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Conditions: Cancer; Palliative Radiotherapy Interventions: Radiation: Lattice stereotactic body radiation therapy; Procedure: Peripheral blood Sponsor: Washington University School of Medicine Not yet recruiting
Glioblastoma is the most common and aggressive brain tumour in adults with a median overall survival of only 14 months after standard therapy with radiation therapy (IR) and temozolomide (TMZ). In a novel mult...
Innovations in artificial intelligence (AI) are driving a new industrial revolution, and as a result, the medical radiation sciences is experiencing transformational, open, beneficial, yet disruptive changes. Many studies have already been published on specific frontline examples where AI will improve cancer care, but discussions of how AI will change the medical radiation sciences and its associated professions at the systems level have been comparatively sparse. In this article, the system-level implications of AI on the medical radiation sciences are discussed, and recommendations are made on how professionals in this f...
Conclusions: altogether, our data suggest that resistance to EGFR inhibition combined with radiotherapy in HNSCC may depend on tumor HIF-2 expression and underline the urgent need to develop novel HIF-2 targeted treatments.
Conclusion: Radiation therapy for nCRT could downstage clinically suspected nodal metastasis. However, such therapy was ineffective when used to treat nodes that were not suspicious for metastasis. Because significant numbers of residual metastases were identified irrespective of coverage by the radiation field, lymphadenectomy should be performed to ensure complete removal of residual nodal metastases after nCRT. PMID: 31624713 [PubMed]
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...
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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.
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.
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.