Adding Docetaxel to RT Improves Survival in Cisplatin-Ineligible Head & Neck Cancer
(MedPage Today) -- Adding docetaxel to radiation therapy (RT) improved survival outcomes in cisplatin-ineligible patients with locally advanced head and neck squamous cell carcinoma, a phase III randomized trial showed. At a median follow-up of... (Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology)
Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology - February 4, 2023 Category: Hematology Source Type: news

NSCLC Survival Improved With FDG PET/CT Imaging Before Radiation Therapy
FRIDAY, Feb. 3, 2023 -- Almost half of patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) are not being imaged in accordance with national guidelines prior to subsequent radiation therapy, according to a study recently published in the Journal of... (Source: - Pharma News)
Source: - Pharma News - February 3, 2023 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Can the field of radiobiology survive?
Unless it attracts new students, the profession of radiobiology in the U.S...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: ACR, ASTRO cry foul over imaging cuts in 2023 Omnibus bill ASRT bestows $25K research grant Shorter regimen in sarcoma care could widen access to treatment ASTRO: Therapy combo may slow growth of prostate cancer ASTRO: Radiation therapy boosts survival rate from liver cancer (Source: Headlines)
Source: Headlines - February 1, 2023 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Study Shows Opdivo, Yervoy Effective After Mesothelioma Surgery
This study tested the safety and efficacy of two drugs following mesothelioma surgery after cancer recurrence. The combination of immunotherapy drugs nivolumab and ipilimumab, known by the brand names Opdivo and Yervoy, was recently approved for mesothelioma.  The new treatment led to a 6-month survival of 87% in pleural mesothelioma patients. The 12-month survival rate was 74.2%.  “Nivolumab with ipilimumab has promising efficacy in treating recurrent MPM [malignant pleural mesothelioma] in the postoperative setting,” the authors wrote. The authors also noted a higher rate of adverse events than in prior s...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - January 30, 2023 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Fran Mannino Tags: Clinical Trials/Research/Emerging Treatments Immunotherapy Pleural Source Type: news

Researchers develop ultrasound 'tornado' technique to treat blood clots
Researchers recently developed a technique that creates an ultrasound "tornado...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Education is the catalyst to increased adoption of handheld ultrasound ABVS shows promise for predicting breast cancer treatment response Panoramic ultrasound shows value in muscular imaging New technology visualizes radiation therapy dose in real-time Ultrasound shows effects of noise pollution on fetal development (Source: Headlines)
Source: Headlines - January 25, 2023 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Adding SBRT to Sorafenib Boosts Survival in Liver Cancer Adding SBRT to Sorafenib Boosts Survival in Liver Cancer
Adding stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) to treatment with sorafenib improved overall survival and progression-free survival as well as quality of life.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 23, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

IMV: MR departments optimistic on procedure volume growth, purchasing
Three-quarters of MR sites in the U.S. anticipate that their 2022 procedur...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: IMV: Dual-energy spectral imaging drives CT purchasing interest AI delivers clinical decision support and workflow improvements IMV: Broad use of fixed C-arms in hospitals drives future demand Nuclear medicine sentiment improves with expectations for higher volume IMV: Radiation therapy capital equipment budgets up 21% in 2021 (Source: Headlines)
Source: Headlines - January 13, 2023 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

MRI-Guided Focused Ultrasound Eases Pain From Bone Metastases
(MedPage Today) -- MRI-guided focused ultrasound improved pain and quality of life for patients with bone metastases, similar to external beam radiation therapy (EBRT), according to a prospective nonrandomized phase II trial in Italy. At 1-month... (Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology)
Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology - January 12, 2023 Category: Hematology Source Type: news

New technology visualizes radiation therapy dose in real-time
U.S. researchers say they have developed a new 3D imaging prototype for visualizin...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: MRgFUS up to the task for relieving painful bone metastases ASTRO updates endometrial cancer treatment guideline ASTRO: Shorter irradiation effective for breast cancer treatment ASTRO: Fresh hopes for ultrahigh-dose radiation treatment ASTRO: Shortened radiotherapy is effective in high-risk prostate cancer (Source: Headlines)
Source: Headlines - January 11, 2023 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

RaySearch secures Ohio State University contract
RaySearch Laboratories has secured a contract with the Ohio State Universit...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: RaySearch secures $18M Ion Beam Applications order RaySearch secures McLaren Proton Therapy Center contract RaySearch appoints new board chair RayStation system to be used in Canadian cancer center RaySearch teams with U.K. firm on upright radiation therapy (Source: Headlines)
Source: Headlines - January 9, 2023 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Genomic Assay May Pinpoint Who Can Skip RT After Breast-Conserving Surgery
(MedPage Today) -- An investigational genomic assay may be able to identify women who don't stand to benefit from adjuvant radiation therapy (RT) following breast-conserving surgery, researchers reported. Using tumor samples from a completed phase... (Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology)
Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology - January 6, 2023 Category: Hematology Source Type: news

One in Four Patients Experience Breast Reconstruction Burnout
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 4, 2023 -- Reconstructive burnout in breast reconstruction is associated with tissue expander complications, high body mass indices, and radiation therapy, according to a study published in the January issue of Plastic and... (Source: - Pharma News)
Source: - Pharma News - January 4, 2023 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Recommendations Updated for Radiation Therapy in Endometrial Cancer
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 28, 2022 -- In a clinical practice guideline issued by the American Society for Radiation Oncology and published online Oct. 21 in Practical Radiation Oncology, recommendations are presented for the use of adjuvant radiation therapy... (Source: - Pharma News)
Source: - Pharma News - December 28, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

How to Participate in Clinical Trials for Kidney Cancer
It is fortunate that, in a majority of cases, kidney cancer is caught before spreading to other parts of the body. For these patients, treatment usually involves a nephrectomy, which is the surgical removal of one or both of the kidneys. The goal of the surgery is to prevent the cancer from metastasizing. Unfortunately, many people who undergo a nephrectomy for high-risk disease—between 20% to 50%, according to recent estimates—will eventually go on to develop metastatic cancer. Until recently, there wasn’t much a person’s care team could do in this situation to stop the cancer from coming back. Rel...
Source: TIME: Health - December 26, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Markham Heid Tags: Uncategorized Cancer healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

South Africa: Living With a Stoma in SA - We Deserve Better
[spotlight] In May 2016, I was diagnosed with colorectal cancer. I was lucky. Detecting the cancer early meant that I required no chemo or radiation therapy and just had surgery, which left me with a stoma and a permanent colostomy bag. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 19, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news