Targeted Radiation Therapy Could Stop Spread Of Cancer

August 14, 2008

Scientists in the U.S. have found through research that targeted radiation therapy is effective in controlling and stopping the spread of cancer in patients.........Washington (ChattahBox) – Scientists in the U.S. have found through research that targeted radiation therapy is effective in controlling and stopping the spread of cancer in patients.

U.S. medical scientists at the University of Chicago Medical Center carried out a trial, testing targeted radiation therapy on cancer patients.

Overall, the targeted radiation therapy was able to gain control over cancer in 21% of the patients who received it. It was found that it was highly effective for patients with stage IV cancers in multiple sites.

This could be an effective tool, according to researchers, after chemotherapy.

This is because the targeted radiation therapy could be used to rid of any remaining tumors after treatment.

The research has been published in the journal Clinical Cancer Research.


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