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Immune Response Prognostic for Prostate Cancer Survival, Recurrence and Response to Radiation Therapy


A new study finds that immune response in prostate cancer may be able to forecast how patients will respond to radiation therapy, as well as their likelihood of disease recurrence and survival outcomes. The analysis of more than 9,000 prostate...
27-Sep-2017 4:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Accelerated Breast Radiation Therapy Following Mastectomy Shortens Treatment Time While Maintaining Tumor Control


Radiation therapy following mastectomy for intermediate-stage, high-risk breast cancer can be shortened from five to three weeks while maintaining tumor control rates in the breast and surrounding region that are equivalent to conventional...
27-Sep-2017 4:25 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Biomarker Blood Test Predicts Survival Following Localized Lung Cancer Treatment


A new study demonstrates that a blood test to detect cancer may predict treatment outcomes for patients with localized non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) and afford physicians additional lead time to personalize treatment for recurrent disease.
27-Sep-2017 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Uninsured Cancer Patients Saw Increased Coverage for Care Following Medicaid Expansion


A new study finds that Medicaid expansion enacted as part of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) improved coverage for care for cancer patients receiving radiation therapy and potentially decreased health care disparities.
25-Sep-2017 10:45 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Aggressively Reduced Radiation Therapy for HPV-Related Throat Cancer Achieves Similar Control Rates with Fewer Side Effects


For certain patients with oropharyngeal cancer caused by the human papilloma virus (HPV), an aggressive reduction of radiation therapy after surgery may provide excellent cancer control while simultaneously reducing post-treatment side effects,...
24-Sep-2017 2:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Phase III Trial Confirms Pelvic Radiation as Standard of Care for High-Risk, Early-Stage Endometrial Cancer


In a new phase III trial report from the National Clinical Trial Network group, NRG Oncology, recurrence-free and overall survival rates for women with stage I-II high-risk endometrial cancer were not superior following vaginal cuff brachytherapy...
24-Sep-2017 2:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Breast Cancer Patients Largely Find Radiation Therapy Experience Better Than Expected


A new survey finds breast cancer patients’ actual radiation therapy experiences largely exceeded their expectations.
24-Sep-2017 10:45 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Distress Associated with Missed Appointments and Hospital Admission During Cancer Treatment


Psychological distress has long been associated with negative health outcomes for cancer patients, though specific reasons remain unclear.
23-Sep-2017 4:15 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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