Radiation and Your Patient

Deodorant, Antiperspirant Use During Radiation Therapy for Breast Cancer Not Detrimental

Deodorant, Antiperspirant Use During Radiation Therapy for Breast Cancer Not Detrimental

Use of antiperspirant or deodorant does not adversely affect potential for dermal toxicity or surface concentrations of aluminum in the axilla in women undergoing radiation therapy for breast cancer.

Oropharyngeal Mucositis Pain Effectively Relieved With Indomethacin Oral Spray

Oropharyngeal Mucositis Pain Effectively Relieved With Indomethacin Oral Spray

Indomethacin oral spray (IM-OS) is proven to be a safe and effective treatment for oropharyngeal mucositis pain in patients with cancer.

Novel 3D Marker Reduces Radiation, Improves Cosmesis in Breast Conserving Surgery

Novel 3D Marker Reduces Radiation, Improves Cosmesis in Breast Conserving Surgery

Two recent studies examined the benefits of using a 3D bioabsorbable marker to indicate the tumor bed in women with breast cancer who underwent breast conserving surgery (BCS).

Cancer Risk Not Increased by Childhood Exposure to Diagnostic Radiation

Cancer Risk Not Increased by Childhood Exposure to Diagnostic Radiation

Risk of developing cancer as a result of childhood exposure to medical imaging radiation is not increased in children or adults, a new study reports.

Wait Times From Cancer Diagnosis to First Treatment Longer, Negative Impact on Survival

Wait Times From Cancer Diagnosis to First Treatment Longer, Negative Impact on Survival

Data from the National Cancer Database are indicating that wait times from cancer diagnosis to initial treatment were substantially longer over a 5-year period.

Improved Outcomes in Lung Cancer With Hyperfractionated Chemoradiation Therapy

Improved Outcomes in Lung Cancer With Hyperfractionated Chemoradiation Therapy

Twice daily radiation therapy with chemotherapy may improve survival times in patients with some advanced head and neck cancers, a new study confirms.

Pembrolizumab Use With CRT Safe in Locally Advanced HNSCC

Pembrolizumab Use With CRT Safe in Locally Advanced HNSCC

Small study also showed that pembrolizumab does not significant impair radiation or chemotherapy dosing.

Treatment for Breast Cancer in Men Differs From Treatment for Women

Treatment for Breast Cancer in Men Differs From Treatment for Women

Male breast cancer patients are less likely than their female counterparts to receive adjuvant hormone therapy and postlumpectomy radiation.

Videos, Movies Eliminates Need for Anesthesia During Pediatric Radiation Therapy

Videos, Movies Eliminates Need for Anesthesia During Pediatric Radiation Therapy

Pediatric patients are better able to tolerate radiation therapy without anesthesia when video movies are projected on the inside of the machine during treatment.

ESW Technique Improves Nanoparticle Drug Delivery to Solid Tumors with Restricted Blood Flow

ESW Technique Improves Nanoparticle Drug Delivery to Solid Tumors with Restricted Blood Flow

Combining extracorporeal shock wave (ESW) technique with nanoparticle delivery improves treatment of difficult-to-treat solid tumors, such as anaplastic thyroid cancer.

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