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Preoperative conventional chemoradiotherapy versus short-course radiotherapy with delayed surgery for rectal cancer

Latkauskas, T. et al. BMC Cancer. Published: 1 December 2016

Background: There still is no evidence which neoadjuvant therapy regimen for stage II–III rectal cancer is superior.

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It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! Well, it does in our house… I blame the manifestation of twinkly lights and all things festive on the absence of outdoor influences. 547 more words


R is for Radiotherapy

The NHS is truly weird and wonderful. I often came away from consultations genuinely moved. Yes, they were going to, in their words, “throw everything – including the kitchen sink” at me, but how uncompromising, professional and determined they were while throwing it! 3,211 more words

Radium and Radiotherapy in Neurological Cases

Working through the many patient case files of leading neurosurgeon Geoffrey Jefferson there are a number of particularly significant topics and themes that stand out as being of interest, which I will explore in various blog posts over the coming months beginning this week with the development of radiotherapy and brachytherapy as a therapeutic treatment in Manchester. 559 more words


Just sharing some nice things 

First night out since recovery that I’ve felt in top form again with my friends.

Times a great healer and my friends are keepers! Love a good hen night – can’t wait for the wedding stace.


Earthquakes, floods, tornadoes and a plan

On Sunday night New Zealand experienced a major Earthquake. My family were woken just after midnight to our whole house rolling. It went on forever – I had time to think about it, get up, go for shelter, think about my eldest daughter at the end of the hallway (little one already in our bed), walk to her, get her out of bed and to shelter, before it finished. 1,250 more words


Chapter 53 Sorry I am late

I know no news since July and guess what… yes things changed since the previous chapter… my 3rd life is getting even better.

I am just back from visiting my haematologist in the… 608 more words