Radiation and Your Patient

Evolving Role of Radiation Therapy in the Treatment of Mesothelioma

Evolving Role of Radiation Therapy in the Treatment of Mesothelioma

Research into the potential of radiation therapy in the management of mesothelioma may improve the prognosis, and possibly extend progression-free survival, for patients with this incurable cancer.

Does Better Breast Imaging Lead to Improved Outcomes or Increased Overdiagnosis?

Does Better Breast Imaging Lead to Improved Outcomes or Increased Overdiagnosis?

Advances in breast imaging such as DBT offer better, clearer images of breast tissue that can identify even low-grade DCIS tumors. But will more sensitive imaging lead to improved outcomes or increased overtreatment?

Advances in Prevention, Treatment of RT-Associated Radiodermatitis Hold Promise

Advances in Prevention, Treatment of RT-Associated Radiodermatitis Hold Promise

This review of radiodermatitis, a common adverse effect of radiation therapy, discusses preventive and treatment options available that reduce and/or minimize symptoms of the condition.

Cost vs Benefits: The Controversy Over Proton Beam Radiotherapy

Cost vs Benefits: The Controversy Over Proton Beam Radiotherapy

At $225 million per system, the precision of proton beam radiotherapy is not necessarily overshadowing its high costs. Yet ongoing studies seek to determine how this technology fits into current treatment regimens for prostate, breast, and other cancers.

Patient Expectations at Odds With Actual Outcomes for Radiotherapy in Breast Cancer

Patient Expectations at Odds With Actual Outcomes for Radiotherapy in Breast Cancer

Researchers present the results of a survey of patients with breast cancer who underwent radiation therapy to assess the difference between their pretreatment expectations and their actual experience.

5-Year Overall Survival in Endometrial Cancer Not Improved With Chemoradiotherapy

5-Year Overall Survival in Endometrial Cancer Not Improved With Chemoradiotherapy

A report from a phase 3 study on the 5-year failure-free survival of women with endometrial cancer treated with radiation therapy alone vs chemoradiotherapy plus adjuvant chemotherapy.

Adjuvant Radiotherapy Found Superior to Early-Salvage RT in Prostate Cancer

Adjuvant Radiotherapy Found Superior to Early-Salvage RT in Prostate Cancer

Propensity score-matched study compared adjuvant radiotherapy with surveillance and early-salvage radiotherapy after prostatectomy in men with prostate cancer.

Blueberry Extract May Boost Efficacy of Radiotherapy for Cervical Cancer

Blueberry Extract May Boost Efficacy of Radiotherapy for Cervical Cancer

In an effort to find alternatives to cisplatin as a radiation sensitizer, due to its dose-dependent toxicity and resistance, researchers are exploring food-based options such as blueberry extract.

Incorporating Cardiac Care in the Oncology Setting

Incorporating Cardiac Care in the Oncology Setting

Cardio-oncology is an emerging interdisciplinary practice poised to address care patients who need concurrent cancer and cardiovascular disease therapies as well as the late effects of cancer and cancer treatments.

Efficacy of Curcumin in Reducing Radiation Dermatitis Severity Assessed

Efficacy of Curcumin in Reducing Radiation Dermatitis Severity Assessed

A phase 2, randomized study investigated the effectiveness of oral curcumin, a component of turmeric, in reducing radiation dermatitis severity in patients undergoing radiation therapy for breast cancer.

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