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Skull base tumour webinar on proton therapy
Skull base tumour webinar

RO-SE will be conducting a webinar on skull base tumours and their management with endoscopic surgery and proton therapy on April 12th, 2024, 8AM.

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Proton therapy for esophageal carcinoma

Dose comparison image credit to Oklahoma Proton Center. Esophageal cancer is a malignancy that arises in the esophagus, the tube that carries food from the mouth to the stomach. For early-staged esophageal cancers ( small tumours without nodal spread), surgery alone is sufficient. When tumours are bigger or have spread to lymph nodes, chemotherapy and/or […]

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 […]

Is radiotherapy still necessary after a complete response from neoadjuvant chemotherapy?

Adjuvant radiotherapy is indicated in patients with node spread of breast cancer, even after a mastectomy. The benefit is larger in patients with more than 3 lymph node involvement. Patients with risk factors such as young age, high grade of cancer or larger tumour also benefit from radiotherapy. In recent times, the uptake of neoadjuvant […]

Concurrent chemotherapy and radiotherapy for locally advanced lung cancers

Lung cancers are one of the commonest tumours in Asia. It is the leading cause of cancer death in men and second leading cause in women worldwide. Most lung cancers are attributable to smoking and environmental factors in men, but in women, only half. In non-smoking Asian females, cancer genes mutated tumours are more prevalent. […]