Posts Tagged: research

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

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

Scientists identify gene vital for rebuilding intestine after cancer treatment

The stem cells in our gut divide so fast that they create a completely new population of epithelial cells every week. But this quick division is also why radiation and chemotherapy wreak havoc on the gastrointestinal systems of cancer patients – such therapies target rapidly dividing cells. Scientists at the UNC School of Medicine and… Read more »