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Why Do Physicians Overtreat Elderly Breast Cancer Patients? Why Do Physicians Overtreat Elderly Breast Cancer Patients?

Drs Kathy Miller and Reshma Jagsi on the reasons behind practitioners'reluctance to omit radiation therapy in older patients.Medscape Oncology
Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines - Category: Radiology Tags: Hematology-Oncology Commentary Source Type: news

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Survivorship care is an important and often overlooked aspect of caring for cancer patients. The aim of this pilot project was to provide breast cancer patients with information sessions to help transition to a healthful life after completing treatments.
Source: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences - Category: Radiology Authors: Source Type: research
Condition:   Breast Cancer Intervention:   Drug: Cohort A Sponsor:   Kyoto Breast Cancer Research Network Recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
AbstractThe study aimed to assess factors affecting survival of breast cancer patients suffering leptomeningeal metastasis (LM) and to compare survivals in patients with LM as the first and only site of metastases at presentation to patients with LM and metastases in other organs, along with selecting a patient group which had the best survival outcomes. Subject groups consisted of 187 patients consecutively referred during 1999 –2015. A Cox proportional hazards model was used to identify factors associated with prolonged survival from LM. The Cox prognostic index was created to identify the group of patients with th...
Source: Journal of Neuro-Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
Conclusion Treatment plans for patients in the SLD position with or without breath hold for left-sided breast cancer patients demonstrated a superior heart and lung sparing compared with the supine position due to significant reduction in MHD and CLD. MHD and CLD are important simulation factors that affect the heart and lung DVP.
Source: Practical Radiation Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
We present an institutional experience of postoperative radiosurgery for the treatment of brain metastases. A retrospective review of a prospectively maintained institutional radiosurgery database was performed for the years 2005–2015 identifying all adult patients treated with postoperative radiosurgery to the tumor bed. Primary endpoints include local recurrence and postoperative LMD. Kaplan-Meier curves and Cox regression were used to evaluate time to local recurrence and postoperative LMD. Ninety-one patients received adjuvant focal radiation for a brain metastasis. Median radiographic follow-up among patients wh...
Source: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience - Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research
Drs Kathy Miller and Reshma Jagsi on the reasons behind practitioners'reluctance to omit radiation therapy in older patients.
Source: Medscape Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Source Type: podcasts
AbstractObjective:The controversy remains as to whether immediate prosthetic breast reconstruction with postmastectomy radiation therapy (PMRT) is associated with acceptable complications and aesthetic outcomes. The aim of this meta-analysis was to provide a pooled analysis of comparative clinical studies that evaluated breast cancer patients who were treated with a mastectomy and an immediate prosthetic breast reconstruction to compare the complications and satisfaction of those who underwent or did not undergo PMRT.Methods:According to the recommendations of the Cochrane Collaboration, we established a rigorous study pro...
Source: Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Research Article: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis Source Type: research
CONCLUSION Cognitive impairment can affect daily functioning, quality of life, and capacity to work in patients with cancer and those in remission. Consequently, cognitive assessment is now an important and necessary part of a comprehensive oncological care plan. Cancer-related cognitive impairment might be due to the direct effects of the cancer itself, nonspecific factors, or comorbid conditions that are independent of the disease and/or due to the adverse effects of the treatment or combination of treatments given for the disease. The prevalence and extent of cognitive impairment associated with cancer is recognized but...
Source: Innovations in Clinical Neuroscience - Category: Neuroscience Authors: Tags: Cognition Current Issue Neuro oncology Neurology Review cancer chemotherapy cognitive impairment neuropsychological assessment treatment Source Type: research
DISCUSSION Outcomes from this study will inform the feasibility and methodology for a future fully-powered RCT. TRIAL REGISTRATION Australian New Zealand Clinical Trials Registry with the identifier ACTRN12617000975392.
Source: Journal of Integrative Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
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