Study finds cold therapy may be effective at controlling cancer treatment side effects

(Oxford University Press USA) A new study published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute finds that cryotherapy, specifically having chemotherapy patients wear frozen gloves and socks for 90-minute periods, is useful for preventing symptoms of neuropathy.
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ConclusionTreating anterior prostate cancer lesions with focal HIFU may be less effective compared to posterior tumours.
Source: World Journal of Urology - Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research
Researchers at UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center will soon begin studying the pre-surgery use of cryoablation as a potential early adjuvant therapy for patients with pleural mesothelioma. The pilot study will measure immune system stimulation through local tumor infiltration in hopes of extending patient survival in the future. Cryoablation, also known as cryotherapy or cryosurgery, freezes localized tumors with liquid nitrogen or argon gas. It has been proven effective in killing tumor cells with extreme cold. It is currently used on kidney, liver and prostate cancers, but its use in priming a person’s own i...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - Category: Environmental Health Authors: Source Type: news
Palliation of dysphagia (Dys) in patients with inoperable esophageal cancer (EC) can be challenging. The major goal of palliation is to improve patient ’s quality of life (QoL) and Dys and allow adequate caloric intake. The most commonly used palliative modalities for Dys are radiation therapy (RT) and esophageal stenting. However, RT is limited by total dose and adverse events (AE) in patients receiving systemic therapy (ST), and stenting suffer s from a high rate of AE including reflux and chest pain.
Source: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy - Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Tags: Oral abstracts Source Type: research
Semin intervent Radiol 2020; 37: 157-165 DOI: 10.1055/s-0040-1709157Advancements in medical imaging and device technology allow minimal invasive procedures for the diagnosis and treatment of various disorders. For the management of tumors in head and neck region, these image-guided interventions play essential role in the often used multidisciplinary approach. Tissue sampling under ultrasound or computed tomography guidance is generally the first step to reach a pathological diagnosis. For head and neck tumors with high vascularity, embolization using particulate matter, liquid embolic agents, or coils is used to achieve s...
Source: Seminars in Interventional Radiology - Category: Radiology Authors: Tags: Review Article Source Type: research
ConclusionsTreatment of cervical cancer is based on the stage of cancer, and poor outcomes in most developing countries might be due to a lack of optimal treatment regimen. Those infected with HIV were younger and had advanced cervical cancer as compared to those who were HIV-negative. Facilitation and putting HIV-infected people on life-long ART is of importance and has been found to have a positive impact on cervical cancer treatment response. Research on precancerous lesions and cervical cancer management of HIV-seropositive patients focusing on the quality of life of those treated; the effectiveness of the treatment me...
Source: Systematic Reviews - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research
IJERPH, Vol. 17, Pages 2464: Oncological-Therapy Related Oral Mucositis as an Interdisciplinary Problem—Literature Review International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health doi: 10.3390/ijerph17072464 Authors: Kusiak AlicjaJereczek-Fossa Cichońska Alterio Oral mucositis is a toxic side effect of non-surgical cancer treatments: chemotherapy and radiotherapy, which strongly impair quality of life and can not only cause strong pain, but also lead to problems with basic physiological needs as eating and swallowing. Development of oral mucositis is associated with type, dosage, and schedu...
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - Category: Environmental Health Authors: Tags: Review Source Type: research
Conclusion: Topical combination therapy with imiquimod, 5-FU, and tretinoin with intermittent, brief cryotherapy effectively treated a small, invasive SCC in this select patient who deferred surgery. Prospective randomized-controlled clinical trials to assess the role of combination topical treatment for invasive SCCs are warranted. J Drugs Dermatol. 2020;19(2)202-204. doi:10.36849/JDD.2020.2228 PMID: 32155018 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of Drugs in Dermatology - Category: Dermatology Tags: J Drugs Dermatol Source Type: research
Conclusion: ECMO can meet the oxygenation needs during bronchoscopy-guided intervention therapy. For patients with severe central airway obstruction due to malignant tumors, ECMO should be considered if conventional respiratory support cannot guarantee the safety of surgery.
Source: Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Research Article: Clinical Case Report Source Type: research
Conditions:   Breast Cancer;   Peripheral Neuropathy;   Chemotherapy-induced Peripheral Neuropathy Intervention:   Device: Elasto Gel® Therapy Mittens and Foot Wraps Sponsor:   Mayo Clinic Recruiting
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Conclusion: It may be employed either alone or in combination with cryotherapy, existing chemotherapy, bypass surgery or radiations to achieve the optimal results in these patients. Nevertheless, there is a need to formulate a uniform dose and procedure to achieve homogeneity and develop references for clinical practices. PMID: 31977258 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: International Journal of Radiation Biology - Category: Radiology Tags: Int J Radiat Biol Source Type: research
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