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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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Outcomes for Hodgkin lymphoma patients treated with combined modality treatment

Posted by on Feb 27, 2018 in Hodgkin's lymphoma | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study looked at the long term outcomes for patients with Hodgkin lymphoma who were treated with radiation therapy. The study concluded that patients treated with radiation therapy had better outcomes compared to patients not treated with radiation therapy.  Some background Patients with Hodgkin lymphoma (HL) generally have good...

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Radiotherapy, chemo, and second cancers: what is the risk in Hodgkin lymphoma?

Posted by on Nov 17, 2017 in Hodgkin's lymphoma | 0 comments

In a nutshell This review explored the risk of developing a secondary cancer after being treated for Hodgkin lymphoma with chemotherapy and/or radiotherapy. The review concluded that intensified chemotherapy and radiotherapy are more effective but are associated with a greater risk of developing a secondary cancer.  Some background Hodgkin...

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Is chemoradiation with local removal, better than total surgical removal to treat stage II rectal cancer?

Posted by on Sep 29, 2017 in Colorectal cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study looked survival rates of stage II rectal cancer patients who underwent different treatments. It compared radical surgery versus local excision with added-on chemoradiation. The article concluded that overall survival was not different between the treatments. Some background Radical surgery (RS – complete...

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