Stereotactic body radiation therapy cancer treatment

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Stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) differs from traditional radiation therapy for cancer patients. Treatment takes less time (four days versus seven weeks), it’s double the radiation dose and it spares the healthy tissue surrounding the tumor. SBRT is commonly used to treat lung and pancreatic cancers, as well as cancers that have spread to the liver, lung, adrenal glands and spine. Joe Chang, M.D., Ph.D., associate professor in Radiation Oncology at MD Anderson Cancer Center,...

Increased Metastasis of Malignant Fibrous Histiocytoma in CLL and Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma.

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Dr. Jerry Brewer, a dermatologic surgeon in the Department of Dermatology at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, discusses his article appearing in the August 2011 issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings on the increased risk of metastasis in patients with CLL and Non-Hodgkin lymphoma who were previously diagnosed with malignant fibrous hystiocytoma. Available at: http://tinyurl.com/3h2xdsm