January 2012

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Adding chemotherapy to radiation doubles survival time for some brain tumor patients The addition of chemotherapy to radiation therapy nearly doubled median survival time for patients with anaplastic oligodendroglioma, a rare type of brain tumor, containing a genetic abnormality known as the 1p19q co-deletion. The finding, from a phase III …

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Interesting WSJ on Accelerated Partial Breast Irradiation. Assessment: Only head-to-head comparison of breast radiation techniques compared in the setting of randomized clinical trials will shed light on their relative effectiveness. In the interim, there is no current evidence that the 5-day alternative is inferior. The quoted studies have severe limitations …

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