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Breast cancer patients can use antiperspirants during radiotherapy

(University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine) Women undergoing daily radiation therapy for breast cancer are commonly told they should not use antiperspirant for fear that it could cause greater radiation damage to the skin, but a new study from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania showed there was no difference in the radiation skin dose absorbed by these patients with or without these deodorants.
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

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To validate the ESTRO guideline on clinical target volume (CTV) delineation for breast cancer using a multi-centre dataset.
Source: Radiotherapy and Oncology - Category: Radiology Authors: Source Type: research
Authors: Boyages J Abstract Radiation therapy (RT) is an important component of breast cancer treatment. RT reduces local recurrence and breast cancer mortality after breast conservation for all patients and for node-positive patients after a mastectomy. Short courses of RT over 3-4 weeks are generally as effective as longer courses. A patient subgroup where RT can be avoided after conservative surgery has not been consistently identified. A radiation boost reduces the risk of a recurrence in the breast but may be omitted for older patients with good prognosis tumours with clear margins. Axillary recurrences can ta...
Source: Medical Journal of Australia - Category: General Medicine Tags: Med J Aust Source Type: research
Radiation therapy is proven to reduce local recurrence in patients with early-stage breast cancer. To reduce toxicity, treatment time, and improve accuracy, intraoperative radiation therapy was used as definitive treatment or as a boost. The study's objective was to compare the short-term toxicity and cosmesis of single-fraction (SF) IORT and hypofractionated radiotherapy with IORT boost (HfB) given as definitive treatment.
Source: Brachytherapy - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Source Type: research
The purpose of this study was to establish intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) and volumetric-modulated arc therapy (VMAT) treatment plans for synchronous bilateral breast cancer (SBBC) and to compare those plans with the previous treatment plans using 3D conformal radiation therapy (3DCRT). The differences among the treatments were also statistically compared regarding dosimetry distribution and treatment efficiency. The research was conducted with 10 SBBC patients. The study established IMRT (12 fields with a single isocenter) and VMAT (2 partial arcs with a single isocenter) treatment plans for SBBC patients an...
Source: Medical Dosimetry - Category: Radiology Authors: Tags: Dosimetry Contribution: Source Type: research
Condition:   Chemotherapy Induced Cardiotoxicity Intervention:   Other: Cardiac magnetic resonance imaging Sponsor:   Yonsei University Recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
CONCLUSIONS: The overall complication rate after oncoplastic breast reduction was markedly higher than that in nationally published data for breast-conserving surgery. The complication rate resembled more closely the complication rate after bilateral mastectomy with immediate reconstruction. No risk factors were associated with major or overall complications. Age and pulmonary disease were associated with minor complications. Patients should be selected and counseled appropriately when considering oncoplastic breast reduction. PMID: 28973708 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Southern Medical Journal - Category: General Medicine Tags: South Med J Source Type: research
We report here the three dimensional dose distribution resulting from a NPD incorporating AuNP labeled with electron emitters (<sup>90</sup>Y, <sup>177</sup>Lu, <sup>111</sup>In) of different energies using Monte Carlo based voxel level dosimetry. The MCNP5 dose model was used to assess differences in dose distribution from simulated NPD and conventional brachytherapy sources, positioned in breast tissue simulating material. We further compare these dose distributions in mice bearing subcutaneous human breast cancer xenografts implanted with <sup>177</sup>Lu-AuNP NPD, o...
Source: Physics in Medicine and Biology - Category: Physics Authors: Tags: Phys Med Biol Source Type: research
Conclusion: LRFS of patients with locally advanced invasive breast cancer after mastectomy and axillary surgery was better with CCRT than with SCRT and with similar profiles of adverse reactions. The DFS of patients staged pT3–4 pN1–3 cM0 was also improved.
Source: Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Research Article: Clinical Trial/Experimental Study Source Type: research
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