February 6th 2023
Findings from a phase 2/3 trial found better disease-free and overall survival outcomes with radiation plus docetaxel vs radiation alone in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma.
Inguinofemoral Radiotherapy May Be Potential Alternative To Lymphadenectomy In Select Vulvar CancerOctober 21st 2021
Inguinofemoral radiotherapy may be a safe alternative for patients with vulvar cancer and sentinel node micrometastases who might otherwise face the morbidity of a lymphadenectomy.
Men with Intermediate-Risk Prostate Cancer Experience Improved Sexual Function, Urinary Continence Following MRgFUS TherapySeptember 24th 2021
Patients with prostate cancer fared better following treatment with magnetic resonance-guided focused ultrasound focal therapy than with radical prostatectomy or radiation therapy, shows study presented at 2021 AUA Annual Meeting.
Brentuximab Vedotin Plus Chemo Is Effective and Tolerable in Patients with Early-Stage Hodgkin LymphomaJuly 30th 2021
Treating patients with brentuximab vedotin in combination with doxorubicin, vinblastine, and dacarbazine with and without consolidative radiotherapy resulted in strong efficacy and encouraging tolerability in early-stage, unfavorable-risk Hodgkin lymphoma.
Locoregional Treatments Still Key in HCC CareMay 11th 2020
A number of treatment options exist for patients with localized hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), including surgical resection, transplantation, ablation, stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT), and embolization, said Riad Salem, MD, who added that a multidisciplinary team is needed to determine the optimal use of these approaches among newer novel systemic treatments.
IMRT Betters Patient-Reported Outcomes in Cervical, Endometrial CancerMay 5th 2020
A reduction in patient-reported symptomatic adverse events (AEs) was observed with intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) compared with standard radiotherapy in patients with cervical or endometrial cancer, whereas no difference was observed with regard to clinician-reported AE.
Radiation Treatment May Impair Recent Memory in Pediatric Patients With Brain TumorsSeptember 24th 2018
Children with pediatric posterior fossa tumors like medulloblastoma who are treated with radiotherapy may be less likely to recall specific details of events that occurred after treatment compared with events that happened before, according to study results published in the Journal of Neuroscience.
Hodgkin Lymphoma Survivors May Be at Greater Risk for Breast CancerMarch 6th 2018
Radiotherapy treatments for Hodgkin lymphoma may raise the risk of certain breast cancer subtypes, a study of data on women survivors from the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) registries revealed.
Stereotactic Radiotherapy Device Approved by FDA to Treat Early Stage Breast CancerDecember 27th 2017
The FDA has approved a novel breast-specific stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT) device known as GammaPod as a treatment for patients with early breast cancer, based on findings from a 17-patient study.
Complete Responses With Reduced-Dose Radiation in HPV-Linked Oropharynx CancersJanuary 10th 2017
For patients with HPV-related oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma, induction chemotherapy plus reduced-dose radiation and weekly cetuximab brought improvements for swallowing and nutritional status along with complete clinical responses.
Shorter Radiotherapy Course Viable, Safe, and Cost-Saving in Low-Risk Prostate CancerOctober 17th 2016
Deborah Watkins Bruner, RN, PhD, FAAN, discusses the results of a trial comparing quality of life after conventional radiotherapy and after a hypofractionated schedule for men at low-risk for prostate cancer.
Yoga Improves Quality of Life in Men Having Radiotherapy for Prostate CancerAugust 2nd 2016
The health benefits of yoga are many, but in the oncology setting, studies of the approach have focused primarily on women with breast cancer. However, a small, first-of-its-kind study by researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania is exploring how yoga may also improve treatment-related symptoms in men who are undergoing radiotherapy for their prostate cancer. And the results, thus far, are promising.
Shorter, Intensive Radiation Regimen Effective and Tolerable in Early-Stage Prostate CancerMay 31st 2016
Researchers have discovered that shorter, more intensive radiation treatment for patients in the early stages of prostate cancer can be performed without compromising cancer control.
Abdominal Radiation May Increase Diabetes Risk in Childhood Cancer SurvivorsJanuary 20th 2016
Previous studies have linked radiation to the pancreas during childhood to an increased risk of type 1 or 2 diabetes, and in a recent small study, researchers investigated the mechanisms leading to abnormal glucose and insulin dynamics in survivors of childhood cancers.
Kavita Dharmarajan on Palliative Radiation Oncology ReferralsNovember 11th 2015
Kavita Dharmarajan, MD, MSc, assistant professor of radiation oncology and palliative medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital, discusses palliative radiation oncology referrals.