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Comparing the overall survival rates to general life expectancy predictions after radical prostatectomy in patients with prostate cancer.

Comparing the overall survival rates to general life expectancy predictions after radical prostatectomy in patients with prostate cancer.

Posted by on Aug 15, 2021 in Prostate cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study compared the overall survival rates to general life expectancy predictions after radical prostatectomy (RP; prostate removal surgery) in German patients with localized prostate cancer. The study found that low- and intermediate-risk patients treated with RP have increased overall survival rates compared to general life...

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Effects of adherence to homone therapy after surgery and radiation on the outcomes of older patients with early-stage breast cancer

Effects of adherence to homone therapy after surgery and radiation on the outcomes of older patients with early-stage breast cancer

Posted by on Jun 13, 2021 in Breast cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study aimed to investigate the effects of adherence to hormonal therapy (HT) and radiation on the outcomes of older patients with early-stage breast cancer (BC).   This study concluded that the lack of adherence to HT and omitting radiation can lead to poorer outcomes for these...

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Comparing 2 radiation treatments for elderly women with low-risk breast cancer

Comparing 2 radiation treatments for elderly women with low-risk breast cancer

Posted by on May 15, 2021 in Breast cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This article compared the outcomes of older patients with low-risk breast cancer treated with accelerated partial breast irradiation (APBI) or ultra-APBI. The authors found that both treatment methods resulted in similar outcomes and side effects in these patients.  Some background Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed...

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Evaluating the outcomes and safety of radiotherapy after immediate breast reconstruction following breast-conserving surgery

Evaluating the outcomes and safety of radiotherapy after immediate breast reconstruction following breast-conserving surgery

Posted by on Apr 30, 2021 in Breast cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study compared the effectiveness and safety outcomes of radiotherapy (RT) after immediate autologous breast reconstruction (IABR) following breast-conserving surgery (BCS) in patients with breast cancer. The data showed that RT following IABR provided aesthetically satisfactory results with manageable side effects in these...

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Does removal of the breast tumor improve survival in stage IV breast cancer with bone metastasis?

Does removal of the breast tumor improve survival in stage IV breast cancer with bone metastasis?

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

In a nutshell This study investigated the effects of the removal of the breast tumor in patients newly diagnosed with stage IV breast cancer and bone metastasis only. The data showed that removal of the breast tumor improved survival outcomes and decreased the recurrence rates in these patients. Some background In stage IV breast cancer (BC), the...

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What is the optimal duration of chemotherapy after surgery for patients with stage III colon cancer?

What is the optimal duration of chemotherapy after surgery for patients with stage III colon cancer?

Posted by on Feb 7, 2021 in Colorectal cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This trial looked at the length of adjuvant chemotherapy (AC; chemotherapy after surgery) for patients with stage III colon cancer. The authors found that 3 months of AC resulted in similar survival with reduced levels of toxicity, and cost compared to 6 months.  Some background AC has been standard care for patients with...

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Intensity-modulated radiation therapy with simultaneously integrated boost leads to shorter treatment time with similar outcomes as conventional radiotherapy after surgery for breast cancer

Intensity-modulated radiation therapy with simultaneously integrated boost leads to shorter treatment time with similar outcomes as conventional radiotherapy after surgery for breast cancer

Posted by on Jan 2, 2021 in Breast cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study compared the effects of intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) with a simultaneously integrated boost (SIB) to conventional radiotherapy (CRT) with a sequential boost (SeqB) following breast-conserving surgery (BCS) in patients with breast cancer. The data showed that both radiotherapy techniques...

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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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A shorter mFOLFOX/CAPOX treatment is effective and safe for patients with stage 2 colon cancer

A shorter mFOLFOX/CAPOX treatment is effective and safe for patients with stage 2 colon cancer

Posted by on Dec 26, 2020 in Colorectal cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study compared 3 and 6 months of oxaliplatin (Eloxatin)-based chemotherapy in stage 2 colon cancer. Researchers suggested that the 3-month treatment might be a good and safer option for these patients. Some background Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer diagnosed in both men and women in the US. Chemotherapy after...

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Evaluating long-term outcomes of MRI-guided ultrasound ablation for prostate cancer.

Evaluating long-term outcomes of MRI-guided ultrasound ablation for prostate cancer.

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

In a nutshell This study was carried out to assess the long-term safety and effectiveness of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)-guided transurethral ultrasound ablation (TULSA) in patients with localized prostate cancer. The authors found that TULSA was safe and effective, with preserved quality of life. Some background Prostate cancer is one...

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Effectiveness and safety of atezolizumab compared to platinum-based chemotherapy in the treatment of advanced NSCLC

Effectiveness and safety of atezolizumab compared to platinum-based chemotherapy in the treatment of advanced NSCLC

Posted by on Nov 7, 2020 in Lung cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study looked at the safety and effectiveness of atezolizumab (Tecentriq) compared to platinum-based chemotherapy for the treatment of advanced lung cancer. They found that atezolizumab improved survival compared to chemotherapy in these patients. Some background Lung cancer is classified based on how the tumor cells look...

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