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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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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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