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Should ipilimumab and nivolumab treatment be considered before surgery in operable non-small cell lung cancer?

Should ipilimumab and nivolumab treatment be considered before surgery in operable non-small cell lung cancer?

Posted by on Apr 4, 2021 in Lung cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This trial was carried out to look at the effectiveness of nivolumab (Opdivo) and nivolumab plus ipilimumab (Yervoy) as neoadjuvant therapy (NAT; treatment before surgery) in treating operable non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). The authors found that ipilimumab and nivolumab treatment before surgery provides better...

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Is chemoradiotherapy before surgery needed for patients with stage II-III colorectal cancer?

Is chemoradiotherapy before surgery needed for patients with stage II-III colorectal cancer?

Posted by on Mar 14, 2021 in Colorectal cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study evaluated whether chemoradiotherapy (CRT) before surgery improves the outcomes of patients with stage II-III colorectal cancer (CRC). The study found that CRT before surgery may not be needed in certain patients with low-risk disease. Some background CRC is the third most common cancer worldwide. The standard therapy for...

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Can reducing chemotherapy duration from 6 to 3 months reduce side effects in patients with colorectal cancer and still be effective?

Can reducing chemotherapy duration from 6 to 3 months reduce side effects in patients with colorectal cancer and still be effective?

Posted by on Mar 6, 2021 in Colorectal cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated if reducing therapy duration could reduce side effects in patients but still be effective in patients with stage II colorectal cancer (CRC). This study showed that in certain patients a 3-month treatment duration can be considered.  Some background Patients with colorectal cancer (CRC) can be treated...

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Can intraoperative radiotherapy be used to treat early-stage breast cancer?

Can intraoperative radiotherapy be used to treat early-stage breast cancer?

Posted by on Mar 6, 2021 in Breast cancer | 0 comments

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...

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Comparing partial breast irradiation and whole breast irradiation in patients with breast cancer

Comparing partial breast irradiation and whole breast irradiation in patients with breast cancer

Posted by on Feb 14, 2021 in Breast cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This article looked at the use of partial breast irradiation (PBI) versus whole-breast irradiation (WBI) as a treatment for breast cancer (BC). The authors found that PBI offered similar results when compared to WBI.  Some background BC remains one of the most common forms of cancer found in women. Standard care for BC remains...

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Evaluating the use of radiotherapy followed by chemotherapy before surgery for locally-advanced rectal cancer.

Evaluating the use of radiotherapy followed by chemotherapy before surgery for locally-advanced rectal cancer.

Posted by on Feb 14, 2021 in Colorectal cancer | 0 comments

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...

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Looking for patients with breast reconstructions following breast surgery to trial a short radiation therapy

Looking for patients with breast reconstructions following breast surgery to trial a short radiation therapy

Posted by on Jan 28, 2021 in Breast cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This trial is looking to examine the use of radiation on a shorter schedule of 5 days in a row is a safe and effective way to prevent breast cancer (BC) from coming back in people who have had a mastectomy (surgical removal of the breast). The main outcomes that are to be measured are local and regional disease recurrence. This trial is to...

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Evaluating radiation therapy after breast removal surgery for node-positive triple-negative breast cancer.

Evaluating radiation therapy after breast removal surgery for node-positive triple-negative breast cancer.

Posted by on Dec 28, 2020 in Breast cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study was carried out to assess the use of radiotherapy (RT) after mastectomy (surgical removal of the breast) for triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) that has spread to the lymph nodes. The authors found that RT after surgery was associated with improved survival in patients with larger tumors. Some background Triple-negative...

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Long term outcomes of accelerated partial breast irradiation with TomoTherapy in invasive breast cancer treated with breast-conserving surgery

Long term outcomes of accelerated partial breast irradiation with TomoTherapy in invasive breast cancer treated with breast-conserving surgery

Posted by on Dec 14, 2020 in Breast cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study aimed to investigate the outcomes of accelerated partial breast irradiation (ABPI) with TomoTherapy (TT) after breast conservative surgery (BCS) in patients with invasive breast cancer.  This study concluded that this treatment is safe and effective with good long-term outcomes in these patients.   Some...

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Comparing long-term outcomes of whole or partial breast irradiation after breast-conserving surgery

Comparing long-term outcomes of whole or partial breast irradiation after breast-conserving surgery

Posted by on Dec 13, 2020 in Breast cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study compared whole breast irradiation (WBI) to partial breast irradiation (PBI) following breast-conserving surgery (BCS) in patients with low-risk breast cancer. The study showed similar survival between the 2 treatments, while PBI gave better cosmetic results. Some background Patients with low-risk breast...

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Comparing breast-conserving surgery and breast-removal surgery after chemotherapy in patients with breast cancer

Comparing breast-conserving surgery and breast-removal surgery after chemotherapy in patients with breast cancer

Posted by on Nov 5, 2020 in Breast cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study compared the effectiveness of breast-conserving surgery (BCS) to mastectomy (breast-removal surgery) after chemotherapy in patients with breast cancer. The authors found that BCS does not result in a lower survival in these patients. Some background BC is one of the most common forms of cancer in women. Standard care...

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