Posts Tagged: radiotherapy

SIRFLOX study in metastatic colorectal cancer

A panel of experts discuss the phase III SIRFLOX study, which assessed whether the addition of selective internal radiation therapy (SIRT) to standard chemotherapy was more effective than chemotherapy alone in patients with metastatic colorectal cancer. OncLive

Merseyside singer who was warned his voice could be permanently damaged by throat cancer is back on stage

A Merseyside singer who was warned his voice could be permanently damaged after he was diagnosed with throat cancer is fighting fit again – and back on stage. Steve Khan was unable to sing at all during his radiotherapy treatment at Clatterbridge Cancer Centre, but is now in remission – and performed his first gig… Read more »

Ellesmere neighbours’ joy over total raised

Anne Littlehales from Ellesmere was diagnosed with malignant melanoma in her nose and underwent an operation to have it removed in January. She then received six weeks of radiotherapy in Shrewsbury where she was supported by the Lingen Davies Cancer Fund. The cancer fund launched an appeal in January to fund an additional linear accelerator… Read more »

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

CT technique enables pre-clinical research

In a step forward for research into radiotherapy for pancreatic cancer, X-ray imaging has been used to delineate tumours in mice. Developed by researchers in the US, “reverse-contrast CT” is achieved by injection of contrast agent into the peritoneal cavity. MedicalPhysicsWeb