Palliative Lattice Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy (SBRT)

Conditions:   Cancer;   Palliative Radiotherapy Interventions:   Radiation: Lattice stereotactic body radiation therapy;   Procedure: Peripheral blood Sponsor:   Washington University School of Medicine Not yet recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials

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PMID: 31640838 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Palliative and Supportive Care - Category: Palliative Care Authors: Tags: Palliat Support Care Source Type: research
Conditions:   Cancer;   Palliative Radiotherapy Interventions:   Radiation: Lattice stereotactic body radiation therapy;   Procedure: Peripheral blood Sponsor:   Washington University School of Medicine Not yet recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
Patients with locally advanced and metastatic esophageal cancer are usually affected by cancer-related symptoms, which worsen their performance status and quality of life. The aim of this study was to determine the efficacy of short-course accelerated radiation therapy for symptomatic palliation in a low resourced setting where only a 2-dimensional radiation therapy (RT) technique was available.
Source: International Journal of Radiation Oncology * Biology * Physics - Category: Radiology Authors: Tags: Clinical Investigation Source Type: research
This article also highlights the role of multidisciplinary involvement in management of extremity skeletal metastasis.
Source: Indian Journal of Palliative Care - Category: Palliative Care Authors: Source Type: research
Abstract OBJECTIVES: To compare patterns and understand drivers of spending and utilization by month in the last 6 months of life between patients with lung cancer who used hospice versus those who did not. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective cohort analysis using 2009 to 2013 Medicare claims. METHODS: We used a 10% random sample of Medicare fee-for-service beneficiaries with lung cancer who died between 2010 and 2013 (43 789 beneficiaries). Patients were assigned to 2 groups depending on whether they used hospice care in the last 6 months of life. The following outcomes were constructed by month: (1) all-cause ...
Source: The American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Care - Category: Palliative Care Authors: Tags: Am J Hosp Palliat Care Source Type: research
This study assesses the impact of a multidisciplinary quality of life (QOL) intervention on subjective sleep difficulties in patients with advanced cancer. METHOD: This randomized trial investigated the comparative effects of a multidisciplinary QOL intervention (n = 54) vs. standard care (n = 63) on sleep quality in patients with advanced cancer receiving radiation therapy as a secondary endpoint. The intervention group attended six intervention sessions, while the standard care group received informational material only. Sleep quality was assessed using the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI) and Epworth Sleepines...
Source: Palliative and Supportive Care - Category: Palliative Care Authors: Tags: Palliat Support Care Source Type: research
In this study we aimed to elicit the impact of different palliative therapy options on survival in a nationally representative sample of sinonasal cancer patients.MethodsNational Cancer Database 2004 ‐2015 data sets were queried for cases of primary sinonasal cancer (N = 380). Kaplan‐Meier analysis was utilized to determine median overall survival (M‐OS) and overall survival (OS) among the different treatment cohorts (pain management, palliative radiation therapy, palliative chemotherapy, palliative surgery, and combination therapy). Prognostic factors were elicited by comparing OS by log‐rank tests and subsequent ...
Source: International Forum of Allergy and Rhinology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research
Evidence reviewed for radiation therapy in adjuvant, neoadjuvant, definitive, and palliative settings
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Gastroenterology, Oncology, Pharmacy, Radiology, Journal, Source Type: news
Bone metastases frequently occur in metastatic cancer patients and the spine is a common site of tumor spread [1]. Palliative radiation therapy (RT) is an effective therapy for painful spinal metastases [2]. Stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) to the spine has been implemented in the last decade as a highly efficient approach [3,4]. By multimodality imaging for target volume definition, modern intensity-modulated treatment planning, radiotherapy delivery with image-guidance and nearly rigid patient immobilization, SBRT enables safe treatment with escalated doses to the affected parts of the vertebra whilst sparing the spinal cord.
Source: Radiotherapy and Oncology - Category: Radiology Authors: Tags: Original Article Source Type: research
ConclusionsThe role of radiation in the management of pancreatic cancer is evolving, with many ongoing areas of active investigation. Radiation therapy is likely to become even more important as new systemic therapies are developed and there is increased focus on controlling local disease. It is important that the nuances of available data are discussed with patients and families and that care be coordinated in a multidisciplinary fashion.
Source: Practical Radiation Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
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