Image Guided Intensity Modulated Radiotherapy Reduces Bowel Toxicity in Cervical Cancer

A recent phase 3 study presented at the American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology (ASTRO) 2020 Annual Meeting found that patients with cervical cancer undergoing postoperative adjuvant conventional radiation are more likely to develop late bowel toxicity than those undergoing image guided intensity modulated radiotherapy (IG-IMRT). For this study, results of which are published in the International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics, 300 patients aged 18 to 65 years ol...
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HIPEC With Interval Cytoreductive Surgery Improves Survival in Ovarian Cancer

In patients with stage III ovarian cancer, the addition of hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC) to interval cytoreductive surgery significantly improves centrally assessed recurrence-free and overall survival, according to results of a study now published in the International Journal of Gynecological Cancer. By enhancing the penetration of chemotherapy at the peritoneal surface, HIPEC has been found to improve outcomes in patients with advanced ovarian cancer. However, the effi...
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HIPEC With Cytoreductive Surgery Effective in Ovarian Cancer

For patients with stage III epithelial ovarian cancer, adding hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC) to primary cytoreductive surgery (PCS) increases survival compared with PCS alone, according to results of a retrospective study now published in JAMA Network Open. Of all the gynecologic cancers, ovarian cancer is the most deadly. This may be due in part to the fact that in almost 70% of cases, by the time a patient is first diagnosed with ovarian cancer, it has already spread beyond ...
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Cancer Overscreening in Older Adults: Jennifer L. Moss, PhD

According to a study recently published in JAMA Network Open, a high proportion of older adults with average cancer risk are overscreened for colorectal, cervical, and breast cancers after surpassing specified upper age limits recommended by the US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF). In this interview, Jennifer L. Moss, PhD, first author of the study, discusses the significance of these findings, explains the risks of overscreening, and shares advice for reducing overscreening among older a...
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Cancer Overscreening High Among Older Adults

Overscreening for colorectal, cervical, and breast cancer is prevalent among older adults in the United States, according to the results of a new study. While routine cancer screening for adults with average cancer risk is recommended by the US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF), it is recommended that screening be discontinued once individuals reach a specified upper age limit, defined as age 75 for colorectal cancer, age 65 for cervical cancer, and age 74 for breast cancer. However, many ...
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