Elekta Introduces Advanced Cancer Treatment to Kingdom of Bhutan

THIMPHU, Bhutan, July 24, 2017 -- (Healthcare Sales &Marketing Network) -- Elekta (EKTA-B.ST) announced today that it has been chosen to deliver the first ever radiation therapy system to the Kingdom of Bhutan. The National Referral Hospital, the largest... Devices, Oncology Elekta, Elekta Compact, linear accelerator, radiotherapy
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AbstractBackgroundBleeding and obstruction are common localized symptoms in patients with unresectable gastric cancer. Although there are several reports about surgical and endoscopic therapies for gastric cancer, there are few regarding palliative radiation therapy.MethodsWe retrospectively analyzed data for 23 gastric cancer patients who underwent palliative radiation between April 2006 and March 2014, with either localized bleeding (n = 18) or upper gastric obstruction (n = 10).ResultsThe median (range) total dose and fraction (Fr) of radiotherapy (RT) were 42 (18 –60) Gy and 20 (9...
Source: International Journal of Clinical Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
-- Radiation therapy to help fight cancer may be physically and emotionally draining. It's important to get plenty of sleep, eat a healthy and balanced diet and to stay as healthy as possible during your treatments. The American Cancer Society...
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - Category: General Medicine Source Type: news
Conventional whole brain radiotherapy (WBRT) has been established as the treatment standard in patients with cerebral metastases from small-cell lung cancer (SCLC), however, it has only modest efficacy and lim...
Source: Trials - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Study protocol Source Type: research
Abstract Breast-conserving surgery (BCS) followed by radiation therapy is the current standard of care for early stage breast cancer. Successful BCS necessitates complete tumor resection with clear margins at the pathologic assessment of the specimen ("no ink on tumor"). The presence of positive margins warrants additional surgery to obtain negative final margins, which has significant physical, psychological, and financial implications for the patient. The challenge lies in developing accurate real-time intraoperative margin assessment techniques to minimize the presence of "ink on tumor" and ...
Source: Clinical Breast Cancer - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Surg Clin North Am Source Type: research
Abstract Ductal carcinoma in situ has been stable in incidence for a decade and has an excellent prognosis. Breast conservation therapy is safe and effective for most patients. Adjuvant whole breast radiation therapy is recommended to reduce the risk of local recurrence. Accelerated partial breast irradiation is a promising alternative to decrease toxicity and improve cosmetic results. Adjuvant hormonal therapy can reduce local recurrence, but should be used cautiously. Future directions in management include developing predictive tools for guidance for use of adjuvant therapy and selecting low-risk patients ...
Source: Clinical Breast Cancer - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Surg Clin North Am Source Type: research
Abstract Throughout various eras of breast cancer therapy, postmastectomy radiation therapy (PMRT) has played an important role in the treatment of locally advanced breast cancer. PMRT decreases locoregional recurrence and may improve overall survival in patients with tumors over 5 cm or positive lymph nodes. As novel cancer therapies improve survival in breast cancer, the role of radiation therapy is evolving. Individualized recommendations for PMRT dependent on pathologic response after neoadjuvant systemic therapy are under investigation. This review summarizes the role of PMRT during breast cancer therapy...
Source: Clinical Breast Cancer - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Surg Clin North Am Source Type: research
Conclusions: In patients with breast cancer treated for low-risk disease, geography has effects on the rates of posttreatment imaging, suggesting that some patients are not receiving beneficial dedicated breast imaging, and high-cost nonbreast imaging may not be targeted to those groups most likely to benefit. PMID: 30006425 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network : JNCCN - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: J Natl Compr Canc Netw Source Type: research
Resection of T4 colon cancer remains challenging compared to lower T stages. Data on the effect of neoadjuvant radiation to improve resectability and survival are lacking. The purpose of this study is to describe the use and outcomes of neoadjuvant radiation therapy in clinical T4 colon cancer.
Source: Surgery - Category: Surgery Authors: Source Type: research
Authors: Han B, Yao H, Shao L, Guo X, Han L, Gomes Romeiro F, Mancuso A, Qi X Abstract PURPOSE: To explore the selection of treatment modalities for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) at stages T1 and/or T2 and to compare the survival of patients treated with surgery alone vs radiation therapy (RT) alone. METHODS: Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) database was used to identify the patients diagnosed with HCC between 2004 and 2013. The tumor-nodemetastasis (TNM) stage was established according to the American Joint Committee on Cancer (AJCC) Staging. After age, sex, TNM stage, and tumor extension we...
Source: Journal of B.U.ON. - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: J BUON Source Type: research
Authors: Zeng Y, Ruan W, Liu J, Liang W, He J, Cui F, Pan H, He J Abstract Background: Concomitant with rising rates of esophageal adenocarcinoma, there has been a significant increase of diagnoses among relatively younger individuals. However, most studies that focus on esophageal cancer (EC) in younger patients have had small sample sizes of patients treated at a single institute. The aim of this study was to analyze the clinical characteristics, outcomes and independent prognostic factors for EC in patients under 50-year-old using a large, multi-center dataset. Methods: The national Surveillance, Epidemiolog...
Source: Journal of Thoracic Disease - Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: J Thorac Dis Source Type: research
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