What’s the ideal radiation therapy approach after breast-conserving surgery for early-stage breast cancer? A new study compares cost-effectiveness of accelerated partial breast and hypofractionated whole breast irradiation.
The American Brachytherapy Society has published its first consensus statement on the use of electronic brachytherapy, which uses electrically generated X-rays instead of radioactive isotopes. Here’s what you should know.
In patients receiving radiation after mastectomy, 10-year outcomes show autologous breast reconstruction has fewer complications and reconstruction failures.
Techniques such as simultaneous integrated boost and differential dose per fractions deliver higher doses to areas away from tissues at risk while rapidly reducing doses near critical structures.
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Dr. Shah’s team is preparing data for publication showing that cardiac doses at Cleveland Clinic are lower than the national standard by more than 50 percent.
Two unusual cases from Cleveland Clinic’s Sarcoma Program show radiation-induced necrosis of cortical bone after treatment with neoadjuvant radiation and surgical resection for sarcoma.
Cleveland Clinic oncologists conducted a new meta-analysis of breast cancer lumpectomy patients to determine the best margins to prevent additional surgery and optimize long-term survival.
New guidelines for APBI expand its availability to younger patients.
Consider advising your patients with suspected soft-tissue sarcoma to delay surgery until they are evaluated by an orthopedic oncologist, medical oncologist, musculoskeletal radiologist and radiation oncologist, preferably with sarcoma experience.
How will the ASTRO’s newly released updated guidelines for the off-protocol use of APBI affect your practice? Cleveland Clinic radiation oncologist Chirag Shah, MD, discusses the most significant changes.