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Chemotherapy and radiotherapy in abdominal sarcoma

Chemotherapy and Radiotherapy in Abdominal Sarcoma

Soft tissue sarcomas (STS) are a rare group of cancers that arise in connective tissues such as muscles, fat and blood vessels. STS can occur almost anywhere in the body but are most commonly found in the

Mesorectum: functional lymphatic anatomy

Today total excision of the mesorectum is considered an essential step in surgery of rectal cancer. Knowledge of its lymphatic apparatus confirms the value of this procedure and explains some characteristics of rectal cancer pathology. The mesorectum

Visual side-effects in radiation treatment of meningioma

Meningioma is one of the most prevalent tumors in the brain. This kind of tumor arises from the natural layers covering the brain; so it is expected to see this tumor in different locations of brain. There

Nanoscintillators: magic internal light sources to assist radiotherapy

Photosensitizers are molecules that are able to produce cytotoxic species that include singlet oxygen, a particular form of oxygen that is strongly oxidizing, when they are illuminated by visible or NIR light. Because of this property, they

Chronic radiation proctitis: prevention better than cure?

Radiation therapy (RT) is common used in treatments for pelvic malignancies (prostate, urinary bladder, cervix, uterus, and anus). A feared complication of RT is called Chronic radiation proctitis (CRP). This is a relatively frequent late (3-6 months

Cardiovascular disease burden in Hodgkin lymphoma survivors

In developed countries, lymphomas are the third most frequent tumors among the pediatric cancers following leukemias and central nervous system tumors. With substantial increase in survivors of Hodgkin lymphoma (HL), late complications of treatment have become extremely

Radiotherapy for prostate cancer: restrictions for the treatment of recurrent disease

Patients with prostate cancer who are treated with radiotherapy are not always cured. Depending on their pre-treatment risk factors (most importantly the stage of the tumour), they are at risk of recurrent disease. These recurrences often present

Radiotherapy in palliative treatment of metastatic NSCLC: not all one and the same

The role of an editorial is to incorporate the results of a new relevant study in the scientific scenario, shedding light on some particular results of the trial which can change the clinical practice. The starting point

Valproic acid treatment for brain tumors

Tumors arising in the brain represent only 2% of all cancers diagnosed in the United States with 23,000 new cases and 14,000 deaths annually.  The World Health Organisation (WHO) classifies brain tumors from grade 1 to grade

Radiation therapy for nerve pain when cancer spreads to bones

One of the hallmarks of cancer is its ability to spread from the primary site of origin to other places in the body.  Such secondary sites are called “metastases”.  One of the commonest sites for cancer secondaries

Treating primary cardiac angiosarcoma

Radiotherapy and chemotherapy are usually reserved for inoperable patients or given adjuvantly for those with residual tumor and/or metastatic disease. Elsayad and coworkers describe a novel treatment modality with adaptive radiotherapy using tumor-volume tracking in a 37-year-old