Radiation

12 Articles

Dr. Michael Chuong
Research
June 30, 2022 • 6 Min

Ablative SMART Radiotherapy Could Be Beneficial for Advanced Pancreatic Cancer

Dr. Michael Chuong explains the advantages of radiation treatment with an MRI-guided system for pancreatic cancer patients.

Cancer cells in green and blue
Research
February 25, 2021 • 2 Min

Adding Focused Radiation to Standard Pancreatic Cancer Treatment

Researchers are using IORT–intraoperative radiation therapy–to treat pancreatic cancer that cannot be surgically removed.

microscope image of crystals
Research
January 7, 2020 • 5 Min

New Guidelines on the Use of Radiation for Pancreatic Cancer Treatment

New clinical guidelines from the American Society for Radiation Oncology will help clarify the best uses of radiation treatment for pancreatic cancer.

Dr. Yaacov Lawrence
Research
November 25, 2019 • 7 Min

For Pancreatic Cancer Patients, Pain Control Through Targeted Radiotherapy

Dr. Yaacov Lawrence is using celiac plexus radiotherapy in a clinical trials to target a source of pain for pancreatic cancer patients.

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Research
November 15, 2019 • 2 Min

Precision Radiotherapy to Make Pancreatic Tumors Removable

A clinical trial tests a precision radiation technique called intensity-modulated radiation therapy against locally advanced pancreatic cancer.

Julie Sutcliffe in her lab
Research
October 4, 2019 • 5 Min

Harnessing the Power of Radionuclide Therapy

Julie Sutcliffe is working with targeted radionuclide therapy to go after pancreatic cancer cells that have spread beyond the pancreas.

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Research
August 6, 2019 • 2 Min

Comparing Two Types of Radiotherapy for Pancreatic Tumors that Cannot Be Surgically Removed

Researchers are comparing standard radiotherapy treatment with a newer type of radiation that uses heavy ions, for nonsurgical pancreatic cancer patients.

MRI Guided radiation viewray machine
Research
February 28, 2019 • 5 Min

MRI-Guided Radiation: A New Option for Pancreatic Cancer Treatment

Dr. Parag Parikh and others are using MRI-guided radiation to provide precision radiation treatment for pancreatic cancer.

Tiny beams of X-ray radiation are generated using an array of carbon nanotube X-ray sources to deliver tumor-killing radiation, while preserving normal tissue; this micrograph shows a 250 micron wide section of tissue damage.
Research
May 31, 2018 • 2 Min

Finding the Best Dose of Radiation and an Experimental Drug

A clinical trial looks for the best dose of an experimental drug to combat the mouth sores that are a side effect of stereotactic body radiation therapy.

Dr. Joseph Herman
Research
June 7, 2017 • 5 Min

Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy (SBRT) for Select Pancreatic Cancer Patients

Stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) is increasingly being used to treat locally advanced pancreatic cancer, and make it surgically removable.

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Research
November 28, 2016 • 2 Min

Testing the Effectiveness of Radiation and Standard Treatment

A clinical trial compares FOLFIRINOX plus stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) with just FOLFIRINOX for pancreatic cancer that has spread locally.

A confocal microscopy image of a fibroblast showing the football-shaped nucleus (blue), dots of mitochondria (red), and wispy strands of the actin cytoskeleton (green), all against a black background
Research
September 27, 2016 • 2 Min

High-Dose Focused Radiation after Surgical Removal of Pancreatic Tumors

A clinical trial looks at the effectiveness of stereotactic body radiation therapy in killing cancer cells in the margins after pancreatic tumor removal.