiotherapy inevitably leads to the death of some stem cells in the patient’s bone marrow. When the treatment is completed, stem cells are given to the patient intravenously so that they may replace the ones that were destroyed through a process called engraftment. These stem cells will settle in the […]


Radiotherapy and Oncology

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Introduction Radiotherapy and oncology are two principle techniques in the treatment, diagnosis and prognosis of cancers. Oncology is the study of medicine dealing with tumours and a doctor practicing oncology is known as an oncologist. Radiotherapy is a kind of intensive radiation treatment used to help fight, and sometimes cure, cancers. Radiotherapy Radiotherapy, also known […]


European exhibition in Radiotherapy

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Radiotherapy is an ever changing field of medicine that encourages much discussion between health care professionals. The European exhibition of Radiotherapy is a yearly event held so that such individuals can get together and discuss new ideas, technologies and progressions in this medical field. Held by the European Society for Radiotherapy, this annual event see’s […]