March 21, 2019
The Good News About Radiation Treatments and Your Skin
Many people think skin problems go hand-in-hand with radiation treatments for cancer. But that’s not always the case anymore. “Basically, most things we do now don’t impact the skin at all” said Eric M. Horwitz, MD, FABS, FASTRO, Chair of Radiation... read more
July 26, 2018
The Important Role Tumor Boards Play in Cancer Care
When it comes to cancer care, looking at a patient’s case from different perspectives is an essential part of deciding the best treatment approach. That’s why tumor boards are so crucial. These meetings provide a huge benefit to patients, though it’s a... read more
July 26, 2018
Prostate Cancer: The Gleason Score Explained
How aggressive is my prostate cancer? Is it growing slowly or quickly? If you’ve been diagnosed with prostate cancer—and this year alone nearly 165,000 men nationwide will be—these may be among the first questions you’ll ask your doctor. And the answers... read more
May 3, 2018
Radiation Therapy Delivered in a Fraction of the Time
What if you could get high-quality radiation therapy for your cancer delivered in weeks shorter than the usual treatment regimen? You’d likely consider the quicker option—especially when you learn it is not only faster but also safe and effective, with... read more
March 11, 2018
Robotic Salvage Prostatectomy: An Option for Men Whose Prostate Cancer...
Prostate cancer can be treated with either surgery or radiation therapy. For men who were initially treated with radiation therapy alone, prostate cancer can return in up to 40-50 percent of cases (Zelefsky et al). Prostate cancer recurrence after failed... read more
February 6, 2018
Being Proactive About Your Health While on Active Surveillance for Pro...
Men diagnosed with low-risk prostate cancer are sometimes faced with a difficult patient-based decision: Do they treat their cancer immediately, or consider the strategy of postponing treatment, a technique called “active surveillance with curative intent... read more