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Parts of eastern Canada to be in direct path of next total

first_imgFREDERICTON – For Canadians who had to watch television to get the best view of Monday’s total solar eclipse, just wait until the next one in seven years when the path of totality crosses parts of central Canada, the Maritimes and Newfoundland.Chris Weadick of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada said he expects many of the people who flocked to the central United States to experience Monday’s event will head to eastern Canada for April 8, 2024.“That shock and awe opportunity of seeing that shadow creeping across the landscape and pass right by you is quite an event and feeling to go through. You can’t really explain it with words, you actually have to experience it,” he said.The path in 2024 will cross the southern tips of Ontario and Quebec, central New Brunswick, western P.E.I. and central Newfoundland.“I can see the opportunity for Canadian groups to get together and promote the event. It will be a great opportunity for tourism,” he said.Catherine Lovekin, an astronomy professor at Mount Allison University in Sackville, N.B., said she expects New Brunswick will draw visitors hoping to avoid the crowds in big cities to the west.“Anyone serious about eclipse chasing will make the venture,” she said.Lovekin said both Monday’s eclipse and the one expected in 2024 are a great opportunity to get children interested in science.There was a long line-up of youngsters and their parents Monday afternoon to get into Science East, a science centre in Fredericton.Stacey Waugh said she thought it was important to bring her four children who had never seen an eclipse before. Her youngest daughter, seven-year-old Josie, was excited to learn that Fredericton will be directly in the path of the one.“That’s cool,” Josie said, as her mother pointed out that she will be 14-years-old.Jennifer Gale, a science educator at Science East, was kept busy sharing eclipse filters with children and adults as the crowd grew. She said she expects there will be larger crowds and greater excitement for the next eclipse.“In seven years when we’re going to be totally in the dark, it will be pretty wild. People will be very excited,” she said.While much of the country had clear, sunny skies to view the partial eclipse Monday, Weadick said the April date for the next one could be a factor.“We all know about April showers,” he said.Weadick said he’ll be watching the forecast, and will be prepared.“I’ll also have the car packed in case I have to head north or south an hour to catch the sun without clouds,” he said.last_img read more

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No more chatting on cell phones while driving in NWT

first_imgAPTN National NewsDrivers in the Northwest Territories will now be breaking the law if they use their cell phones while driving.As of January 1, the territory became the latest jurisdiction to ban the use of hand held devices while driving.Anyone caught using things like a cell phone or an MP3 player while behind the wheel will face $100 fine and lose three demerit points.last_img

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Azerbaijani FM to visit Lanka

Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov will pay official visits to India and Sri Lanka, the Foreign Ministry told Trend news agency on Wednesday.According to the ministry, Mammadyarov will visit India on May 2-5 and Sri Lanka on June 5-8. The minister will hold meetings with representatives of the two countries’ leadership.A wide range of issues relating to the development of bilateral relations in a number of areas will be discussed.

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UN refugee chief hails Latin American efforts to boost refugee protections

“In a worldwide context of restrictive asylum policies and erosion of protection principles, it is encouraging to see that countries in Latin America are committed to uphold high protection standards,” UN High Commissioner for Refugees Ruud Lubbers told a meeting yesterday in Mexico City commemorating the 20th anniversary of the Cartagena Declaration on Refugees.Senior officials from all over Latin America as well as experts and leaders from civil society reaffirmed the relevance and endurance of the Declaration, a landmark document that offered an innovative approach to refugee protection and solutions and broadened the refugee definition applied in the region.They adopted a new plan of action that includes boosting Latin America’s capacity to protect refugees by training key decision makers and developing refugee law and doctrine specific to the region.It confronts two main aspects of the refugee situation in Latin America today – an increasing number of refugees concentrated in urban centres and the large number of Colombians displaced by decades of war in need of protection who remain invisible and vulnerable in the border areas of neighbouring countries.Projects will be developed to help refugees, particularly women, in urban centres to become self-sufficient; to provide documentation, legal status and basic assistance to Colombians in need of protection; and to build regional refugee resettlement programmes mainly for Latin American refugees.”Cartagena’s pragmatic and solution-oriented spirit is as relevant today as it was when adopted in 1984,” Mr. Lubbers said, noting its emphasis on core human rights principles and durable solutions, including local integration, with its recommendations to grant refugees social, economic and cultural rights.”I am convinced that this is one of the most important long-term contributions of Cartagena: recognizing that refugees are human beings with dignity, whose first concern is to attain a level of self-sufficiency and to avoid dependence on hand-outs and humanitarian assistance,” he added. read more

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Middle East tops agenda at talks between UN envoy and Russian foreign

Terje Roed-Larsen, the Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for the implementation of Security Council resolution 1559, which among other things calls for an end to foreign influence in Lebanon, hailed the ongoing national dialogue in Lebanon as a central means of implementing the resolution.“This is a momentous event in Lebanese history: the first ever such dialogue without foreign interference or facilitation. It is guided by the Taif Agreement and the principles of 1559 and offers a historic opportunity,” Mr. Roed-Larsen was quoted as saying of the dialogue, which was begun earlier this month by the Lebanese Speaker of Parliament.Welcoming its initiation on March 2, Secretary-General Kofi Annan said such a national dialogue was a “crucial and timely initiative,” and last month, the UN Security Council said it was needed to make more progress in satisfying resolution 1559.While the withdrawal of Syrian forces and the holding of credible parliamentary elections in May and June 2005 had been accomplished, the Security Council pointed to the need for a dialogue on disbanding militias and reasserting Government control over parts of the volatile country.At today’s discussions, the UN spokesman also said that Mr. Roed-Larsen had thanked the Russians for their facilitation of a private, closed meeting with the Syrian Foreign Minister, Walid Al-Muallem.At the weekend, Mr. Roed-Larsen had reviewed the latest developments in Lebanon and their regional context with French President Jacques Chirac, saying that the national dialogue was “one of the few signs of conflict resolution through peaceful means in the Middle East.”He reiterated the UN’s continued commitment to the full restoration of Lebanon’s sovereignty and political independence, and personally pledged “to work relentlessly with all relevant parties towards this end.” read more

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Ban stresses need for Israeli Palestinian leaders to resume meaningful negotiations

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, in separate conversations with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, stressed the need for the parties to create the conditions conducive to resuming meaningful negotiations, his spokesperson said today.“The Secretary-General strongly encouraged the ongoing efforts towards the resumption of Israeli-Palestinian peace talks, and expressed his hope that they will lead to a substantial peace initiative soon,” Eduardo del Buey told reporters in New York. The spokesperson said that Mr. Ban also discussed the situation on the ground, including in East Jerusalem, during his phone conversations with the leaders over the past two days. “Regarding the recent tensions in East Jerusalem, and more particularly restrictions of access to Muslim and Christian holy sites, the Secretary-General conveyed his concerns to the Israeli authorities, urging Israel to abide by its obligations under international humanitarian law,” said Mr. del Buey. “The Secretary-General stressed to both leaders the importance of respect for the religious freedom of all, and that worshippers of all faiths should have access to their holy sites.”Mr. Ban has repeatedly stated that 2013 will be a critical year for the peace process, and urged both leaders to make a concerted push to salvage the two-State solution. read more

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At UN Tonga shares experiences on preserving marine diversity tackling noncommunicable diseases

“Tonga attaches great importance to Sustainable Development Goal 14 and believes it can be attained through set targets and indicators,” he said, adding that Tonga looked forward to the upcoming UN conference Goal 14 as an opportunity to see where the international community stands on the Organization’s efforts to preserve this precious resource, by, among others, build on existing successful partnerships and stimulate innovative and concrete new partnerships to advance the implementation of the Goal. Regarding the exploitation of biological diversity, he said that regulation of areas beyond national jurisdictions was yet to be realized. In accordance with the 2014 decision of Pacific Island Forum leaders, Tonga supported the ongoing process of preparatory meetings. He went on to say that Tonga pays close attention to the interaction of the ocean with climate matters, noting that it has signed and ratified the Paris Agreement. “We cannot face the challenges of climate change alone,” he emphasized. Calling attention to his country’s “clear and unambiguous” links to international peace and security, he called upon the Special Representative on Climate and Security, as well as the UN Security Council, to raise the issue in the necessary platforms. “Tonga is the third most vulnerable country in the world to the adverse impacts of climate change,” he said, stressing that their seriousness could not be underestimated. Noting that the maintenance of international peace and security would be determined by the issue of disarmament, he said the proliferation of weapons in all their forms not only threatened international peace and security, but demonstrated the sheer waste of financial resources. Those funds might be better spent on international sustainable development initiatives and improving people’s lives, he pointed out. Mr. Pohiva also laid out his country’s efforts to address the spread of non-communicable diseases. In that regard, it partnered with the wider Pacific community to host a special conference on the issue. At that meeting, delegations noted the rampant spread of non-communicable diseases throughout the region and considered actions to put a stop to it. read more

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Mens hockey Ohio State ends home slate with Michigan State

Ohio State senior forward NickSchilkey has his shot blocked aside by Michigan goalie Zach Nagelvort (35) during the Buckeyes’ 1-0 loss on Feb. 25. Credit: Alexa Mavrogianis | Photo EditorOne final series at the Schottenstein Center remains on the 2016-17 schedule for the No. 13 Ohio State men’s hockey team (17-9-6, 8-7-1-1), as the Scarlet and Gray welcome the Michigan State Spartans (6-21-3, 2-12-2-0) to Columbus for two crucial conference clashes.This weekend will mark the second series of the season between the Buckeyes and Spartans. The first series on Feb. 17 and 18 featured two one-goal wins for OSU at Munn Ice Arena in East Lansing, Michigan — 3-2 Friday and 4-3 Saturday — to seal the sweep.Despite those vital victories, Buckeyes coach Steve Rohlik said his team must continue to respect a visiting Michigan State squad — and at this point in the season, this weekend represents two must-win games for his team.“We were fortunate to get out of (East) Lansing there with two wins, and we’ve got to be better this weekend,” Rohlik said. “We want to come out and get a quick start, and hopefully put together a 60-minute game.”Although the Buckeyes left the state of Michigan with six Big Ten points earlier this month, senior forward and captain Nick Schilkey said OSU looked at its previous meetings with the Spartans in order to make adjustments, and will enter the series with a “do or die” mentality.However, Schilkey said the result of this weekend will depend ultimately on the Buckeyes’ effort on the ice.“We watched video this week, and learned what worked well for us, areas they exposed us,” Schilkey said. “We play each team twice, and it’s just like any other second weekend of playing a team in this conference. We watched tape, learn from some things, but at the end of the day, it comes down to us and our work ethic.”Currently, OSU sits in the 15th spot of the PairWise rankings for a possible at-large bid to the NCAA tournament — and have rested on the bubble down the stretch of the season. In light of this, Rohlik said his team is aware of its present situation regarding postseason play, and that the NCAA tournament truly begins for his unit with the first faceoff Friday night.“I think everybody in (the locker room) knows exactly where we’re at, and I think that just jumpstarts our playoffs,” Rohlik said. “We’ve got to start our playoffs earlier than most teams right now, and Friday to me is a playoff hockey game.”Puck drop for the final home series of the season is set for 7 p.m. Friday night, while Saturday’s clash is slated to begin at 8 p.m. read more

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Some 2600 Dublin 15 homes left in the dark following power cut

first_imgAROUND 2,600 homes and businesses in the Blanchardstown-Coolmine area of Dublin are without power tonight.The blackout began shortly before 7pm this evening.A spokesperson for ESB Networks said that crews were out working to fix the problem, and that it was hoped customers would be reconnected tonight.She said it was expected that all homes would have power restored by 10pm.last_img

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Paddy Jackson stars but Ulster fall short of bonus point

first_imgPienaar profited from some indecision in the Montpellier defence on 29 minutes but the French side hit back through Tchale Watchou. Penalties were traded and Mark Anscombe’s men led 17-13 at the break.Pienaar stretched Ulster’s lead on 42 minutes and a fortunate bounce paid dividends for charging prop Afoa as he gathered the ball just inside the Montpellier 22 and steamed over. Pienaar was so close to clinching the bonus point but a video official ruled he had not grounded what would have been a fourth try.Ulster maintained their 100% record in Pool 5 but will rue missing the chance of the extra point ahead of next weekend’s clash with Leicester Tigers.As it happened: Ulster v Montpellier, Heineken CupSean O’Brien in France as contract negotiations drag on ULSTER BEAT MONTPELLIER 27-16 in their Heineken Cup Pool 5 clash thanks to converted tries from Robbie Diack, Ruan Pienaar and John Afoa.Out-half Paddy Jackson left the goal-kicking duties to Pienaar but made a big impact on the game. With 24 minutes on the clock, Jackson found blindside flanker Robbie Diack on the left wing with a perfectly weighted cross-field kick.Diack was up against centre Anthony Tuitavake and showed great strength to hold to centre off and dive over for the score.last_img read more

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Packers Fan Cant Serve Bear Meat at Bar

first_imgWhen it comes to major sporting events there’s really no “wrong” way to celebrate–that is, not until the health department gets called in. Let this little bit of news serve as a lesson to all potentially overzealous sporting fans out there: unless you’re playing, say, the Anaheim Ducks or the Florida Marlins, it’s not recommended that you celebrate by cooking up the mascot of the opposing team.An enthusiastic bar owner in St. Paul, Minnesota announced his plans to support the Green Bay Packers by cooking up an 180 pound black bear and serving it to customers. The state’s health department rejected the plan of Tiffany Sports Lounge owner Blake Montpetit, stating that customers can take photographs next the dead bear on the pig roaster, but they can’t actually eat the thing.The bar was shot by Montpetit’s cousin in Wisconsin during the state’s bear hunting season last fall.last_img read more

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72 DUI arrests in San Diego County on Memorial Day Weekend

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Firefighters extinguish house fire in Margate

first_imgMARGATE, FLA. (WSVN) – Firefighters worked quickly put out a house fire in Margate.Margate Fire Rescue crews responded to the residential fire along the 1100 block of Northwest 62nd Avenue, Saturday morning.The roof of the home received some damage from the flames.No injuries were reported.The cause of the fire remains under investigation.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img

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Hefner to Step Down as Playboy CEO

first_img“Playboy Enterprises Inc. has literally and figuratively been my life and career for more than 30 years,” Hefner said in a statement. “Last month marked my 20th anniversary as CEO; just as this country is embracing change in the form of new leadership, I have decided that now is the time to make changes in my own life as well.”Hefner steps down from the top executive post during a challenging time for Playboy. The company—which eliminated 80 staffers company-wide in October  in a cost-cutting effort—reported a net loss of $10.4 million through the first nine months, compared to a $6 million net income during the same period last year. For the third quarter, the company reported a $5.2 million net loss, down from a gain of $2.6 million during the same period last year.Year-to-date, revenue was down more than 12 percent to $222.3 million. Playboy attributed the overall losses, in part, to a $6.3 million restructuring charge. Excluding the charges, the company reported a net income of $1.1 million. The company said it expects ad revenue in the publishing division to be down 17 percent in the fourth quarter. UPDATE: Playboy Open to Sale Talks Christie Hefner announced today her plans to step down as chairman and CEO of Playboy Enterprises. Hefner will stay on as CEO through January 31, 2009, the company said in a statement. Jerome Kern, a member of its board of directors, will serve as interim chairperson while the company searches for a replacement. last_img read more

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AK Taking a ride with the last dog team left in Utqiaġvik

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Jammu and Kashmir ReservationAmendment bill passed in Lok

first_imgNew Delhi: Lok Sabha on Friday gave its nod to extend President’s Rule in Jammu and Kashmir for another six months beginning July 3, with Home Minister Amit Shah asserting that assembly elections in the state will be held in a democratic, free and fair manner as soon as the Election Commission announces the dates. He also told Lok Sabha that Article 370 of the Constitution which extends special status to Jammu and Kashmir, is “temporary in nature” and “not permanent”. Also Read – National Herald case: Officer bearers of Congress were cheats, Subramanian Swamy tells court Advertise With Us The Lok Sabha also cleared the Jammu and Kashmir Reservation (Amendment) Bill, 2019, to replace an ordinance issued by the previous government. People living along the International Border (IB) in Jammu and Kashmir will get benefits of reservation in direct recruitment, promotion and admission in professional courses on par with those living along the Actual Line of Control (ALoC), according to the bill. Replying to the statutory resolution seeking extension of President’s Rule in the state, and the amendment bill, Shah asserted that the Modi government has ‘zero tolerance’ policy towards terrorism and its ideology is to ensure protection of borders and make the country free of terrorism. Also Read – Dehydrated elephant being given treatment Advertise With Us He said the government has spent Rs 2,307 crore to upgrade security apparatus in the state. Hitting out at the Congress and the then prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru, he said one-third of Jammu and Kashmir is not with India. “Who is responsible,” he asked drawing a sharp reaction from the Congress members. The House witnessed disruptions over Shah naming Nehru. Advertise With Us Continuing his attack on the opposition party, he said so far Article 356 (President’s Rule) was imposed 132 times all over the country, of which the Congress used it 93 times to dismiss state governments. The legislative proposals were the first ones to be piloted by Shah as Home Minister. The Home Minister also said the government withdrew security of 919 people in the state as there was no security threat for them. Shah said people speak against India in Jammu and Kashmir to get security cover. In fact, he said, people who speak for India face the real threat.last_img read more

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Gay former prohockey player Brock McGillis You can play sport and be

first_imgFormer pro-hockey player Brock McGillis wants hockey players to know that it’s okay to come out and be gay. Brock McGillis. | Photo: Instagram eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) GAYSTARNEWS- McGillis played in the Ontario Hockey League (OHL), as well as professionally in the States and Europe. This was about 10 years ago.When he was playing, he said his career suffered because he wasn’t out and it took a toll on him ’emotionally and physically’. So much so that he wouldn’t wish it on his worst enemy.‘It was a nightmare,’ he said in an interview with Edmonton News. ‘I was constantly depressed [and] I was suicidal.’Incredibly moving speech by @brock_mcgillis – “We’re all weirdos, and that’s beautiful” @thehockeyconf #HockeyConf2018 pic.twitter.com/rxIPDUWln4— Alexandra Mountain (@ajrmountain) 6 July 2018So he knew something had to change. He started dating men, but he didn’t tell anyone about it.When he finally got the courage to come and embrace his true self, his confidence came back.center_img Since then, Brock McGillis spends his time being an advocate for change and wants hockey to be more inclusive.Hockey becomes more inclusiveCanadian hockey player Jessica Platt plays for Toronto Furies and came out as transgender earlier this year.In an Instagram post, she said: ‘After a lot of thought I would like to announce that I am transgender.‘I am fortunate enough to be able to live my life as who I am meant to be as well as follow my passion and play the game I love.‘With the support of my family, friends, the CHWL and the Toronto Furies I am able to live my dream while being true to myself. I hope that others will be as fortunate as I am, now and in the future.‘I want people to know you don’t have to quit pursuing your dreams to be the person you were meant to be,’ she said.Just a few months ago, Modern Family’s Eric Stonestreet and Jesse Tyler Ferguson – who play leading gay characters – visited an ice hockey match at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.They had the honor of dropping the puck at the beginning of the match.H/T: Edmonton NewsGot a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… LGBT history will be made at the Rio Olympics, starting with the first same-sex married couple to compete in the gamesOut gay former NFL player: ‘Life is great now’ that I came out10,000 athletes head to Paris for the Gay Games – and here is whyRead the full article on Gaystarnews:  :https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/gay-pro-hockey-player-brock-mcgillis/last_img read more

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Shocking moment mum speeds past police chief constable doing 95mph with her

first_imgGet the biggest Daily stories by emailSubscribeSee our privacy noticeThank you for subscribingSee our privacy noticeCould not subscribe, try again laterInvalid EmailA mum is facing court after allegedly speeding past a police chief at 95mph in a 40mph zone – with her toddler in the back of the car. The former assistant chief constable of Staffordshire, Nick Adderley shared dashcam footage on his Twitter account showing the 21-year-old driver – who had a 17-month-old baby in the back- overtaking his unmarked car in Northamptonshire where he is now the chief constable. A passing colleague who saw Mr Adderley in an unmarked car dealing with the driver of the Volkswagen Golf after she was pulled over has praised him on social media. Read MoreBadly burned dog put down after being doused in acid during ‘sick’ attack   The officer wrote: “Just returning to Northampton from a job in Towcester and spot @NorthantsChief with a vehicle stopped, hi vis on and his pen out. #LeadingByExample #Legend.” He said he posted the video to “highlight the clear decline in standards of driving on our roads and the blatant disregard for the law”. He branded the offence “shocking and unforgivable”. The woman is alleged to have accelerated to more than 100mph on a 50mph stretch of road before being issued with a notice to attend court. Read MoreTop stories on StokeonTrentLive Driver named following fatal collision Dad slams ‘disgusting’ hospital window Follow StokeonTrentLive Download our app  – You can download our free app for iPhone and iPad from Apple’s App Store , or get the Android version from Google Play .  Follow StokeonTrentLive on Facebook –   Like our Facebook page to get the latest news in your feed and join in the lively discussions in the comments. Click here to give it a like! Follow us on Twitter –   For breaking news and the latest stories,  click here to follow SOTLive on Twitter . Follow us on Instagram – Featuring pictures past and present from across Stoke-on-Trent, North Staffordshire & South Cheshire – and if you tag us in your posts, we could repost your picture on our page! We also put the latest news in our Instagram Stories.  Click here to follow StokeonTrentLive on Instagram .center_img Police search for missing woman Punter found hiding in bushes last_img read more

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Age Impacts Posttreatment Mortality for Earlystage Lung Cancer Patients

first_imgNews | Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy (SBRT) | January 24, 2018 Age Impacts Post-treatment Mortality for Early-stage Lung Cancer Patients Study comparing surgery and focused radiation finds both treatments effective, but short-term benefits must be weighed against long-term Following radiation, the bone marrow shows nearly complete loss of blood cells in mice (left). Mice treated with the PTP-sigma inhibitor displayed rapid recovery of blood cells (purple, right). Credit: UCLA Broad Stem Cell Research Center/Nature Communications News | Radiation Therapy | August 16, 2019 Drug Accelerates Blood System’s Recovery After Radiation, Chemotherapy A drug developed by UCLA physician-scientists and chemists speeds up the regeneration of mouse and human blood stem… read more Image courtesy of Henri Becquerel Cancer CenterJanuary 24, 2018  — A University of Colorado Cancer Center study published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology explores mortality in the window following the use of surgery or focused radiation to treat early-stage lung cancer.The study analyzed cases from the National Cancer Database (NCDB) and included 76,623 patients treated with surgery and 8,216 treated with focused radiation therapy. The analysis showed low rates of post-treatment mortality overall – 2.1 percent of patients receiving surgery passed away within 30 days of treatment, compared with 0.7 percent of patients treated with focused radiation. However, the difference in post-treatment mortality between these two treatments widened with age. Among patients older than 80 years, 3.9 percent receiving surgery passed away within this 30-day post-treatment window, compared with 0.9 percent of patients receiving focused radiation.“When examining patients together across all age groups, there was slightly less post-treatment mortality with radiation than with surgery. But in older age groups, the differences became larger and potentially more meaningful for patients who are candidates for both therapies,” said William Stokes, M.D., senior resident at the CU School of Medicine Department of Radiation Oncology and the paper’s first author.National guidelines recommend surgery as the first choice in treating early-stage lung cancer. An emerging treatment option is the use of precisely targeted radiation, sometimes referred to as stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT), to target tumors without surgery. The current analysis suggests that in early-stage lung cancer patients for whom recovery from surgery is predicted to be especially challenging (perhaps due to older age or underlying illnesses), SBRT may be a good option to lower the risk of post-treatment complications.Studies currently underway hope to evaluate the longer-term efficacy of these two treatments – it may be that despite carrying more near-term risk, surgery remains the more effective long-term option.“For patients with early-stage lung cancer who are otherwise healthy and good surgical candidates, lobar resection remains the standard. However, the results of this study may be important to consider when discussing the treatment options for older patients who are thought to have a high risk of surgical complications,” said Chad G. Rusthoven, M.D., assistant professor in radiation oncology at the University of Colorado Cancer Center, the paper’s senior author.In this study, for patients 71-75 years old, surgery carried an additional 1.87 percent risk of mortality over SBRT in the 30 days following treatment; for patients 76-80 years, there was an additional 2.8 percent risk associated with surgery; and for patients greater than 80 years old, surgery carried a 3.03 greater chance than SBRT of mortality in the 30 days after treatment. A similar trend was seen in measurements taken at 90 days following treatment.The finding takes place in the context of an interesting discussion in cancer care. Traditionally, oncology discussions have emphasized patient survival at the five-year landmark after diagnosis – even if the treatment that leads to the highest predicted long-term survival carries greater risk of near-term mortality.However, “priorities can vary widely from patient to patient – some patients may be more concerned about the risk for near-term mortality rather than what happens after five years,” Stokes said.This study, the researchers say, may help to guide the shared decision-making between patients and providers, allowing patients who may be at greater risk of early mortality and/or patients with specific lifespan priorities to make more informed choices between surgery and SBRT to treat early-stage lung cancer.“This analysis of patient outcomes from centers around the country showed low rates of post-treatment mortality with both surgery and radiation, which is very encouraging. Larger differences in post-treatment mortality were observed among older patients, and this information may be helpful to the discussion of treatment options with our patients,” Rusthoven said.For more information: www.ascopubs.org/journal/jco News | Proton Therapy | August 08, 2019 MD Anderson to Expand Proton Therapy Center The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center unveiled plans to expand its Proton Therapy Center during a… read more News | Brachytherapy Systems | August 14, 2019 Efficacy of Isoray’s Cesium Blu Showcased in Recent Studies August 14, 2019 — Isoray announced a trio of studies recently reported at scientific meetings and published in medica read more FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Catalyst PT image courtesy of C-RAD News | Artificial Intelligence | August 13, 2019 Artificial Intelligence Could Yield More Accurate Breast Cancer Diagnoses University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) researchers have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) system that… read more Related Content Images of regions of interest (colored lines) in the white matter skeleton representation. Data from left and right anterior thalamic radiation (ATR) were averaged. Image courtesy of C. Bouziane et al. News | Pediatric Imaging | August 14, 2019 Ultrasound Guidance Improves First-attempt Success in IV Access in Children August 14, 2019 – Children’s veins read more The MD Anderson Proton Therapy Center expansion is expected to be completed in 2023. Rendering courtesy of Stantec. News | Radiation Therapy | August 15, 2019 First Patient Enrolled in World’s Largest Brain Cancer Clinical Trial Henry Ford Cancer Institute is first-in-the-world to enroll a glioblastoma patient in the GBM AGILE Trial (Adaptive… read more Image courtesy of Imago Systems News | Patient Positioning Radiation Therapy | August 15, 2019 Mevion and C-RAD Release Integration for Improved Proton Therapy Treatment Quality Mevion Medical Systems and C-RAD announced the integration between the C-RAD Catalyst PT and the Mevion S250i proton… read more News | Mammography | August 14, 2019 Imago Systems Announces Collaboration With Mayo Clinic for Breast Imaging Image visualization company Imago Systems announced it has signed a know-how license with Mayo Clinic. 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