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Comparing open and laparoscopic surgery for patients with rectal cancer 

Posted by on Sep 8, 2018 in Colorectal cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study compared the outcomes of patients with rectal cancer treated with either laparoscopy (LPS; removal of the tumor by using a cable with a camera inserted near the tumor) or open surgery. Researchers found no differences in outcomes between LPS and open surgery for these patients.   Some background Treatment for rectal...

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Does the frequency of surveillance after surgery impact survival in patients with NSCLC?

Posted by on Sep 2, 2018 in Lung cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study looked at the frequency of follow-ups after surgical treatment in patients with non-small-cell lung cancer and whether it had an effect on survival. The study concluded that more frequent surveillance was not linked to improved survival.  Some background Surveillance during the post-treatment stage of cancer is a critical...

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Does radiotherapy improve outcomes for patients with primary breast diffuse large B-cell lymphoma?

Posted by on Jul 10, 2018 in Non-Hodgkin lymphoma | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study evaluated the impact of radiotherapy on the outcomes of rituximab (Rituxan)-treated patients with primary breast diffuse large B-cell lymphoma. This study concluded that radiotherapy has significant therapeutic benefits for these patients. Some background Primary breast diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) is a rare type of...

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Lymph node surgery for early stage breast cancer

Posted by on Jul 3, 2018 in Breast cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study looked at the impact of removing lymph nodes (immune glands) from the armpit (axillary nodes) in the treatment of patients with breast cancer. The study found that removing the axillary lymph nodes did not signifcantly improve survival in patients with early stage breast cancer. Some background Breast cancer has the...

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Risk of secondary cancers in patients who have been treated for early stage breast cancer

Posted by on May 17, 2018 in Breast cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study aimed to examine the risk of developing a secondary cancer after breast conserving therapy for early stage breast cancer patients. This study found that patients who have been treated for early stage breast cancer do not have a significantly higher risk of secondary cancers.  Some background Women with early stage breast...

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Effects of soy and cruciferous vegetables on breast cancer treatment-related symptoms

Posted by on Apr 1, 2018 in Breast cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study examined improvement in treatment related menopausal symptoms in patients who have had breast cancer and eat a diet rich in soy or cruciferous vegetable. This study found that higher soy and cruciferous vegetable intake was associated with less treatment-related menopausal symptoms and fatigue. Some background...

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Guidelines for treating early stage non-small-cell lung cancer with stereotactic body radiotherapy

Posted by on Feb 6, 2018 in Lung cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell The authors reviewed data from recent clinical trials to update guidelines on treating early stage inoperable non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC). This article provided a summarized account of the updates included in the American Society for Radiation Oncology guidelines for treating NSCLC. Some background For patients with early...

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Should elderly patients with NSCLC be treated with less aggressive radiation therapy?

Posted by on Oct 26, 2017 in Lung cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This trial examined whether aggressive radiation would cause severe side effects in patients over 80 years old with early stage non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC). The authors concluded that SBRT is safe and tolerable for older patients. Some background Stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) is a type of radiation that delivers...

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Is accelerated partial breast irradiation as good as whole breast irradiation?

Posted by on Oct 23, 2017 in Breast cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study examined accelerated partial breast irradiation (APBI) in comparison to whole breast irradiation (WBI) after surgery. They concluded that survival and long-term side-effects are the same for both treatments. However, ABPI had a higher rate of local recurrence as compared to WBI. Some background For early stage breast...

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