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LCUTT1 2007 | Prophylactic Cranial Irradiation for Extensive-Stage SCLC

LungCancerUpdate.com/ThinkTank – Proceedings from a Clinical Investigator “Think Tank.” Prophylactic Cranial Irradiation for Extensive-Stage SCLC. Interviews conducted by Neil Love, MD. Produced by Research To Practice.  
Dr Neil Love
almost 9 years ago
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Radiotherapy

Radiotherapy  
Stephen McAleer
over 6 years ago
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Side-effects of radiotherapy

Side-effects of radiotherapy Common acute side-effects  Reddening and soreness of the skin  Discomfort and swelling of breast or chest area  Fatigue Common …  
Stephen McAleer
over 6 years ago
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Management of women at high risk of breast cancer

The risk of breast cancer is multifactorial, but some women will have a high risk because of a genetic predisposition or, rarely, as a consequence of radiotherapy at a young age  
bmj.com
over 5 years ago
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Management of women at high risk of breast cancer

The risk of breast cancer is multifactorial, but some women will have a high risk because of a genetic predisposition or, rarely, as a consequence of radiotherapy at a young age  
feeds.bmj.com
over 5 years ago
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Management of women at high risk of breast cancer

The risk of breast cancer is multifactorial, but some women will have a high risk because of a genetic predisposition or, rarely, as a consequence of radiotherapy at a young age  
bmj.com
over 5 years ago
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"One of a kind small" - A childs guide to Radiotherapy

A childs guide to Radiotherapy. 6min. 2010. Funded by Oncology centres and cancer charities around britain. One of a Kind is aimed to guide and educate child...  
YouTube
about 5 years ago
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In which cancers is radiotherapy considered more useful than chemotherapy etc?

I can't work out any good way of understanding which cancers are best treated with what. When are cancers: Well treated with radiotherapy? Well treated with chemotherapy? Well treated with both? Thanks in advance!  
Jess Pobbs
almost 7 years ago
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What is the prognosis of a metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer after radiotherapy?

I just want to know if there has been any evidence for Radiotherapy use in metastatic prostate cancer? Also, the rate of success of Radiotherapy if combined with hormone therapy? What is the prognosis after treatment?  
Raghad Sabbagh
over 6 years ago
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Studies report new findings on treatment options for mesothelioma

Treating patients with high-dose radiotherapy after chemotherapy and surgery for malignant pleural mesothelioma does not achieve improvements in local relapse and overall survival, according...  
medicalnewstoday.com
over 4 years ago
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Sexual function preserved following vessel-sparing radiation therapy for prostate cancer

A comparison of five-year sexual function outcomes, as reported by patients treated with external beam radiotherapy (EBRT) versus combination EBRT plus brachytherapy, indicates that the...  
medicalnewstoday.com
over 4 years ago
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Prostate cancer patients given brachytherapy more likely to maintain erectile function

In approximately 50% of patients with prostate cancer, the use of permanent brachytherapy, a procedure where radioactive sources are placed inside the prostate, into or near to the tumour...  
medicalnewstoday.com
over 4 years ago
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Active surveillance 'may be appropriate' for intermediate-risk prostate cancer

Comparable rates of mortality following radiotherapy mean that active surveillance may be apt for both low-risk and favorable intermediate-risk prostate cancer, a study suggests.  
medicalnewstoday.com
over 4 years ago
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Improving brachytherapy treatments for cancer patients 
using platform nanotechnology

BioSurfaces, Inc., the parent company of NuVascular Technologies, Inc., has partnered with Florida-based cancer-treatment company Microspherix, LLC to improve the effectiveness and reduce the...  
medicalnewstoday.com
over 4 years ago
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Low Compliance Rate Reported With Postmastectomy Radiotherapy CME/CE

: A new study finds that 35% of patients with locally advanced breast cancers who underwent mastectomy do not receive recommended radiotherapy after surgery.  
medscape.org
over 4 years ago
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Cancer vaccines

Cancer vaccines are designed to promote tumor specific immune responses, particularly cytotoxic CD8 positive T cells that are specific to tumor antigens. The earliest vaccines, which were developed in 1994-95, tested non-mutated, shared tumor associated antigens that had been shown to be immunogenic and capable of inducing clinical responses in a minority of people with late stage cancer. Technological developments in the past few years have enabled the investigation of vaccines that target mutated antigens that are patient specific. Several platforms for cancer vaccination are being tested, including peptides, proteins, antigen presenting cells, tumor cells, and viral vectors. Standard of care treatments, such as surgery and ablation, chemotherapy, and radiotherapy, can also induce antitumor immunity, thereby having cancer vaccine effects. The monitoring of patients’ immune responses at baseline and after standard of care treatment is shedding light on immune biomarkers. Combination therapies are being tested in clinical trials and are likely to be the best approach to improving patient outcomes.  
feeds.bmj.com
over 4 years ago
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Cancer vaccines

Cancer vaccines are designed to promote tumor specific immune responses, particularly cytotoxic CD8 positive T cells that are specific to tumor antigens. The earliest vaccines, which were developed in 1994-95, tested non-mutated, shared tumor associated antigens that had been shown to be immunogenic and capable of inducing clinical responses in a minority of people with late stage cancer. Technological developments in the past few years have enabled the investigation of vaccines that target mutated antigens that are patient specific. Several platforms for cancer vaccination are being tested, including peptides, proteins, antigen presenting cells, tumor cells, and viral vectors. Standard of care treatments, such as surgery and ablation, chemotherapy, and radiotherapy, can also induce antitumor immunity, thereby having cancer vaccine effects. The monitoring of patients’ immune responses at baseline and after standard of care treatment is shedding light on immune biomarkers. Combination therapies are being tested in clinical trials and are likely to be the best approach to improving patient outcomes.  
feeds.bmj.com
over 4 years ago
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PET after chemotherapy identifies Hodgkin’s lymphoma patients who can avoid radiotherapy

Positron emission tomography (PET) scanning immediately after chemotherapy for Hodgkin’s lymphoma can identify patients who are likely to have good survival without radiotherapy, a study reported in the New England Journal of Medicine has found.1  
feeds.bmj.com
over 4 years ago
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Do vaginal packing, tranexamic acid, interventional radiology or other interventions control vaginal bleeding in women with advanced cervical cancer? | Cochrane

Background: Cervical cancer (cancer of the neck of the womb) is the second most common cancer among women throughout the world, accounting for about 500,000 new detected cases and 273,000 deaths every year. Women more commonly present with advanced disease in the developing world, where access to cervical screening programmes is limited. Advanced cancer of the cervix may not be curable and women often need treatment to control distressing symptoms (palliation), such as vaginal bleeding. Bleeding can be severe enough to be life threatening in women with advanced cervical cancer. Management of vaginal bleeding often poses a challenge, especially in the developing world, where access to radiotherapy is limited. Options for palliative treatment of severe vaginal bleeding include interventional radiology treatment (using x-rays to guide the insertion of 'plugs' into blood vessels supplying the cancer) or vaginal packing (where gauze is compacted into the vagina to absorb the blood and apply pressure directly to the cervix), although these are often only partly effective and may cause harm. Vaginal packs can be soaked with formalin, which is a preservative chemical. Other options for treating severe vaginal bleeding include tranexamic acid (a medicine that reduces bleeding that can be given by mouth or by injection) and radiotherapy (high-energy x-ray treatment).  
cochrane.org
over 4 years ago
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Start of cheaper technique for breast cancer is delayed in UK despite adoption elsewhere

A new technique that substantially reduces the burden of radiotherapy in women with early breast cancer and could save the NHS millions of pounds a year has been approved in Australia by the Medical Services Advisory Committee—the Australian equivalent of the UK National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)—ahead of its UK counterpart. Not only has it been recommended for selected patients but it is also an item in the committee’s 2015-16 budget.  
feeds.bmj.com
about 4 years ago