Short-Course RT With Delayed Surgery Viable in Rectal Cancer
No difference in time to recurrence, recurrence-free survival, or overall survival were noted for patients with rectal cancer who underwent one of three different preoperative radiotherapy regimens.
Combined Immunotherapy, Thoracic RT Carries Moderate Toxicity in Lung Cancer
A study of the combination of radiation therapy and immune checkpoint inhibitors for the treatment of advanced lung cancer found a modest risk of side effects.
Updated Data Confirm Benefit of Single SBRT Dose for NSCLC
This video examines updated data from a phase II trial that compared a single dose of high-intensity SBRT with a standard three-dose schedule as treatment for patients with non-small-cell lung cancer.
Adding Temozolomide to Short-Course RT Effective in Elderly Glioblastoma
Elderly patients with glioblastoma had longer survival when temozolomide was added to short-course radiotherapy compared with undergoing short-course radiotherapy alone.
Whole Pelvic Radiation May Improve Survival in Advanced Cervical Cancer
Treating women with stage IVB cervical cancer with whole pelvic radiation along with standard chemotherapy improved survival over chemotherapy alone in a retrospective study.
Incomplete Neoadjuvant Radiation Linked to Worse Outcomes for Rectal Cancer
Completing a course of preoperative radiotherapy prior to undergoing surgical resection for rectal cancer was associated with improved survival compared with patients who had an incomplete course of radiotherapy.
Complexity of Cases, RT Treatment Delivery Drive Risk of Safety Incidents
A study found that several disease- and treatment-specific factors are associated with an increased risk of near misses or safety incidents in patients undergoing radiation therapy.
Adding Chemotherapy in Medulloblastoma Linked With Improved Survival
A recent retrospective study found that adding chemotherapy to postoperative treatment of craniospinal radiation for adults with medulloblastoma improves survival.
Radiation Boost Reduces Local Recurrence in DCIS Patients
A study presented last month at ASTRO found that a boost of radiation therapy following lumpectomy in DCIS patients resulted in reduced rates of local recurrence.
Higher Facility Volume Linked With Better Radiation Outcomes for Head and Neck Cancers
A study presented last month at ASTRO found that better radiation outcomes for head and neck cancer were associated with higher facility volume.
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