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May 15, 2017

Analysis of immune status after iodine-125 permanent brachytherapy in prostate cancer

Background: Permanent prostate brachytherapy (PPB) is an effective treatment choice for low and intermediate risk prostate cancer (PCa). However, the impact of PPB on tumor immune status is still poorly understood...

https://www.dovepress.com/analysis-of-immune-status-after-iodine-125-permanent-brachytherapy-in--peer-reviewed-article-OTT

March 27, 2017

Brachytherapy for Patients With Prostate Cancer: American Society of Clinical Oncology/Cancer Care Ontario Joint Guideline Update

Purpose: To jointly update the Cancer Care Ontario guideline on brachytherapy for patients with prostate cancer to account for new evidence.

Methods: An Update Panel conducted a targeted systematic literature review and identified more recent randomized controlled trials comparing dose-escalated external beam radiation therapy (EBRT) with brachytherapy in men with prostate cancer...

http://ascopubs.org/doi/full/10.1200/JCO.2016.72.0466

January 13, 2017

Late side-effects and cosmetic results of accelerated partial breast irradiation with interstitial brachytherapy versus whole-breast irradiation after breast-conserving surgery for low-risk invasive and in-situ carcinoma of the female breast

Background: We previously confirmed the non-inferiority of accelerated partial breast irradiation (APBI) with interstitial brachytherapy in terms of local control and overall survival compared with whole-breast irradiation for patients with early-stage breast cancer who underwent breast-conserving surgery in a phase 3 randomised trial...

http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lanonc/article/PIIS1470-2045(17)30011-6/fulltext?rss=yes

January 06, 2017

US cancer death rate drops 25% since 1991

The cancer death rate in the United States has dropped 25 per cent from a peak in 1991, mainly due to a steady decline in smoking and advances in early detection and treatment of tumors, new research released Thursday shows...

http://www.businesstimes.com.sg/consumer/us-cancer-death-rate-drops-25-since-1991

January 04, 2017

ASTRO Expands Guidelines for Treatment of Breast Cancer with Accelerated Partial Breast Irradiation

According to the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) younger patients with early stage breast cancer and individuals with low-risk ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) can appropriately be treated with accelerated partial breast irradiation (APBI)...

http://news.cancerconnect.com/astro-expands-guidelines-treatment-breast-cancer-accelerated-partial-breast-irradiation/

GEC-ESTRO Handbook of Brachytherapy:

www.estro.org

 

ABS Brachytherapy Guidelines and Consensus Statements:

www.americanbrachytherapy.org

 

Coalition for the Advancement of Brachytherapy (CAB):

www.brachycoalition.org

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