In a nutshell This study evaluated the long-term outcomes of stereotactic ablative radiation therapy (SABR) and video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) for the treatment of patients with early-stage non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). The data showed that both SABR and VATS led to similar long-term survival outcomes. Some background...Read More
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Should 18F-fluciclovine-PET/CT be included into the decision-making process for radiotherapy after surgery for prostate cancer?
In a nutshell This study evaluated the role of 18F-fluciclovine-PET-CT versus conventional imaging (bone scan and either CT or MRI) alone for salvage radiotherapy (RT) after prostate surgery for the treatment of patients with localized prostate cancer (PCa). The data showed that including 18F-fluciclovine-PET-CT into the decision-making process for RT...Read More
In a nutshell The study aimed to compare the effectiveness of surgery versus radiation therapy for patients with high-grade localized prostate cancer (PCa). The study concluded that surgery was associated with improved survival compared to radiation therapy in these patients. Some background Prostate cancer (PCa) is the second most common...Read More
Should radiotherapy be given at the same time or after chemotherapy for patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer?
In a nutshell This study investigated the effectiveness and safety outcomes of radiotherapy given at the same time (concurrent chemoradiotherapy; cCRT) or after chemotherapy (sequential chemoradiotherapy; sCRT) for the treatment of patients with advanced non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC). The data showed that cCRT improved the long-term...Read More
In a nutshell This article compared the outcomes of older patients with low-risk breast cancer treated with accelerated partial breast irradiation (APBI) or ultra-APBI. The authors found that both treatment methods resulted in similar outcomes and side effects in these patients. Some background Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed...Read More
Evaluating the effectiveness and optimal duration of additional androgen deprivation therapy after radiotherapy in locally advanced prostate cancer
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
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