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...Read More
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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...Read More
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...Read More
In a nutshell This study investigated the risk factors of developing lung problems after bleomycin (Blenoxane) treatment for Hodgkin lymphoma (HL). It was found that older age may increase the risk of developing lung problems. Some background Bleomycin is an anti-cancer drug, used to treat many types of cancer. Bleomycin is commonly...Read More
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....Read More
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...Read More
In a nutshell This study evaluated the long-term safety and effectiveness of cryoablation (a process that uses extreme cold to destroy tissue) for patients with early prostate cancer. This study found that cryoablation is safe and effective for early-stage prostate cancer. Some background Cryoablation is a treatment option for early-stage prostate...Read More
Are higher doses of radiation in less time better than conventional radiotherapy for prostate cancer?
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...Read More
In a nutshell This is the first study to look at the development of both secondary cancers and cardiovascular disease (CVD) as late side effects of Hodgkin lymphoma (HL) treatment. The study concluded that there was an increased risk of developing both a secondary cancer and CVD in patients treated before 2000. Some background...Read More
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...Read More
What are the long-term outcomes for HL patients who experience treatment failure after an autologous stem cell transplant?
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...Read More
In a nutshell The authors aimed to determine the benefit of brachytherapy in men with prostate cancer. The authors recommended brachytherapy treatments in men with low-, intermediate- and high-risk prostate cancer alone or in combination with other treatments. Some background Brachytherapy is a form of radiation therapy. It involves implanting a seed...Read More