In a nutshell This study compared the short-term and long-term effectiveness between video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) and robot-assisted thoracic surgery (RATS) for the treatment of patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). The data showed that RATS is a good and safe technique compared with VATS in terms of short-term and long-term...Read More
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In a nutshell The study aimed to understand the long-term outcomes of focal laser therapy (FLT) in patients with prostate cancer. The study showed that this treatment has long-term survival without recurrence in certain patients. Some background Surgical removal of the prostate gland is often recommended as a treatment for...Read More
Does high dose of thoracic radiotherapy improve the survival of patients with limited-stage small cell lung cancer?
In a nutshell The study aimed to investigate the safety, tolerability, and effectiveness of high-dose thoracic radiotherapy for limited-stage (LS) small-cell lung cancer patients (SCLC). The study concluded the high dose of thoracic radiotherapy improved the survival of these patients without increasing toxicity. Some background Lung cancer...Read More
In a nutshell The aim of this study was to investigate FOLFIRINOX (oxaliplatin, irinotecan, leucovorin, and fluorouracil) before pre-surgery chemoradiotherapy (CRT) for patients with rectal cancer (RC). The study found that FOLFIRINOX given before CRT and surgery improved the outcomes of these patients. Some background RC can be treated with...Read More
In a nutshell This study looked at the use of focal cryotherapy (FC) for the treatment of low- to intermediate-risk prostate cancer (PC). The authors found that the use of FC was safe and increased time to further therapy with similar survival compared to active surveillance (AS). Some background PC is one of the most common forms of...Read More
Does pembrolizumab improve survival of patients with metastatic non-small-cell lung cancer in the long term?
In a nutshell This study evaluated the long-term effectiveness of pembrolizumab (Keytruda) in patients with untreated metastatic non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). The authors showed that pembrolizumab increased the long-term survival of patients compared to chemotherapy. Some background NSCLC accounts for most lung cancers....Read More
In a nutshell This study aimed to examine the effectiveness and safety of cemiplimab (Libtayo) in the first-line treatment of patients with advanced non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) with a high quantity of PD-L1 protein. The study concluded cemiplimab improved survival of these patients compared to standard chemotherapy. Some background NSCLC...Read More
In a nutshell This study reviewed the role of the addition of radiation therapy (RT) for the treatment of locally advanced rectal cancer (LARC). Researchers suggested that radiation therapy during surgery is associated with a lower recurrence (when cancer comes back) rate. Some background Locally advanced and locally recurrent rectal cancer are...Read More
In a nutshell This study investigated the best first-line therapy to add to bevacizumab (Avastin) treatment in patients with metastatic (spread to other parts of the body) colorectal cancer (mCRC). Researchers suggested that irinotecan (Camptosar) plus bevacizumab improved the outcomes of these patients. Some background Colorectal cancer is...Read More
In a nutshell The aim of this study was to investigate the role of chemotherapy (CT) after surgery in patients with rectal cancer. The study suggests that CT after surgery could improve patient outcomes. Some background Rectal cancer can be treated with surgery to remove the tumor. In general, patients are given CT before the...Read More
In a nutshell The aim of this study was to compare the outcome of laparoscopic (keyhole surgery) and open surgery for patients with rectal cancer. The study found no difference in patient outcomes between laparoscopic and open surgery groups. Some background Localized rectal cancer can be treated by surgical removal of the tumor. Usually, patients...Read More
Comparing the effectiveness of different chemotherapy regimens after surgery in early stage breast cancer
In a nutshell This study compared the effectiveness and safety outcomes of current chemotherapy regimens for treatment in patients with early-stage breast cancer (BC). The data showed that the current treatment regimens have similar effectiveness. Some background BC is classified into different subtypes depending on the presence or...Read More