ILROG has issued guidelines on alternative radiation treatment methods to combat limited treatment resources for cancer patients during the COVID-19 pandemic.
ASTRO has taken a lead in advising radiotherapy centers on how to manage staff and patient safety. In this column, ASTRO discusses the changes influenced by the COVID-19 pandemic.
A decade since the first wave of mobile device health apps hit the market there remain few designed specifically for patients who are undergoing radiation therapy for cancer. This review offers some useful tools available for patient education, organization, and coping.
The majority of patients enrolled in this study were unable to receive cisplatin due to an ear-related comorbidity.
These findings have implications for the screening of survivors of childhood or young adult-related cancers that are independent of prior abdominopelvic radiation therapy.
The bell-ringing ceremony at the end of cancer treatment can have very unintended effects on patients, even those who can look forward to a cancer-free life.
Severe acute oral mucositis in patients undergoing radiation therapy for head and neck cancer may be associated with an increased risk of developing trismus.
APBI noninferior to WBI for preventing recurrence but linked to increased late toxicity, adverse cosmesis.
[Breast Cancer: Targets and Therapy] This study compared the technique, process, and outcomes of external beam radiation therapy with those of 3-dimensional conformal radiation therapy, finding that benefits of the APBI technique included fewer side effects and reduced treatment periods.
This review seeks to shed light on a relatively common but poorly understood adverse effect of radiotherapy for primary and metastatic brain or head and neck tumors.