Varian opens South Africa office

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Prostate cancer is the most prevalent cancer among men, with an estimated 175,000 new diagnoses in the United States in 2019. A variety of treatment options are available, including active surveillance, radiation therapy, or radical prostatectomy. The choice of treatment modality is based on a number of considerations: risk group, age, comorbidities, and performance status. Shared decision making and informed consent plays a pivotal role in the type of treatment a patient pursues. Patients must understand not only the cancer-related outcomes for their particular situation, but also the anticipated side effects of treatment.
Source: International Journal of Radiation Oncology * Biology * Physics - Category: Radiology Authors: Tags: Clinical Investigation Source Type: research
Although the value of pediatric IGRT is widely acknowledged, there is no consensus on ‘best practice’. Our aim was to evaluate current pediatric IGRT practices in European radiotherapy institutes.
Source: International Journal of Radiation Oncology * Biology * Physics - Category: Radiology Authors: Source Type: research
In conclusion, using a virtual bolus improved the robustness to setup errors.
Source: Radiological Physics and Technology - Category: Physics Source Type: research
Conditions:   Positive Lymph Node;   Prostate Adenocarcinoma;   PSA Level Greater Than Zero;   Stage I Prostate Cancer AJCC v8;   Stage II Prostate Cancer AJCC v8;   Stage IIA Prostate Cancer AJCC v8;   Stage IIB Prostate Cancer AJCC v8;   Stage IIC Prostate Cancer AJCC  v8;   Stage III Prostate Cancer AJCC v8;   Stage IIIA Prostate Cancer AJCC v8;   Stage I...
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Cancer-initiating cell (CIC), a functionally homogeneous stem-like cell population, is resonsible for driving the tumor maintenance and metastasis, and is a source of chemotherapy and radiation-therapy resista...
Source: Journal of Experimental and Clinical Cancer Research - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Research Source Type: research
AbstractDiffusing alpha-emitters radiation therapy (DaRT) is the only known method for treating solid tumors with highly destructive alpha radiation. More importantly, as a monotherapy, DaRT has been shown to induce a systemic antitumor immune response following tumor ablation. Here, immunomodulatory strategies to boost the antitumor immune response induced by DaRT, and the response specificity, were investigated in the colon cancer CT26 mouse model. Local treatment prior to DaRT,  with the TLR3 agonist poly I:C, was sufficient to inhibit tumor growth relative to poly I:C or DaRT alone. DaRT used in combination with t...
Source: Cancer Immunology, Immunotherapy - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
AbstractObjectiveAtypical meningioma (AM) has a high rate of local recurrence after surgery, and the role of adjuvant radiotherapy in AM remains controversial. We analysed progression-free survival (PFS) and identified the factors associated with postoperative recurrence in AM patients.MethodsData were obtained from 263 AM patients who underwent surgery at our institution between October 2009 and September 2018. Analyses included factors such as the extent of surgical resection, MIB-1 labelling index, brain invasion and therapy modality. Univariate and multivariate analyses were used to assess recurrence-related prognostic...
Source: Acta Neurochirurgica - Category: Neurosurgery Source Type: research
Dysphagia represents one of the most serious adverse events after curative-intent treatments with a tremendous impact on quality of life in patients with head and neck cancers. Novel surgical and radiation therapy techniques have been developed to better preserve swallowing function, while not negatively influencing local control and/or overall survival. This review focuses on the current literature of swallowing outcomes after curative treatment strategies. Available results from recent studies relevant to this topic are presented, demonstrating the potential role of new treatment modalities for early- and intermediate-st...
Source: Frontiers in Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
Conclusions: The 7th edition of the TNM classification for esophageal carcinoma is poorly recognized and understood in central and southern China, which might contribute to the relatively low rates of appropriate perioperative procedures applied for esophageal cancer patients.
Source: Frontiers in Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
Post-mastectomy radiation therapy (PMRT) improves recurrence rates and overall survival in breast cancer patients. However, it remains unclear whether these findings can be applied to HER-2 positive patients treated with trastuzumab.
Source: International Journal of Radiation Oncology * Biology * Physics - Category: Radiology Authors: Source Type: research
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