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International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28366572/development-of-a-quality-and-safety-competency-curriculum-for-radiation-oncology-residency-an-international-delphi-study
#1
Jenna Adleman, Caitlin Gillan, Amanda Caissie, Carol-Anne Davis, Brian Liszewski, Andrea McNiven, Meredith Giuliani
PURPOSE: To develop an entry-to-practice quality and safety competency profile for radiation oncology residency. METHODS AND MATERIALS: A comprehensive list of potential quality and safety competency items was generated from public and professional resources and interprofessional focus groups. Redundant or out-of-scope items were eliminated through investigator consensus. Remaining items were subjected to an international 2-round modified Delphi process involving experts in radiation oncology, radiation therapy, and medical physics...
February 14, 2017: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28366581/information-needs-of-older-women-with-early-stage-breast-cancer-when-making-radiation-therapy-decisions
#2
Shi-Yi Wang, Gabrielle Kelly, Cary Gross, Brigid K Killelea, Sarah Mougalian, Carolyn Presley, Liana Fraenkel, Suzanne B Evans
PURPOSE: To identify the information older women with early-stage breast cancer need when making radiation therapy decisions, and who patients identify as the main decision maker. METHODS AND MATERIALS: We surveyed (through face-to-face interview, telephone, or mail) women aged ≥65 years who received lumpectomy and were considering or receiving adjuvant radiation therapy for early-stage breast cancer. The survey instrument was constructed with input from patient and professional advisory committees, including breast cancer survivors, advocates of breast cancer care and aging, clinicians, and researchers...
February 9, 2017: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28366574/patterns-of-care-in-adjuvant-therapy-for-resected-oral-cavity-squamous-cell-cancer-in-elderly-patients
#3
Erqi L Pollom, Alexander L Chin, Nancy Y Lee, C Jillian Tsai
PURPOSE: To characterize the patterns of care and potential barriers to access to care for elderly patients with oral cavity cancer in the adjuvant setting. METHODS AND MATERIALS: We performed a retrospective cohort study using the National Cancer Data Base and identified patients with resected oral cavity squamous cell carcinoma diagnosed between 2004 and 2012, who survived for ≥3 months after surgery. We used logistic regression models to assess the association between age (<70, 70-79, and ≥80 years) and the receipt of adjuvant therapy within 3 months of surgery...
February 2, 2017: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28366580/influence-of-age-on-guideline-concordant-cancer-care-for-elderly-patients-in-the-united-states
#4
Penny Fang, Weiguo He, Daniel R Gomez, Karen E Hoffman, Benjamin D Smith, Sharon H Giordano, Reshma Jagsi, Grace L Smith
PURPOSE: To examine the frequency of guideline-concordant cancer care in elderly patients, including "older" elderly (age ≥80 years). METHODS AND MATERIALS: Using the Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results-Medicare dataset in patients aged ≥66 years diagnosed with nonmetastatic breast cancer (n=55,094), non-small cell lung (NSCLC) (n=36,203), or prostate cancer (n=86,544) from 2006 to 2011, chemotherapy, surgery, and radiation (RT) treatments were identified using claims...
February 1, 2017: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28366576/highly-accelerated-irradiation-in-5-fractions-hai-5-feasibility-in-elderly-women-with-early-or-locally-advanced-breast-cancer
#5
Chris Monten, Yolande Lievens, Luiza Ana Maria Olteanu, Leen Paelinck, Bruno Speleers, Pieter Deseyne, Rudy Van Den Broecke, Wilfried De Neve, Liv Veldeman
PURPOSE: To investigate, in a prospective phase 1 to 2 trial, the safety and feasibility of delivering external beam radiation therapy in 5 fractions to the breast or thoracic wall, including boost and/or lymph nodes if needed, to women aged ≥65 years with breast cancer. METHODS AND MATERIALS: Ninety-five patients aged ≥65 years, referred for adjuvant radiation therapy, were treated in 5 fractions over 12 days with a total dose of 28.5 Gy/5.7 Gy to the breast or thoracic wall and, if indicated, 27 Gy/5...
February 1, 2017: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28366577/use-of-geriatric-assessment-tools-in-selecting-therapies-in-women-aged-%C3%A2-70%C3%A2-years-with-hormone-receptor-positive-early-stage-breast-cancer-preliminary-experience-with-a-quality-improvement-initiative
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Jean L Wright, Arti Parekh, Yao Yao Pollock, Nancy Schoenborn, Karen L Smith, Colette Magnant, Vered Stearns
PURPOSE: To develop a multidisciplinary algorithmic approach to management of women aged ≥70 years with clinically staged T1N0 hormone receptor-positive breast cancer, including geriatric assessments predicting life expectancy and the likelihood of functional decline in the near future, in the context of a program-wide quality improvement initiative, to better select patients for therapeutic interventions. METHODS AND MATERIALS: Two geriatric assessment tools, the Combined Lee-Schonberg Index and the Vulnerable Elderly Scale, were introduced into our clinical workflow to predict long-term mortality and likelihood of functional decline...
January 29, 2017: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28366575/timed-get-up-and-go-test-and-geriatric-8-scores-and-the-association-with-chemo-radiation-therapy-noncompliance-and-acute-toxicity-in%C3%A2-elderly-cancer-patients
#7
Judith G Middelburg, Mirjam E Mast, Maaike de Kroon, Jan J Jobsen, Tom Rozema, Huub Maas, Elizabet A Baartman, Debby Geijsen, Annija H van der Leest, Desirée J van den Bongard, Judith van Loon, Tom Budiharto, Jan Willem Coebergh, Mieke J Aarts, Henk Struikman
PURPOSE: To investigate whether the Geriatric 8 (G8) and the Timed Get Up and Go Test (TGUGT) and clinical and demographic patient characteristics were associated with acute toxicity of radiation therapy and noncompliance in elderly cancer patients being irradiated with curative intent. METHODS AND MATERIALS: Patients were eligible if aged ≥65 years and diagnosed with breast, non-small cell lung, prostate, head and neck, rectal, or esophageal cancer, and were referred for curative radiation therapy...
January 29, 2017: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28366573/patterns-of-care-for-elderly-patients-with-locally-advanced-head-and-neck-cancer
#8
Jesus E Juarez, Jehee Choi, Maie St John, Elliot Abemayor, Mindi TenNapel, Allen M Chen
PURPOSE: To compare patterns of care for elderly patients aged ≥70 years with locally advanced head and neck cancer versus those of younger patients treated for the same disease. METHODS AND MATERIALS: The medical records of 421 consecutive patients over the age of 50 years treated at a single institution between April 2011 and June 2016 for stage III/IV squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck were reviewed. The primary treatment approach was compared using a t test statistic among 3 age cohorts: 50 to 59 years (118 patients); 60 to 69 years (152 patients); and 70 years and older (151 patients)...
January 29, 2017: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28365163/comparing-clinical-outcomes-for-radium-223-do-older-patients-do-worse
#9
Yee Pei Song, Tracey Ellis, Richard Walshaw, Peter Mbanu, Omi Parikh, John Logue, Ananya Choudhury
PURPOSE: To examine the clinical benefits and toxicities of (223)Ra in 2 different age groups of patients with castrate-resistant prostate cancer. METHODS AND MATERIALS: This was a retrospective study of patients treated with (223)Ra in 2 tertiary centers. Patients were divided into 2 different groups based on their age (≥72 years old and <72 years old). Treatment toxicities were graded according to Common Terminology Criteria for Adverse Events version 4...
January 29, 2017: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28366578/industry-funding-among-leadership-in-medical-oncology-and-radiation-oncology-in-2015
#10
Stella K Yoo, Awad A Ahmed, Jan Ileto, Nicholas G Zaorsky, Curtiland Deville, Emma B Holliday, Lynn D Wilson, Reshma Jagsi, Charles R Thomas
PURPOSE: To quantify and determine the relationship between oncology departmental/division heads and private industry vis-à-vis potential financial conflict of interests (FCOIs) as publicly reported by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Open Payments database. METHODS AND MATERIALS: We extracted the names of the chairs/chiefs in medical oncology (MO) and chairs of radiation oncology (RO) for 81 different institutions with both RO and MO training programs as reported by the Association of American Medical Colleges...
January 26, 2017: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333021/a-phase-1-2-trial-of-a-combination-of-paclitaxel-and-trastuzumab-with-daily-irradiation-or-paclitaxel-alone-with-daily-irradiation-after-transurethral-surgery-for-noncystectomy-candidates-with-muscle-invasive-bladder-cancer-trial-nrg-oncology-rtog-0524
#11
M Dror Michaelson, Chen Hu, Huong T Pham, Douglas M Dahl, Chin Lee-Wu, Gregory P Swanson, Jacqueline Vuky, R Jeffrey Lee, Luis Souhami, Brian Chang, Asha George, Howard Sandler, William Shipley
PURPOSE: Bladder preservation therapy is an effective treatment for muscle-invasive urothelial carcinoma (UC). In this study we treated noncystectomy candidates with daily radiation and weekly paclitaxel for 7 weeks. Patients whose tumors showed her2/neu overexpression were additionally treated with weekly trastuzumab. METHODS AND MATERIALS: Sixty-eight evaluable patients were treated with radiation therapy and either paclitaxel + trastuzumab (group 1) or paclitaxel alone (group 2)...
April 1, 2017: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333020/-18-f-choline-positron-emission-tomography-computed-tomography-and-multiparametric-magnetic-resonance-imaging-for-the-detection-of-early-local-recurrence-of-prostate-cancer-initially-treated-by-radiation-therapy-comparison-with-systematic-3-dimensional-transperineal
#12
Salim Kanoun, Paul Walker, Jean-Marc Vrigneaud, Edouard Depardon, Vincent Barbier, Olivier Humbert, Morgan Moulin, Gilles Créhange, Luc Cormier, Romaric Loffroy, François Brunotte, Alexandre Cochet
PURPOSE: To compare the diagnostic performance of (18)F-fluorocholine positron emission tomography/computed tomography (FCH-PET/CT), multiparametric prostate magnetic resonance imaging (mpMRI), and a combination of both techniques for the detection of local recurrence of prostate cancer initially treated by radiation therapy. METHODS AND MATERIALS: This was a retrospective, single-institution study of 32 patients with suspected prostate cancer recurrence who underwent both FCH-PET/CT and 3T mpMRI within 3 months of one another for the detection of recurrence...
April 1, 2017: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333019/a-comparison-between-low-dose-rate-brachytherapy-with-or-without-androgen-deprivation-external-beam-radiation-therapy-with-or-without-androgen-deprivation-and-radical-prostatectomy-with-or-without-adjuvant-or-salvage-radiation-therapy-for-high-risk-prostate
#13
Jay P Ciezki, Michael Weller, Chandana A Reddy, Jeffrey Kittel, Harguneet Singh, Rahul Tendulkar, Kevin L Stephans, James Ulchaker, Kenneth Angermeier, Andrew Stephenson, Steven Campbell, Georges-Pascal Haber, Eric A Klein
PURPOSE: We compare the efficacy and toxicity among the 3 major modalities available used to treat high-risk prostate cancer (HRCaP). METHODS AND MATERIALS: From 1996 to 2012, 2557 HRCaP patients were treated: 734 received external beam radiation therapy (EBRT) with or without androgen deprivation therapy (ADT), 515 received low-dose-rate prostate brachytherapy (LDR) with or without ADT, and 1308 received radical prostatectomy (RP) with or without EBRT. Biochemical relapse-free survival (bRFS), clinical relapse-free survival (cRFS), and prostate cancer-specific mortality (PCSM) were assessed...
April 1, 2017: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333018/nationwide-multicenter-retrospective-study-on-high-dose-rate-brachytherapy-as-monotherapy-for-prostate-cancer
#14
Yasuo Yoshioka, Tadayuki Kotsuma, Akira Komiya, Shinji Kariya, Koji Konishi, Norio Nonomura, Kazuhiko Ogawa, Eiichi Tanaka, Kensaku Nishimura, Yasuyoshi Fujiuchi, Hiroshi Kitamura, Takuji Yamagami, Ichiro Yamasaki, Kazuo Nishimura, Teruki Teshima, Katsumasa Nakamura, Jun Itami
PURPOSE: To present, analyze, and discuss results of a nationwide, multicenter, retrospective study on high-dose-rate brachytherapy (HDR-BT) as monotherapy for low-, intermediate-, and high-risk prostate cancer. METHODS AND MATERIALS: From 1995 through 2013, 524 patients, 73 (14%) with low-risk, 207 (40%) with intermediate-risk, and 244 (47%) with high-risk prostate cancer, were treated with HDR-BT as monotherapy at 5 institutions in Japan. Dose fractionations were 27 Gy/2 fractions for 69 patients (13%), 45...
April 1, 2017: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333017/effect-of-prostate-magnetic-resonance-imaging-ultrasound-fusion-guided-biopsy-on-radiation-treatment-recommendations
#15
Aaron Reed, Luca F Valle, Uma Shankavaram, Andra Krauze, Aradhana Kaushal, Erica Schott, Theresa Cooley-Zgela, Bradford Wood, Peter Pinto, Peter Choyke, Baris Turkbey, Deborah E Citrin
PURPOSE: Targeted magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)/ultrasound fusion prostate biopsy (MRI-Bx) has recently been compared with the standard of care extended sextant ultrasound-guided prostate biopsy (SOC-Bx), with the former associated with an increased rate of detection of clinically significant prostate cancer. The present study sought to determine the influence of MRI-Bx on radiation therapy and androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) recommendations. METHODS AND MATERIALS: All patients who had received radiation treatment and had undergone SOC-Bx and MRI-Bx at our institution were included...
April 1, 2017: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333016/predictors-of-liver-toxicity-following-stereotactic-body-radiation-therapy-for-hepatocellular-carcinoma
#16
Michael Velec, Carol R Haddad, Tim Craig, Lisa Wang, Patricia Lindsay, James Brierley, Anthony Brade, Jolie Ringash, Rebecca Wong, John Kim, Laura A Dawson
PURPOSE: To identify risk factors associated with a decline in liver function after stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) for hepatocellular carcinoma. METHODS AND MATERIALS: Data were analyzed from patients with hepatocellular carcinoma treated on clinical trials of 6-fraction SBRT. Liver toxicity was defined as an increase in Child-Pugh (CP) score ≥2 three months after SBRT. Clinical factors, SBRT details, and liver dose-volume histogram (DVH) parameters were tested for association with toxicity using logistic regression...
April 1, 2017: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333015/role-of-stereotactic-body-radiation-therapy-before-orthotopic-liver-transplantation-retrospective-evaluation-of-pathologic-response-and-outcomes
#17
Edward Michael Mannina, Higinia Rosa Cardenes, Foster D Lasley, Benjamin Goodman, Jennifer Zook, Sandra Althouse, John Alvin Cox, Romil Saxena, Joseph Tector, Mary Maluccio
PURPOSE: To analyze the results of stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) in patients with early-stage, localized hepatocellular carcinoma who underwent definitive orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT). METHODS AND MATERIALS: The subjects of this retrospective report are 38 patients diagnosed with hepatocellular carcinoma who underwent SBRT per institutional phase 1 to 2 eligibility criteria, before definitive OLT. Pre-OLT radiographs were compared with pathologic gold standard...
April 1, 2017: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333014/single-nucleotide-polymorphism-tgf%C3%AE-1-r25p-correlates-with-acute-toxicity-during-neoadjuvant-chemoradiotherapy-in-rectal-cancer-patients
#18
J Joshua Smith, Isaac Wasserman, Sarah A Milgrom, Oliver S Chow, Chin-Tung Chen, Sujata Patil, Karyn A Goodman, Julio Garcia-Aguilar
PURPOSE: To validate the finding of an association between single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) and toxicity during chemoradiotherapy (CRT) in rectal cancer patients, in an independent population. METHODS AND MATERIALS: The cohort consisted of 165 patients who received CRT for rectal cancer from 2006 to 2012. Prospectively recorded toxicity information, graded according to the Common Terminology Criteria for Adverse Events version 3.0, was retrieved from the medical record...
April 1, 2017: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333013/the-risk-of-radiation-induced-tumors-or-malignant-transformation-after-single-fraction-intracranial-radiosurgery-results-based-on-a-25-year-experience
#19
Bruce E Pollock, Michael J Link, Scott L Stafford, Ian F Parney, Yolanda I Garces, Robert L Foote
PURPOSE: To determine the risk of radiation-induced tumors or malignant transformation after single-fraction intracranial stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS). METHODS AND MATERIALS: We performed a retrospective review of 1837 patients who received single-fraction SRS for arteriovenous malformation or benign tumor (meningioma, vestibular schwannoma, pituitary adenoma, glomus tumor) at a single center between 1990 and 2009. Patients were excluded if they refused research authorization (n=31), had a genetic predisposition to tumor development (n=84), received prior or concurrent radiation therapy (n=79), or had less than 5 years of imaging follow-up after SRS (n=501)...
April 1, 2017: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333012/cerebral-cortex-regions-selectively-vulnerable-to-radiation-dose-dependent-atrophy
#20
Tyler M Seibert, Roshan Karunamuni, Samar Kaifi, Jeffrey Burkeen, Michael Connor, Anitha Priya Krishnan, Nathan S White, Nikdokht Farid, Hauke Bartsch, Vyacheslav Murzin, Tanya T Nguyen, Vitali Moiseenko, James B Brewer, Carrie R McDonald, Anders M Dale, Jona A Hattangadi-Gluth
PURPOSE AND OBJECTIVES: Neurologic deficits after brain radiation therapy (RT) typically involve decline in higher-order cognitive functions such as attention and memory rather than sensory defects or paralysis. We sought to determine whether areas of the cortex critical to cognition are selectively vulnerable to radiation dose-dependent atrophy. METHODS AND MATERIALS: We measured change in cortical thickness in 54 primary brain tumor patients who underwent fractionated, partial brain RT...
April 1, 2017: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
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