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'Huge' Survival Benefit, New Standard of Care in Glioma

Adding adjuvant temozolomide to radiotherapy for patients with grade 3 anaplastic glioma without the 1p/19 deletion is a new standard of care.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Chemoradiotherapy for Stage III NSCLC

Outcomes in patients with stage III NSCLC need to be improved. What works and what doesn't?  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Victoria Derbyshire's breast cancer treatment ends - BBC News

BBC journalist Victoria Derbyshire has completed six weeks of radiotherapy, her last major treatment for breast cancer.  
bbc.co.uk
over 3 years ago
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Metastatic spinal cord compression: diagnosis and management

Timely referral for neurosurgery or radiotherapy, or both, provides better outcomes longer term, but palliative care is the treatment of choice for some patients  
feeds.bmj.com
over 3 years ago
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Metastatic spinal cord compression: diagnosis and management

Timely referral for neurosurgery or radiotherapy, or both, provides better outcomes longer term, but palliative care is the treatment of choice for some patients  
feeds.bmj.com
over 3 years ago
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BRAF Inhibitor Improves Radiosurgery Outcomes in Melanoma

BRAF-carrying patients with melanoma and brain metastases treated with BRAF inhibitors and SRS show improved survival, but timing of treatment matters.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Neoadjuvant Chemoradiotherapy and Surgery in Rectal Cancer

A longer waiting interval between the end of neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy and surgery may increase the rate of pathological complete response in rectal cancer.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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More Virtues of One-Stop Radiotherapy for Breast Cancer

Targeted intraoperative radiotherapy substantially reduces the impact on patients' lives and carbon dioxide emissions vs standard radiotherapy, say UK investigators.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Radiosurgery in Patients With Acromegaly or Cushing Disease

A new study reports on the incidence of hypopituitarism after gamma knife radiosurgery in patients with acromegaly or Cushing's disease.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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No Increased Toxicity Seen With TKI, Stereotactic Radiosurgery

TKIs used as radiosensitizers are believed to offer a synergistic effect with radiosurgery in treatment of spine metastases with renal cell carcinoma.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Unpredictable Effects of Cancer RT on CIEDs Prompts Call to Action

Radiotherapy "seems to be safe" in patients with modern CIEDs, but observed device resets into a fallback underlie "the necessity of CIED interrogations after every RT session," the authors said.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Pancreatic Cancer: Chemoradiotherapy vs Chemo Alone

Results from the LAP07 trial show no survival advantage for chemoradiotherapy vs chemotherapy alone in locally advanced pancreatic cancer.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Adjuvant Whole-Brain Radiotherapy: End of an Era?

Updated data from the N0574 study confirm no improvement in overall survival but greater cognitive deterioration with adjunct whole-brain radiotherapy in patients with one to three brain metastases.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Uganda cancer patients in limbo after radiotherapy machine breaks - BBC News

Ugandan cancer patients who need potentially life-saving radiotherapy treatment are wondering what to do now that the country's only radiotherapy machine has broken.  
bbc.co.uk
over 3 years ago
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Adding Chemotherapy to Radiotherapy Extends Glioma Survival

For patients with low-grade glioma, progression-free and overall survival are better when chemotherapy is added to radiotherapy, long-term results confirm.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Uganda's radiotherapy machine for cancer treatment breaks - BBC News

Uganda's only radiotherapy machine used for treating cancer is broken beyond repair, the country's main cancer unit says.  
bbc.co.uk
over 3 years ago
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Multidisciplinary Care Takes Center Stage at ELCC 2016

Immunotherapy, oncogene inhibition, and the role of surgery and radiotherapy will be discussed at the European Lung Cancer Conference (ELCC) 2016 in Geneva.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Bladder Preservation High With 'Trimodal' Cancer Therapy

A trimodal treatment approach to localized bladder cancer using adaptive radiotherapy had high rates of bladder preservation and survival.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Cranial Irradiation in EGFR-Mutant NSCLC Brain Metastases

Is erlotinib plus radiotherapy superior to either therapy alone for brain metastases associated with NSCLC?  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Does Radiotherapy for PCa Cause Secondary Cancers?

A meta-analysis on the association of radiotherapy for prostate cancer and development of second primary malignancies may have important implications, says Dr Gerald Chodak.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago