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Evaluating the effectiveness and optimal duration of additional androgen deprivation therapy after radiotherapy in locally advanced prostate cancer

Evaluating the effectiveness and optimal duration of additional androgen deprivation therapy after radiotherapy in locally advanced prostate cancer

Posted by on Apr 25, 2021 in Prostate cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the outcomes and effectiveness of administering additional (adjuvant) androgen deprivation therapy (A-ADT) for long-term after radiotherapy (RT) in high-risk or very high-risk locally advanced prostate cancer (LAPC). The study found that the addition of A-ADT longer than 1 year after RT showed good treatment outcomes...

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Can stereotactic body radiotherapy can be used as an alternative to minimal invasive surgery for early-stage non-small cell lung cancer?

Can stereotactic body radiotherapy can be used as an alternative to minimal invasive surgery for early-stage non-small cell lung cancer?

Posted by on Apr 10, 2021 in Lung cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This article compared the use of video-assisted thoracoscopic lobectomy (VATL) versus stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT) for the treatment of early-stage non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). The authors found that SBRT could provide an alternative treatment option for these patients.  Some background Early-stage NSCLC is...

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Comparing the long-term effectiveness of integrated IMRT vs segmented 3D-CRT after modified breast removal surgery in breast cancer patients

Comparing the long-term effectiveness of integrated IMRT vs segmented 3D-CRT after modified breast removal surgery in breast cancer patients

Posted by on Apr 3, 2021 in Breast cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study compared the long-term effectiveness of integrated intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) and segmented 3D-conventional radiotherapy (3D-CRT) following breast-removal surgery (radical mastectomy) in patients with breast cancer (BC). The data showed that integrated IMRT reduced the recurrence rate in the long-term with...

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Comparing the safety outcomes between proton beam therapy vs intensity-modulated radiation therapy in early stage prostate cancer

Comparing the safety outcomes between proton beam therapy vs intensity-modulated radiation therapy in early stage prostate cancer

Posted by on Mar 31, 2021 in Prostate cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study compared the safety outcomes between moderately-hypofractionated intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) and proton beam therapy (PBT) in patients with early-stage prostate cancer. The data showed that both treatments were safe and well-tolerated. Some background Radiation therapy (RT) is a treatment used for low- or...

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Ultra-hypofractionated radiotherapy leads to similar patient-reported quality of life outcomes versus conventionally fractionated radiotherapy for prostate cancer

Ultra-hypofractionated radiotherapy leads to similar patient-reported quality of life outcomes versus conventionally fractionated radiotherapy for prostate cancer

Posted by on Feb 27, 2021 in Prostate cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study compared the patient-reported quality of life outcomes between conventionally fractionated radiation treatment (CFRT) and ultra-hypofractionated radiation treatment (UHFRT) in patients with localized prostate cancer. The data showed that both radiotherapy techniques led to similar long-term outcomes. Some background Radiation...

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Can SOX and mFOLFOX6 chemotherapies be given without radiotherapy before surgery for advanced rectal cancer?

Can SOX and mFOLFOX6 chemotherapies be given without radiotherapy before surgery for advanced rectal cancer?

Posted by on Jan 31, 2021 in Colorectal cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study evaluated the safety and effectiveness of two chemotherapy regimens (SOX and mFOLFOX6) before surgery for rectal cancer (RC) without radiotherapy. The study found that both regimens were safe and effective in these patients.   Some background RC is commonly treated with surgery to remove the tumor. Patients with...

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Is radiosurgery in combination with other cancer therapies safe in patients with brain metastasis?

Is radiosurgery in combination with other cancer therapies safe in patients with brain metastasis?

Posted by on Jan 31, 2021 in Breast cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell The aim of this study was to evaluate the safety of giving stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) at the same time as other cancer treatments for patients who have brain metastasis. The study found that SRS given in combination with chemotherapy, immunotherapy, or targeted therapy was safe with low levels of side effects. Some background The...

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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 long-term outcomes for proton therapy in men with localized prostate cancer.

Evaluating long-term outcomes for proton therapy in men with localized prostate cancer.

Posted by on Dec 31, 2020 in Prostate cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study examined the long-term effectiveness and safety of proton therapy for localized prostate cancer. The data showed that proton therapy has favorable outcomes in these patients. Some background Localized prostate cancer (PCa) is a form of cancer that has not spread beyond the prostate gland. PCa can be treated by...

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Does immune checkpoint therapy and radiotherapy combination improve response in treating brain metastasis from non-small cell lung cancer and melanoma?

Does immune checkpoint therapy and radiotherapy combination improve response in treating brain metastasis from non-small cell lung cancer and melanoma?

Posted by on Dec 30, 2020 in Lung cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell The study evaluated the timing of radiotherapy (RT) and immune-checkpoint therapy (ICT) on the outcomes of patients with brain metastasis (BrM) resulting from melanoma and non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). The authors found that RT and ICT given at the same time may improve response and delay recurrence in these patients. Some background...

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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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