Radiation and Your Patient

Journaling Improves Adherence to Skin Self-Care During Radiation Therapy for Breast Cancer

Journaling Improves Adherence to Skin Self-Care During Radiation Therapy for Breast Cancer

Weekly journaling with oncology nurse review ensures adherence to skin self-care in women undergoing radiation therapy for breast cancer.

Education and Coaching Are Necessary to Treat Oropharyngeal Cancers After Chemoradiotherapy

Education and Coaching Are Necessary to Treat Oropharyngeal Cancers After Chemoradiotherapy

A literature review noted improvements in quality of life after patients were coached and educated following radiotherapy for HPV-associated oropharyngeal cancers.

Radiation Protocol Deviations Linked to Worse Outcomes in Pediatric Brain Malignancy

Radiation Protocol Deviations Linked to Worse Outcomes in Pediatric Brain Malignancy

Deviation from radiation treatment protocol in young children being treated for brain neoplasms was associated with decreased overall survival.

ASCO, Cancer Care Ontario Update Recommendations on Brachytherapy in Prostate Cancer

ASCO, Cancer Care Ontario Update Recommendations on Brachytherapy in Prostate Cancer

ASCO and Cancer Care Ontario issued a joint update to guidelines for brachytherapy for prostate cancer that take into account new evidence.

Benefits of Radiation Therapy Undone by Smoking in Some Breast Cancer Patients

Benefits of Radiation Therapy Undone by Smoking in Some Breast Cancer Patients

Absolute risks from radiation therapy for women with breast cancer who continue to smoke could exceed the absolute benefit of the therapy.

High-Dose Vitamin C Infusions Increase Cancer Cell Sensitivity to Chemotherapy, Radiation

High-Dose Vitamin C Infusions Increase Cancer Cell Sensitivity to Chemotherapy, Radiation

Regular infusions of high doses of vitamin C safely increased cancer cell sensitivity to treatment in patients with brain and lung cancers.

VERT Program Eases Patient Anxiety, Improves Understanding of Treatment for Prostate Cancer

VERT Program Eases Patient Anxiety, Improves Understanding of Treatment for Prostate Cancer

Virtual Environment Radiotherapy (VERT) program eases anxiety and improves understanding of radiation therapy for patients with prostate cancer.

Updated ASTRO Guideline Bolsters Safety, Efficacy of Palliative RT for Bone Metastases

Updated ASTRO Guideline Bolsters Safety, Efficacy of Palliative RT for Bone Metastases

Palliative radiotherapy for bone metastases is safe, effective — but controversy persists for single-fraction treatment.

Little Difference in QoL Between Various Treatments, Active Surveillance in Prostate Cancer

Little Difference in QoL Between Various Treatments, Active Surveillance in Prostate Cancer

QoL after radical prostatectomy, EBRT, or brachytherapy vs active surveillance for prostate cancer are similar.

Hypofractionated RT, Conventional RT Comparable in Intermediate-Risk Prostate Cancer

Hypofractionated RT, Conventional RT Comparable in Intermediate-Risk Prostate Cancer

Hypofractionated regimen of precision radiotherapy was not inferior to conventional RT in patients with intermediate-risk prostate cancer.

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