Cianna debuts ScoutCare program
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This study evaluates a novel technique of laparoscopic ovarian transposition performed by Gynecologic Oncologists prior to pelvic radiation for gynecologic cancer. A retrospective review was completed of all patients that underwent laparoscopic ovarian transposition from February 2007 to June 2017 at one tertiary care cancer. The technique involves salpingectomy, followed by retroperitoneal dissection to move the ovaries lateral to the hepatic and splenic flexures of the colon. Normal ovarian function was defined by the absence of vasomotor symptoms, FSH and menstrual history (if menstruating). The radiation dose to the ov...
This consensus statement from the Breast Cancer Working Group of Groupe Europ éen de Curiethérapie of European Society for Radiotherapy and Oncology (GEC-ESTRO) aims at generating practical guidelines for multi-catheter image-guided brachytherapy in the conservative management of breast cancer patients used for either Accelerated Partial Breast Irradiation (APBI) or for a b reast boost.
To prospectively determine whether multiparametric MRI (mpMRI) based staging is a more accurate independent predictor of outcome than traditional clinical variables in patients treated with brachytherapy (BT) and external-beam-radiotherapy (EBRT).
The optimum adjuvant treatment for Stage II endometrial cancer patients is unknown. External beam radiation therapy (EBRT) is often considered the standard of care; however, retrospective series suggest that brachytherapy (BT) alone may be sufficient for selected patients. As randomized data are lacking, we used a large database to explore this question.
(European Society for Radiotherapy and Oncology (ESTRO)) New research presented at the ESTRO 37 conference from two large international trials, shows that intracavitary and interstitial brachytherapy is safe and does not increase the risk of ureteral stricture in cervical cancer patients. Until now, there have been concerns that brachytherapy might increase the risk of this serious, sometimes life-threatening complication, although the treatment itself is associated with better survival.
After brachytherapy, some choroidal melanomas regress faster than others. Several studies suggest that these tumors are more likely to metastasize than those that regress slowly. Not all authors support this view, some reporting no correlation between tumor regression and monosomy 3, which is highly lethal.1 More research is needed to determine whether tumor regression rate after brachytherapy predicts metastasis.
Conclusions: Feasibility of recruitment into a study of vaginal dilator use was high. Adherence was low, and there was no difference between groups. Adherence to vaginal dilator use requires novel interventions to test. Implications for Practice: Nursing education that includes how dilators may maintain vaginal health may improve use because it was a motivator for adherence in this study.
To recognize the practice of radiotherapy for management of cervical cancer in Ontario, Canada, and to use the results of the survey to harmonize and standardize practice across the province.
In choroidal melanoma the radiation threshold dose for local control remains largely unknown. The present study examined a group of patients that received a wide range of minimum tumor dose in order to investigate a dose-response relationship. A literature review is performed to compare our results with available evidence in brachytherapy and charged particle external beam radiotherapy.
CONCLUSION: When the vicryl coating is used, seeds have a significantly lower propensity to slip from their initial implant locations. This may help maintain dosimetric integrity, warranting further study of postoperative dosimetry. PMID: 29667307 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]