Dr. Jason Beckta, a radiation oncology specialist and Medical Director of Radiation Medicine at Rutland Regional Medical Center, is a strong advocate for the use of low dose radiotherapy (LDRT) for the treatment of benign conditions. Dr. Beckta recently recorded a webinar on the use
Dr Tom Roques, Consultant Clinical Oncologist, Norwich UK and Vice President, Clinical Oncology, Royal College of Radiologists In the UK, radiotherapy is provided by clinical oncologists who are also trained in systemic anti-cancer treatments. There are 60 radiotherapy centres in the National Health Service as
The IORBC welcomes the recently published results of the LedRad-study by Anneke de Haan et al. which investigated the effectiveness of radiotherapy in patients with Ledderhose disease (plantar fibromatosis). The study, a prospective multi-centre randomised double-blind phase III trial, was undertaken between January 2018 to
The IORBC welcomes the RCR’s second edition of their report on the use of radiotherapy for benign conditions in the UK which was published recently. Although recommendations are largely unchanged from the first edition, they are provided in a useful summary format at the start
The FHN Leonard C. Ferguson Cancer Center in Freeport, Illinois has recently treated an arthritis patient with radiation therapy for the first time. It was the first site in the region to use the treatment modality for arthritis, despite its clinical use in other countries.
Low dose radiotherapy is a minimally used treatment modality for osteoarthritis in the United States, despite its use in other countries. Recent studies conducted outside of the US have shown radiotherapy to provide patients with long-term pain relief and improved mobility. Researchers from the Vanderbilt