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...Read More
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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?
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...Read More
Comparing the long-term effectiveness of integrated IMRT vs segmented 3D-CRT after modified breast removal surgery in breast cancer patients
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...Read More
Comparing the safety outcomes between proton beam therapy vs intensity-modulated radiation therapy in early stage prostate cancer
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...Read More
In a nutshell This article looked at the effectiveness of exercise in improving physical and mental outcomes in patients with lung cancer undergoing chemotherapy (CT). The authors found that supervised exercise improved strength, lung function, and quality of life (QoL) in these patients. Some background Lung cancer is one of the most common...Read More
Ultra-hypofractionated radiotherapy leads to similar patient-reported quality of life outcomes versus conventionally fractionated radiotherapy for prostate cancer
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...Read More
Can SOX and mFOLFOX6 chemotherapies be given without radiotherapy before surgery for advanced rectal cancer?
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...Read More
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...Read More
Intensity-modulated radiation therapy with simultaneously integrated boost leads to shorter treatment time with similar outcomes as conventional radiotherapy after surgery for breast cancer
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...Read More
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...Read More
Does immune checkpoint therapy and radiotherapy combination improve response in treating brain metastasis from non-small cell lung cancer and melanoma?
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...Read More
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...Read More