Radiation and Your Patient

Proscription on Antiperspirant Use During Radiotherapy: Does the Advice Still Apply?

Proscription on Antiperspirant Use During Radiotherapy: Does the Advice Still Apply?

In a 2-pronged study, researchers determined that antiperspirant/deodorant use is a significant part of quality of life for patients with breast cancer, and the practice does not increase risk of skin reactions in the axilla.

Postoperative Radiotherapy Favorable as Adjuvant Treatment for Thymic Neuroendocrine Tumors

Postoperative Radiotherapy Favorable as Adjuvant Treatment for Thymic Neuroendocrine Tumors

A propensity-score matched analysis was used to determine the effect of surgery and postoperative radiotherapy in patients with TNETs.

Light Use of Topical Skin Treatments Before Radiotherapy Appears Safe

Light Use of Topical Skin Treatments Before Radiotherapy Appears Safe

Radiation dose not impacted with light or moderate use of skin treatments, regardless of beam energy, incidence.

Treatment Strategies and Predicting Prognoses in Elderly Patients With Breast Cancer

Treatment Strategies and Predicting Prognoses in Elderly Patients With Breast Cancer

[Cancer Management and Research] Data from a total of 16,998 patients with breast cancer included in the SEER database were evaluated to determine the prognosis of various treatment options for elderly patients.

Advances in Radiogenomics: A Review

Advances in Radiogenomics: A Review

Researchers are seeking genetic biomarkers that can predict which patients are most likely to suffer radiotoxicities and which can safely undergo intensified radiation treatment regimens.

Lack of Choice Perceived Among Those Treated With RAI for Differentiated Thyroid Cancer

Lack of Choice Perceived Among Those Treated With RAI for Differentiated Thyroid Cancer

Results of a population-based survey, presented at the 2018 ASCO Quality Care Symposium, revealed patients' perceptions regarding choice of treatment of differentiated thyroid cancer (DTC).

Lobectomy vs SBRT: A Comparison of Prognoses and Survival for Early-Stage NSCLC

Lobectomy vs SBRT: A Comparison of Prognoses and Survival for Early-Stage NSCLC

A comparison study demonstrated the difference in survival rates between lobectomy and SBRT for early-stage non-small cell lung cancer.

Late Lower Cranial Neuropathy Worsens Symptom Burden in Oropharyngeal Cancer Survivors

Late Lower Cranial Neuropathy Worsens Symptom Burden in Oropharyngeal Cancer Survivors

Researchers conducted a cross-sectional study to determine the incidence and effect of late lower cranial neuropathies on survivors of oropharyngeal cancers.

Additional Mammography Between Regular Screenings May Improve Breast Cancer Detection

Additional Mammography Between Regular Screenings May Improve Breast Cancer Detection

The MSP in Germany is designed to detect breast cancer during annually scheduled screenings and between the last negative and following screening among survivors.

Long-term Survival Effect of the Interval Between Mastectomy and Radiotherapy in Locally Advanced Breast Cancer

Long-term Survival Effect of the Interval Between Mastectomy and Radiotherapy in Locally Advanced Breast Cancer

[Cancer Management and Research] Retrospective study investigates the effect of radiotherapy on long-term survival in patients who underwent mastectomy for breast cancer at various time intervals.

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