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Chemotherapy is used to treat all lung cancer patients. Yet many would not need such invasive treatment if diagnosis of the risk of recurrence were more refined. A new technology could change all that. (Shutterstock)

Lung cancer: Predicting which patients are at high risk of recurrence to improve outcomes

Treatment for lung cancer patients is the same for everyone, regardless of the risk of recurrence. The use of a new technology could refine diagnosis.
A proton therapy treatment room at a facility in Prague, Czech Republic. Canada lags behind other countries in providing this treatment. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)

Proton beam therapy: A modern treatment for cancer, but not in Canada (yet)

Proton beam therapy is a precise form of radiation that can reduce the side-effects of cancer treatment. It is available around the world, but not in Canada.
Advances in radiotherapy involve combining new technologies with clinical expertise. Kateryna Kon/Science Photo Library via Getty Images

Radiation therapy takes advantage of cancer’s poor DNA repair abilities – an oncologist and physicist explain how

Radiotherapy takes many forms: from directing powerful high-energy beams toward specific areas of the body to placing radioactive seeds right next to tumors.
Social inequality in healthcare access is set to be exacerbated both by the rise of new technologies, which not everyone will be able to enjoy, and climate change. Shutterstock France

The future of medicine: 50-year forecast offers hope for HIV and cancer patients and predicts climate change to increasingly set agenda

Climate change, inequality, the evolution of knowledge… Experts have been surveyed, and a consensus is emerging on what to expect from the effects of these factors in the medical field.

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