Shorter radiotherapy treatment for bowel cancer patients during COVID-19

first_imgShorter radiotherapy treatment for bowel cancer patients during COVID-19  Menopause to become the next game-changer in global femtech solutions industry by 2025 Phoenix Business Consulting invests in telehealth platform Healpha WHO tri-regional policy dialogue seeks solutions to challenges facing international mobility of health professionals MaxiVision Eye Hospitals launches “Mucormycosis Early Detection Centre” Add Comment The missing informal workers in India’s vaccine story Cancer Care News Heartfulness group of organisations launches ‘Healthcare by Heartfulness’ COVID care app By EH News Bureau on April 7, 2020 bowel cancer patientschemotherapyCOVID-19Professor David Sebag-MontefioreRadiotherapy Read Article Related Posts Comments (0) The approach, based on latest research evidence, will maintain best chance of successfully treating the disease while at the same time reducing side effects of treatment, risks of COVID-19 infectionAn international panel of cancer experts has recommended a one-week course of radiotherapy and delaying surgery as the best way to treat patients with bowel cancer during the COVID-19 pandemic.  The short course of treatment involves higher-intensity radiation rather than five weeks of radiotherapy coupled with chemotherapy. Surgery, which normally happens one to two weeks after radiotherapy, can be safely delayed by up to 12 weeks, say the expert panel. This approach, based on the latest research evidence, will maintain the best chance of successfully treating the disease while at the same time reducing the side effects of treatment and the risks of COVID-19 infection. People with bowel cancer are more susceptible to severe complications from COVID-19 because their immune system is weakened. Shorter-course radiotherapy avoids the need for chemotherapy, which further suppresses the immune system. It also means significantly fewer hospital appointments, allowing patients to maintain social distancing rules. David Sebag-Montefiore, Professor of Clinical Oncology, University of Leeds and Honorary Clinical Oncologist, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, who led the expert panel, said: “The COVID-19 pandemic is a global emergency and we needed to work very quickly to identify changes that would benefit patients. Our recommendations were published 20 days after our first meeting.  “This process normally takes many months, if not years.” Writing in the journal Radiotherapy and Oncology, the panel, made up of cancer experts from across Europe, say it is also possible that hospitals may struggle to offer the current treatment approaches as COVID-19 impacts on hospital staffing levels.  The expert panel’s recommendations can be found here: https://www.thegreenjournal.com/article/S0167-8140(20)30173-0/pdf The 15-strong panel comprised researchers who led the defining studies. Their research shows that surgery can be safely delayed by 12 weeks. The chances of successful treatment are maintained and post-operative side effects are reduced. This allows surgery to be scheduled after the peak of the pandemic.  The recommendation to use shorter-course radiotherapy follows a major study, funded by the UK Medical Research Council and led by Professor Sebag-Montefiore, which demonstrated the benefit of the one-week course of radiotherapy. Professor Sebag-Montefiore added: “Our guidelines will result in a very substantial change in treatment across the globe. During the COVID-19 pandemic, our patients will benefit from the use of an effective, shorter and safer radiotherapy treatment.”   Share Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals releases first “Comprehensive Textbook of COVID-19”last_img read more

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We are handling China well

first_img1962 was a sad chapter in the history of India. This time in that year, the Chinese army made incursions in our territory. Whether or not they had any territorial objectives, the fact is that they intended to drive home a lesson. Reading in between the lines of various analyses conducted by military strategists and historians have thrown light on one point. The Indian mindset post independence was that we were well on the road to development and all set to emerge as a regional power. Around the same time, China that had communism take over her reins thought likewise. The Indian political leadership believed that the too countries were identical in terms of power and status; and that none could outdo the other. The communist leadership of China, by inflicting a humiliating defeat on India sought to knock down that thought process.The last fifty eight years have seen India make development on all fronts; and so has China. While in 1962, the competition was not discernible (to India for certain), today, China is seeing it more perhaps then. Therefore, if the two countries are viewed as equal by India, it would certainly not be acceptable to China. The hard truth is that India has developed, China has made giant strides. In the light of the foregoing, the premise that both the countries are equal will not be pragmatic. Recent incursions in Ladakh by the Chinese army and the resultant standoff serves to convey the same message, except that we have Modi in place of Nehru and Xi Jinping in place of Chou En Lai.The second half of the last century witnessed a generally equal economic growth by both India and China, this notwithstanding that China had suffered tremendously on account of communism. Displaying a strategic vision, China improved upon her status and standing by improving ties with America externally and carrying out sweeping domestic reforms. All this time, the economy of India was gaining thrust and force; and was greater than that of China. But China would not see in India a country that could be seen as an equal; this viewpoint hardened in the last five years.Like Nehru who fell into the trap of ‘Hindi-Chini Bhai Bhai’, based on aged old cultural and historical ties, Narendra Modi too made a similar blunder. He had hoped that Xi Jinping would also respond favourably. The hug diplomacy evidently failed, but at a time when India was better poised than in 1962. Today, a much superior military and diplomatic environ prevails, quite unlike what was fifty eight years ago. India’s efficient and professional military structure stands strengthened with her membership of the Quad.India has finally realised that there is no shortcut to becoming a world power and that to deal with hostile neighbours, alliances are necessary. However, in this process, the need to boost our economic capability needs no emphasis. As of now, India is focussed on such an approach. The foregoing, together with adequate military posturing has sent appropriate signals to China already.last_img read more

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Wanted By ICE, Two Frozen In Legal Limbo

first_imgWith deportation looming over their heads, two men arrested recently by Sag Harbor Village police remain in jail, in a form of legal limbo. One of them faces certain deportation, according to the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency. The other’s fate remains much more uncertain.Antonie Chin, 38, of Riverhead, Marco Saban, 36, of Southampton, and a man identified by ICE as Hector Anibal Suroy Velasquez, 25, also known as Eduardo Velasquez, 24, were in Sag Harbor, looking for the owner of a landscaping company on Rysam Street the afternoon of June 5. They knocked on the door and entered what they believed to be the landscaper’s house, according to Velasquez’s attorney, Rita Bonicelli.They had entered the wrong house. The resident of the house they entered called police, as the men fled. The three were arrested, charged with trespassing.While Saban had to be released in order to be admitted to the hospital for a medical condition, the other two have been in custody since.Velasquez and Chin, both from Guatemala, were brought to Sag Harbor Village Justice Court on Friday, June 22. Chin’s attorney, Robert Santucci, huddled with him, speaking through a translator. After 20 minutes, they came out of the conference room. Santucci said as he walked toward the courtroom that Chin was ready to make a deal.“He’s got no priors,” Santucci said. “He has been in the country for 14 years.” Most important, Santucci said, there was no ICE detainer for Chin. In Santucci’s mind, Chin would be sentenced to time served, and likely released that day.However, when Chin stood before Sag Harbor Village Justice Lisa Rana, Santucci learned that there appeared to be an ICE detainer request after all, according to paperwork the judge had received from the jail, even though the actual detainer document was not on file with the court.This has become an increasingly common occurrence in East End courthouses, detainer requests without an accompanying detainer request form, with judges and defense attorneys operating in the dark as to the actual status of defendants in relation to ICE.One example in recent weeks is that of Francisco Lauro Mones-Tonacatl. He had been arrested by East Hampton Village police May 11 on a felony drunk driving charge. There was no detainer document on file.Mones-Tonacatl’s attorney, Matthew D’Amato, not knowing that a hold request had been made with the police, told the court during the arraignment that his client would be posting the $5000 bail amount set by Justice Rana, who also sits in East Hampton. Mones-Tonacatl’s family raised the $5000, and posted it, only to learn that he would not be freed after all. He is currently in ICE custody.A similar situation played itself out in East Hampton last week. D’Amato asked Justice Rana if there was a detainer on a defendant. “I don’t see one but that doesn’t necessarily mean anything,” she replied. That defendant posted $300 bail immediately and was released. Velasquez and Chin both had bail set at $500 when they were first arrested.After Justice Rana told Santucci Friday that there appeared to be a hold request on Chin, she added that Chin needed to consult with an immigration attorney, to learn the ramifications of entering a guilty plea to his remaining in the United States.For Velasquez, it is the second time he has been picked up by ICE. “He has already been removed from the country,” Rachael Yong Yow, spokeswoman for ICE, said Monday. Velasquez had been picked up in Texas in 2011. Once deported, “his final order of removal is automatically renewed,” meaning it is still valid for ICE to act on.Bonicelli, who was appointed by the court to represent Velasquez, explored bringing in an immigration attorney to consult before taking a plea, as well. However, it appears that no matter what an immigration attorney advises Velasquez, he is headed for deportation. “It is the prerogative of the local jurisdiction,” Yong Yow explained about the process. ICE will not pick him up until the local matter is resolved in court.“The options that are facing him are challenging,” Bonicelli said about Velasquez. “It would be helpful if I could find a family member, or an outside support system who could help him get through these challenges.”“If you are alone in the system, without anyone on the outside, when you have immigration issues, and you get taken into the system, there is no one there to look out for you,” said Colin Astarita, a local attorney who has dealt extensively with similar cases and was in the courtroom that day on an unrelated matter. “There are times when people can post bond, if they have family, even if they have been convicted or are in jail, they can post bond and have a chance within the immigration system.”Both men will be brought back to Sag Harbor July 7. Sharelast_img read more

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Fulham v Sunderland: Hangeland out

first_imgFulham are again without skipper Brede Hangeland against Sunderland, who recall Adam Johnson and Jack Colback.Fulham: Stockdale; Riether, Senderos, Amorebieta, Riise; Duff, Parker, Sidwell, Dempsey; Taarabt; Berbatov.Subs: Kasami, Kačaniklić, Richardson, Hughes, Dejagah, Etheridge, Bent.Sunderland:Mannone, Bardsley, Alonso, Brown, O’Shea, Cattermole, Colback, Ki, Johnson, Borini, Fletcher.Subs: Larsson, Gardner, Celustka, Altidore, Giaccherini, Ji, Pickford.AdChoices广告Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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President Trump’s Inauguration Speech Sounds Familiar to Batman Fans

first_imgiStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON, D.C.) — Those who didn’t vote for President Donald Trump may joke that he reminds them of a comic book villain — but he’s not helping matters by directly quoting one in his inauguration speech.Fans of the Batman movie The Dark Knight Rises thought Trump’s speech sounded a bit familiar — well, at least the part where he said, “Today, we are not merely transferring power from one administration to another, or from one party to another, but we are transferring power from Washington, D.C. and giving it back to you, the people.”In The Dark Knight Rises, the villain Bane, played by Tom Hardy, tells the residents of Gotham City, “We take Gotham from the corrupt! The rich! The oppressors of generations who have kept you down with myths of opportunity, and we give it back to you, the people.”Of course, it didn’t take long for someone to make a mashup of Trump’s speech and the movie clip.Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. pic.twitter.com/dYECwneW1R— Timothy Burke (@bubbaprog) January 20, 2017Powered by WPeMatico Relatedlast_img read more

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What channel is Eagles vs. Falcons on today? Time, TV schedule for Week 2 ‘Sunday Night Football’ game

first_imgSure, the Falcons did not exactly light up the scoreboard in Minnesota last Sunday, but who can blame them? Facing off against a challenging defense on the road in the first week of the regular season is not an easy task, and the Vikings got the better of them, winning 28-12. The Eagles, on the other hand, seemed to be heading to a cold night of offense themselves after scoring just seven points in the first half before exploding for 25 in the second half to beat the Redskins 32-27. MORE: Watch Eagles vs. Falcons live with fuboTV (7-day free trial)After again missing several games due to injury last season, Wentz appeared to be in control in Philadelphia. He finished the game having completed 28 of 39 passes — three going into the end zone — for 313 yards. He was helped by a breakout performance in the return of longtime Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson, who donned a green and white jersey for the first time since 2013, and looked just like his old self, catching eight passes for 154 yards. He cashed in on touchdowns twice. Matt Ryan was forced to make plays for Atlanta without much support from his running game and was spotty for Atlanta. He completed 33 of 46 passes for 304 yards and two touchdowns, but he also threw two interceptions. One of those interceptions came in the end zone after Ryan had led his team 82 yards down the field in 13 plays to start the second half. Julio Jones, fresh off a recent contract extension, caught six passes for 31 yards and a touchdown. But in Atlanta, facing a Philadelphia defense that just gave up 27 points to Washington, the Falcons should be expected to have a better night and could make this a far more competitive Sunday night game than last week’s one-sided affair.Below is all the info you need to watch the Eagles vs. Falcons on Sunday night, including the TV channels and kickoff time.What channel is Eagles vs. Falcons on today?TV channel (national): NBCTV channel (Philadelphia): WCAUTV channel (Atlanta): WXIALive stream: fuboTVSunday night’s matchup between the Eagles and Falcons will be the second “Sunday Night Football” matchup of the year following the matchup between the Steelers and Patriots last Sunday. Calling the game will be Al Michaels on play-by-play and Cris Collinsworth adding color commentary, with Michele Tafoya reporting from the sideline. Sporting News ranked it as the best broadcast team in the NFL. Viewers will also be able to watch the game live streaming it through fuboTV, which offers a seven-day free trial. Last Sunday’s NFL primetime matchup did not exactly live up to the billing. The Patriots dominated from the start and the Steelers seemingly had no chance.That should not be the case this Sunday when Philadelphia travels to the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta to take on the Falcons.  Locally, the game will appear on WCAU in Philadelphia and WXIA in Atlanta. MORE: Watch every NFL game and RedZone on DAZN (Canada only)Eagles vs. Falcons: What time is kickoff?Date:  Sunday, Sept. 15Start time:  8:20 p.m. ETThis will be both teams’ second game of the season. Philadelphia is 1-0 and Atlanta is 0-1. The game will begin after NBC’s “Football Night in America.”NFL Week 2 TV scheduleThursday, Sept. 12GameTimeTVTampa Bay Buccaneers at Carolina Panthers8:20 p.m.NFL Network,  fuboTVSunday, Sept. 15GameTimeTVArizona Cardinals at Baltimore Ravens1 p.m.Fox,  fuboTVSan Francisco 49ers at Cincinnati Bengals1 p.m.Fox,  fuboTVLos Angeles Chargers at Detroit Lions1 p.m.CBS,  fuboTVMinnesota Vikings at Green Bay Packers1 p.m.Fox,  fuboTVJacksonville Jaguars at Houston Texans1 p.m.CBS,  fuboTVNew England Patriots at Miami Dolphins1 p.m.CBS,  fuboTVBuffalo Bills at New York Giants1 p.m.CBS,  fuboTVSeattle Seahawks at Pittsburgh Steelers1 p.m.Fox,  fuboTVIndianapolis Colts at Tennessee Titans1 p.m.CBS,  fuboTVDallas Cowboys at Washington Redskins1 p.m.Fox,  fuboTVKansas City Chiefs at Oakland Raiders4:05 p.m.CBS,  fuboTVChicago Bears at Denver Broncos4:25 p.m.Fox,  fuboTVNew Orleans Saints at Los Angeles Rams4:25 p.m.Fox,  fuboTVPhiladelphia Eagles at Atlanta Falcons8:20 p.m.NBC,  fuboTVMonday, Sept 16GameTimeTVCleveland Browns at New York Jets8:15 p.m.ESPNlast_img read more

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WATCH: Like father, like son – A heartwarming interview with the Ntinis

first_imgDomestic cricket is excited at the emergence of 19-year-old Thando Ntini, who made an excellent white-ball debut for the Cape Cobras last weekend.Son of Proteas legend Makhaya, the seamer took 4/36 in the victory over the Warriors in Oudtshoorn in a One-day Cup fixture.Cobras coach and former national stalwart Ashwell Prince, a hard-nosed yet fair manager, praised the youngster’s work ethic, noting that it was exactly like his fathers’.“It is really exciting for him to be able to make his debut, and having his father there on commentary,” he said.“A lot of credit must go to him because he works hard and he has something that he definitely has taken from his father, which is his work ethic, he has a great work ethic. He trains hard, he works on his batting, bowling, fielding and everything. He deserves the rewards that he is getting.”Poignantly, Ntini senior was doing commentary on the match and was ecstatic when the wickets started tumbling.Watch this heartwarming interview the two men gave SuperSport afterwards. For more sport your way, download The Citizen’s app for iOS and Android.last_img read more

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