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Evaluating long-term bowel function after low-anterior surgery for rectal cancer

Evaluating long-term bowel function after low-anterior surgery for rectal cancer

Posted by on Aug 9, 2020 in Colorectal cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the long-term side effects of low anterior surgery for rectal cancer. Researchers suggested that radiation before surgery is associated with poorer bowel function after surgery. Some background Rectal cancer is a frequent and serious disease. In the US there are 43,340 new cases of rectal cancer every...

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Can high-risk prostate cancer be treated with high-dose-rate brachytherapy, external beam radiotherapy plus long-term androgen deprivation therapy?

Can high-risk prostate cancer be treated with high-dose-rate brachytherapy, external beam radiotherapy plus long-term androgen deprivation therapy?

Posted by on Aug 9, 2020 in Prostate cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study looked at whether the use of high-dose (HD) brachytherapy (BT) and hypofractionated external beam radiotherapy (EBRT) plus androgen-deprivation therapy (ADT) as a means of treatment for very high-risk prostate cancer (PCa). The study found that this treatment had significant benefits for patients with high-risk...

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Long term effects of hypofractionated prone intensity-modulated radiation therapy after breast conservation surgery in patients with breast cancer

Long term effects of hypofractionated prone intensity-modulated radiation therapy after breast conservation surgery in patients with breast cancer

Posted by on Jul 12, 2020 in Breast cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell The study evaluated long-term outcomes of combining hypofractionated intensity-modulated radiation therapy (H-IMRT) with prone-positioning in patients after conservation surgery for breast cancer. The authors found that this combination safely controlled cancer locally without affecting regional lymph nodes. Some background Adjuvant...

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Can bowel side effects caused by radiotherapy be reduced by a spacer tool in patients with prostate cancer?

Can bowel side effects caused by radiotherapy be reduced by a spacer tool in patients with prostate cancer?

Posted by on May 30, 2020 in Prostate cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study examined if a hydrogel spacer tool improved long-term quality of life for patients with prostate cancer (PC) who received radiotherapy (RT). The results showed that the spacer significantly reduced bowel side effects and improved patients’ quality of life. Some background RT is an effective therapy for patients with...

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Evaluating the impact of long term androgen deprivation therapy and radiotherapy after prostate surgery in patients with high risk of relapse

Posted by on Apr 30, 2020 in Prostate cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell The study looked at the effects of long term androgen deprivation therapy (LT-ADT), pelvic lymph node radiotherapy (PLNRT) and prostate bed radiotherapy (PBRT) in patients with prostate cancer and high risk of recurrence after prostate surgery. They found an increase in survival without cancer worsening in these patients.  Some...

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Is radiotherapy after chemotherapy associated with late side effects in patients with Hodgkin’s lymphoma?

Posted by on Nov 3, 2019 in Hodgkin's lymphoma | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study evaluated the long-term outcomes of chemotherapy plus radiotherapy for patients with early-stage classical Hodgkin's lymphoma (cHL). The authors found that this treatment combination was highly effective, with minimal late side effects. Some background Early-stage (stage 1 to 2) cHL is usually treated with a...

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MRI prognostic parameters in tailoring treatment for locally advanced rectal cancer

Posted by on Aug 31, 2019 in Colorectal cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the use of MRI predictive results to decide the best treatment for patients with locally advanced rectal cancer (LARC). Researchers suggested that early MRI results should be used in the treatment decision making. Some background Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer in the world. Patients with LARC...

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Concurrent vs. sequential – which is the best chemoradiotherapy strategy for non-small cell lung cancer?

Posted by on Jul 26, 2019 in Lung cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated if concurrent (cCRT) or sequential chemoradiotherapy (sCRT) was more effective in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). They found that sCRT was associated with better survival than cCRT. Some background Non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) is a common cancer. It is usually diagnosed at an advanced stage. Standard...

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Ultra-hypofractionated versus conventionally fractionated radiotherapy for prostate cancer

Posted by on Jul 21, 2019 in Prostate cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study aimed to evaluate ultra-hypofractionated radiation therapy (UHFRT). This study found that UHFRT is safe and effective in the treatment of prostate cancer.  Some background One option for the treatment of prostate cancer is radiation therapy. Conventional radiation treatment (CRT) involves using small doses of radiation 5...

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