Radiation and Your Patient
American College of Radiology (ACR) Releases Updated Appropriateness Criteria, Including 3 New Criteria
American College of Radiology updated its Appropriateness Criteria for 19 topics, including 3 new criteria. These guidelines assist clinicians in the most efficacious use of radiology.
Guidelines and novel approaches are helping clinicians to more effectively manage this debilitating side effect of radiation treatment for cancer.
The first study to examine the effects of combined radiation and chemotherapy on the healthy brain tissue of glioblastoma patients has revealed specific structural brain changes.
Variation in Medicare reimbursement for radiation therapy not attributed to patient or cancer characteristics
Differences in radiation therapy costs for Medicare patients often have little to do with patient specifics, researchers found.
The first test that analyzes the sensitivity of tumors to radiation therapy has been developed.
Two studies show benefits for hypofractionated versus conventionally fractionated whole-breast irradiation.
It is important that patients are advised early about the effect radiotherapy toxicity can have on their sexual anatomy and overall sexual health.
For patients with radiation-induced xerostomia, ALTENS may reduce symptom burden with less side effects than current standard treatment.
New templates from the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) will augment successful cancer survivorship care planning. But a stronger effort toward implementation is still needed.
Women with luminal A subtype breast cancer, especially those older than 60 years, may not need radiation treatment if they are already taking hormone therapy.
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- International Study Charts Genetic Trajectory for Melanoma
- Risk of Several Autoimmune Diseases Increased in Childhood Cancer Survivors
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