Can we have predictors of radiation response?

Ever since I started my career as a rad-onc trainee, I have always been tantalised by the idea of personalised radiation therapy (and cancer therapeutics). I could write tomes of material on how to achieve it. I think it actually represents the holy grail of radiation therapy. However, there is no marketing hype behind the … Continue reading Can we have predictors of radiation response?

The individualisation of Radiation-Therapy: A biological rationale

The following are the most essential key points: __________________________________________________________________________________________ Towards isotoxic dose-escalated radiotherapy. Improve therapeutic ratio. Biological optimisation remains the goal. The most widely studied tumour tissue is formalin-fixed and paraffin-embedded (FFPE) because relatively large retrospective studies can be carried out in stored material. A prognostic marker provides information on the risk of local or … Continue reading The individualisation of Radiation-Therapy: A biological rationale

How top health websites are sharing sensitive data with advertisers

Fun fact: It happens when you shop, look up information online on Google etc. It is because all the websites are infested with trackers/ad-tech. That's how they make money! Use ad-blocker. I'd do a post on the adblocking some day. Some of the UK’s most popular health websites are sharing people’s sensitive data — including … Continue reading How top health websites are sharing sensitive data with advertisers

Planning on some changes

I was debating about newsletter versus a Telegram channel. I implemented a DNS based ad-blocking system over the weekend (a better solution than PiHole). AdGuard Home allows for flexibility in approach. I realised that email newsletters have built-in analytics and tracking codes to chart link opening for the owners. I don't have any issue with … Continue reading Planning on some changes