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Low dose brachytherapy used for locally recurrent prostate cancer after external beam radiotherapy

Posted by on Jan 31, 2019 in Prostate cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study aimed to evaluate the side-effects of low dose brachytherapy (BT) for local recurrence of prostate cancer after external radiotherapy. This study found that BT had acceptable side effects in this setting.  Some background Prostate cancer can be treated using surgery or radiation therapy. Radiation therapy can be...

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Comparing daily versus weekly imaging checks in radiation therapy for prostate cancer

Posted by on Aug 26, 2018 in Prostate cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study aimed to investigate the best timing of treatment verification imaging used in radiation therapy for patients with prostate cancer. This study found that patients undergoing daily imaging had less risk of their cancer returning and had reduced rectal side-effects. Some background One main treatment option for prostate cancer...

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Recommendations on adjuvant therapy for patients with early stage non-small-cell lung cancer

Posted by on Aug 5, 2017 in Lung cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This article presents updated guidelines on treating non-small cell lung cancer patients with adjuvant (following surgery) chemotherapy or radiation. The authors provide recommendations on when to use adjuvant therapy based primarily on disease stage. Some background Cancer patients who have tumors removed by surgery often undergo...

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Breast-conserving treatments found to be safe and effective in certain patients

Posted by on Jan 30, 2017 in Breast cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the factors that can lead to complications after breast-conserving surgery (BCS) and intraoperative radiotherapy (IORT). Some background BCS removes the breast cancer but not the breast itself. IORT may be used during BCS. If cancer returns it is usually near the site of the original tumor. IORT delivers...

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Hormone therapy during or after radiation therapy increases the risk of cardiovascular events

Posted by on Dec 12, 2016 in Prostate cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study examined the effect of androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) on the risk of cardiovascular events (such as stroke or heart attack) in men treated with radiation therapy. Researchers concluded that ADT use during or after radiation therapy increases the risk of cardiovascular events. Some background Radiation therapy is a...

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Do cholesterol-lowering drugs affect treatment outcomes following prostate surgery?

Posted by on Nov 30, 2016 in Prostate cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study examined the effect of cholesterol-lowering drugs (statins) on treatment outcomes following prostate surgery. Researchers found no link between statin use and disease recurrence risk after treatment with prostate surgery. Some background Statins are drugs that lower the cholesterol levels in the blood. Lower cholesterol...

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The effect of different radiation therapy schedules on erectile function

Posted by on Oct 9, 2016 in Prostate cancer | 1 comment

In a nutshell This study compared the side effects of external beam radiation therapy (EBRT) and hypofractioned EBRT (H-EBRT) on erectile and sexual function. Researchers reported similar effects of EBRT and H-EBRT on erectile and sexual function up to 3 years after treatment. Some background Radiation therapy is a common treatment for localized...

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Is targeted therapy combined with surgery beneficial for patients with NSCLC?

Posted by on Aug 10, 2016 in Lung cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study aimed to determine whether EGFR-TKIs, in combination with surgery, is beneficial to patients with operable non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC). The authors concluded that patients with EGFR-mutation-positive NSCLC who were treated with both surgery and EGFR-TKIs showed improved survival compared to patients who underwent surgery...

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