ASTRO: SABR is effective for oligometastatic cancers
October 23, 2018 -- Stereotactic ablative radiotherapy (SABR) can greatly increase how long oligometastatic patients survive and doubles how long they live without cancer, according to new research presented at this week's American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) meeting.  Discuss
ASTRO: Prostate RT works better than expected in black men
October 23, 2018 -- SAN ANTONIO - Radiation therapy (RT) could be more effective in African-American men with prostate cancer than previously realized, according to data presented on Monday at the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) annual meeting.  Discuss
Can whole-body MRI be used in oncologic staging?
October 23, 2018 -- Offering similar performance to PET/CT but without requiring radiation dose, multiparametric whole-body MRI could feasibly be used for staging metastatic lesions and evaluating treatment response in a variety of cancers, according to a study published in the November issue of Academic Radiology.  Discuss
ASTRO: SBRT works well for less risky prostate cancer
October 22, 2018 -- SAN ANTONIO - Despite past concerns, stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) delivered in a smaller number of sessions at a higher radiation dose works well for men with less risky forms of prostate cancer, according to a study presented on Monday at the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) meeting.  Discuss
ASTRO: AI's rad therapy future is in predicting outcomes
October 22, 2018 -- SAN ANTONIO - Radiation oncology is already putting artificial intelligence (AI) to work by using the technology for automating mundane tasks. But AI's real value will come when it is able to accurately predict patient outcomes, according to a Sunday talk at the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) annual meeting.  Discuss
ASTRO: Weekly breast radiation therapy is safe
October 22, 2018 -- A larger, weekly dose of radiation therapy has side effects that are comparable to those from conventional daily treatments for early-stage breast cancer, say U.K. researchers, who shared their findings on Sunday at the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) meeting in San Antonio.  Discuss
Gadolinium-enhanced MRI with PET best for prostate cancer
October 22, 2018 -- Which MR imaging sequence used with whole-body fluorocholine-PET/MRI is most proficient at detecting metastases and staging patients with prostate cancer? Canadian researchers put four sequences through their paces in a study published online October 17 in the American Journal of Roentgenology.  Discuss
Key MRI markers link vascular brain injury to health risks
October 22, 2018 -- Which MRI markers of vascular brain injury are most significantly associated with a greater risk for stroke, dementia, and death in older adults? If you answered white-matter hyperintensities, brain infarcts, and cerebral microbleeds, your conclusion matches the findings of a meta-analysis published online October 22 in JAMA Neurology.  Discuss
Study gives all-clear for skin cream during radiation therapy
October 19, 2018 -- It's OK for patients scheduled for radiation therapy to apply topical treatments such as skin cream in moderation before their procedures, according to a study published October 16 in JAMA Oncology. That's good news for the many patients who want to use skin cream to counter skin rashes or burns caused by radiation treatments.  Discuss
CT radiomics improves management of bile duct cancer
October 19, 2018 -- Researchers from China have developed a radiomics model that can determine the malignancy of lymph node metastases in patients with bile duct cancer by analyzing features on CT scans, according to an article recently published online in Radiology. They believe the model can predict the survival rate of patients.  Discuss
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