Happy Birthday To Us!
March 2012 marks OncoLink's 18th year on the web. How time flies! Did you know OncoLink was the first cancer information site on the Internet? We strive to provide up to date, practical cancer information for patients, their family and friends and healthcare providers. Read more about our history and mission in this blog by OncoLink's Founding Editor, Joel Goldwein, MD!
Do you have questions about safety while receiving chemotherapy? That is not uncommon; when you see your nurse donning protective garb to administer chemotherapy, you may wonder about your own safety or that of your family. For instance, is it safe for the grandkids to share your bathroom? Is it safe to kiss or have sex with your partner? These and other common questions are addressed in the new Home Safety for Patients Receiving Chemotherapy article.
Proton Therapy In The News
A recent study, attempting to compare the effectiveness of multiple types of radiation therapies for prostate cancer (traditional, IMRT, protons), was presented at the annual GU Cancer Symposium, which includes national and international prostate cancer experts from multiple disciplines, such as Urology, Medical Oncology, and Radiation Oncology. The findings, particularly related to proton therapy, received significant media attention. Here, we provide an in-depth editorial review of the presentation including the reported findings, limitations of the study, and scientific implications for future research and treatment.
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