The first report from a phase II, multi-center clinical trial indicates that a newer, more aggressive form of radiation therapy stereotactic radiation can extend long-term survival for some patients with stage-IV cancers while maintaining their quality of life. because The study is publishe in the January issue of International Journal of Radiation Oncology * Biology * Physics (Red Journal);…
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Radiation therapy stereotactic radiation—can extend long-term survival for some patients with stage-IV cancers while maintaining their quality of life. The study is published in the January issue of International Journal of Radiation Oncology * Biology * Physics (Red Journal), the flagship scientific journal of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO). Radiation therapy “Despite many advances in cancer care over the last…
Radiotherapy after breast conservation has become the standard of care. Prior meta-analyses on the effects of radiotherapy predated availability of gene expression profiling (GEP) to assess recurrence risk and/or did not include all relevant outcomes. This analysis used GEP information with pooled individual-level data to evaluate the impact of omitting radiotherapy on recurrence and mortality.…
Advances in cancer care and delayed childbearing have yielded increasing numbers of cancer patients for whom fertility-preserving treatment options are a priority. Communicating the fertility implications of radiation therapy and other cancer treatments should be standard practice at the time of diagnosis.
ViewRay, Inc. announced today the five-year anniversary of patient treatments with MRIdian MRI-guided radiation therapy at the Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri.
Combined modality therapy is standard of care for patients with inoperable locally advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), however, insufficient data exist regarding what chemoradiotherapy combination will be the gold standard. The study aimed to compare the survival impact and side effects of concurrent versus sequential radiochemotherapy treatment in inoperable stage III non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC).
Topical skin treatments do not increase the radiation dose to the skin during radiotherapy and, therefore, can be used by individuals with cancer prior to radiation treatments, according to study results.
Leptomeningeal carcinomatosis (LC) is a severe complication of metastatic tumor spread to the central nervous system. Prognosis is dismal with a median overall survival (OS) of ~10–15 weeks. Treatment options include radiotherapy (RT) to involved sites, systemic chemo- or targeted therapy, intrathecal chemotherapy and best supportive care with dexamethasone.
A survival prediction model for patients with bone metastases arising from lung cancer would be highly valuable. The objective of the study was to develop and validate a nomogram for assessing the survival probability of patients with metastatic lung cancer receiving radiotherapy for osseous metastases.
CT protocols and radiation doses vary considerably from country to country, primarily as a result of local choices regarding technical parameters, researchers report. "We have published previously on the large variation for CT radiation doses," said Dr. Rebecca Smith-Bindman of the University of California, San Francisco.
Among medical specialists most likely to be named a defendant in a medical malpractice claim, radiologists rank sixth, as cited by a recent data review of closed court claims.