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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441508/cyberknife-for-treatment-of-vestibular-schwannoma-a-meta-analysis
#1
Hossein Mahboubi, Ronald Sahyouni, Omid Moshtaghi, Kent Tadokoro, Yaser Ghavami, Kasra Ziai, Harrison W Lin, Hamid R Djalilian
Objectives (1) Perform a meta-analysis of the available data on the outcomes of CyberKnife radiosurgery for treatment of vestibular schwannomas (VSs) in the published English-language literature and (2) evaluate the collective outcomes of CyberKnife treatment with respect to tumor control and hearing preservation. Data Sources A thorough literature search of published English-language articles was performed in the PubMed, Ovid, and Cochrane databases. Review Methods A database search was conducted with the keywords "CyberKnife" and "vestibular schwannoma" or "acoustic neuroma...
April 1, 2017: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441437/quantitative-modeling-of-responses-to-chronic-ionizing-radiation-exposure-using-targeted-and-non-targeted-effects
#2
Igor Shuryak
The biological effects of chronic ionizing radiation exposure can be difficult to study, but important to understand in order to protect the health of occupationally-exposed persons and victims of radiological accidents or malicious events. They include targeted effects (TE) caused by ionizations within/close to nuclear DNA, and non-targeted effects (NTE) caused by damage to other cell structures and/or activation of stress-signaling pathways in distant cells. Data on radiation damage in animal populations exposed over multiple generations to wide ranges of dose rates after the Chernobyl nuclear-power-plant accident are very useful for enhancing our understanding of these processes...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441073/orbital-and-conjunctival-metastasis-from-lobular-breast-carcinoma
#3
Margarita Sánchez Orgaz, Tais Gonzalez Pessolani, José J Pozo Kreilinger, Pilar Zamora, Covadonga Martí Álvarez, Ana Boto-de-Los-Bueis
This article examines the clinical presentation of ocular metastasis from an infiltrating lobular breast carcinoma. We examined a conjunctival biopsy from a 69-year-old woman who developed unilateral conjunctival inflammation together with a neurotrophic corneal ulcer and proptosis. Infiltrating lobular breast carcinoma (ILBC) was diagnosed using routine histology and immunohistochemistry. She had a past history of a hormone receptor-positive infiltrating ILBC 11 years ago with cutaneous and diffuse osteoblastic metastases, and she was kept under treatment with lezotrol...
April 25, 2017: Orbit
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440523/-outcome-of-watch-and-wait-strategy-or-organ-preservation-for-rectal-cancer-following-neoadjuvant-chemoradiotherapy-report-of-35-cases-from-a-single-cancer-center
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Aiwen Wu, Lin Wang, Changzheng Du, Yifan Peng, Yunfeng Yao, Jun Zhao, Tiancheng Zhan, Yong Cai, Yongheng Li, Yingshi Sun, Jiafu Ji
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the safety and efficacy of organ preservation surgery or "watch and wait" strategy for rectal cancer patients who are evaluated as clinical complete response(cCR) or near-cCR following neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy (nCRT). METHOD: From March 2011 to June 2016, 35 patients with mid-low rectal cancers who were diagnosed as cCR or near-cCR following nCRT underwent organ preservation surgery with local excision or surveillance following "watch and wait" strategy in the Peking University Cancer Hospital...
April 25, 2017: Zhonghua Wei Chang Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440431/gdf-15-gene-expression-alterations-in-human-lymphoblastoid-cells-and-peripheral-blood-lymphocytes-following-exposure-to-ionizing-radiation
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Shuang Li, Qing-Zhao Zhang, De-Qin Zhang, Jiang-Bin Feng, Qun Luo, Xue Lu, Xin-Ru Wang, Kun-Peng Li, De-Qing Chen, Xiao-Feng Mu, Ling Gao, Qing-Jie Liu
The identification of rapid, sensitive and high‑throughput biomarkers is imperative in order to identify individuals harmed by radiation accidents, and accurately evaluate the absorbed doses of radiation. DNA microarrays have previously been used to evaluate the alterations in growth/differentiation factor 15 (GDF15) gene expression in AHH‑1 human lymphoblastoid cells, following exposure to γ‑rays. The present study aimed to characterize the relationship between the dose of ionizing radiation and the produced effects in GDF‑15 gene expression in AHH‑1 cells and human peripheral blood lymphocytes (HPBLs)...
April 12, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440040/hypofractionated-short-course-radiotherapy-in-elderly-patients-with-glioblastoma-multiforme-an-analysis-of-the-national-cancer-database
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Kimberley S Mak, Ankit Agarwal, Muhammad M Qureshi, Minh Tam Truong
For elderly patients with glioblastoma multiforme (GBM), randomized trials have shown similar survival with hypofractionated short-course radiotherapy (SCRT) compared to conventionally fractionated long-course radiotherapy (LCRT). We evaluated the adoption of SCRT along with associated factors and survival in a national patient registry. Using the National Cancer Data Base (NCDB), we identified patients aged ≥70 years with GBM, diagnosed between 1998 and 2011, who received SCRT (34-42 Gy in 2.5-3.4 Gy fractions), or LCRT (58-63 Gy in 1...
April 24, 2017: Cancer Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438879/definitive-intensity-modulated-radiation-therapy-in-elderly-patients-with-locally-advanced-oropharyngeal-cancer
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Francesca DE Felice, Alessandro Galdieri, Gessica Abate, Nadia Bulzonetti, Daniela Musio, Vincenzo Tombolini
BACKGROUND: To evaluate the treatment tolerance and clinical outcomes in patients aged 70 years and older with locally advanced oropharyngeal cancer treated by definitive intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT). PATIENTS AND METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed 15 consecutive elderly patients, with histologically-proven squamous cell carcinoma of the oropharynx, staged T3-4 with or without involved lymph nodes at diagnosis, who received definitive sequential IMRT (70 Gy; 2 Gy/fraction)...
May 2017: In Vivo
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438431/phantom-to-clinic-development-of-hypofractionated-stereotactic-body-radiotherapy-for-early-stage-glottic-laryngeal-cancer
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Chuxiong Ding, Stephen G Chun, Baran D Sumer, Lucien A Nedzi, Ramzi E Abdulrahman, John S Yordy, Pam Lee, Brian Hrycushko, Timothy D Solberg, Chul Ahn, Robert D Timmerman, David L Schwartz
The purpose of this study was to commission and clinically test a robotic stereotactic delivery system (CyberKnife, Sunnyvale, CA) to treat early-stage glottic laryngeal cancer. We enrolled 15 patients with cTis-T2N0M0 carcinoma of the glottic larynx onto an institutional review board (IRB)-approved clinical trial. Stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT) plans prescribed 45 Gy/10 fractions to the involved hemilarynx. SBRT dosimetry was compared with (1) standard carotid-sparing laryngeal intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) and (2) selective hemilaryngeal IMRT...
April 21, 2017: Medical Dosimetry: Official Journal of the American Association of Medical Dosimetrists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438215/predicting-liver-sbrt-eligibility-and-plan-quality-for-vmat-and-4%C3%AF-plans
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Angelia Tran, Kaley Woods, Dan Nguyen, Victoria Y Yu, Tianye Niu, Minsong Cao, Percy Lee, Ke Sheng
BACKGROUND: It is useful to predict planned dosimetry and determine the eligibility of a liver cancer patient for SBRT treatment using knowledge based planning (KBP). We compare the predictive accuracy using the overlap volume histogram (OVH) and statistical voxel dose learning (SVDL) KBP prediction models for coplanar VMAT to non-coplanar 4π radiotherapy plans. METHODS: In this study, 21 liver SBRT cases were selected, which were initially treated using coplanar VMAT plans...
April 24, 2017: Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437208/considerations-for-quality-improvement-in-radiation-oncology-therapy-for-patients-with-uncomplicated-painful-bone-metastases
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Anne M Walling, Phillip J Beron, Tania Kaprealian, Patrick A Kupelian, Neil S Wenger, Susan A McCloskey, Christopher R King, Michael Steinberg
BACKGROUND: There is an increasing need for evidence-based efficiency in providing a growing amount of cancer care. One example of a quality gap is the use of multiple-fraction palliative radiation for patients with advanced cancer who have uncomplicated bone metastases; evidence suggests similar pain outcomes for treatment regimens with a lower burden of treatments. METHODS: During the first phase of quality improvement work, we used RAND/UCLA appropriateness methodology to understand how radiation oncologists at one academic medical center rate the appropriateness of different treatment regimens for painful uncomplicated bone metastases...
February 23, 2017: Journal of Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437190/consuming-a-ketogenic-diet-while-receiving-radiation-and-chemotherapy-for-locally-advanced-lung-cancer-and-pancreatic-cancer-the-university-of-iowa-experience-of-two-phase-1-clinical-trials
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Amir Zahra, Melissa A Fath, Emyleigh Opat, Kranti A Mapuskar, Sudershan K Bhatia, Daniel C Ma, Samuel N Rodman Iii, Travis P Snyders, Catherine A Chenard, Julie M Eichenberger-Gilmore, Kellie L Bodeker, Logan Ahmann, Brian J Smith, Sandy A Vollstedt, Heather A Brown, Taher Abu Hejleh, Gerald H Clamon, Daniel J Berg, Luke I Szweda, Douglas R Spitz, John M Buatti, Bryan G Allen
Ketogenic diets are low in carbohydrates and high in fat, which forces cells to rely more heavily upon mitochondrial oxidation of fatty acids for energy. Relative to normal cells, cancer cells are believed to exist under a condition of chronic mitochondrial oxidative stress that is compensated for by increases in glucose metabolism to generate reducing equivalents. In this study we tested the hypothesis that a ketogenic diet concurrent with radiation and chemotherapy would be clinically tolerable in locally advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) and pancreatic cancer and could potentially exploit cancer cell oxidative metabolism to improve therapeutic outcomes...
April 24, 2017: Radiation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437189/metformin-attenuates-radiation-induced-pulmonary-fibrosis-in-a-murine-model
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Jian Wang, Ye Wang, Jun Han, Hong Mei, Dandan Yu, Qian Ding, Tao Zhang, Gang Wu, Gang Peng, Zhenyu Lin
While radiotherapy continues to be a major cancer treatment option, its dose-limiting side effects, such as pulmonary fibrosis, severely impair the quality of life in these patients. In this study, we evaluated the radioprotective effects of metformin, a commonly used biguanide antidiabetic medication, in a murine model of pulmonary damage. Sprague Dawley(®) rats received whole lung 20 Gy irradiation with or without metformin treatment. Computed tomography (CT) was performed and Hounsfield units (HU) were determined during the observation period...
April 24, 2017: Radiation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437188/further-characterization-of-the-mitigation-of-radiation-lethality-by-protective-wounding
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Joseph R Dynlacht, Joy Garrett, Rebecca Joel, Katharina Lane, Marc S Mendonca, Christie M Orschell
There continues to be a major effort in the United States to develop mitigators for the treatment of mass casualties that received high-intensity acute ionizing radiation exposures from the detonation of an improvised nuclear device during a radiological terrorist attack. The ideal countermeasure should be effective when administered after exposure, and over a wide range of absorbed doses. We have previously shown that the administration of a subcutaneous incision of a defined length, if administered within minutes after irradiation, protected young adult female C57BL/6 mice against radiation-induced lethality, and increased survival after total-body exposure to an LD50/30 X-ray dose from 50% to over 90%...
April 24, 2017: Radiation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437010/technical-note-comparison-of-peripheral-patient-dose-from-mr-guided-60-co-therapy-and-6mv-linear-accelerator-igrt
#14
Pascal Hauri, Roger A Hälg, Uwe Schneider
PURPOSE: The use of X-ray imaging in radiation therapy can give a substantial dose to the patient. A Cobalt machine combined with an magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) was recently introduced to clinical work. One positive aspect of using non-ionizing imaging devices is the reduction of the patient exposure. The purpose of this study was to quantify the difference in out-of-field dose to the patient between the image guided radiation therapy (IGRT) treatment applied with a linear accelerator with cone beam CT (CBCT) equipment and a Cobalt machine combined with an MRI...
April 24, 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436921/feasibility-study-of-entrance-and-exit-dose-measurements-at-the-contra-lateral-breast-with-alanine-electron-spin-resonance-dosimetry-in-volumetric-modulated-radiotherapy-of-breast-cancer
#15
Daniela M Wagner, Petra Huettenrauch, Mathias Anton, Philip von Voigts-Rhetz, Klemens Zink, Hendrik Wolff
PURPOSE: The Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB) has established a secondary standard measurement system for the dose to water, DW, based on alanine/ ESR (Anton et. al. 2013). The aim of this study was to test the established measurements system for out of field measurements inpatient with breast cancer. METHOD AND MATERIALS: A set of five alanine pellets were affixed to each patients` skin at the contra lateral breast beginning at the sternum and extending over the mammilla to the distal surface...
April 24, 2017: Physics in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436129/use-of-an-electronic-brachytherapy-surface-applicator-to-treat-an-epiglottal-fibrosarcoma-in-a-dog
#16
Charles A Maitz, Katherine L Robinson
Presented is the case of an epiglottal fibrosarcoma in a dog. The location of the mass resulted in challenges in the delivery of adequate dose to the tumor, and herein we describe the treatment using an electronic brachytherapy source. The treatment consisted of four Gy fractions, twice daily for a total of 10 fractions (40 Gy total). Visual reevaluation two weeks after treatment supported adequate spatial dose delivery, and the patient was reportedly improved six weeks after treatment. We demonstrate that plesiotherapy using an electronic brachytherapy device is feasible and may be useful in the treatment of carefully selected veterinary tumors...
April 23, 2017: Veterinary Radiology & Ultrasound
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436107/a-complete-4dct-ventilation-functional-avoidance-virtual-trial-developing-strategies-for-prospective-clinical-trials
#17
Timothy Waxweiler, Leah Schubert, Quentin Diot, Austin Faught, Kelly Stuhr, Richard Castillo, Edward Castillo, Thomas Guerrero, Chad Rusthoven, Laurie Gaspar, Brian Kavanagh, Moyed Miften, Yevgeniy Vinogradskiy
INTRODUCTION: 4DCT-ventilation is an exciting new imaging modality that uses 4DCT data to calculate lung-function maps. Because 4DCTs are acquired as standard of care for lung cancer patients undergoing radiotherapy, 4DCT-ventiltation provides functional information at no extra dosimetric or monetary cost to the patient. The development of clinical trials is underway to use 4DCT-ventilation imaging to spare functional lung in patients undergoing radiotherapy. The purpose of this work was to perform a virtual trial using retrospective data to develop the practical aspects of a 4DCT-ventilation functional avoidance clinical trial...
April 24, 2017: Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435400/neoadjuvant-sequential-chemoradiotherapy-versus-radiotherapy-alone-for-treatment-of-high-risk-extremity-soft-tissue-sarcoma-a-single-institution-experience
#18
Leyla Kılıç, Meltem Ekenel, Senem Karabulut, Fulya Ağaoğlu, Emin Darendeliler
AIM OF THE STUDY: Patients with large and high-grade extremity soft-tissue sarcoma are at significant risk for distant metastasis and sarcoma-related death. There is no randomized trial comparing chemoradiotherapy to radiotherapy in the neoadjuvant setting for high risk extremity soft-tissue sarcoma. The aim of this study is to evaluate the outcomes of patients treated with two different modalities (neoadjuvant sequential chemoradiotherapy vs. radiotherapy alone) in a single center. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Data of 67 patients were analyzed retrospectively...
2017: Contemporary Oncology Współczesna Onkologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435398/the-changes-of-tumour-vascular-endothelial-growth-factor-expression-after-neoadjuvant-chemoradiation-in-patients-with-rectal-adenocarcinoma
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David Buka, Josef Dvorak, Veronika Sitorova, Igor Sirak, Rene Voboril, Bohuslav Melichar, Igor Richter
AIM OF THE STUDY: The aim was to examine the effects of neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy on VEGF expression in patients with locally advanced rectal cancer. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 53 patients with locally advanced rectal cancer were retrospectively studied. Neoadjuvant treatment comprised external beam radiation (50.4 Gy/28 fractions) with continuous infusion of 5-fluorouracil. Four to 6 weeks after the chemoradiotherapy, the patients underwent surgical resection...
2017: Contemporary Oncology Współczesna Onkologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434900/breast-cancer-in-a-pectoralis-major-myocutaneous-flap-used-for-the-reconstruction-of-tongue-cancer-a-case-report
#20
Eiji Hirai, Shunji Sarukaw, Kozo Yamamoto, Masahiro Okamoto
Breast cancers are the most common cancers in women. However, breast cancer occurring in a pectoralis major myocutaneous flap is extremely rare. This article describes a case of breast cancer occurring in such a flap used for reconstruction of the tongue in a 72-year-old woman. Follow-up computed tomogram depicted a slowly growing mass in the flap. Thirty-nine months postoperatively, a fine-needle aspiration biopsy specimen taken from the lesion suggested glandular carcinoma. The patient was diagnosed with breast cancer in the neck area of the flap and tumor excision was performed...
March 29, 2017: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
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