Radiology

Radiation and Your Patient Radiotherapy and female sexual health

Radiotherapy and female sexual health

It is important that patients are advised early about the effect radiotherapy toxicity can have on their sexual anatomy and overall sexual health.

Issues in Cancer Survivorship Treatment for radiation-induced xerostomia

Treatment for radiation-induced xerostomia

For patients with radiation-induced xerostomia, ALTENS may reduce symptom burden with less side effects than current standard treatment.

Radiation and Your Patient Survivorship care plans: The shift back to primary care

Survivorship care plans: The shift back to primary care

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.

ASCO 2015 Annual Meeting Radiosurgery and Careful Monitoring Combo Recommended for Newly Diagnosed Brain Metastases

Radiosurgery and Careful Monitoring Combo Recommended for Newly Diagnosed Brain Metastases

Radiosurgery and close monitoring is recommended to better preserve cognitive function in newly diagnosed brain metastases.

ASCO 2015 Annual Meeting Combination of mFOLFOX6 and Radiotherapy Yields Higher pCR in Rectal Cancer

Combination of mFOLFOX6 and Radiotherapy Yields Higher pCR in Rectal Cancer

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

ASCO 2015 Annual Meeting Optimal Sequencing for Chemotherapy and Radium 223 for Prostate Cancer Under Debate

Optimal Sequencing for Chemotherapy and Radium 223 for Prostate Cancer Under Debate

When is chemotherapy or radium 223 the optimal treatment for men with advanced prostate cancer?

Radiation and Your Patient Identifying biomarkers for radiation pneumonitis

Identifying biomarkers for radiation pneumonitis

Interstitial lung disease appears to be a risk factor for radiation pneumonitis, a potentially life-threatening adverse effect of radiotherapy to the chest and thorax.

Publishers Alliance Minimizing second cancer risk following radiotherapy: current perspectives

Minimizing second cancer risk following radiotherapy: current perspectives

[Cancer Management and Research] Secondary cancer risk following radiotherapy is an increasingly important topic in clinical oncology with impact on treatment decision making and on patient management.

Radiation and Your Patient Using genomic correlates of radiotoxicity to predict patient outcomes

Using genomic correlates of radiotoxicity to predict patient outcomes

Radiogenomics is maturing into a predictor of patients' likelihood of experiencing radiotoxicities and late radiation effects.

Radiation and Your Patient Monitoring psychosocial function in radiotherapy

Monitoring psychosocial function in radiotherapy

Psychosocial decline occurs in an estimated one-third of patients undergoing radiotherapy for cancer. These declines may sometimes be ameliorated by vigilant recognition of the need to refer patients for psychosocial support interventions.

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

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.

Regional node irradiation in breast cancer improves overall survival

The effect of irradiation of regional nodes in patients with stage I, II, or III breast cancer on overall survival is very limited, according to a study.

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.

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

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.

New procedure tested to relieve pain from cancer that has spread to spine

A new study is testing a new combination treatment that uses directly applied radiation to ease the pain from cancer that has spread to the spine.

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

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.

Discovery could improve effectiveness of radiotherapy in a wide range of cancers

Administering AKT inhibitors in combination with radiotherapy could bolster its effectiveness across a wide range of cancers, according to a study.

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