Displaying items by tag: department of radiation oncology

Lung cancer patients in rural Alabama now have access to first-in-class stereotactic radiation treatments performed by UAB Medicine physicians.
Anthony Natale shares his unforgettable experience with the Proton International staff and joy for being its 500th patient. 
Alyson Haynes beat breast cancer through her determination and a strong support system at the O’Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center at UAB.
The biodegradable nanovehicles accumulated in human breast cancer tumors in mice after systemic injection, and they inhibited oncogene expression and extended survival of the mice.
Preclinical experiments show how to identify non-responding tumors and improve their response to immunotherapy, using two investigational new drugs that are permitted for human use. Physicians could immediately start investigational research in patients to test the effectiveness of this personalized approach.
Because the beam of photons is so tightly focused, proton therapy has little effect on surrounding healthy tissue, making it especially beneficial for young patients.
Record $95 million Heersink lead gift to advance strategic growth and biomedical innovation.
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Women who had total body irradiation to prepare for blood or marrow transplantation before age 30 had a 4.5-fold increase in their risk of developing breast cancer later in life.
UAB and Proton International open the first proton therapy center for cancer treatment in Alabama.

UAB will launch the Pat and Jean Sullivan Comprehensive Head and Neck Cancer Survivor Care Program in 2020 — the first effort of its kind in the country.

This new, non-invasive way to deliver radiation has helped one Alabama man complete optometry school and launch his new career.
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