Brachytherapy error halts treatment at Canadian center

A cancer center in Hamilton, Ontario, has suspended brachytherapy treatment...Read more on
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Conclusions: Unlike past results, gemcitabine and cisplatin appear to be tolerable, efficient and feasible when combined with conformal radiotherapy.
Source: Journal of Cancer - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Research Paper Source Type: research
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Source: Clinical Prostate Cancer - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Clin Transl Radiat Oncol Source Type: research
Tatsuya Ohno Recent widespread use of three-dimensional image-guided brachytherapy (3D-IGBT) has improved radiotherapy outcomes of cervical cancer dramatically. In 2018, the International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO) staging system for cervical cancer was revised. However, the influence of the revisions on the stage distribution and outcomes of cervical cancers treated with 3D-IGBT remains unclear. Here, we retrospectively analyzed 221 patients with cervical squamous cell carcinoma treated with definitive radiotherapy using 3D-IGBT (median follow-up, 60 months). The stage distribution and outcomes ...
Source: Cancers - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Article Source Type: research
The addition of androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) to radiotherapy (RT) is the standard of care for prostate cancer patients with unfavourable intermediate risk (UIR) and high-risk disease. In this population, ADT has been shown to improve oncological outcomes by increasing RT local effect [1 –3] and likely by reducing the micrometastatic burden. Although the role of ADT in high-risk prostate cancer patients is firmly established, the benefit associated with this therapy in UIR patients treated with dose-escalated RT is less well defined [4,5].
Source: Radiotherapy and Oncology - Category: Radiology Authors: Source Type: research
Radiation therapy remains an essential component of cancer therapy for millions of patients annually in the United States and globally. Radiation therapy involves the focal deposition of ionizing radiation (IR) to the tumor and surrounding at-risk tissue compartments such as regional lymph nodes. The most common treatment approaches include external beam radiation therapy (EBRT) using high-energy photons, electrons, or protons, as well as brachytherapy and radionuclide therapy. Significant technical advances in EBRT and diagnostic imaging over the past several decades have enabled more localized and precise dose deposition...
Source: Radiotherapy and Oncology - Category: Radiology Authors: Tags: Review Article Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: PDR salvage brachytherapy in local recurrent previously irradiated prostate cancer is efficient with low late toxicity. Salvage-brachytherapy represents a valuable therapeutic option for the treatment of previously irradiated locally recurrent prostate cancer. PMID: 32593646 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Radiotherapy and Oncology : journal of the European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology - Category: Radiology Authors: Tags: Radiother Oncol Source Type: research
Alongside radical prostatectomy, radiation therapy is an effective treatment modality for prostate cancer patients irrespective of risk group. Nevertheless, a considerable number of these patients are faced with isolated local failure of prostate cancer after radiation therapy with curative intent. Up to 10% of patients with a low-risk, 10-20% with an intermediate-risk and up to 30-37% with high-risk tumors will suffer local recurrence during follow-up [1 –4]. Thus, the possibility of an effective local salvage therapy is of paramount importance for curative therapy of a prostate cancer recurrence.
Source: Radiotherapy and Oncology - Category: Radiology Authors: Tags: Original Article Source Type: research
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Source: BMC Cancer - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Research article Source Type: research
We report the results of the first 100 patients who have experienced radiotherapy treatment since the state of alarm (66 women and 34 men). In these patients, the FI is 12.12-lower than previous years. PMID: 32565905 [PubMed]
Source: Ecancermedicalscience - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Ecancermedicalscience Source Type: research
Shueng The aim was to compare the clinical outcomes and prognostic factors of cervical cancer between elderly and younger women, and to explore which treatment strategy is more appropriate for elderly patients. We retrospectively reviewed patients with cervical cancer receiving definitive radiotherapy (RT) between 2007 and 2016, and divided them into two age groups: age < 70 vs. age ≥ 70. The clinical outcomes were compared between the two age groups. The median follow-up was 32.2 months. A total of 123 patients were eligible, 83 patients in group 1 (age < 70), and 40 patients in group 2 (age &...
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - Category: Environmental Health Authors: Tags: Article Source Type: research
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