Stereotactic body radiation therapy cancer treatment

submitted by: mdanderson
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,...

Proton Therapy Treatment for Brain Tumors

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Download podcast: http://itunes.apple.com/us/itunes-u/what-brain-tumors-are-best/id4318482... ... Proton therapy treatment for brain tumors is the best option for certain cases of brain tumors. Proton therapy causes fewer side effects than traditional radiation and major long term complications are avoided. Radiation is delivered as a proton beam directly to the brain tumor site, sparing healthy tissue. Proton therapy treatment should especially be considered if the affected area includes...

Role of conserved non-linear structural motifs in the assembly of active protein kinases

submitted by: icamvid

Alexandr Kornev gives a talk at the RPP08 conference that includes:
1) Description of the LSP-alignment
2) Detection of a conserved nonlinear motif in protein kinases
3) Nonlinear motifs termed "spines" anchored to a single helix organize the kinase core.