Gabapentin an Effective Alternative to Opioids for Cancer Patients Receiving Radiation, Roswell Park Team Shows
Higher doses of prophylactic gabapentin can delay, reduce or eliminate pain in patients with head and neck cancer
Using 3D Technology to Improve Patient Care
Equipped with FDA-approved software, a tablet computer and a pen, doctors at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center can transform a flat CT image of a tumor and the area around it into a computerized 3D image that can be rotated or flipped ...
The Benefits of Single Fraction Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy (SBRT)
Recent research at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center led by Anurag Singh, MD, Director of Radiation Research, has shown that for patients with peripherally located lung cancer, one treatment of stereotactic body radiation therapy ...
Dealing with the Side Effects of Pelvic Radiation
Leayn Flaherty, PA, discusses common malignancies treated with pelvic radiotherapy, common side effects of pelvic radiation, and diet and lifestyle modifications that impact treatment tolerance.
Pelvic Irradiation: A Dosimetrist’s Perspective
Lee Culp, MS, CMD, RT(T), provides and dosimetrist's perspective on pelvic irradiation. The Dosimetry portion of the Pelvis Irradiation Symposium will focus on planning various sites within the Pelvis. We will highlight planning tips and ...
Radiation of the Pelvis: The Radiation Therapist’s Perspective
Patricia M. Chapin, RTT, shares patient setup and immobilization methods for radiation treatment to the pelvic region. This session will increase the attendee’s ability to think outside the box during simulation, how patient positioning ...
Gamma Knife Center - Saving Brains by Changing Minds
For more than two decades, Dheerendra Prasad, MD, MCh, FACRO, has led Roswell Park’s Gamma Knife radiosurgery program, successfully treating more than 7,000 patients with this non-invasive, technologically advanced option for those with ...
Financial Worries Worsen Survival for Cancer Patients, Study Finds
Following up on a study from Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center that showed how chronic stress affects immune systems, Anurag Singh, MD, began studying whether financial worries worsen survival for cancer patients.
Care Strategies Championed by Roswell Park Radiation Oncologist Adopted in International Treatment Guides
Two care strategies championed by Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center radiation oncologist Anurag Singh, MD, have been adopted as recommendations in major healthcare guidelines.
Chronic Stress Can Impact Response to Radiation Therapy for Cancer, Roswell Park Study Suggests
Radiation is one of the oldest and most common therapies for cancer, and typically is delivered locally, or to specific targeted sites in the body. While it has long been thought that locally-delivered radiation therapy typically does ...
Alternative Pain-Control Strategy Reduces Need for Opioids in Patients with Head and Neck Cancer
With nearly all patients who undergo treatment for cancers of the head and neck experiencing oral mucositis, or painful mouth sores, effective pain control is one of the main goals of physicians and care teams.
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