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Chemoradiation may increase survival for a subset of elderly head and neck cancer patients

The addition of chemotherapy (CT) to radiation therapy (RT) improves survival rates among a subset of elderly head and neck cancer patients, specifically those ages 71 to 79 with low comorbidity scores and advanced disease stage, according to University of … Continue reading

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Late-stage lung cancer is often over-treated with radiation

Almost half of patients with advanced lung cancer receive more than the recommended number of radiation treatments to reduce their pain, according to a new study published in the┬áJournal of the National Cancer Institute. Radiation therapy that is palliative, or … Continue reading

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Increased radiation offers no survival benefit for patients with low-risk prostate cancer

Increased radiation dose was only associated with higher survival rates in men with more aggressive cancers Increased radiation dose is associated with higher survival rates in men with medium- and high-risk prostate cancer, but not men with low-risk prostate cancer, … Continue reading

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Getting chemo first may help in rectal cancer

First things first. If cancer patients are having trouble tolerating chemotherapy after chemoradiation and surgery, then try administering it beforehand. Reordering the regimen that way enabled all but six of 39 patients to undergo a full course of standard treatment … Continue reading

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