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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445972/the-prognostic-value-of-d-dimer-levels-in-endometrial-cancer-patients-treated-with-intensity-modulated-radiation-therapy
#1
Xiaojing Yang, Hanru Ren, Yi Sun, Lihua Zhang, Xinmiao Yang, Hongling Li, Yuhui Shao, Jie Fu
Explain the important role of plasma D-dimer in cancers. Plasma D-dimer is increased in various tumors. However, the predictive value of plasma D-dimer is unclear. This study is aimed to evaluate the prognostic value of the D-dimer level in patients managed with intensity-modulated radiation for endometrial cancer. The D-dimer levels of forty patients with endometrial cancer were assessed before (D1) and after (D2) intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), respectively. The D-dimer level changes (ΔD) were defined as D2 minus D1...
April 11, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441708/dosimetric-comparison-of-three-different-radiotherapy-techniques-in-antrum-located-stomach-cancer
#2
Alparslan Serarslan, Nilgun Ozbek Okumus, Bilge Gursel, Deniz Meydan, Yalcin Dastan, Talat Aksu
Background: The current optimal radiotherapy (RT) planning technique for stomach cancer is controversial. The design of RT for stomach cancer is difficult and differs according to tumor localization. Dosimetric and clinical studies have been performed in patients with different tumor localizations. This may be the main source of inconsistencies in study results. For this reason, we attempted to find the optimal RT technique for patients with stomach cancer in similar locations. Methods: This study was based on the computed tomography datasets of 20 patients with antrum-located stomach cancer...
March 1, 2017: Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention: APJCP
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
#3
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/28438879/definitive-intensity-modulated-radiation-therapy-in-elderly-patients-with-locally-advanced-oropharyngeal-cancer
#4
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
#5
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/28438291/radiation-induced-hypothyroidism-after-imrt-for-nasopharyngeal-carcinoma-clinical-and-dosimetric-predictors-in-a-prospective-cohort-study
#6
Rui-Ping Zhai, Fang-Fang Kong, Cheng-Run Du, Chao-Su Hu, Hong-Mei Ying
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the rate and risk factors for developing hypothyroidism (HT) in nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) patients treated with intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT). MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 135 consecutive patients treated with IMRT for NPC were prospectively evaluated during a median follow up of 34.1months. Serum thyroid function assessments before and after IMRT were periodically monitored. To identify risk factors for HT occurrence, univariate and multivariate Cox regression analyses were performed...
May 2017: Oral Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438215/predicting-liver-sbrt-eligibility-and-plan-quality-for-vmat-and-4%C3%AF-plans
#7
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/28437010/technical-note-comparison-of-peripheral-patient-dose-from-mr-guided-60-co-therapy-and-6mv-linear-accelerator-igrt
#8
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/28436134/measurement-of-skin-surface-dose-distributions-in-radiation-therapy-using-poly-vinyl-alcohol-cryogel-dosimeters
#9
Molham M Eyadeh, Marcin Wierzbicki, Kevin R Diamond
In external beam radiation therapy (EBRT), skin dose measurement is important to evaluate dose coverage of superficial target volumes. Treatment planning systems (TPSs) are often inaccurate in this region of the patient, so in vivo measurements are necessary for skin surface dose estimation. In this work, superficial dose distributions were measured using radiochromic translucent poly(vinyl alcohol) cryogels. The cryogels simultaneously served as bolus material, providing the necessary buildup to achieve the desired superficial dose...
April 24, 2017: Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434191/the-effect-of-parotid-gland-sparing-imrt-on-salivary-composition-flow-rate-and-xerostomia-measures
#10
Thomas M Richards, Tara Hurley, Lorna Grove, Kevin J Harrington, Guy H Carpenter, Gordon B Proctor, Christopher M Nutting
OBJECTIVES: To describe parotid gland (PG) saliva organic and inorganic composition and flow rate changes, after curative intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) for head and neck cancer (HNC) and analyse the relationship between PG saliva analytes and xerostomia measures. METHODS AND MATERIALS: Twenty-six patients recruited to five prospective phase 2 or 3 trials which assessed toxicity and efficacy of IMRT by HNC subsite, provided longitudinal PG salivas. Salivary flow rate, subjective and objective xerostomia measures were prospectively collected and salivas tested for inorganic and organic analytes...
April 23, 2017: Oral Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433483/functional-image-guided-stereotactic-body-radiation-therapy-planning-for-patients-with-hepatocellular-carcinoma
#11
Uranchimeg Tsegmed, Tomoki Kimura, Takeo Nakashima, Yuko Nakamura, Toru Higaki, Nobuki Imano, Yoshiko Doi, Masahiro Kenjo, Shuichi Ozawa, Yuji Murakami, Kazuo Awai, Yasushi Nagata
The aim of the current planning study is to evaluate the ability of gadoxetate disodium-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (EOB-MRI)-guided stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) planning by using intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) techniques in sparing the functional liver tissues during SBRT for hepatocellular carcinoma. In this study, 20 patients with hepatocellular carcinoma were enrolled. Functional liver tissues were defined according to quantitative liver-spleen contrast ratios ≥ 1...
April 19, 2017: Medical Dosimetry: Official Journal of the American Association of Medical Dosimetrists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430990/three-dimensional-dose-prediction-and-validation-with-the-radiobiological-gamma-index-based-on-a-relative-seriality-model-for-head-and-neck-imrt
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Noriaki Hamatani, Iori Sumida, Yutaka Takahashi, Michio Oda, Yuji Seo, Fumiaki Isohashi, Keisuke Tamari, Kazuhiko Ogawa
This study proposes a quality assurance (QA) method incorporating radiobiological factors based on the QUANTEC-determined tumor control probability and the normal tissue complication probability (NTCP) of head-and-neck intensity-modulated radiation therapy (HN-IMRT). Per-beam measurements were conducted for 20 cases using a 2D detector array. Three-dimensional predicted dose distributions within targets and organs at risk were reconstructed based on the per-beam QA results derived from differences between planned and measured doses...
April 19, 2017: Journal of Radiation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428474/evaluation-of-absorbed-dose-for-cbct-in-image-guided-radiation-therapy-comparison-of-each-devices-and-facilities
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Yumiko Kitazato, Noriyuki Kuga, Katsutoshi Shirieda, Masahiro Enzaki, Yuji Nakaguchi, Yoshinobu Shimohigashi, Toshihisa Kawasaki, Masahiko Toyoda, Daisuke Kawahara, Fujio Araki, Shinji Kawamura
Recently, intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) is used worldwide, highly accurate verification of the location using image-guided radiation therapy (IGRT) has become critical. However, the use of cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) to ascertain the location each time raises concerns about its influence on radiotherapy dosage and increased radiation exposure. The purpose of this study was to measure the absorbed dose using nine kilovoltage (kV) devices and two megavoltage (MV) devices (total 11 devices) at eight facilities, compare the absorbed dose among the devices, and assess the characteristics of the respective devices to ensure optimal clinical operation...
2017: Nihon Hoshasen Gijutsu Gakkai Zasshi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427756/human-tissue-kallikreins-blood-levels-and-response-to-radiotherapy-in-intermediate-risk-prostate-cancer
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Nicola J Nasser, John Thoms, Antoninus Soosaipillai, Melania Pintilie, Ri Wang, Eleftherios P Diamandis, Robert G Bristow
OBJECTIVES: Kallikreins are serine proteases over expressed in many malignancies. In this study, we measure changes in serum kallikrein (KLKs) levels during intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) in prostate cancer patients, and find potential correlations between serum kallikrein level and normal tissues toxicity during radiation. METHODS: Forty-nine patients with prostate cancer were recruited as follows: group 1, definitive standard fractionation IMRT (78Gy in 39 fractions, n=15); group 2, definitive hypofractionated IMRT (60Gy in 20 fractions, n=15); and group 3, IMRT postprostatectomy (66Gy in 33 fractions, n=19)...
April 17, 2017: Radiotherapy and Oncology: Journal of the European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427216/the-challenge-in-treating-locally-recurrent-t3-4-nasopharyngeal-carcinoma-the-survival-benefit-and-severe-late-toxicities-of-re-irradiation-with-intensity-modulated-radiotherapy
#15
Yun-Ming Tian, Wei-Zeng Huang, Xia Yuan, Li Bai, Chong Zhao, Fei Han
BACKGROUND: Effective treatments for patients with advanced locally recurrent nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) are limited. This investigation was to determine the potential benefits from re-irradiation by intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) on survival and the effects of severe late toxicities. METHODS: A retrospective study was conducted in 245 patients diagnosed with locally recurrent T3-T4 NPC who had undergone re-irradiation with IMRT. Follow-up data was colletedand factors associated with survival and severe late toxicities were analyzed...
March 4, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425920/development-of-a-fast-monte-carlo-dose-calculation-system-for-online-adaptive-radiation-therapy-quality-assurance
#16
Yuhe Wang, Thomas Mazur, Justin Park, Deshan Yang, Sasa Mutic, H Harold Li
Online adaptive radiation therapy (ART) based on real-time magnetic resonance imaging represents a paradigm-changing treatment scheme. However, conventional quality assurance (QA) methods based on phantom measurements are not feasible with the patient on the treatment couch. The purpose of this work is to develop a fast Monte Carlo system for validating online re-optimized tri-60Co IMRT adaptive plans with both high accuracy and speed. The Monte Carlo system is based on Dose Planning Method (DPM) code with further simplification of electron transport and consideration of external magnetic fields...
April 20, 2017: Physics in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424840/reirradiation-for-recurrent-head-and-neck-cancers-using-charged-particle-or-photon-radiotherapy
#17
Hideya Yamazaki, Yusuke Demizu, Tomoaki Okimoto, Mikio Ogita, Kengo Himei, Satoaki Nakamura, Gen Suzuki, Ken Yoshida, Tadayuki Kotsuma, Yasuo Yoshioka, Ryoongjin Oh
OBJECTIVE: To examine the outcomes of reirradiation for recurrent head and neck cancers using different modalities. METHODS: This retrospective study included 26 patients who received charged particle radiotherapy (CP) and 150 who received photon radiotherapy (117 CyberKnife radiotherapy [CK] and 36 intensity-modulated radiotherapy [IMRT]). Inverse probability of treatment weighting (IPTW) involving propensity scores was used to reduce background selection bias...
April 19, 2017: Strahlentherapie und Onkologie: Organ der Deutschen Röntgengesellschaft ... [et Al]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423724/intensity-modulated-radiotherapy-has-superior-outcomes-to-three-dimensional-conformal-radiotherapy-in-patients-with-stage-ie-iie-extranodal-nasal-type-natural-killer-t-cell-lymphoma
#18
Yi-Yang Li, Hai-Qun Lin, Lu-Lu Zhang, Ling-Ling Feng, Shao-Qing Niu, Han-Yu Wang, Yu-Jing Zhang, Xi-Cheng Wang
We compared the treatment outcomes, toxicities and prognoses of patients with stage IE-IIE extranodal natural killer/T-cell lymphoma (ENKTL) treated with intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) or three-dimensional conformal radiotherapy (3DCRT). Newly diagnosed early-stage ENKTL patients (N = 173) were enrolled and received extended involved-field radiotherapy following induction chemotherapy. Patients were treated with 3DCRT (n = 98) or IMRT (n = 75). One-to-one matching of the IMRT and 3DCRT groups was performed through propensity score matching, which yielded 23 pairs of patients...
March 11, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423530/patterns-of-failure-and-clinical-outcomes-of-definitive-radiotherapy-for-cervical-esophageal-cancer
#19
Lina Zhao, Yongchun Zhou, Yunfeng Mu, Guangjin Chai, Feng Xiao, Lina Tan, Steven H Lin, Mei Shi
PURPOSE: Because of the scarcity of cervical esophageal cancer (CEC), data for this disease entity is limited. We aim to evaluate the outcomes, prognostic factors and failure patterns of CEC treated by contemporary radiotherapy (RT). METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed 86 CEC patients consecutively treated between 2007 and 2015 by definitive RT with or without concurrent chemotherapy. RT was mainly delivered with Intensity Modulated Irradiation Therapy (IMRT) or Volumetric-Modulated Arc Therapy (VMAT)...
March 28, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422421/results-of-a-10-year-survey-of-workload-for-10-treatment-vaults-at-a-high-throughput-comprehensive-cancer-center
#20
Ziad H Saleh, Jeho Jeong, Brian Quinn, James Mechalakos, Jean St Germain, Lawrence T Dauer
The workload for shielding purposes of modern linear accelerators (linacs) consists of primary and scatter radiation which depends on the dose delivered to isocenter (cGy) and leakage radiation which depends on the monitor units (MUs). In this study, we report on the workload for 10 treatment vaults in terms of dose to isocenter (cGy), monitor units delivered (MUs), number of treatment sessions (Txs), as well as, use factors (U) and modulation factors (CI) for different treatment techniques. The survey was performed for the years between 2006 and 2015 and included 16 treatment machines which represent different generations of Varian linear accelerators (6EX, 600C, 2100C, 2100EX, and TrueBeam) operating at different electron and x-ray energies (6, 9, 12, 16 and 20 MeV electrons and, 6 and 15 MV x-rays)...
April 19, 2017: Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics
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