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Practical Radiation Oncology

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29706303/the-rolling-stones-an-inappropriate-surrogate-for-upper-abdominal-image-guided-radiation-therapy
#1
Jasmine Chen, Louise Murray, Laura A Dawson, Michael Velec
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 3, 2018: Practical Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29625898/palliative-thoracic-radiation-therapy-for-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-2018-update-of-an-american-society-for-radiation-oncology-astro-evidence-based-guideline
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Benjamin Moeller, Ehsan H Balagamwala, Aileen Chen, Kimberly M Creach, Giuseppe Giaccone, Matthew Koshy, Sandra Zaky, George Rodrigues
PURPOSE: To revise the recommendation on the use of concurrent chemotherapy (CC) with palliative thoracic external beam radiation therapy (EBRT) made in the original 2011 American Society for Radiation Oncology guideline on palliative thoracic radiation for lung cancer. METHODS AND MATERIALS: Based on a systematic PubMed search showing new evidence for this key question, the task force felt an update was merited. Guideline recommendations were created using a predefined consensus-building methodology supported by American Society for Radiation Oncology-approved tools for grading evidence quality and recommendation strength...
April 3, 2018: Practical Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29730282/incidence-of-radiographically-occult-nodal-metastases-in-hpv-oropharyngeal-carcinoma-implications-for-reducing-elective-nodal-coverage
#3
Gokoulakrichenane Loganadane, Jacqueline R Kelly, Nicholas C Lee, Benjamin H Kann, Amit Mahajan, James E Hansen, Yazid Belkacémi, Wendell Yarbrough, Zain A Husain
PURPOSE: Initial deescalation studies for human papilloma virus (HPV)-positive driven oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinomas (HPV+ OPSCC) altered radiation therapy dose or the systemic agent used. Newer trials examine the disease control achieved with a reduced elective nodal field. We examined patterns of nodal involvement in patients with HPV+ OPSCC with a focus on implications for radiation field design for treatment deescalation. METHODS AND MATERIALS: Records of patients with HPV+ OPSCC with preoperative imaging (computed tomography or fludeoxyglucose positron emission tomography/computed tomography) who underwent neck dissection without neoadjuvant therapy from 2010 to 2017 were retrospectively reviewed...
March 27, 2018: Practical Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29699893/resource-requirements-and-reduction-in-cardiac-mortality-from-deep-inspiration-breath-hold-dibh-radiation-therapy-for-left-sided-breast-cancer-patients-a-prospective-service-development-analysis
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Sanjoy Chatterjee, Santam Chakraborty, Arunsingh Moses, Chandran Nallathambi, Anurupa Mahata, Samar Mandal, Rimpa Basu Achari, Indranil Mallick, Raj Kumar Shrimali, Tapesh Bhattacharyya, Sanjit Agrawal, Joydeep Ghosh, Rosina Ahmed
INTRODUCTION: Use of deep inspiration breath hold (DIBH) radiation therapy may reduce long-term cardiac mortality. The resource and time commitments associated with DIBH are impediments to its widespread adoption. We report the dosimetric benefits, workforce requirements, and potential reduction in cardiac mortality when DIBH is used for left-sided breast cancers. METHODS AND MATERIALS: Data regarding the time consumed for planning and treating 50 patients with left-sided breast cancer with DIBH and 20 patients treated with free breathing (FB) radiation therapy were compiled prospectively for all personnel (regarding person-hours [PH])...
March 21, 2018: Practical Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29699894/durable-response-of-early-stage-breast-cancer-to-bilateral-definitive-sbrt-in-a-medically-inoperable-patient
#5
Robert W Gao, Sean S Park, James W Jakub, Tina J Hieken, Amy L Conners, Lonzetta Neal, Sandhya Pruthi, Kimberly S Corbin, Elizabeth S Yan, Robert W Mutter, Bradley J Stish
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 18, 2018: Practical Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29730280/impact-of-database-quality-in-knowledge-based-treatment-planning-for-prostate-cancer
#6
Phillip D H Wall, Robert L Carver, Jonas D Fontenot
PURPOSE: This article investigates dose-volume prediction improvements in a common knowledge-based planning (KBP) method using a Pareto plan database compared with using a conventional, clinical plan database. METHODS AND MATERIALS: Two plan databases were created using retrospective, anonymized data of 124 volumetric modulated arc therapy (VMAT) prostate cancer patients. The clinical plan database (CPD) contained planning data from each patient's clinically treated VMAT plan, which were manually optimized by various planners...
March 13, 2018: Practical Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29706304/renal-cell-carcinoma-brain-metastasis-with-pseudoprogression-and-radiation-necrosis-on-nivolumab-after-previous-treatment-with-stereotactic-radiosurgery-an-illustrative-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#7
Gary D Lewis, Eric Jonasch, Amishix Y Shah, Gregory N Fuller, Andrew M Farach, E Brian Butler, Bin S Teh
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 10, 2018: Practical Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29706305/impact-of-rectal-distension-on-prostate-cbct-based-positioning-assessed-with-6-degrees-of-freedom-couch
#8
Julien Charret, Julia Salleron, Magali Quivrin, Frédéric Mazoyer, Paul Lesueur, Etienne Martin, Didier Peiffert, Gilles Créhange
INTRODUCTION: Prostate requires a daily correction of its 3-dimensional position in relation with rectal distension. In this study, we sought to determine whether rectal distension with respect to the rectal behavior might have an impact on prostate translations and/or rotations during prostate image guided radiation therapy using a 6 degrees-of-freedom (DOF) couch. METHODS AND MATERIALS: We reviewed the data from 39 patients with localized prostate cancer treated with protracted external radiation therapy using a 6 DOF couch...
March 9, 2018: Practical Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29545124/radiation-therapy-for-the-whole-breast-executive-summary-of-an-american-society-for-radiation-oncology-astro-evidence-based-guideline
#9
Benjamin D Smith, Jennifer R Bellon, Rachel Blitzblau, Gary Freedman, Bruce Haffty, Carol Hahn, Francine Halberg, Karen Hoffman, Kathleen Horst, Jean Moran, Caroline Patton, Jane Perlmutter, Laura Warren, Timothy Whelan, Jean L Wright, Reshma Jagsi
INTRODUCTION: The purpose of this guideline is to offer recommendations on fractionation for whole breast irradiation (WBI) with or without a tumor bed boost and guidance on treatment planning and delivery. METHODS AND MATERIALS: The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) convened a task force to address 5 key questions focused on dose-fractionation for WBI, indications and dose-fractionation for tumor bed boost, and treatment planning techniques for WBI and tumor bed boost...
March 8, 2018: Practical Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29703705/integration-of-radiobiological-modeling-and-indices-in-comparative-plan-evaluation-a-study-comparing-vmat-and-3d-crt-in-patients-with-nsclc
#10
Soumyajit Roy, Iulian Badragan, Sheikh Nisar Ahmed, Michael Sia, Jorawur Singh, Gaurav Bahl
PURPOSE: The purpose of this article was to generate an algorithm to calculate radiobiological endpoints and composite indices and use them to compare volumetric modulated arc therapy (VMAT) and 3-dimensional conformal radiation therapy (3D-CRT) techniques in patients with locally advanced non-small cell lung cancer. METHODS AND MATERIALS: The study included 25 patients with locally advanced non-small cell lung cancer treated with 3D-CRT at our center between January 1, 2010, and December 31, 2014...
March 1, 2018: Practical Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29703704/dosimetric-analysis-of-stereotactic-body-radiation-therapy-for-pancreatic-cancer-using-mr-guided-tri-60-co-unit-mr-guided-linac-and-conventional-linac-based-plans
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Stephen James Ramey, Kyle R Padgett, Narottam Lamichhane, Hanmath J Neboori, Deukwoo Kwon, Eric A Mellon, Karen Brown, Melissa Duffy, James Victoria, Nesrin Dogan, Lorraine Portelance
PURPOSE: This study aims to perform a dosimetric comparison of 2 magnetic resonance (MR)-guided radiation therapy systems capable of performing online adaptive radiation therapy versus a conventional radiation therapy system for pancreas stereotactic body radiation therapy. METHODS AND MATERIALS: Ten cases of patients with pancreatic adenocarcinoma previously treated in our institution were used for this analysis. MR-guided tri-cobalt 60 therapy (MR-cobalt) and MR-LINAC plans were generated and compared with conventional LINAC (volumetric modulated arc therapy) plans...
March 1, 2018: Practical Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29724403/response-to-astro-consensus-guideline-for-oropharyngeal-cancer-in-regard-to-walker-et-al
#12
LETTER
David J Sher, David J Adelstein, Gopal K Bajaj, David M Brizel, Ezra E Cohen, Aditya Halthore, Louis B Harrison, Charles Lu, Benjamin J Moeller, Harry Quon, James W Rocco, Erich M Sturgis, Roy B Tishler, Andy Trotti, John Waldron, Avraham Eisbruch
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 2018: Practical Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29724402/thoracic-reirradiation-with-sbrt-for-residual-recurrent-and-new-primary-nsclc-within-or-immediately-adjacent-to-a-prior-high-dose-radiation-field
#13
Zachary D Horne, Michael J Dohopolski, David A Clump, Steven A Burton, Dwight E Heron
PURPOSE: Local failure following concurrent chemoradiation and in-lobe failures following stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) are common. We evaluated our institutional experience using SBRT as salvage in this setting. METHODS AND MATERIALS: Seventy-two patients were reirradiated with SBRT for residual, locally recurrent, or new primary non-small cell lung cancer within or adjacent to a high-dose external beam radiation therapy or SBRT field. Kaplan-Meier analysis with log-rank test were used to estimate endpoints and differentiate cohorts...
May 2018: Practical Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29724401/erratum
#14
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No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 2018: Practical Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452876/stereotactic-body-radiation-therapy-for-high-riskprostate-cancer-not-ready
#15
EDITORIAL
Trevor J Royce, Ronald C Chen
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 2018: Practical Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452869/three-dimensional-printer-aided-casting-of-soft-custom-silicone-boluses-scsbs-for-head-and-neck-radiation-therapy
#16
Tsuicheng Chiu, Jun Tan, Mathew Brenner, Xuejun Gu, Ming Yang, Kenneth Westover, Tobin Strom, David Sher, Steve Jiang, Bo Zhao
PURPOSE: Custom tissue compensators provide dosimetric advantages for treating superficial or complex anatomy, but currently available fabrication technology is expensive or impractical for most clinical operations and yields compensators that are difficult for patients to tolerate. We aimed to develop an inexpensive, clinically feasible workflow for generating patient-specific, soft, custom silicone boluses (SCSBs) for head-and-neck (HN) radiation therapy. METHODS AND MATERIALS: We developed a method using 3-dimensional printed parts for generating SCSBs for the treatment of HN cancers...
May 2018: Practical Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452867/deep-inspiration-breath-hold-level-variability-and-deformation-in-locoregional-breast-irradiation
#17
Leigh Conroy, Sarah Quirk, Elizabeth Watt, Gillian Ecclestone, Jessica L Conway, Ivo A Olivotto, Tien Phan, Wendy L Smith
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the dosimetric effect of breath hold level variability and deformation on breast, chest wall, internal mammary chain (IMC) nodes, and heart. METHODS AND MATERIALS: Left-sided post-lumpectomy (n = 12) and postmastectomy (n = 3) patients underwent deep inspiration breath hold (DIBH) and exhale breath hold (EBH) computed tomography (CT) scans. Forward-planned locoregional breast plans were created on the DIBH scan...
May 2018: Practical Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339046/stereotactic-body-radiation-therapy-sbrt-for-high-risk-prostate-cancer-where-are-we-now
#18
REVIEW
Alejandro Gonzalez-Motta, Mack Roach
PURPOSE: Stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) is increasingly being used for the management of localized prostate cancer. This trend combined with declining use of brachytherapy (BT) has pushed issues and questions regarding the use of SBRT to the forefront. A systematic literature review was conducted to review the current evidence of biochemical disease-free survival (bDFS) and toxicity of SBRT in high-risk (HR) prostate cancer. METHODS AND MATERIALS: A search was carried out on the PubMed and Embase databases...
May 2018: Practical Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29524987/creation-of-an-educational-quality-improvement-program-for-radiation-oncology-residents
#19
Catherine A Pembroke, Joanne Alfieri, Alain Biron, Carolyn Freeman, Tarek Hijal
PURPOSE: Quality improvement (QI) is a pillar of good clinical governance and is at the center of modern health care. The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada mandated, in CanMeds 2015, that QI should be taught and the competencies assessed in all postgraduate residency programs. The objective is to report on the feasibility and impact of teaching QI to radiation oncology residents at a single institution. METHODS AND MATERIALS: A QI team consisting of a clinical fellow, 3 staff physicians, and an expert in QI methods was created within our Department of Radiation Oncology...
March 2018: Practical Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29426692/pancreatic-gross-tumor-volume-contouring-on-computed-tomography-ct-compared-with-magnetic-resonance-imaging-mri-results-of-an-international-contouring-conference
#20
William A Hall, Hanne D Heerkens, Eric S Paulson, Gert J Meijer, Alexis N Kotte, Paul Knechtges, Parag J Parikh, Michael F Bassetti, Percy Lee, Katharine L Aitken, Manisha Palta, Sten Myrehaug, Eugene J Koay, Lorraine Portelance, Edgar Ben-Josef, Beth A Erickson
PURPOSE: Accurate identification of the gross tumor volume (GTV) in pancreatic adenocarcinoma is challenging. We sought to understand differences in GTV delineation using pancreatic computed tomography (CT) compared with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). METHODS AND MATERIALS: Twelve attending radiation oncologists were convened for an international contouring symposium. All participants had a clinical and research interest in pancreatic adenocarcinoma. CT and MRI scans from 3 pancreatic cases were used for contouring...
March 2018: Practical Radiation Oncology
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