Radiotherapy

Radiotherapy more effective than chemotherapy for early stage II testicular cancer
Turin, Italy: A large study of testicular cancer patients has shown that radiation therapy is a better treatment than chemotherapy for patients with stage IIa disease (where one or more regional lymph nodes contain cancer cells but they are less than ... [...]
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Prostate cancer treatment with radiotherapy increases risk of developing …
Prostate cancer radiotherapy treatment side effect Prostate cancer, one of the most common types of cancer in men, is often treated with radiotherapy, however, experts now believe that this form of treatment can lead to secondary cancers. Radiotherapy ... [...]
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Chemotherapy and Radiotherapy Combination Prolongs Survival in Low-grade Glial …
Grade 2 gliomas comprise 5% to 10% of all brain tumors, but nearly all patients with grade 2 gliomas experience progressive neurologic symptoms and premature death.1. This study, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, enrolled 251 patients ... [...]
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Shortened Radiation Therapy Schedule No Worse Than Conventional Radiotherapy …
Treatment with a shortened (hypofractionated) radiotherapy (HRT) schedule achieved similar efficacy as treatment with the longer, conventional RT (CRT) schedule in men with low-risk prostate cancer. The shortened treatment delivered 70 Gy of radiation ... [...]
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Breast cancer survivor trained through radiotherapy to take on London Marathon
Tracey is now training to run this year's London Marathon for British charity Against Breast Cancer. She has already received pledges totalling more than £1,400 but is aiming at a huge target of raising £10,000 for the charity. During her treatment ... [...]
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Radiotherapy and Rheumatoid Arthritis
Rheumatoid arthritis is a health condition that involves inflammation of the joint capsule (synovitis) that can cause severe pain. Traditional treatments include non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and corticosteroid injections into the ... [...]
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Partial Breast Radiotherapy May Be Effective for Some Women With Early Breast …
This research was presented at the 10th European Breast Cancer Conference.1. Though radiotherapy to the whole breast is standard treatment after breast-conserving surgery for women with early breast cancer, it causes changes in the appearance of the ... [...]
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Radiotherapy Linked to Secondary Cancers in Prostate Cancer
Men whose prostate cancer is treated with radiotherapy had a higher risk of developing secondary malignancies in the bladder, colon, and rectum, as compared with men who were not exposed to radiotherapy, according to a systemic review and ... [...]
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Secondary Cancers Possible With PCa Radiotherapy
Prostate cancer (PCa) patients treated with radiotherapy may have increased risks of bladder, colorectal, and rectal cancers, a new systematic review and meta-analysis finds. The study is not the first to show an association, but results from previous ... [...]
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[Radiotherapy in node-positive prostate cancer].
METHODS - This overview summarizes the existing literature on the use of radiotherapy for node-positive prostate cancer as definitive treatment and as adjuvant or salvage therapy after radical prostatectomy. In this context, we also discuss several PET ... [...]
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Does Radiotherapy for the Primary Tumor Benefit Prostate Cancer Patients with …
MATERIALS/METHODS - The study cohort included 140 men with metastatic prostate cancer at initial diagnosis. Metastatic sites were divided into 4 groups as follows: solitary bone, 2-4 bones, ≥5 bones, and visceral organs. Patient, tumor, and treatment ... [...]
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Three Critical Decisions in Breast Cancer Radiotherapy
Editor's Note: Radiation therapy has become an integral part of breast cancer treatment, but skipping radiation in select low-risk breast cancer patients may be a viable option. During a plenary session at the 2015 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium ... [...]
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Effect of Curcumin Supplementation During Radiotherapy on Oxidative Status of …
Curcumin is an antioxidant agent with both radiosensitizing and radioprotective properties. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the effect of curcumin supplementation on oxidative status of patients with prostate cancer who undergo radiotherapy. [...]
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