Study Confirms Stereotactic Ablative Radiotherapy Effectiveness for Early-Stage Lung Cancer

According to research from a phase III randomized international study from The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, patients with operable stage I non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) could achieve better overall survival rates if treated with stereotactic ablative radiotherapy (SABR), also known as stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT), rather than the current standard of care of invasive surgery.

Explaining Oligometastases and SBRT Benefits

According to a study presented at the 56th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO), stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) offers unique benefits to patients with advanced oligometastatic lung cancer.

Research Study: Cancer Causing Chemicals in Smokeless Tobacco Products

A recent study has found that higher levels of cancer-causing chemicals in smokeless tobacco products leads to greater exposure to various carcinogens.

National Women’s Health Week: 2015 ACS Women’s Cancer Statistics

The 16th annual National Women’s Health Week is celebrated May 10-16, with the goal of empowering women to make their health a priority. This week also serves as a time to help inform women of critical steps they can take to improve their health.

Diagnosing Lung Cancer

Diagnosing lung cancer at an early stage when it is most treatable remains a focus for doctors and other healthcare providers. Arriving at a lung cancer diagnosis is different for each patient. Read more about approaches to diagnosing lung cancer.

Research Study: Early Detection with Head, Neck and Lung Cancer Screenings

The University of Pittsburgh recently released a study showing that screening for head and neck cancer in addition to lung cancer for eligible candidates could improve early detection and survival rates.

Cancer Prevention Month: Lung Cancer Screening Programs on the Rise

February is honored as National Cancer Prevention Month, a period focused on understanding the best methods to prevent cancer, such as adopting a healthy lifestyle and considering cancer screenings.

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Announce Coverage for Low Dose Computed Tomography Lung Cancer Screenings

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently announced that screenings for lung cancer with low dose computed tomography (LDCT) will now be covered by Medicare. The coverage is effective immediately.

Lung Cancer Awareness Month: Pairing Chemotherapy and SBRT

November is honored as Lung Cancer Awareness Month, a national campaign dedicated to raising awareness and funds for lung cancer research. At Illinois CyberKnife, our center is honoring this month by increasing understanding of the latest lung cancer treatment options.

Metastatic Breast Cancer: CyberKnife for Brain and Lung Lesions

The American Cancer Society estimates 9,230 cases of breast cancer will be diagnosed in Illinois this year, some of which may also be facing the spread of the disease to other organs. Patients with metastatic breast cancer often require a secondary or adjuvant treatment option for tumors that have spread to other parts of the body, which are most commonly the brain or lung. In these cases, stereotactic radiosurgery can be prescribed in tandem with other breast cancer treatment methods like chemotherapy to reduce side effects and overall treatment time.