Posts Tagged: breast

Hypofractionation vs. Conventional fractionation in breast cancer radiotherapy

JAMA Oncology will publish two studies, a commentary and an author audio interview examining outcomes in women with breast cancer who had breast-conserving surgery and were treated with hypofractionated radiation therapy (shorter courses of radiation treatment administered in larger daily fraction sizes) compared with longer courses of conventionally fractionated radiation therapy. Medical Xpress

Nodal radiation offers no survival benefit in breast cancer

Regional nodal irradiation can reduce breast cancer recurrence in patients with node-positive or high-risk node-negative disease, but offers no survival benefit, according to two large clinical trials. Results from the MA.20 study and a European study conducted by the EORTC Radiation Oncology and Breast Cancer Groups were published in the July 23 issue of the… Read more »

Low-level laser therapy ameliorates radiation dermatitis

Low-level laser therapy (LLLT) ameliorated radiation dermatitis in a pilot trial conducted in 79 patients with breast cancer, known as the DERMIS trial. LLLT is a noninvasive modality that involves the application of light to injuries and lesions and promotes wound healing, the investigators explain, and the pilot study showed that it had beneficial effects… Read more »

Bev’s ring of hope

Patients at The Christie at Oldham can now mark the end of their radiotherapy treatment in a special way. Breast cancer patient Beverley Eagleton, from Middleton, has donated a bell to the Royal Oldham Hospital-based centre, so patients can mark the end of their radiotherapy treatment by ringing it. Rochdale Online

New textbook on breast cancer biology is first of its kind

Loyola University Health System radiation oncologist William Small, Jr., M.D., is co-editor of the first textbook of its kind devoted to describing the biological complexities of breast cancer in a way that is relevant to radiation oncologists. The book is titled “Breast Cancer Biology for the Radiation Oncologist.”