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Prostate cancer: triptorelin (Decapeptyl SR) | Key-points-from-the-evidence | Advice | NICE

In 2013, the licensed indications for the luteinising hormone-releasing hormone (LHRH) agonist, triptorelin (Decapeptyl SR), were extended to include 2 new indications for prostate cancer: neoadjuvant treatment before radiotherapy in high-risk localised or locally advanced disease, and adjuvant treatment to radical prostatectomy in locally advanced disease at high risk of progression. These are based on limited clinical data on the use of triptorelin and extrapolation from evidence for other LHRH agonists.  
nice.org.uk
almost 4 years ago
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The Oncentra Prostate v4.x for ultrasound‑guided real‑time HDR brachytherapy in men with localised prostate cancer | Advice | NICE

NICE has developed a Medtech Innovation Briefing (MIB) on the Oncentra Prostate v4.x ultrasound-guided real-time HDR brachytherapy in men with localised prostate cancer.  
nice.org.uk
almost 4 years ago
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Radiotherapy Confers No Additional Benefit for Mesothelioma

A randomized trial shows no extra benefit from adding radiotherapy after surgery and neoadjuvant chemotherapy for mesothelioma.  
medscape.com
almost 4 years ago
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Ibandronate vs Radiotherapy for Bone Pain in Prostate Cancer

Compare choices for treatment of metastatic prostate cancer related bone pain.  
medscape.com
almost 4 years ago
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Radiotherapy May Help in Node-Positive Prostate Cancer

Adding prostate and pelvic radiotherapy (RT) to hormone therapy appears to cut relapse rates in men newly diagnosed with high-risk nonmetastatic (M0) node-positive prostate cancer, according to an exploratory analysis by European investigators.  
medscape.com
almost 4 years ago
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Ten-Year Data: Lumpectomy and Radiotherapy Trump Mastectomy

Observational studies comparing the two major treatment approaches to early-stage breast cancer have usually provided 5-year results.  
medscape.com
almost 4 years ago
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Surgery Bests Radiotherapy for Localized Prostate Cancer

Surgery provides a better chance of survival than radiotherapy for men with clinically localized prostate cancer, according to a meta-analytic review of relevant research.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Proton Beam Therapy Improves Local Control in Liver Cancer

High-dose, hypofractionated proton beam therapy provides excellent local control for patients with localized, unresectable hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) or intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma (ICC), according to results of a phase 2 study.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Ablation, Radiotherapy Similarly Effective for Liver Cancer

Retrospective study showed SBRT and RFA are similarly effective in treating liver cancer, but SBRT may be better for larger tumors; head-to-head randomized controlled trials are needed.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Cardiotoxic Cancer Therapy in Kids Tied to Early Heart Disease

Screen for cardiac disease for all adult survivors of childhood cancers who were exposed to anthracyclines or radiotherapy to fields that included the heart, researchers recommend.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Experience Can Count in Radiation for Head-and-Neck Cancer

Head-and-neck cancer (HNC) patients treated with intensity modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) do better when radiation oncologists are more experienced, according to U.S. and Chinese researchers.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Shorter Radiotherapy OK for Metastatic Epidural Spine Compression

In patients with metastatic epidural spinal cord compression (MESCC) and expected poor survival, a one-week course of radiotherapy (RT) is not significantly inferior to a two-week course, researchers say.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Radiotherapy for Rectal Cancer and Secondary Malignancies

For patients with rectal cancer, there is no link between radiation therapy and a risk for secondary malignancies; in fact, it seems to offer some protection, results from a Dutch study suggest.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Three Critical Decisions in Breast Cancer Radiotherapy

Dr Jay Harris presents evidenced-based recommendations for three critical decisions that radiation oncologists face when selecting the optimal treatment for patients.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Cranial RT No Aid to Relapse Prevention in Childhood ALL

Despite having been standard practice to prevent central nervous system (CNS) relapse in children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), pre-emptive cranial radiotherapy (RT) appears to have no benefit in most treated with current protocols, according to an international group of researchers.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Reporting of Mortality After Breast Cancer Radiotherapy Differs Greatly

Mortality rates after breast cancer radiotherapy differ strikingly between clinical trial reports and observational data, researchers report.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Chinese medicinal herbs for oesophageal cancer | Cochrane

Chinese herbal medicine is widely used as adjunct therapy to chemo- or radiotherapy in patients being treated for cancer of the oesophagus. As yet there is no evidence that Chinese herbal medicine is effective or not in this role.  
cochrane.org
over 3 years ago
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Proton beam cancer therapy 'effective with fewer side effects' - BBC News

Proton beam cancer therapy - at the centre of an NHS controversy in 2014 - causes fewer side effects in children than conventional radiotherapy, research suggests.  
bbc.co.uk
over 3 years ago
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Proton beam therapy toddler with cancer 'doing well' - BBC News

Raluca Vinson's son Alexander was diagnosed with a rare brain tumour in July 2015 and, at just two years of age, the toddler underwent proton beam therapy.  
bbc.co.uk
over 3 years ago
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Proton beam therapy is as effective as radiotherapy in childhood brain cancer but less toxic, study shows

Proton beam therapy achieves similar survival to conventional radiotherapy in children with medulloblastoma and may be less toxic, a study has shown.1 A commentator said that it “sets a new benchmark for the treatment of paediatric medulloblastoma,”2 the most common childhood brain cancer.  
feeds.bmj.com
over 3 years ago