Radiation Oncology

Radiation Oncology

Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy vs Conventional External-Beam Radiotherapy for Pain Control of Spinal Metastases

In a phase II/III trial reported in The Lancet Oncology, Dr Sahgal and colleagues find that SBRT produces a higher complete pain response rate vs conventional EBRT in patients...

The ASCO Post
Evaluation of Safety of Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy for the Treatment of Patients With Multiple Metastases

Can ablative radiation schedules designed for single tumors be used when treating patients with 3 to 4 metastases or 2 metastases in close proximity to each other?

JAMA Oncology
Leveraging the Microbiome to Enhance Cancer Treatment

Research suggests certain gut bacteria can reduce the efficacy of radiotherapy against cancers, but targeting those bacteria with vancomycin can reverse this effect.


ASTRO Survey Explores Effect of COVID-19 on Radiation Oncology

Radiation oncologists report new patients are arriving for treatment with more advanced-stage disease than before the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new survey conducted by the ASTRO this winter

The ASCO Post
Radiation-Induced Kidney Toxicity: Molecular and Cellular Pathogenesis

These study results provide a rationale for the development of new strategies to prevent or reduce radiation-induced kidney toxicity.

Radiation Oncology
Metastatic Disease as a Distinct Discipline in Radiation Oncology


The treatment paradigm for patients with metastatic cancer has shifted in the era of oligometastatic disease, novel systemic therapy, and local ablative therapy options such as SABR.

JAMA Oncology
Delayed Postoperative Radiotherapy Increases the Incidence of Radiographic Local Tumor Progression Before Radiotherapy and Leads to Poor Prognosis in Spinal Metastases

This study aims to estimate the clinical risks of delayed radiotherapy after surgery in patients with spinal metastases in developing country.

Diffusion-Weighted MRI Improves Response Assessment After Definitive Radiotherapy in Patients With NSCLC

The aim of this study is to determine the diagnostic value of MRI versus CT in the follow-up of NSCLC.

Apparent Diffusion Coefficient for the Prediction of Tumor Response to Neoadjuvant Chemo-Radiotherapy in Locally Advanced Rectal Cancer

This study investigates the value of the ADC as a predictor to forecast the response to neoadjuvant chemo-radiotherapy in patients with locally advanced rectal cancer.

Association of Radiotherapy for Rectal Cancer and Second Gynecological Malignant Neoplasms

This study aims to answer the question: Is radiotherapy for rectal cancer associated with the increasing risk of second gynecological malignant neoplasms and prognosis in women with rectal cancer?<

Insights Into the Theranostic Value of Precision Medicine on Advanced Radiotherapy to Breast Cancer

The present review aims to critically evaluate the role and impact of precision medicine on breast cancer radiotherapy.

Stereotactic Radiotherapy for Hepatocellular Carcinoma, Radiosensitization Strategies and Radiation-Immunotherapy Combination

Radiotherapy is rapidly turning into a crucial component of multidisciplinary treatment for liver cancer because many patients are not surgical treatment candidates.

Reciprocal Interactions Between Tumour Cell Populations Enhance Growth and Reduce Radiation Sensitivity in Prostate Cancer

This study evaluates whether interactions between heterogenous populations could impact growth and response to radiotherapy in prostate cancer. 

A National Survey of Radiation Oncology Experiences Completing Tele-Consultations During the COVID-19 Pandemic

This reverberated in the field of radiation oncology, with a recent ASTRO nationwide survey reporting 89% of surveyed clinics began to offer telemedicine programs...

Radiotherapy and the Gut Microbiome: Facts and Fiction

Relatively little is known about whether and how the microbiome regulates the response to radiotherapy.

Radiation Oncology in the New Virtual and Digital era

In parallel, the pandemic has vastly accelerated new digital and virtual reality mega trends and set in motion a dynamic that will have lasting effects and will change science...

Radiotherapy and Oncology
Dual inhibition of DNA-PK and DNA polymerase theta overcomes radiation resistance induced by p53 deficiency

TP53 deficiency in cancer is associated with poor patient outcomes and resistance to DNA damaging therapies.

Prospective Study of Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy for Locally Advanced Breast Cancer

The objective of this study is to evaluate the acute and medium-term toxicities, the quality of life, and aesthetic results of patients with breast cancer treated with tomotherapy.

Radiotherapy Combined with Chemotherapy for Regional Lymph Node Recurrence in Gastric Cancer

This study investigates the effects of radiotherapy combined with chemotherapy against limited RLNR and analyzed the regularity of regional lymph node recurrence and metastasis.

SABR Continues to Demonstrate Favorability Across Cancer Types

Data from a number of clinical trials presented at the ASTRO 2020 Annual Meeting continued to fortify earlier findings that demonstrated the benefits of SABR in treating patients...

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Development of Staffing, Workload and Infrastructure in Member Departments of the European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC) Radiation Oncology Group.

This study analysed the FQ database for patient-related workload, staffing levels and infrastructure to determine developments in radiation oncology departments in the clinical trials community.

Radiotherapy and Oncology
Cautiously optimistic: A survey of radiation oncology professionals’ perceptions of automation in radiotherapy planning

This study examined radiation oncology professionals’ perceptions of automation in radiotherapy planning.

Technical Innovations &amp
Simulation-based learning for enhanced gynecologic brachytherapy training among radiation oncology residents.

This study evaluated whether simulation-based gynecologic brachytherapy training among radiation oncology residents could improve knowledge, confidence, and interest.

MRI in Radiation Oncology After the COVID-19 Pandemic.

The COVID-19 pandemic presents new challenges for many aspects of health care delivery, including diagnostic and therapeutic procedures in radiation oncology. 

International Journal of Radiation Oncology Biology Physics
Initial Impact and Operational Responses to the COVID-19 Pandemic by American Radiation Oncology Practices.

The American Society for Radiation Oncology surveyed US radiation oncology practice leaders to gauge initial impact and immediate operational responses to the pandemic.

International Journal of Radiation Oncology Biology Physics
Critical success factors for implementation of an incident learning system in radiation oncology department

The aim of this study was to analyze critical success factors for implementation of an incident learning system in a radiation oncology department and evaluate the perception of...

Reports of Practical Oncology &amp
Validation of local p16 testing for determination of human papilloma virus status eligibility on a low risk oropharyngeal cancer trial - A Trans-Tasman Radiation Oncology Group study.

This study investigates whether local p16 screening, by immunohistochemistry, has high positive predictive value for HPV status in a good prognosis HPV positive...

Oral Oncology
Time-Driven Activity-Based Costing Analysis of Telemedicine Services in Radiation Oncology.

Health systems have increased telemedicine use during the SARS-CoV-2 outbreak to limit in-person contact. Time-driven activity-based costing was used to evaluate the change in...

International Journal of Radiation Oncology Biology Physics

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