Radiation

Early Post-op RT Linked to Worse Functional Outcomes in Prostate Cancer

Early Post-op RT Linked to Worse Functional Outcomes in Prostate Cancer

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Radiotherapy administered postoperatively within 1 year of radical prostatectomy was associated with worse functional outcomes compared with radiotherapy administered 1 year or more after surgery.

Chemotherapy and Radiation Prior to Surgery Improves Outcomes in Patients With Pancreatic Cancer

Chemotherapy and Radiation Prior to Surgery Improves Outcomes in Patients With Pancreatic Cancer

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Despite the increased risk, patients whose pancreatic cancer tumor has grown to encompass critical blood vessels can be candidates for surgery. Data on efforts to fine-tune a protocol for these patients were presented at the SSAT 57th Annual Meeting.

Radioactive Iodine Treatment Affects Fertility in Women With Thyroid Cancer

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In women of reproductive age who have thyroid cancer, their remaining egg supply is affected by radioactive iodine treatment, potentially reducing their fertility.

Higher Treatment Volumes at Radiation Facilities Lead to Improved Overall Survival in Prostate Cancer

Higher Treatment Volumes at Radiation Facilities Lead to Improved Overall Survival in Prostate Cancer

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Among men with aggressive prostate cancer, overall survival (OS) rates improve when they receive radiation treatment at facilities that frequently perform the treatment.

No Survival Advantage Seen With Induction Chemotherapy vs Chemoradiation in Head and Neck Cancer

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Survival rates are not increased and the likelihood of receiving a full course of radiation is decreased for patients with locally advanced head and neck cancer who receive IC rather than the standard treatment of CRT.

HPV Status Affects Conversion of Cancer Cells to Cancer Stem Cells in Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma

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Radiation treatment can transform head and neck cancer cells that survive the treatment into cancer stem cells that are resistant to radiation therapy, and this transformation is more prevalent when the cancer is HPV-negative.

Proton Beam Therapy Treats Childhood Brain Cancer as Effectively as Standard Radiation

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Treating medulloblastoma with proton beam therapy results in survival rates in line with other proton therapies, according to recent study data.

Novel Paste Prevents Adverse Skin Effects from Radiotherapy for Cancer

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An antiscarring paste halted the fibrosis caused by the radiation used in cancer therapy when applied to the skin of mice, according to early findings of a recent study.

Triple Therapy Shows Promise in Treatment Resistant Subtype of Lung Cancer

Triple Therapy Shows Promise in Treatment Resistant Subtype of Lung Cancer

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Lung cancers with KRAS-related gene mutations might benefit from a triple therapy regimen of 2 experimental drugs plus radiation therapy.

Ten-year Overall Survival Is Higher After Breast-conserving Therapy Compared With Mastectomy in Early Stage Breast Cancer

Ten-year Overall Survival Is Higher After Breast-conserving Therapy Compared With Mastectomy in Early Stage Breast Cancer

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Breast-conserving surgery with radiation therapy (BCT) demonstrated improved 10-year overall survival in patients with early stage breast cancer compared with mastectomy without radiation therapy, according to data presented at the 2015 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium.

Researchers Quantify Extent of Late Effects of Hodgkin Lymphoma Treatment

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Researchers showed that an increased risk of cardiovascular disease is quantified at specific dose levels of radiation as well as anthracycline exposure.

Radiotherapeutic Bandage Shows Potential as Treatment for Skin Cancer

Radiotherapeutic Bandage Shows Potential as Treatment for Skin Cancer

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A radiotherapeutic bandage is being evaluated by researchers for efficacy against squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) in an animal model. Their results could confirm the viability of a new and improved strategy for the radiotherapeutic treatment of skin cancer in the clinic.

Study Reveals Wide Variation in Costs of Radiation Treatments for Low-Risk Prostate Cancer

Study Reveals Wide Variation in Costs of Radiation Treatments for Low-Risk Prostate Cancer

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The cost of treatment for low-risk prostate cancer varies widely. A new study examined the cost of care from when a patient checks in for his first appointment through his posttreatment follow-up testing via the use of time-driven activity-based costing.

Studies Demonstrate Clinical Advantages of Proton Therapy

Studies Demonstrate Clinical Advantages of Proton Therapy

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The search for evidence to support the growing use of proton therapy for more cancers continues to uncover valuable findings. New data from clinical trials demonstrate the potential advantages of proton therapy over conventional radiation for pancreatic cancer, late-stage non-small cell lung cancer, chordoma, and chondrosarcoma.

Radon and Cancer (Fact Sheet)

Radon and Cancer (Fact Sheet)

This fact sheet defines radon and reviews radon-related cancer risks.

Adding regional nodal irradiation to whole-breast irradiation reduces breast cancer recurrence

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Radiation to the lymph nodes as well as the standard treatment of whole-breast irradiation after breast-conserving surgery does not confer an overall survival benefit.

PET-adapted treatment improves outcomes for patients with stage I/II Hodgkin lymphoma

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Early FDG-PET adapted treatment improves the outcome of early FDG-PET-positive patients with stages I/II Hodgkin lymphoma, according to the results of a randomized trial.

Hypofractionated breast irradiation linked to lower toxicity

Hypofractionated breast irradiation linked to lower toxicity

Two studies show benefits for hypofractionated versus conventionally fractionated whole-breast irradiation.

Dose-escalated radiation does not benefit patients with low-risk prostate cancer

Dose-escalated radiation does not benefit patients with low-risk prostate cancer

Higher radiation dose is associated with improved survival rates among men with medium- and high-risk prostate cancer.

Partial versus entire breast radiation does not increase recurrence

Partial versus entire breast radiation does not increase recurrence

Women diagnosed with breast cancer and treated with a one-week regimen of partial breast radiation after tumor removal saw no increase in cancer recurrence or difference in cosmetic outcomes.

Multimodality treatment for metastatic lung cancer with surgery may improve survival

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Patients with an advanced form of metastatic non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) may benefit from surgical resection of all or part of the lung if combined with chemotherapy and radiation therapy.

Proton therapy for esophageal cancer has fewer side effects than older radiation therapies

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New research indicates that treating patients with esophageal cancer with proton therapy produces fewer toxic side effects than utilizing older radiation therapies.

Combination of mFOLFOX6 and Radiotherapy Yields Higher pCR in Rectal Cancer

Combination of mFOLFOX6 and Radiotherapy Yields Higher pCR in Rectal Cancer

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mFOLFOX6 administered concurrently with radiation therapy resulted in a higher pathological complete response in rectal cancer.

Certain treatments for childhood cancer may increase obesity risk later in life

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Cancer treatments in early life can lead to obesity in later years, and counseling and weight loss interventions for certain childhood cancer survivors are important.

Treatment factors examined that are associated with improved survival in oral cavity cancer

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Neck dissection of lymph nodes and treatment at academic or research institutions are both associated with improved survival for patients with stages I and II oral cavity squamous cell cancer, according to recent research.

Moderate exercise may make cancer treatments more effective

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Moderate exercise on a regular basis enhances tumor oxygenation, which may in turn improve treatment efficacy for cancer patients.

Combined brachytherapy techniques should be benchmark for cervical cancer treatment

An investigation on the late side effects of a combination of two forms of brachytherapy to treat cervical cancer has revealed that the technique delivers higher radiation doses to the tumor without additional treatment-related complications afterwards.

Brachytherapy improves survival for inoperable early stage endometrial cancer

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Brachytherapy, with or without external beam radiation, can improve survival in women with inoperable, early stage endometrial cancer.

Multidimensional Approach Promotes Adherence, Decreases Severity of Radiation Dermatitis

Multidimensional Approach Promotes Adherence, Decreases Severity of Radiation Dermatitis

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Three weeks after a multidimensional intervention, 90% of patients with head and neck cancer undergoing radiation reported full adherence.

Sweeping prostate cancer review upends widely held belief on radiation after surgery

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Two studies do not show protective effect of delayed radiation compared to earlier radiation for prostate cancer.

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