Radiation Therapy

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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

Antioxidant Interaction With Cancer Therapy

Antioxidant Interaction With Cancer Therapy

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What is the concern with antioxidants and chemotherapy or radiation?

Cancer Risk Assessment in Modern Radiotherapy Workflow With Medical Big Data

Cancer Risk Assessment in Modern Radiotherapy Workflow With Medical Big Data

[Cancer Management and Research] A review of the background and current challenges in 4 key areas of radiotherapy are presented, plus potential future options for creating safe and effective strategies in radiotherapy.

Involved-Field Radiotherapy Plus Chemotherapy Prolonged PFS in Follicular Lymphoma

Involved-Field Radiotherapy Plus Chemotherapy Prolonged PFS in Follicular Lymphoma

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Although involved-field radiotherapy (IFRT) has a high level of disease control in patients with follicular lymphoma, relapse frequently occurs; therefore, researchers sought to determine if adding chemotherapy would improve progression-free survival.

Radiation-Induced Esophagitis: A Common, Debilitating Clinical Challenge in Thoracic Radiotherapy

Radiation-Induced Esophagitis: A Common, Debilitating Clinical Challenge in Thoracic Radiotherapy

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A review of current options and ongoing trials for managing ARIE, a common esophageal adverse effect caused by radiotherapy to the thoracic region for lung, breast, or head and neck cancers, or lymphoma.

Walking Program Improved Physical Function, But Not Fatigue, After RT for Breast Cancer

Walking Program Improved Physical Function, But Not Fatigue, After RT for Breast Cancer

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In a multicenter phase 2 study, the Walk With Ease program was evaluated for its effectiveness in reducing radiotherapy-associated fatigue vs usual care in older patients with breast cancer. Results were presented at 2018 ASCO Annual Meeting.

Multimodal Follow-up Improved Postradiotherapy Sexual Health in Lower GI, Gynecologic Cancers

Multimodal Follow-up Improved Postradiotherapy Sexual Health in Lower GI, Gynecologic Cancers

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Researchers sought to determine the effectiveness of a multimodal continuity of care program for women receiving radiation therapy for gynecologic or lower GI cancers. Their findings were presented at the 2018 ONS Annual Congress.

Reflexology, Aromatherapy May Reduce Pain, Anxiety of Brachytherapy for Cervical Cancer

Reflexology, Aromatherapy May Reduce Pain, Anxiety of Brachytherapy for Cervical Cancer

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A study presented at the 2018 ONS Annual Congress explored whether aromatherapy and reflexology can ease anxiety and pain for patients undergoing brachytherapy for cervical cancer.

Low Level Laser Therapy May Prevent Oral Mucositis During HSCT Conditioning

Low Level Laser Therapy May Prevent Oral Mucositis During HSCT Conditioning

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Researchers assessed the effectiveness of low level laser therapy in preventing or minimizing oral mucositis in patients with hematologic cancers preparing to undergo HSCT. Results were presented at the 2018 ONS Annual Congress.

Posttreatment Visual Function, Ocular Symptoms Impact QOL in Head and Neck Cancer

Posttreatment Visual Function, Ocular Symptoms Impact QOL in Head and Neck Cancer

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A link between visual function, ocular symptoms, and quality of life was found in cross-sectional study of patients who underwent radiotherapy for head and neck cancers, according to a presentation at the 2018 ONS Annual Congress.

Evolving Role of Radiation Therapy in the Treatment of Mesothelioma

Evolving Role of Radiation Therapy in the Treatment of Mesothelioma

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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.

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

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

Radiation Prior to Chemotherapy Prolongs Progression-Free Survival in NSCLC

Radiation Prior to Chemotherapy Prolongs Progression-Free Survival in NSCLC

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Researchers present findings of a phase 2 study that compared PFS when SBRT is administered prior to maintenance chemotherapy in patients with limited metastatic NSCLC vs chemotherapy alone. Data was presented at ASTRO 59th Annual Meeting.

Breast Conservation Improves Survival vs Mastectomy in Breast Cancer

Breast Conservation Improves Survival vs Mastectomy in Breast Cancer

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Results of a recent study demonstrated overall survival was better among women who underwent breast-conserving surgery vs mastectomy. Furthermore, best overall survival was achieved with adjuvant radiotherapy in the former group and systemic therapy in the latter group.

Optimal Treatment Regimens for Oldest Patients Is an Emerging Challenge for Radiation Oncology

Optimal Treatment Regimens for Oldest Patients Is an Emerging Challenge for Radiation Oncology

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A look at the significant influence of age-adjusted prognoses and treatment priorities for radiation therapy in the oldest patients with cancer.

Most Skull Radiation Patients Show No Cognitive Impairment

Most Skull Radiation Patients Show No Cognitive Impairment

The researchers found that the majority of patients had no frank detectable cognitive impairment after undergoing skull base irradiation.

Preventing Body-Trauma Triggers During Radiation Therapy for Cancer

Preventing Body-Trauma Triggers During Radiation Therapy for Cancer

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Some patients undergoing radiation therapy may experience traumatic symptoms if they had a prior experience that triggered their "fight, flight, or freeze" response. Somatic experiencing may help these patients manage their symptoms during their radiation treatments.

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