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Over 1,000 multiple brain metastases patients treated with Brainlab indication-specific software

Accelerated adoption of the Elements Multiple Brain Mets SRS software resulted in over 1,000 patients treated today, with the number of institutions adopting the technology and patients per site doubling in just the past eight weeks. The treatment plans, generated by this automated software from Brainlab, eliminate bias induced by the treatment time. Business Wire

Farron hosts radiotherapy reception In parliament

South Lakes MP Tim Farron has held a special radiotherapy reception in Parliament as part of his campaign to bring a radiotherapy unit to Westmorland General Hospital. The reception was also held to highlight that radiotherapy should receive continued attention and investment from Government and NHS England, and that access needs to be improved. Lakeland… Read more »

POINT—Which treatment modality for localised prostate cancer yields superior quality of life: radiotherapy or prostatectomy?

Quality of life following radiotherapy has continued to improve as advances have been made in radiotherapeutic techniques, whereas prostate surgery—despite the availability of newer, once-promising techniques such as laparoscopic or robot-assisted radical prostatectomy—remains largely unchanged in regard to long-term impacts on quality of life. Cancer Network

COUNTERPOINT—Which treatment modality for localised prostate cancer yields superior quality of life: radiotherapy or prostatectomy?

Judd Maul MD explains, as a high-volume radical prostatectomist and urologic oncologist who performs more than 100 prostatectomies each year, I emphatically believe that, overall, the modern-day radical prostatectomy yields better long-term quality-of-life outcomes than radiotherapy. Cancer Network

ctDNA predicts outcomes in lung cancer patients receiving radiotherapy

In this peer-to-peer exchange, Aadel Chaudhuri, MD, PhD, and Maximilian Diehn, MD, PhD, both of the Stanford School of Medicine in California, discuss results of a study that tested whether analysing circulating tumour DNA (ctDNA) during treatment with chemo-radiotherapy could predict outcomes in patients with localised lung cancer. Cancer Network

Radiation exposure: Why you should stay protected?

One of the biggest challenges is the awareness on the need of adequate radiation protection measures for healthcare professionals. This can be resolved through concerted efforts between regulatory agencies, medical institutions and key opinion leaders in conjunction with industry to educate medical professionals across the country on the deterministic and stochastic effects of radiation exposure…. Read more »