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Monthly Archives: April 2018

Shorter courses of prostate cancer radiotherapy are safe and effective, and they could save patients’ time and reduce hospital waiting lists

Barcelona, Spain: Radiotherapy given in high doses over a shorter period of time is safe and effective for prostate cancer patients, according to research presented at the ESTRO 37 conference. The treatment, called ultrahypofractionated radiotherapy, involves hospital treatment every other … Continue reading

Published Monday, April 23rd, 2018 at 12:01 am
Posted in Cancer

Targeted radiotherapy for breast cancer offers good quality of life and fewer side effects

Barcelona, Spain: Quality of life for women treated with a more targeted radiotherapy treatment – called accelerated partial breast irradiation – is at least as good as quality of life for women treated with standard radiotherapy, according to research presented … Continue reading

Published Sunday, April 22nd, 2018 at 12:30 pm
Posted in Cancer

Correcting tiny differences in patient’s position for radiotherapy could increase survival chances

Barcelona, Spain: Very small differences in the way a patient lies during radiotherapy treatment for lung or oesophageal cancer can have an impact on how likely they are to survive, according to research presented at the ESTRO 37 conference. These … Continue reading

Published Sunday, April 22nd, 2018 at 12:01 am
Posted in Cancer

Brachytherapy for cervical cancer patients does not increase the risk of ureteral stricture

Barcelona, Spain: A rare but potentially serious complication following radiation treatment for cervical cancer is a narrowing of the tube (the ureter) that takes urine from the kidneys to the bladder, which can lead to kidney damage and sometimes life-threatening … Continue reading

Published Saturday, April 21st, 2018 at 12:01 am
Posted in Cancer

Elderly non-small cell lung cancer patients are less likely to benefit from treatment with simultaneous radio- and chemotherapy

Barcelona, Spain: An analysis of elderly patients treated in a phase II trial of radiotherapy combined with chemotherapy in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) has shown that they were less likely to benefit than younger patients if the two treatments … Continue reading

Published Friday, April 20th, 2018 at 12:01 am
Posted in Cancer

Handgrip strength test is a good indicator of survival in non-small cell lung cancer patients

Barcelona, Spain: A simple test of handgrip strength is a good indicator of short- and long-term survival in patients with early, stage I non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), according to new findings  presented at the European Society for Radiotherapy and … Continue reading

Published Friday, April 20th, 2018 at 12:01 am
Posted in Cancer
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