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Change in radiation dose distribution may reduce late rectal bleeding

July 30, 2015

Men with shorter rectums who receive intermediate to high doses of radiation are more likely to experience rectal bleeding following radiation treatment for prostate cancer, according to study findings presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine.

Thus, considering rectum length and radiation therapy dose may help predict a patient’s risk for experiencing late rectal bleeding, which occurs in approximately one in 10 men with prostate cancer who undergo radiation, according to the researchers.

David J. Adelstein, MD, FACP Meeting News Coverage

Top Takeaways from ASCO: Therapeutic dosing in head and neck cancer

July 30, 2015
CHICAGO — Cisplatin administered in a low-dose, weekly regimen may not be equivalent to standard high-dose, intermittent cisplatin in locally advanced head and…
In the Journals

Anticoagulation appears safe, effective in patients with splanchnic vein thrombosis

July 30, 2015
Patients with splanchnic vein thrombosis have a substantial, long-term risk for other thrombotic events that can be further increased by underlying conditions, although…
Charis Eng, MD, PhD In the Journals

Risk calculator an accurate, cost-effective prescreening tool for PTEN mutations

July 30, 2015
The PTEN Cleveland Clinic score appeared to be a cost-effective prescreening tool to identify patients with Cowden-like disease who are appropriate candidates for…
In the Journals

Hemophilia therapies drive outpatient pharmacy costs for publicly insured children

July 29, 2015
Medications for the treatment of hemophilia are a considerable driver of outpatient pharmacy expenditures for publicly insured children with serious chronic conditions…
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Immunotherapy Updates 2015: FOCUS on NSCLC

Immunotherapy Updates 2015: FOCUS on NSCLC

This activity is supported by educational grants from Genentech, Inc. and Merck & Co., Inc.

Globally, lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer-related deaths. Non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) accounts for…
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VIDEO: 'Care paths' may help manage rising cancer costs

VIDEO: 'Care paths' may help manage rising cancer costs

June 19, 2015
CHICAGO — Brian Bolwell, MD, chairman of Taussig Cancer Institute at Cleveland Clinic, discusses an abstract on…
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Tailored Therapies for Myelodysplastic Syndromes

Tailored Therapies for Myelodysplastic Syndromes

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Celgene Corporation.

Myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) represent a group of myeloid clonal hemopathies with heterogeneous clinical…
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