Radiation and Your Patient

Mapping Tumor Position During Lung Function Improves Radiation Therapy for Lung Cancer

Mapping Tumor Position During Lung Function Improves Radiation Therapy for Lung Cancer

A new clinical trial aims to apply advanced image analysis techniques to 4D CT scans. Already a standard step in targeting lung cancer radiotherapy, the trial seeks to use the scans map areas of lung function without additional testing.

Concomitant Letrozole With Adjuvant Breast Radiotherapy Safe

With long-term follow-up, letrozole can be safely administered concomitantly with adjuvant breast radiotherapy in postmenopausal patients with stage 1 to 2 breast cancer.

Innovative Radiotherapy Controls Late Effects in Hodgkin Lymphoma in Pediatric and AYA Patients

Innovative Radiotherapy Controls Late Effects in Hodgkin Lymphoma in Pediatric and AYA Patients

Radiotherapy is the most effective single modality for local control of Hodgkin lymphoma. Involved site radiotherapy is a recent innovation intended to reduce the risk of late effects—an urgent goal, particularly for adolescent and young adult patients.

Using the Immune System to Improve the Efficacy of Radiation Therapy

Using the Immune System to Improve the Efficacy of Radiation Therapy

A healthy immune system may be the key to effective radiation therapy for cancer patients.

Breast Cancer Screening Improves Among Low-income Women in Medicaid Expansion States

Low-income women in Medicaid expansion states in the United States are more likely to undergo breast cancer screening than those in nonexpansion states, according to a study presented at RSNA 2015.

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.

Oral Mucositis: The Bane of Head and Neck Radiotherapy

Oral Mucositis: The Bane of Head and Neck Radiotherapy

Guidelines and novel approaches are helping clinicians to more effectively manage this debilitating side effect of radiation treatment for cancer.

Effects of glioblastoma treatments on healthy brain tissue continues after treatment is completed

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

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.

Genetic test is first to predict sensitivity of colon cancer metastases to radiation therapy

The first test that analyzes the sensitivity of tumors to radiation therapy has been developed.

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