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

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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.

New research suggests that hypertension and diabetes and the use of medications to treat these conditions may influence the survival of ovarian cancer patients.

Dual HER2 blockade with trastuzumab and lapatinib yielded good response rates in HER2-amplified, RAS wild type, treatment-refractory metastatic colorectal cancer patients, according to results of the HERACLES study.

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