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F Casas, I Henríquez, A Bejar, X Maldonado, A Alvarez, C González-Sansegundo, A Boladeras, F Ferrer, A Hervás, I Herruzo, M Caro, I Rodriguez, C Ferrer
PURPOSE: We compared biochemical control and quality of life with intermittent (6 months) versus continuous (36 months) androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) in a non-inferiority randomized phase 3 trial in patients with biochemical failure (BF) after external beam radical radiotherapy (EBRT). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Patients were stratified according to the Gleason score (GS) and were classified as low risk with a GS < 6 and 7 (3 + 4) and high risk with a GS of 7 (4 + 3) and >7...
October 21, 2016: Clinical & Translational Oncology
Annabelle South, Wendy R Parulekar, Matthew R Sydes, Bingshu E Chen, Mahesh K Parmar, Noel Clarke, Padraig Warde, Malcolm Mason
BACKGROUND: Recent trials have shown that the addition of external beam radiotherapy (EBRT) to androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) improves survival among men with locally advanced prostate cancer. OBJECTIVE: To examine the potential impact of these trials on changes in clinical practice and life-years saved. DESIGN SETTING AND PARTICIPANTS: A model was developed to examine the impact of changes in clinical practice in the UK. A survey of clinicians who treat men with prostate cancer in the UK and Canada was performed...
August 2016: European Urology Focus
Michael J Zelefsky, Marisa A Kollmeier, Elan Gorshein, Xin Pei, Marina Torres, Sean McBride, Laura Happersett, Gil'ad N Cohen, Yoshiya Yamada
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: To evaluate the incidence and predictors of hip toxicity postradiotherapy for localized prostate cancer. METHODS AND MATERIALS: 4067 prostate cancer patients were treated with external beam radiotherapy (EBRT; n=2569; 63%) or brachytherapy with or without supplemental EBRT (n=1508; 27%). 43% (n=1738) were treated with neo-adjuvant and concurrent ADT and 57% (n=2329) with radiotherapy alone. Hip toxicity was defined as moderate or severe pain upon ambulation with or without the need for hip-revision surgery...
October 15, 2016: Radiotherapy and Oncology: Journal of the European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology
F Barchetti, A Stagnitti, V Megna, N Al Ansari, A Marini, D Musio, M L Monti, G Barchetti, V Tombolini, C Catalano, V Panebianco
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the accuracy of unenhanced whole-body MRI, including whole-body Diffusion Weighted Imaging (DWI), used as a diagnostic modality to detect  pathologic lymph nodes and skeletal metastases in patients with prostate cancer (PCa) undergoing restaging after primary treatment. PATIENTS AND METHODS: 152 male patients with biochemical recurrence after radical prostatectomy (RP) or external beam radiation therapy (EBRT) underwent MRI at a 1...
September 2016: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
Romuald Zdrojowy, Janusz Dembowski, Bartosz Małkiewicz, Krzysztof Tupikowski, Wojciech Krajewski
INTRODUCTION: Prostate cancer is the most frequent cancer among males in Europe and a leading cause of cancer deaths, with similar proportion in other developed countries. For more than twenty years, external-beam radiation therapy, alongside with radical prostatectomy, has been used as a primary radical therapeutic approach for localized prostate cancer. Yet, EBRT failures relate to 22-69% following curative radiotherapy (± androgen deprivation therapy). Additionally, a proportion of these men will have a biopsy-proven local recurrence...
2016: Central European Journal of Urology
R Boissier, C Udrescu, X Rebillard, J E Terrier, A Faix, O Chapet, D Azria, M Devonec, P Paparel, A Ruffion
OBJECTIVE: To describe a technique combining the implantation of fiducials and a prostatic spacer (hyaluronic acid (HA)) to decrease the rectal toxicity after an image-guided EBRT with hypofractionation for prostate cancer and to assess the tolerance and the learning curve of the procedure. MATERIAL & METHOD: Thirty patients with prostate cancer at low or intermediate risk were included in a phase II trial: image-guided EBRT of 62Gy in 20 fractions of 3.1Gy with intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT)...
October 7, 2016: Urology
Norihisa Katayama, Atsunori Yorozu, Shinichiro Maruo, Shinsuke Kojima, Toshio Ohashi, Nobumichi Tanaka, Takashi Kikuchi, Satoshi Higashide, Shiro Saito, Takushi Dokiya, Masanori Fukushima, Hidetoshi Yamanaka
PURPOSE: To evaluate the incidence and the associated factors of rectal toxicity in patients with prostate cancer undergoing permanent seed implantation (PI) with or without external beam radiation therapy (EBRT) in a nationwide prospective cohort study in Japan (J-POPS) during the first 2 years. METHODS AND MATERIALS: A total of 2,339 subjects were available for the analyses. Rectal toxicity was evaluated using the National Cancer Institute Common Terminology Criteria for Adverse Events version 3...
October 5, 2016: Brachytherapy
Clara Ferreira, Daniel Johnson, Karl Rasmussen, Clinton Leinweber, Salahuddin Ahmad, Jae Won Jung
PURPOSE: To develop a novel conformal superficial brachytherapy (CSBT) device as a treatment option for the patient-specific radiation therapy of conditions including superficial lesions, postsurgical positive margins, Dupuytren's contractures, keloid scars, and complex anatomic sites (eyelids, nose, ears, etc.). METHODS AND MATERIALS: A preliminary CSBT device prototype was designed, built, and tested using readily available radioactive seeds. Iodine-125 ((125)I) seeds were independently guided to the treatment surface to conform to the target...
October 3, 2016: Brachytherapy
Thomas Gryc, Oliver Ott, Florian Putz, Stefan Knippen, Dimitrios Raptis, Rainer Fietkau, Vratislav Strnad
PURPOSE: To analyze the efficacy of a protocol-based brachytherapy (BT) boost after external beam radiation therapy (EBRT) with simultaneous chemotherapy in patients with anal carcinoma. METHODS AND MATERIALS: About 190 patients have been analyzed. Around 143 patients were identified with a good clinical response at the end of EBRT. Another 47 patients received an additional BT boost to the residual tumor at 6 weeks after end of chemoradiation. RESULTS: The 5-year incidence of local recurrence was 24% in patients with BT boost and 19% in patients without BT boost (p = 0...
October 3, 2016: Brachytherapy
Ran Tao, Xiaodan Li, Ruizhi Ran, Zhihua Xiao, Hongyue Zhang, Hongyan Kong, Qiqin Song, Yu Huang, Likui Wang, Jiaquan Huang
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is usually managed by the transcatheter arterial chemoembolization (TACE). However, this technique has been challenged since severe complications have been observed in clinical practices. As a result, clinicians have started to seek other minimally invasive surgeries with equivalent efficacy. The corresponding surgeries were assessed by the five outcomes: complete response (CR), partial response (PR), stable disease (SD), progression disease (PD) and objective response rate (ORR)...
September 29, 2016: Oncotarget
Jiyoung Kim, Kyung-Ja Lee, Kyung-Ran Park, Boram Ha, Yi-Jun Kim, Wonguen Jung, Rena Lee, Seung Cheol Kim, Hye Sung Moon, Woong Ju, Yun Hwan Kim, Jihae Lee
Purpose: The purpose of this study is to evaluate the treatment outcomes of adjuvant radiotherapy using vaginal brachytherapy (VB) with a lower dose per fraction and/or external beam radiotherapy (EBRT) following surgery for patients with stage I endometrial carcinoma. Materials and Methods: The subjects were 43 patients with the International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO) stage I endometrial cancer who underwent adjuvant radiotherapy following surgery between March 2000 and April 2014...
October 5, 2016: Radiation Oncology Journal
Michael S Rutenberg, Moshe Meister, Pradip P Amin, Arif Hussain, Michael J Naslund, Young Kwok
PURPOSE: Patients with locally recurrent prostate cancer after definitive prostate brachytherapy have few evidence-based salvage options. We evaluate the efficacy and treatment-related side-effects of salvage external-beam radiotherapy (EBRT) after definitive prostate brachytherapy (PBT). METHODS AND MATERIALS: Eleven patients previously treated with definitive PBT and with biopsy-proven local-only recurrence received salvage reirradiation with EBRT. Genitourinary (GU) function was assessed with International Prostate Symptom Scores...
September 28, 2016: Brachytherapy
Jayant S Vaidya, Frederik Wenz, Max Bulsara, Jeffrey S Tobias, David J Joseph, Christobel Saunders, Chris Brew-Graves, Ingrid Potyka, Stephen Morris, Hrisheekesh J Vaidya, Norman R Williams, Michael Baum
BACKGROUND: Based on our laboratory work and clinical trials we hypothesised that radiotherapy after lumpectomy for breast cancer could be restricted to the tumour bed. In collaboration with the industry we developed a new radiotherapy device and a new surgical operation for delivering single-dose radiation to the tumour bed - the tissues at highest risk of local recurrence. We named it TARGeted Intraoperative radioTherapy (TARGIT). From 1998 we confirmed its feasibility and safety in pilot studies...
September 2016: Health Technology Assessment: HTA
Mihir Naik, Chandana A Reddy, Kevin L Stephans, Jay P Ciezki, Jorge Garcia, Petros Grivas, Andrew J Stephenson, Eric A Klein, Rahul D Tendulkar
OBJECTIVES/BACKGROUND: To determine whether a 6-month posttreatment prostate-specific antigen (PSA) value in patients with prostate cancer (PCa) treated with concurrent androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) and external beam radiation therapy (EBRT) serves as an early predictor for biochemical relapse free survival (bRFS), distant metastasis-free survival (DMFS), and prostate cancer-specific mortality (PCSM). METHODS: A retrospective review of intermediate-risk and high-risk PCa patients treated with EBRT and concurrent ADT at a single institution between 1996 and 2012...
November 1, 2016: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
A Celejewska, J Wydmanski, W Majewski, G Wozniak, Z Kaniewska-Dorsz
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October 1, 2016: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
K Yoshida, D Miyawaki, R Nishikawa, H Akasaka, Y Matsuo, M Omoteda, K Kyotani, H Satoh, S Osuga, Y Shimizu, Y Ebina, S Takahashi, R Sasaki
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October 1, 2016: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
H J Kim, W C Kim
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October 1, 2016: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
T Malouff, R W Walters, S Marsh, P Silberstein
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October 1, 2016: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
Veda Padma Priya Selvakumar, Ashish Goel, Kapil Kumar
Cervical cord compression secondary to extension of a long standing papillary thyroid carcinoma as well as multiple cases of distal cord compression from occult follicular thyroid carcinoma have been reported. But cervical cord compression from Papillary Thyroid Carcinoma has not been reported so far. Forty eight year old lady presented with progressive quadriparesis of 2 months duration. MRI of the cervical spine showed destructive lesion with soft tissue component in vertebral bodies and posterior elements of C4-C6 vertebrae with cord compression along with a large thyroid mass extending to retrosternal region likely malignant...
September 2016: Indian Journal of Surgical Oncology
Massimo Raboni, Vincenzo Torretta
A conventional biotrickling filter for airborne ammonia nitrification has been modified, by converting the liquid sump into a biological denitrifying reactor. The biotrickling filter achieves an average ammonia removal efficiency of 92.4 %, with an empty bed retention time (EBRT) equal to 36 s and an average ammonia concentration of 54.7 mg Nm(-3) in the raw air stream. The denitrification reactor converts ammonia into inert gas N2, in addition to other important advantages connected to the alkaline character of the biochemical pathway of the denitrifying bacteria...
September 20, 2016: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
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