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Radiation Oncology

Despite clinical trial evidence and recommendations that certain older breast cancer patients can forego radiation therapy after lumpectomy, most older patients continue to receive radiation therapy, according to a new study.

There was no significant difference in the decline in IQ score over time between pediatric brain tumor patients treated with either photon radiation or proton beam radiation therapy, according to a new study.

Regular ultrasound surveillance of the thyroid revealed that about 7% of adult childhood cancer survivors who had radiation to the head or neck subsequently developed thyroid cancer.

A short-course of preoperative radiation therapy plus consolidated chemotherapy was shown to be as effective as standard preoperative chemoradiation in the treatment of locally advanced rectal cancer.

An Egyptian study found that bladder cancer patients who underwent radical cystectomy had better local recurrence-free survival with adjuvant radiotherapy and chemotherapy combined, compared with chemotherapy alone.

A three-arm trial found that one hypofractionation radiotherapy regimen was non-inferior to conventional RT for intermediate-risk prostate cancer patients.

A hypofractionated radiotherapy regimen was found to be noninferior to conventional fractionation for low-risk prostate cancer patients in a new randomized phase III trial.

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