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
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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
In a nutshell This study evaluated the surgical and oncological outcomes of using neoadjuvant hormone therapy (NHT) before radical prostatectomy (RP) for patients with prostate cancer (PCa). The study found that NHT before RP was associated with improved surgical and oncological outcomes for these patients. Some background Localized prostate...Read More
In a nutshell This trial was carried out to compare osimertinib (Tagrisso) with other EGFR inhibitors to examine its effectiveness in treating advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). The authors found that this treatment was effective in increasing survival without cancer worsening in these patients. Some background NSCLC is...Read More
Can stereotactic body radiotherapy can be used as an alternative to minimal invasive surgery for early-stage non-small cell lung cancer?
In a nutshell This article compared the use of video-assisted thoracoscopic lobectomy (VATL) versus stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT) for the treatment of early-stage non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). The authors found that SBRT could provide an alternative treatment option for these patients. Some background Early-stage NSCLC is...Read More
Comparing the safety outcomes between proton beam therapy vs intensity-modulated radiation therapy in early stage prostate cancer
In a nutshell This study compared the safety outcomes between moderately-hypofractionated intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) and proton beam therapy (PBT) in patients with early-stage prostate cancer. The data showed that both treatments were safe and well-tolerated. Some background Radiation therapy (RT) is a treatment used for low- or...Read More
Evaluating photoselective vaporization for urinary symptoms in patients with prostate cancer on active surveillance.
In a nutshell This study aimed to investigate the safety and effectiveness of photoselective vaporization of the prostate (PVP) in patients with prostate cancer with lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) during active surveillance. The results suggested that PVP treatment was safe and effective in these patients. Some background Active surveillance (AS)...Read More
Urinary, sexual outcomes and tumor control after robot-assisted laparoscopic radical prostatectomy in localized prostate cancer
In a nutshell This study analyzed the urinary, sexual, and tumor control outcomes of robotic-assisted laparoscopic radical prostatectomy (RARP) over time in patients with localized prostate cancer. The study found that analyzing these three outcomes is beneficial for these patients. Some background Localized prostate cancer (PCa) is a form of...Read More
In a nutshell This trial is looking to examine the use of a new treatment software (UroNAV Ablation) system in treating confined prostate cancer with cryoablation. The main outcomes to be measured will be device/treatment-related complications and tumor control. This trial is being carried out in New York, US. The details Localized...Read More
In a nutshell This study compared the effectiveness of functional and oncological outcomes of robotic-assisted (RA) and laparoscopic (Lap) radical prostatectomy (RP; removal of the prostate) in localized and locally advanced prostate cancer (PCa). the study concluded that RARP was similarly effective and had better urinary and sexual outcomes...Read More
In a nutshell This article looked at 5-year outcomes of intraoperative radiation therapy (IORT) for breast cancer (BC). The authors found that IORT may have a higher rate of cancer return compared to whole-breast radiation therapy (WBRT). Some background BC is one of the most common forms of cancer found in women. Standard care for BC is usually a...Read More
Evaluating the use of radiotherapy followed by chemotherapy before surgery for locally-advanced rectal cancer.
In a nutshell This trial looked at the use of short-course radiotherapy (RT) followed by chemotherapy (CT) and delayed surgery to reduce distant metastases (tumor spread) in patients with locally advanced rectal cancer (LARC). The trial found that this treatment was more effective in controlling distant metastases when compared to standard...Read More