Patients with locally advanced esophageal cancer who are treated with trimodality therapy have a high recurrence rate. Preclinical evidence suggests that inhibition of cyclooxygenase 2 (COX2) increases the effectiveness of chemoradiation, and observational studies in humans suggest that COX-2 inhibition may reduce esophageal cancer risk. This trial tested the safety and efficacy of combining a COX2 inhibitor, celecoxib, with neoadjuvant irinotecan/cisplatin chemoradiation. This single arm phase 2 trial combined irinotecan, cisplatin, and celecoxib with concurrent radiation therapy. Patients with stage IIA-IVA esophageal cancer received weekly cisplatin 30 mg/m2 plus irinotecan 65 mg/m2 on weeks 1, 2, 4, and 5 concurrently with 5040 cGy of radiation therapy. Celecoxib 400 mg was taken orally twice daily during chemoradiation, up to 1 week before surgery, and for 6 months following surgery. Forty patients were enrolled with stage IIa (30 %), stage IIb (20 %), stage III (22.5 %), and stage IVA (27.5 %)
The abscopal effect is mediated by a systemic anti-tumor immune response and reflects the regression of non-irradiated metastatic lesions at a distance from the primary site of irradiation. This review will focus on understanding the biological rationale behind the abscopal effect of radiotherapy (RT), which has a recently renewed interest as a result of the successes achieved with immunotherapy and RT in combination. Both RT and immunotherapy are standard components of modern treatment regimens. Combination of these two modalities results in an increased response in the irradiated lesions themselves and the metastatic regions distant from the site of irradiation. We will summarize the abscopal effect of radiotherapy, in particular, the synergistic effect of RT and immunotherapy.
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Based on positive results from the Radiation Therapy Oncology Group (RTOG) 85-01 trial, the conventional nonsurgical treatment of esophageal carcinoma is combined-modality therapy. Dose intensification of the RTOG 85-01 regimen, examined in the Intergroup (INT)-0123/RTOG 94-05 trial, did not improve local control or survival. Areas of clinical investigation include the development of combined-modality therapy regimens with newer systemic agents, the use of 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron-emission tomography to assist in the development of innovative radiation treatment planning techniques, and the identification of prognostic molecular markers. The addition of surgery following primary combined-modality therapy apparently does not improve survival, but this finding is controversial.
The analysis was based on a total of 468 patients with a median age of 66 years; 64% were younger than age 70, 19% were aged 70 to 75, and 17% were older than age 75. Among all patients, 82% were male. Approximately 94% had transitional cell carcinoma; 61% had clinical stage T2 tumors, and 35% had clinical stage T3. Median follow-up was 4.3 years for all patients and 7.8 years among 205 survivors.. Seventy-two percent of patients had a complete response to combined-modality therapy. The 5- and 10-year estimated overall survival rates were 57% and 36%, respectively; 5- and 10-year estimated disease-specific survival rates were 71% and 65%.. The majority of local failures in the bladder were non-muscle invasive, with an estimated 5- and 10-year incidence of 31% and 36%. The 5- and 10-year estimates for muscle-invasive failure rates were 13% and 14%, and 5- and 10-year estimates of distant metastases were 31% and 35%.. This recurrence pattern underscores the need for careful post-treatment ...
In this study, we show in breast and colon carcinoma models that fractionated local radiotherapy to one palpable tumor can synergize with CTLA-4 blockade to induce antitumor T-cell immunity and inhibit a second palpable tumor outside the radiation field. This abscopal effect was not seen with radiotherapy alone. Although localized tumor irradiation by itself has been shown to enhance the generation of tumor-specific T cells in both preclinical models and patients, the therapeutic effects of this response remain undetermined (3, 19). Clearly, irradiation to the primary tumor was required in our models to induce growth inhibition of the secondary tumors outside the field because CTLA-4 blockade by itself was ineffective (Figs. 2 and 6). This is consistent with the hypothesis that radiation-induced immunogenic tumor cell death as well as its induction of danger signals contribute to generate an in situ vaccine (20-22). Whereas the response generated is not sufficient to be therapeutically ...
The addition of chemo-radiotherapy following surgery to remove pancreatic cancer tumours has been shown to reduce the risk of the cancer returning researchers in the USA have found.. The use of adjuvant radiotherapy has been a controversial topic over the years with many studies reporting conflicting evidence about whether or not the use of chemo- radiotherapy is beneficial.. The researchers from the Mayo Clinic in the USA, reporting in the International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology and Physics ((ASTRO)) studied 458 patients who had received pancreatic cancer surgery between March 1987 and January 2011. Out of those, 378 had received chemotherapy + chemo-radiotherapy after surgery and 80 had received only chemotherapy.. The chemotherapy in this study typically consisted of six cycles of gemcitabine and the chemo-radiotherapy consisted of 50.4Gy in 28 fractions concurrent with 5-fluorouracil. Of those who had received chemotherapy + chemo-radiotherapy following their surgery, 80 per ...
Results of radiation given to patients with AIDS-related high-grade CNS lymphoma have been disappointing, with short survival times due to infection complications. However, complete response has been documented after radiation in some patients. High-dose MTX will be used to improve the possibility of a greater antineoplastic response than that obtained by radiation alone. Since the underlying immunodeficiency state is not affected by therapy directed against the lymphoma, patients are still prone to life-threatening opportunistic infections or relapse of lymphomatous disease within the CNS. Accordingly, AZT will also be used in an attempt to alter the overall natural history of the disease.. Radiation begins on day 1 of therapy. Patients receive dexamethasone orally (PO) or by intravenous injection (IV) on days 1-10. MTX IV over 6 hours weekly for a total of 4 doses starts 1 week after completion of the cranial radiation. Leucovorin (LCV) IV or PO begins 6 hours after MTX has been completed over ...
Results of radiation given to patients with AIDS-related high-grade CNS lymphoma have been disappointing, with short survival times due to infection complications. However, complete response has been documented after radiation in some patients. High-dose MTX will be used to improve the possibility of a greater antineoplastic response than that obtained by radiation alone. Since the underlying immunodeficiency state is not affected by therapy directed against the lymphoma, patients are still prone to life-threatening opportunistic infections or relapse of lymphomatous disease within the CNS. Accordingly, AZT will also be used in an attempt to alter the overall natural history of the disease.. Radiation begins on day 1 of therapy. Patients receive dexamethasone orally (PO) or by intravenous injection (IV) on days 1-10. MTX IV over 6 hours weekly for a total of 4 doses starts 1 week after completion of the cranial radiation. Leucovorin (LCV) IV or PO begins 6 hours after MTX has been completed over ...
The abscopal effect can sometimes increase survival with cancer. Learn about what cancers and treatments may have this response, and why it occurs.
Generating and grading the abscopal effect: proposal for comprehensive evaluation of combination immunoradiotherapy in mouse models
Generating and grading the abscopal effect: proposal for comprehensive evaluation of combination immunoradiotherapy in mouse models
The standard of care for women with stage III/IVA endometrial cancer following surgery has been chemotherapy and radiation to prevent recurrence. But in a surprising new finding, radiation combined with chemotherapy did not ...
Two hundred and eighty-eight patients were treated for newly diagnosed colorectal or anal cancer at William Beaumont Hospital from 2008 to 2009. Within this population, forty patients were referred to the clinic preoperatively and forty-eight patients were referred postoperatively. Two hundred patients were never treated in the clinic at all during the study period. In terms of preoperative evaluation, clinic patients underwent significantly more NCCN-compliant testing than patients managed outside the clinic-abdomen CT (97.5% vs. 83.1%, p=0.03), chest CT (95% vs. 37.1%, p,0.0001), CEA testing (100% vs. 63.8%, p,0.0001), and TRUS for rectal cancer (88% vs. 37.7%, p,0.0001). In addition, a complete preoperative work-up was performed in the clinic group over three times more frequently for colon cases and over five times more frequently for rectal cancers when compared to the non-clinic group. Access to multimodal therapy was also significantly enhanced in patients referred to the clinic as ...
Combined-modality approaches for the treatment of non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC), head and neck cancer, and esophageal cancer offer survival benefits by improving locoregional control and treating micrometastatic disease. The taxanes are active, tolerable drugs in these solid tumors and have radiation-sensitizing activity. 1
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ABSTRACT: The multimodal therapy of ADHD with comorbidities proved its efficacy în comparison with the unimodal therapies. We will present the preliminary results of the first nine months of multimodal therapy, which has been applied on a number of 18 children and adolescents with ages between 8 and 17 years. ...
Truong MT, Zhang Q, Rosenthal DI, List M, Axelrod R, Sherman E, Weber R, Nguyen-Tân PF, El-Naggar A, Konski A, Galvin J, Schwartz D, Trotti A, Silverman C, Singh A, Godette K, Bonner JA, Jones CU, Garden AS, Shenouda G, Matthiesen C, Le QT, Bruner D: Quality of Life and Performance Status From a Substudy Conducted Within a Prospective Phase 3 Randomized Trial of Concurrent Accelerated Radiation Plus Cisplatin With or Without Cetuximab for Locally Advanced Head and Neck Carcinoma: NRG Oncology Radiation Therapy Oncology Group 0522. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 97(4): 687-699, March 2017 ...
More than 400 respected luminaries explore todays most effective strategies for managing every type of cancer by stage of presentation - discussing the role of all appropriate therapeutic modalities as well as combined-modality treatments. This multidisciplinary approach will help your cancer team collaboratively face the toughest clinical challenges and provide the best possible care for every cancer patient.
As a first step toward developing quantitative models, investigators recently developed a mathematical framework to simulate the systemic dissemination of T cells activated in response to focal therapy.
Radiotherapy (RT), the major anti-cancer modality for more than half of cancer patients after diagnosis, has the advantage of local tumor control with relatively less systematic side effects comparing to chemotherapy. However, the efficacy of RT is limited by acquired tumor resistance leading to the risks of relapse and metastasis. To further enhance the efficacy of RT, with the renaissances of targeted immunotherapy (TIT), increasing interests are raised on RT combined with TIT including cancer vaccines, T-cell therapy, and antibody-based immune checkpoint blockers (ICB) such as anti-CTLA-4 and anti-PD1/PD-L1. In achieving a significant synergy between RT and TIT, the dynamics of radiation-induced response in tumor cells and stromal cells, especially the cross-talk between tumor cells and immune cells in the irradiated tumor microenvironment (ITME) as highlighted in recent literature are to be elucidated. The abscopal effect refereeing the RT-induced priming function outside of ITME could be ...
Primary Endpoint: To determine the maximum tolerated dose (MTD) of vorinostat + radiation therapy (RT) in patients with locally advanced pancreat
Improved dose tracking and a more multimodal approach are just a few of the ways treatment planning systems are delivering higher-quality radiation therapy
Recent results of a phase II/III in locally advanced Soft Tissue Sarcoma patients demonstrated clinical benefits of intratumorally injected HfO2-NP activated by radiotherapy compared to radiotherapy alone, validating their first-in-class mode of action. In addition, animal studies have reported that HfO2-NP+RT can induce an abscopal effect, where RT alone cannot. Here, using a mouse abscopal assay, we measured T cells infiltrates in treated and untreated tumors after HfO2-NP intratumor injection and activation with RT, and their role in the abscopal effect.. These data indicate that the immunogenic conversion of the tumor microenvironment triggered by HfO2-NP+RT generates the abscopal effect by activation of CD8+ T cells. HfO2-NP+RT may potentiate a pro-inflammatory microenvironment appropriate for enabling an anti-tumor immune response. It may act as effective in-situ cancer vaccine and be combined with immunotherapeutic agents across oncology.. ...
Loco-regional recurrences after intial surgery in patients with esophageal cancer remain a serious challenge to clinical oncologists. The NCCN Guidelines pointed out that a highly selected group of patients with local-regional tumor recurrence after initial surgery may be considered fit and able to tolerate concurrent radio-chemotherapy with a potential for cure [18]. In a line with the previous studies, our data indicated that salvage concurrent radio-chemotherapy was an active and promising treatment strategy for such patients, reaching a median OS of 13.3 months with tolerable side-effects.. The present protocol of concurrent radio-chemotherapy was completed in 74% (37/50) of the patients, and no serious treatment related toxicities were observed. The tumor response rate was nearly 72% in R-TP and R-FP group respectively, with a 3-year survival rate of 14%. These results are very similar to those reported in previous studies [13, 15]. Yamashita et al.[13] reported the results of radiotherapy ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Adjuvant therapy in colorectal cancer. A randomized trial comparing radio-chemotherapy and radio-chemotherapy combined with methanol extraction residue of BCG, MER. AU - Robinson, E.. AU - Bartal, A.. AU - Cohen, Y.. AU - Milstein, D.. AU - Mekori, T.. PY - 1979/12/1. Y1 - 1979/12/1. N2 - Fifty-three patients with colorectal cancer (Dukes B 2 and C) were randomized after surgery. One group was treated by radio-and/or chemotherapy and the second by radio-and/or chemotherapy and MER. After 24 and 36 months a significant longer disease free interval, lower recurrence rate and better survival was found in the group treated by radio-chemo-and immunotherapy. Treatment was well tolerated and there were few local side effects from the MER injections. The long time efficacy of this adjuvant treatment whether it increases the cure rate or only delays recurrence requires longer follow-up.. AB - Fifty-three patients with colorectal cancer (Dukes B 2 and C) were randomized after surgery. ...
The aim of this retrospective study was to compare concurrent radiation therapy (RT) combined with peroral chemotherapy (UFT or TS-1) with conventional RT for T2N0 glottic cancer. Between 1974 and 2005, 153 patients with T2N0 glottic cancer were treated with radiation alone or radiation combined with peroral (UFT or TS-1) or intravenous chemotherapy. All except one patient were treated with 2 Gy per fraction, 5 fractions per week, totaling 60 Gy; and the remaining patient was treated with 1.8 Gy per fraction, 5 fractions per week, totaling 61.2 Gy. Eighty-three patients were concurrently given UFT, 24 were given TS-1, 23 intravenous chemotherapy (mainly cisplatin; the Pt Group), and 23 had no chemotherapy. The 5-year local control rate was 83.4%. Stratified by RT alone (the RT group) and concurrent chemoradiation therapy (the CCRT group), 5-year local control rates of the RT and CCRT groups were 82.7% and 83.4%, respectively (p=NS). Stratified by chemotherapy regimens of the CCRT group, 3-year ...
For all 250 patients, the overall median survival was 27 months, the cause-specific survival was 27 months, the local progression-free survival was 32 months, and distant metastasis-free survival was not achieved; and the respective 5-year survival rates were 27%, 32%, 45%, and 68%. CF achieved significantly inferior survival than either HFX RT alone or HFX RT-Pac/C (P = .0332 and P = .0013, respectively), and no difference was observed between the 2 HFX RT regimens (P = .1934). Only acute hematologic high-grade toxicity (grade ≥3) was more frequent with HFX RT-Pac/C than with either RT alone, whereas other toxicities were similar between the 3 treatment groups. ...
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article{4430146, abstract = {Purpose: Combined-modality treatment is standard treatment for patients with clinical stage I/II Hodgkin lymphoma (HL). We hypothesized that an early positron emission tomography (PET) scan could be used to adapt treatment. Therefore, we started the randomized EORTC/LYSA/FIL Intergroup H10 trial evaluating whether involved-node radiotherapy (IN-RT) could be omitted without compromising progression-free survival in patients attaining a negative early PET scan after two cycles of ABVD (doxorubicin, bleomycin, vinblastine, and dacarbazine) as compared with standard combined-modality treatment. Patients and Methods: Patients age 15 to 70 years with untreated clinical stage I/II HL were eligible. Here we report the clinical outcome of the preplanned interim futility analysis scheduled to occur after documentation of 34 events in the early PET-negative group. Because testing for futility in this noninferiority trial corresponds to testing the hypothesis of no difference, a ...
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Results Out of the 12 patients in the study, 6 did not receive radiotherapy either because they elected for subsequent radical surgery (3 patients) or were unfit for further treatment and underwent close follow-up (3 patients).. In the radiotherapy group, 2 patients had pre-op Long-Course Chemo-radiotherapy (LCCRT) with a good partial response, 2 were included in the national TEM and Radiotherapy in Early Rectal cancer (TREC) trial and had pre-op Short Course radiotherapy (SCRT) and 2 had adjuvant LCCRT + Papillon contact radiotherapy following TEM.. Median follow-up was 20 months. Patients not undergoing radial surgery had 3 monthly MR and sigmoidoscopy for 1 year and 6 monthly MR and sigmoidoscopy for a further 2 years.. In the no-radiotherapy group, 1 of the 3 patients who underwent subsequent radical surgery had involved mesorectal lymph nodes and 1 of those undergoing close follow-up without radical surgery developed mesorectal nodal recurrence. In radiotherapy group 1 patient, in the TREC ...
Jonathan D. Schoenfeld, MD, MPhil, MPH, director, melanoma radiation oncology, physician, assistant professor of radiation oncology, Harvard Medical School, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, discusses potential combination regimens of low-dose radiation therapy and immunotherapy to treat patients with head and neck cancer.
Selected high-risk patients with head and neck squamous cell carcinoma receive postoperative radiation therapy (RT), with or without concurrent chemotherapy, following primary surgical resection with the aim of improving locoregional control and surv
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Positron emission tomography using fluoro-deoxy-glucose has demonstrated added value in the clinical management of patients with colorectal cancer [6]. This includes primary staging, detection of recurrence, prediction of individual prognosis, therapy response, and evaluation of treatment response as assessed in this investigation [8].. The interest in FDG-PET to assess tumour response to CRT began in the early 1990 s. Rectal cancer is a disease model of particular interest, not only for its high incidence, but also because an accurate and non-invasive method to evaluate response to preoperative CRT could lead to patients selection for minimally invasive surgical approaches or even selection of candidates for additional chemotherapy and observation without any kind of surgery [2, 3].. Experts at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center reported a pioneer prospective assessment of LARC response to preoperative CRT using FDG-PET in 2000 [9]. Today, literature is mixed in regard to the ability ...
Clinical trial for Gynecological Infections , GOG 0238: A Randomized Trial of Pelvic Irradiation with or without Concurrent Weekly Cisplatin in Patients with Pelvic-only Recurrence of Carcinoma of the Uterine Corpus.
A rarely seen phenomenon in cancer patients - in which focused radiation to the site of one tumor is associated with the disappearance of metastatic tumors all over the body - has been reported in a patient with melanoma treated with the immunotherapeutic agent ipilimumab (Yervoy™).
The survival of children with non-Hodgkins lymphoma (NHL) has improved in the recent past through the systematic application of intensive therapy employing involved field radiation plus combinations...
Prognosis of patients who present with metastasized rectal cancer is poor. Without treatment, median survival is estimated at six months. Treatment options are available for the primary tumor and the metastatic disease. The primary tumor may be resected or treated with radiation therapy. Resection of the primary tumor is controversial, as it may not improve the quality of life in patients with a poor prognosis due to the metastatic disease. As the majority of patients with primary stage IV rectal cancer present with a locally advanced primary tumor, resection of the primary tumor would necessitate preoperative radiation therapy. Metastatic disease may respond to chemotherapy. In recent years, advances in chemotherapy have increased the response rate to 40 percent. Some patients presenting with liver or lung metastases are candidates for resection of their metastatic disease. Neoadjuvant chemotherapy may increase the fraction of patients with resectable metastatic disease, or may allow for ...
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Once-daily radiotherapy is not superior to twice-daily treatment for patients with small-cell lung cancer receiving concurrent chemoradiotherapy.
Delayed toxicity in the form of progressive damage after completion of treatment is a grave problem. Three patients (RadS6, RadS7, and RadS10) suffered grade 4 delayed toxicity, and all were predicted successfully (Table 1). Toxicity from extrinsic factors cannot be predicted by our approach. Of the five patients with radiation toxicity not predicted by NSC/HAT, at least two (RadS3 and RadS5) were at high risk for toxicity from unconventional treatment protocols. Patient RadS3 suffered grade 3 mucositis in an experimental trial that included high-dose radiation plus tirapazamine, cisplatin, and 5-fluorouracil. Review of patient data after closure of this trial revealed that 28 of 62 (45%) suffered mucositis of grade 3 or higher. Patient RadS5 had an arteriovenous malformation that was treated with stereotactic guidance of a single 18-Gy dose to a 1.8-cm3 volume in the midbrain and pons. After this patient was enrolled for study, Flickinger et al. (23) estimated that stereotactic radiotherapy to ...
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TY - JOUR. T1 - Potential Molecular Targets in the Setting of Chemoradiation for Esophageal Malignancies. AU - Jabbour, Salma K.. AU - Williams, Terence M.. AU - Sayan, Mutlay. AU - Miller, Eric D.. AU - Ajani, Jaffer A.. AU - Chang, Andrew C.. AU - Coleman, Norman. AU - El-Rifai, Wael. AU - Haddock, Michael. AU - Ilson, David. AU - Jamorabo, Daniel. AU - Kunos, Charles. AU - Lin, Steven. AU - Liu, Geoffrey. AU - Prasanna, Pataje G.. AU - Rustgi, Anil K.. AU - Wong, Rosemary. AU - Vikram, Bhadrasain. AU - Ahmed, Mansoor M.. N1 - Publisher Copyright: Published by Oxford University Press 2020.. PY - 2021/6/1. Y1 - 2021/6/1. N2 - Although the development of effective combined chemoradiation regimens for esophageal cancers has resulted in statistically significant survival benefits, the majority of patients treated with curative intent develop locoregional and/or distant relapse. Further improvements in disease control and survival will require the development of individualized therapy based on the ...
RATIONALE: Drugs used in chemotherapy use different ways to stop tumor cells from dividing so they stop growing or die. Radiation therapy uses high-ener
This phase II trial studies how well lower-dose chemotherapy plus radiation (chemoradiation) therapy works in comparison to standard-dose chemoradiation in treating patients with early-stage anal cancer. Drugs used in chemotherapy, such as mitomycin, fluorouracil, and capecitabine, work in different ways to stop the growth of tumor cells, either by killing the cells, by stopping them from dividing, or by stopping them from spreading. Radiation therapy uses high-energy x-rays to kill tumor cells and shrink tumors. Giving chemotherapy with radiation therapy may kill more tumor cells. This study may help doctors find out if lower-dose chemoradiation is as effective and has fewer side effects than standard-dose chemoradiation, which is the usual approach for treatment of this cancer type ...
This phase II trial studies how well lower-dose chemotherapy plus radiation (chemoradiation) therapy works in comparison to standard-dose chemoradiation in treating patients with early-stage anal cancer. Drugs used in chemotherapy, such as mitomycin, fluorouracil, and capecitabine, work in different ways to stop the growth of tumor cells, either by killing the cells, by stopping them from dividing, or by stopping them from spreading. Radiation therapy uses high-energy x-rays to kill tumor cells and shrink tumors. Giving chemotherapy with radiation therapy may kill more tumor cells. This study may help doctors find out if lower-dose chemoradiation is as effective and has fewer side effects than standard-dose chemoradiation, which is the usual approach for treatment of this cancer type ...
In lieu of an abstract, here is a brief excerpt of the content: 136 CHAPTER 4 Radiation Therapy and Surgery Radiation therapy, like chemotherapy, is intended to selectively kill malignant cells while sparing normal cells as much as possible. Like chemotherapy, radiation therapy (also called radiotherapy) is most active against rapidly dividing populations of cells. Unlike most forms of chemotherapy, radiation can be applied locally, to specific areas of the body, rather than spreading throughout the entire body via the bloodstream. Radiation therapy may be used alone to treat people with localized lymphocytepredominant Hodgkin lymphoma or localized indolent NHL, but it is more commonly used in combination with chemotherapy (a form of combined modality treatment). Combined modality therapy is most frequently used to treat localized disease, generalized disease in which there is a specific bulky component, or an area of localized disease that remains after chemotherapy treatment. Combined modality ...
What changes are seen among patients with acromegaly after long-term multimodality therapy? Are these patients able to be biochemically controlled?
Cancer is a systemic (throughout the body) disease, no matter what your doctor tells you. Telling patients based on post-operation scans that we got it all is not the truth. Most cancers have been growing and spreading for 5 to 10 years before they are detected and diagnosed. Billions of cancer cells must be present to show up on any scan. Surgery can spread cancer. The word cure in oncology circles has up to fifty different definitions. The only real cure is the one where you live long enough to die from something other than cancer. These survivors are strong, and most utilize a protocol to treat cancer everywhere in their body, rather than relying solely on local surgery, local radiation, and/or chemotherapy. ~ Dr. Bruce West. ...
Diagnostic imaging is a sleuth: It can identify cancer, confirm clinical suspicions and define disease parameters, leading the way to optimum treatment. Wave...
Organ toxicity in cancer therapy is likely caused by an underlying disposition for given pathophysiological mechanisms in the individual patient. Mechanistic data on treatment toxicity at the patient level are scarce; hence, probabilistic and translational linkages among different layers of data information, all the way from cellular targets of the therapeutic exposure to tissues and ultimately the patients organ systems, are required. Throughout all of these layers, untoward treatment effects may be viewed as perturbations that propagate within a hierarchically structured network from one functional level to the next, at each level causing disturbances that reach a critical threshold, which ultimately are manifested as clinical adverse reactions. Advances in bioinformatics permit compilation of information across the various levels of data organization, presumably enabling integrated systems biology-based prediction of treatment safety. In view of the complexity of biological responses to cancer
2 or more types of treatment used alternately or together to get the best results. For example, surgery for cancer is often followed by chemotherapy to kill any cancer cells that may have spread from the original site. See also |b>adjuvant therapy|/b>,|b> neoadjuvant therapy, chemotherapy|/b>.
During high-dose chemotherapy, the patient receives high doses of chemotherapy, and possibly radiation therapy, in order to kill the cancer cells. Whi
Surgery and radiation are often used together in more advanced lesions. As combined treatment has evolved, surgery with postoperative radiation therapy is most often employed. Recent advances in reconstructive surgery have further improved functional and cosmetic outcomes.. In select instances, promising results are being obtained with combined chemotherapy and radiation therapy in an effort to avoid surgical resection.. ...
This unit (1) provides background into understanding how agents that target specific molecules or receptors (molecular‐targeted agents), in particular, agents affecting the tumor vasculature (perivasculature network in tumors), interact with and modify radiation therapy; (2) details factors affecting interpretation of results in murine tumor model experiments utilizing radiation therapy and drug combinations; and (3) provides specific protocols for the application of radiation therapy, both alone and in combination with chemotherapy and/or molecular‐targeted agents
The use of ADT for two months before and two months during RT for early PCa is associated with significantly increased overall survival.
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