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Defining Value in Radiation Oncology: Approaches to Weighing Benefits vs Costs

Value in its essence is preference or outcome divided by cost, or described in terms of a mathematical equation, value = outcome (preference)/cost. It follows, then, that value is increased by holding outcome constant and reducing cost, or by improving outcome while holding cost constant.

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Younger cancer survivors experience worse survival outcomes following a second primary cancer diagnosis than their older counterparts, according to a recent study.

ASCO updated a 2016 guideline regarding resected pancreatic cancer to include treatment with adjuvant chemotherapy with gemcitabine and capecitabine.

Interim data from CheckMate 040 showed that nivolumab produces durable responses with promising long-term survival rates in patients with advanced, unresectable hepatocellular carcinoma.

A 32-year-old woman presents with vaginal bleeding, and a cervical biopsy is obtained. What is your diagnosis?

Surgery followed by postoperative radiotherapy was associated with prolonged overall survival compared with concurrent chemoradiotherapy in patients with locally advanced oral cavity squamous cell carcinoma.

Trastuzumab plus low-dose radiotherapy does not have a significant effect on left ventricular ejection fraction changes in HER2-positive breast cancer.

Administration of autologous HER2-specific CAR-modified virus specific T Cells was safe and had clinical benefit for some patients with progressive glioblastoma, a disease with limited effective therapeutic options.

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