United States Approves New Radiation Treatment
For Cancer Tumors
LIVERMORE, California (AP) - Scientists at
America's Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory are using nuclear
weapons technology to help doctors do a better job of targeting
cancer with radiation treatment. The system, approved by
U.S. regulators last month, was formally announced Friday by
Energy Secretary Bill Richardson.
Silicone Implants Not Linked To Risk Of
Developing Breast Cancer
(ACS NewsToday) - A study of more than 13,000
women who had silicone breast implants found they had no more risk of
breast cancer in the following 10-plus years than women without implants,
according to researchers publishing in the November 2000 issue of the journal
Cancer Causes and Control.
Clinical Trials: An Alternative For Women With Breast
(ACS NewsToday) - Clinical trials are designed to help us
find out if a new treatment is safe and effective. Before new
cancer treatments can be made widely available, they must prove to be safe
and effective in scientific studies with a certain number of patients.
Each patient who participates in a clinical trial provides information on the
effectiveness and risks of the new treatment.