Elekta initiates study on MR radiation therapy for cancer

Radiation oncology vendor Elekta has launched a new study to assess the outcomes...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: FDA clears Elekta's Unity MR radiation therapy system Elekta highlights Unity abstracts at ASTRO Elekta acquires software firm Acumyn York Instruments buys Elekta's MEG business Elekta partners with NY cancer center on radiation therapy
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Publication date: January 2020Source: Radiation Physics and Chemistry, Volume 166Author(s): Fang-Yu Liu, Zhi-Wei Dong, Hui-Bin Yang, Hong-Yun ShiAbstractEven with advanced inverse intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) technique, the optimization of treatment plans remains a time-consuming task and the outcome is highly influenced by the experience of the planner and time pressure. Automated treatment planning is a current hot topic and new frontier in radiotherapy, which is expected to minimize the above problems. The quality and efficacy of the IMRT plans generated by the Auto-Planning module of the Pinnacle3 treat...
Source: Radiation Physics and Chemistry - Category: Physics Source Type: research
A radiation therapy (RT) treatment that combines radiation with chemotherapy...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Intelerad to launch enterprise software at RANZCR 2019 RANZCR issues final version of ethical AI guidelines RANZCR praises government pledge to support MRI access RANZCR proposes ethical guidelines for AI Virtual reality may help plan, guide glioma resection
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ConclusionThis survey was an informative trial to understand the verification status of patient-specific IMRT QA measurements for prostate cancer. In most institutions, the point dose measurement and dose distribution differences met the desired criteria.
Source: Reports of Practical Oncology and Radiotherapy - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
ConclusionsThe study showed that radiotherapy causes skin barrier dysfunction in all patients independently of clinical radiodermatitis. The biophysical features of this dysfunction can precede clinical symptoms and they can be assessed by non-invasive and objective methods.
Source: Reports of Practical Oncology and Radiotherapy - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
ConclusionsFor radiotherapy recipients, early Medicaid expansion was associated with decreased percent uninsured, particularly among low education counties, and earlier stage diagnoses for screenable cancers. Thus, early Medicaid expansion may improve access to care and decrease disparities for radiotherapy recipients.
Source: Practical Radiation Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
A radiation therapy (RT) treatment that combines radiation with chemotherapy...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Intelerad to launch enterprise software at RANZCR 2019 RANZCR issues final version of ethical AI guidelines RANZCR praises government pledge to support MRI access RANZCR proposes ethical guidelines for AI Virtual reality may help plan, guide glioma resection
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Conclusion: Patients aged ≥55 years with stage T1-2N1M1 DTC according to the eighth edition AJCC/TNM cancer staging system should be downstaged and those with stage T4bN1M0 upstaged accordingly.
Source: Frontiers in Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
Conclusions: We describe here the first report of a potential abscopal effect in meningioma, summarize the limited literature on the topic of abscopal effects in cancer, and detail the existing hypothesis on how this phenomenon may occur and possibly relate to the development of future treatments for patients with metastatic disease.
Source: Frontiers in Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
ConclusionThe residual cancer rate was 24% after radiotherapy for prostate cancer. PSA alone does not appear to be sufficient to detect the persistence of residual prostate cancer after radiotherapy. There were no more surgical complications after prostate radiotherapy.
Source: International Urology and Nephrology - Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research
This study aims to reveal the role of the androgen receptor (AR) in EBRT-induced DDR and to investigate whether next-generation AR inhibitor apalutamide can radiosensitize PCa. PCa cell lines and tissue slices were treated with anti-androgen alone or combined with EBRT. The effect of treatments on cell growth, tissue viability, DDR, and cell cycle were investigated. RAD51 and DNA-dependent protein kinase catalytic subunit (DNA-PKcs) levels were determined by Western blotting. Homologous recombination (HR) capacity was measured with the directed repeats-green fluorescent protein (DR-GFP) assay. We report the radiosensitizin...
Source: Cancers - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Article Source Type: research
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