Radiotherapy VT ablation linked to encouraging 5-year outcomes

Catheter-free, electrophysiology (EP)-guided, noninvasive cardiac radioablation has been used on small numbers of patients to treat ventricular tachycardia (VT), but long-term follow-up for safety, efficacy and survival has been lacking. A late-breaking study presented at Heart Rhythm 2023 in May showed positive outcomes for this new ablation method.

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Improved OS With Hyperfractionated RT in Recurrent Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma

Compared with standard fractionation, hyperfractionated intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) could significantly increase overall survival, as well as reduce the rate of severe late complications in patients with locally advanced recurrent nasopharyngeal carcinoma.

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MRI-Guided RT Reduced Acute Toxic Effects in Men With Localised Prostate Cancer

Stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT) guided by MRI for localised prostate cancer resulted in fewer toxicities and an improvement in quality of life compared with CT guidance, according to the randomised phase III MIRAGE trial.

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Optimising Treatment for Older Patients With HR + Low-Risk Breast Cancer

The time has come to revisit the practice of omitting adjuvant radiotherapy (RT) for older patients with early hormone receptor (HR)-positive breast cancer and instead consider a more individualised approach to RT and hormonal therapy, authors of a review article argued.

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New Standard-of-Care Therapy for Advanced Liver Cancer

Adding radiation therapy to systemic treatment significantly improved overall survival (OS) in advanced liver cancer, according to a randomised trial reported here.

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Rapid Radiotherapy Technique Shows Promise in First Human Trial

A radiation treatment that delivers therapeutic doses in a fraction of a second appeared to be a promising option in mitigating the side effects associated with conventional radiation therapy, according to results from a first-in-human trial.

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More men with low-risk prostate cancer are choosing active surveillance

Traditionally, men with low-risk prostate cancer had undergone radical prostatectomy or radiation, but many are now opting for a more conservative active surveillance approach. Matt O'Connor | Oncology Imaging | Health Imaging

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Radiation Oncology Health Program Grant (ROHPG) Update

Radiotherapy is one of the main treatment modalities in cancer management, often used in combination with other treatments, such as surgery or chemotherapy. Approximately 40% of cancer cures are attributed to radiotherapy. Read the full report now

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