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  1. Types of Radiation Delivery

    Modern external radiotherapy is delivered in many ways, each with advantages and disadvantages.
    • 3-Dimensional Conformal RT
      The tumor is measured in 3-dimensions and a radiation pattern is computed in software and beamed at the tumor by an X-ray emitter that circles the patient, minimizing the radiation to surrounding tissues. The beams can be shaped in real time to match the shape of the tumor in the current direction of treatment. This is an improvement over 2-D X-ray RT where
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    Updated 02-17-2017 at 03:13 PM by ddessert

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  2. Searching for Clinical Trial Results [PubMed]

    PubMed's clinical trials search is really quite fantastic. I wish I'd known about it earlier, it would have saved me a lot of search time over using google scholar, as outlined in a previous posting.

    1) Navigate on over to the PubMed home page. Click on the "Clinical Queries" that I have highlighted below.
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    2) This will bring you to the PubMed Clinical Queries page. Type in the type of cancer. As you type, suggestions will ...
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  3. For Today's Patients

    Time for a little rant about cancer research.

    I would like to see more research devoted towards helping today's cancer patients.

    Not for early detection - we already got it.
    Not for prevention - we already got it.
    Not for a treatment in 10 years - we won't be here.

    For Today's Patients. The ones going through it right now. The ones whose surviving family you'll solicit for money after we're gone.

    I have two very concrete research ...

    Updated 10-15-2015 at 08:44 PM by ddessert

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