Tag: Radiation Therapy

1. Age group was not significantly associated with variations in treatment for extremity soft-tissue sarcoma decisions, except for the use of chemotherapy and radiation therapy, where younger patients were more likely to receive chemotherapy and less likely to receive radiation therapy. 2. Additional studies are warranted to correlate the clinical...
1. In men with prostate cancer, functional outcomes following moderately hypofractionated radiation therapy are clinically equivalent to those following conventionally fractionated radiation therapy. Evidence Rating Level: 2 (Good) External-beam radiation therapy (RT) is a primary radical treatment option for men with localized or locally advanced prostate cancer. The conventionally fractionated RT regimen...
Malignant pleural mesothelioma is a devastating cancer, with survival rates ranging from as low as 17% to 46%. Diagnosis and/or treatment usually involves an invasive chest wall procedure, however, this carries the risk of tumor-cell seeding at the site of the procedure and subsequent development of metastases. Due to...
The standard of care for T2-T4aN0M0 muscle-invasive bladder cancer (MIBC) and high-risk non-MIBC in fit patients is radical cystectomy (RC). In patients unfit for RC, or in cases where bladder preservation is desired, trimodality therapy (TMT) incorporating maximal transurethral resection of bladder tumor (TURBT) and radiation therapy (RT) with...
Originally published by Harvard Health. What Is It? Radiation therapy is a form of cancer treatment that uses an intense form of energy, called ionizing radiation, to damage or destroy cancer cells. Ionizing radiation harms cancer cells’ genetic material. This kills the cells or interferes with their ability to grow and multiply....