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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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Can white blood-cell levels predict tumor response in rectal cancer?

Posted by on Nov 20, 2018 in Colorectal cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated if a change in white blood cell (WBC) levels before or during chemotherapy and radiation therapy are associated with rectal tumor response. Researchers suggested that a decreased level of WBC is associated with improved tumor response in patients with rectal cancer. Some background Chemotherapy and radiation...

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Radiotherapy improves cancer outcomes in patients with advanced colorectal cancer

Posted by on Oct 27, 2018 in Colorectal cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the effectiveness and safety of radiotherapy in patients with metastatic (spread to other parts of the body) colorectal cancer (mCRC). Researchers suggested that radiotherapy could be a safe option for the treatment of these patients. Some background Colorectal cancer is the third most frequently diagnosed cancer....

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Using atorvastatin to help prevent side effects from radiation therapy in breast cancer

Posted by on Oct 26, 2018 in Breast cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study wanted to find out if using a cream containing atorvastatin (Lipitor) on the skin of women who had radiation treatment for breast cancer would help with some of the negative side effects. The study found that using atorvastatin reduced itching, swelling and pain in patients receiving radiation therapy for breast cancer. Some...

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Are higher doses of radiation in less time better than conventional radiotherapy for prostate cancer?

Posted by on Sep 1, 2018 in Prostate cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study aimed to investigate whether dose-escalated hypo-fractionated (higher doses in less time) radiation therapy would lead to better overall survival or less chance of cancer recurrence than the conventional method. They found that there is superior cancer control associated with dose-escalated hypo-fractionated radiation therapy for...

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Risk of secondary cancers in patients who have been treated for early stage breast cancer

Posted by on May 17, 2018 in Breast cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study aimed to examine the risk of developing a secondary cancer after breast conserving therapy for early stage breast cancer patients. This study found that patients who have been treated for early stage breast cancer do not have a significantly higher risk of secondary cancers.  Some background Women with early stage breast...

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What are the long-term outcomes for HL patients who experience treatment failure after an autologous stem cell transplant?

Posted by on Apr 18, 2018 in Hodgkin's lymphoma | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study analyzed the survival outcomes of Hodgkin’s lymphoma (HL) patients who experience treatment failure after high-dose chemotherapy (HDC) and autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (autoSCT). This study concluded that a second stem cell transplant with or without brentuximab vedotin (Adcetris) may lead to better...

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