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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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Radiation therapy after surgery improves survival in patients with metastatic rectal cancer

Posted by on Jun 30, 2019 in Colorectal cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the survival outcomes in patients with rectal cancer after surgery with and without radiation therapy (RT). Researchers suggested that RT after surgery is associated with improved outcomes. Some background Rectal cancer is one of the most common cancers worldwide. Between 15 to 20% of patients present metastatic...

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Risk of further cancers after radiotherapy or surgery for localized prostate cancer

Posted by on Jun 16, 2019 in Prostate cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This article investigated the risk of new primary (cancer that does not originate in another organ) cancers after treatment with carbon ion radiotherapy (CIRT), photon radiotherapy (PRT) or surgery for localized prostate cancer (PC). The authors concluded that CIRT is associated with a lower risk of new primary cancers vs...

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Searching for patients with prostate cancer to test low-dose or high-dose brachytherapy

Posted by on May 28, 2019 in Prostate cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This phase 3 trial is examining the effectiveness and safety of low dose rate (LDR) vs high dose rate (HDR) prostate brachytherapy (BT) for patients with prostate cancer (PC). The main outcome to be measured will be the quality of life in terms of urinary symptoms. This trial is recruiting in British Columbia,...

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Patient-reported outcomes after breast-conserving treatment: what is the impact of radiotherapy?

Posted by on Mar 31, 2019 in Breast cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated patient-reported outcomes related to radiotherapy (RT) for breast cancer. They found that patients were dissatisfied with outcomes after RT but this was not a long-term effect. Some background Breast cancer is the most common form of cancer in women. A number of strategies are used to treat BC. A lot of BC cases...

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Radiation after mastectomy in patients with breast cancer and positive lymph nodes

Posted by on Feb 5, 2019 in Breast cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study wanted to find out if performing radiation therapy on patients with breast cancer who have had surgery results in a lesser quality of life. The study found that the patients who had radiotherapy had a higher chance of having pain, swelling, skin problems and sensitivity in the area of the breast. Some background Breast cancer...

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A review of adolescent Hodgkin lymphoma.

Posted by on Jan 24, 2019 in Hodgkin's lymphoma | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study reviewed how the research on pediatric and adult Hodgkin lymphoma (HL) could be applied to adolescent HL. The main finding was that treatments for pediatric and adult HL have similar effects in adolescent HL. Some background About 8500 people are diagnosed with HL in the US each year. There are 2 main types of HL:...

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Lymphocyte count reduction is associated with better rectal cancer outcomes

Posted by on Jan 13, 2019 in Colorectal cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the relationship between lymphocyte (a type of white blood cells) counts and treatment outcomes for patients with rectal cancer. Researchers suggested that lymphocyte count reduction may be caused by rectal cancer treatment and is associated with better tumor response. Some background Colorectal cancer is the...

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Long term results discussing radiotherapy and hormone therapy treatments for patients with prostate cancer

Posted by on Dec 16, 2018 in Prostate cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study aimed to evaluate whole pelvic radiotherapy (WPRT) compared to prostate only radiotherapy (PORT) with hormonal therapy (HT) before or after radiation for patients with intermediate- or high-risk prostate cancer. This study found that HT before radiotherapy and WPRT had superior long-term survival without cancer growing or...

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Evaluating optimal duration of androgen deprivation therapy in high risk prostate cancer

Posted by on Nov 25, 2018 in Prostate cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study aimed to investigate the effect of the length of androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) when used with radiotherapy in patients with prostate cancer. This study found that 18 months ADT led to similar overall survival and better quality of life as compared to 36 months in these patients.  Some background...

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