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Are there any differences in survival between people with low grade glioma having early compared with delayed radiotherapy at the time of progression? | Cochrane

The issue Low grade gliomas are brain tumours that predominantly affect young adults. They grow at slower rates and are typically associated with a favourable prognosis compared with high grade gliomas. One of the most common presenting symptoms of people with LGG are seizures. Although, there are no definitive guidelines on the management of LGGs, most people with LGGs are treated with a combination of surgery followed by radiotherapy. However, it is unclear whether to use radiotherapy in the early postoperative period, or to delay until the disease progresses.  
cochrane.org
over 6 years ago
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Tumour biomarkers: diagnostic, prognostic, and predictive

A 63 year old woman presented with a one month history of difficulty speaking and imbalance. She had been diagnosed with breast cancer two years earlier and had been treated with surgery, chemotherapy, and radiotherapy. This was followed by a year of trastuzumab (Herceptin) and continuous tamoxifen treatment.  
feeds.bmj.com
over 6 years ago
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Machine that combines radiotherapy with MRI scanner will undergo trials next year

The Royal Marsden Hospital in London will take delivery early next year of a machine that combines radiotherapy with real time imaging using a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanner.  
feeds.bmj.com
over 6 years ago
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Leksell Gamma Knife Icon Brain Radiosurgery System FDA Cleared (VIDEO) | Medgadget

Elekta landed FDA regulatory clearance for its Leksell Gamma Knife Icon, its latest radiosurgery system for treating targets just about anywhere in the bra  
medgadget.com
over 6 years ago
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HIV Cure Research: Radioimmunotherapy Explained by Whiteboard Animation

http://www.einstein.yu.edu - Graduate student Dina Tsukrov uses whiteboard animations to explain how radioimmunotherapy (RIT) is being used in HIV cure resea...  
youtube.com
about 6 years ago
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Huge Shortfall in Radiotherapy, Investment Would Save Lives

There is a substantial shortfall in the provision of radiotherapy services worldwide, but major investment could save millions of life-years, say experts.  
medscape.com
about 6 years ago
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should limb sarcoma <5cm to got preoperative radiotherapy ?

Male patient ,50 years old coming with mass about 4 cm in the lateral aspect of the upper part of the thigh was diagnosed as sarcoma. The question is to what extent the benefits of preoperative radiotherapy?  
Gergis Rabea Farag
about 6 years ago
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Parasympathomimetic drugs for the treatment of 'dry mouth' due to radiotherapy | Cochrane

This updated review found there is limited evidence to support the use of pilocarpine hydrochloride in the treatment of radiation-induced salivary gland dysfunction ('dry mouth'). Salivary gland damage is a frequent and important complication of radiotherapy to the head and neck area; it causes dryness of the mouth with resultant problems with eating, talking, and local infection. The parasympathomimetic group of drugs have been used to treat radiotherapy-induced salivary gland damage.  
cochrane.org
about 6 years ago
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High-Dose-Rate Brachytherapy in Prostate Cancer: What Role?

Dr Gerald Chodak talks about the potential role of this treatment approach, alone or in combination with intensity-modulated radiation therapy, in high-risk prostate cancer.  
medscape.com
about 6 years ago
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Radiation in Children With Ependymoma Improves Outcomes

The largest trial in this rare type of brain tumor has shown that radiotherapy after surgery improves outcomes compared with what has been seen historically.  
medscape.com
about 6 years ago