Results from a phase III trial Proton Therapy in Head and Neck Cancer

A groundbreaking multi-institution Phase III trial led by The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center reveals that intensity modulated proton therapy (IMPT) provides significant benefits for patients with oropharyngeal cancer. Compared to traditional intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), IMPT showed similar progression-free survival rates but significantly reduced malnutrition and feeding-tube dependence. With a median […]

3D versus VMAT
Esophageal cancer

Esophageal cancer can be broadly classified into two main types based on the type of cells from which the cancer originates: squamous cell carcinoma and adenocarcinoma. Each type has different risk factors, locations within the esophagus, and treatment approaches. The treatment of esophageal cancer can be in several forms. Treatment plans are often determined through […]

Radiotherapy for pediatric cancers

Radiotherapy is a medical treatment that uses high doses of radiation to kill or damage cancer cells. It is a common part of the treatment plan for many types of cancers, including pediatric tumors. The goal of radiotherapy is to target and destroy cancer cells while minimizing damage to surrounding healthy tissues. As childhood cancers […]

nasopnaryngeal carcinoma radiotherapy dose
Twice daily radiotherapy for recurrent nasopharyngeal carcinoma

Nasopharyngeal carcinomas are most prevalent in South East Asia. Up to 10 to 20% of patients with nasopharyngeal carcinoma may experience a local relapse. Treatment options for recurrent nasopharyngealcarcinoma are dependent on a few factors. Time since first radiotherapy, extent of disease, and patient’s status etc. must be considered. Re-irradiation is one of these treatment […]

Skull base Chordoma
Skull base chordomas

Chordoma is a rare tumour which is thought to arise from remnants of the embryonic notochord (cartilage). Generally, it is slow-growing, although rarely, some chordomas can be more aggressive. It can grow anywhere along the spine column. Today we will discuss skull base chordomas specifically due to the complex treatment strategy required. Managing base of […]

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Human Papilloma Virus related oral cancer

Surgery in oral cancers? Lower doses of radiotherapy for HPV cancers? Oropharyngeal carcinomas can be caused by environmental factors (smoking, alcohol etc.) or viral-driven. Human papillomavirus (HPV) infection, a common transmitted disease, has been associated with the development of many cancers, including oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma (OPSCC) of the head and neck. While traditional, environmentally […]

Adult gliomas types

What are gliomas and the different types? Gliomas are a type of tumor that arises from glial cells in the central nervous system (CNS), which includes the brain and spinal cord. Glial cells provide support and protection to neurons, and there are different types of glial cells, such as astrocytes, oligodendrocytes, and ependymal cells. Gliomas […]