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Jun-Feng Wang, Hui Li, Hua Xiong, He Huang, Yan-Mei Zou
The influence of the position and radiation technique on the organs at risk (OARs) in radiotherapy of rectal cancer was evaluated. The relationship between the volume of irradiated small bowel (VSB) and acute bowel toxicity was determined. A total of 97 cases of rectal cancer were retrospectively randomized to receive radiotherapy with the designated treatment positions and radiation plans. Among 64 patients in the supine position, 32 patients were given three-dimensional conformal radiotherapy (3DCR) and 32 patients were subjected to intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) respectively...
October 2016: Journal of Huazhong University of Science and Technology. Medical Sciences
Katia Pasciuti, Shrinivas Kuthpady, Anne Anderson, Bronagh Best, Saleem Waqar, Subhra Chowdhury
To examine tumor׳s and organ׳s response when different radiotherapy plan techniques are used. Ten patients with confirmed bladder tumors were first treated using 3-dimensional conformal radiotherapy (3DCRT) and subsequently the original plans were re-optimized using the intensity-modulated radiation treatment (IMRT) and volumetric-modulated arc therapy (VMAT)-techniques. Targets coverage in terms of conformity and homogeneity index, TCP, and organs׳ dose limits, including integral dose analysis were evaluated...
October 14, 2016: Medical Dosimetry: Official Journal of the American Association of Medical Dosimetrists
Shu Y Ng, Kathryn L Colborn, Lajhem Cambridge, Carla Hajj, T Jonathan Yang, Abraham J Wu, Karyn A Goodman
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: We examined acute toxicity profiles and outcomes among rectal cancer patients treated with pre-operative chemoradiation using intensity modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) or 3-dimensional conformal radiotherapy (3DCRT) to identify predictive clinical factors associated with increased acute toxicity. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed records of 301 consecutive rectal cancer patients treated with pre-operative chemotherapy and radiotherapy (median dose 5000cGy) at our institution between 2007 and 2014...
October 14, 2016: Radiotherapy and Oncology: Journal of the European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology
Marcus Sonier, William Chu, Nafisha Lalani, Darby Erler, Patrick Cheung, Renee Korol
To develop a volumetric modulated arc therapy (VMAT) treatment planning solution in the treatment of primary renal cell carcinoma and oligometastatic adrenal lesions with stereotactic body radiation therapy. Single-arc VMAT plans (n = 5) were compared with clinically delivered step-and-shoot intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) with planning target volume coverage normalized between techniques. Target volume conformity, organ-at-risk (OAR) dose, treatment time, and monitor units were compared. A VMAT planning solution, created from a combination of arc settings and optimization constraints, auto-generated treatment plans in a single optimization...
October 13, 2016: Medical Dosimetry: Official Journal of the American Association of Medical Dosimetrists
Eleanor M Osborne, Ann H Klopp, Anuja Jhingran, Larissa A Meyer, Patricia J Eifel
PURPOSE: Treatment for locoregionally advanced cervical cancer has changed dramatically since 2000. In that year, delivery of radiation therapy with concurrent chemotherapy became standard, and in the early 2000s, use of intensity modulated RT (IMRT) and positron emission tomography (PET) became more prevalent. We sought to determine the impact of these changes on disease-specific survival (DSS) and treatment-related adverse effects in patients with cervical cancer with para-aortic lymph node (PAN) metastases treated with definitive extended-field radiation therapy...
September 7, 2016: Practical Radiation Oncology
Jenna Dean, Carmen J Hansen, Justin Westhuyzen, Brett Waller, Kirsty Turnbull, Maree Wood, Andrew Last
INTRODUCTION: Inverse-planned intensity modulated radiation therapy (IP-IMRT) has potential benefits over other techniques for tangential intact breast radiotherapy. Possible benefits include increased homogeneity, faster planning time, less inter-planner variability and lower doses to organs at risk (OAR). We therefore conducted a pilot study of previously treated intact breast patients to compare the current forward-planned 'field-in-field' technique (FP-IMRT) with an IP-IMRT alternative...
July 18, 2016: Journal of Medical Radiation Sciences
Cheng-Guang Lin, Sen-Kui Xu, Wen-Yan Yao, Yu-Qi Wu, Jian-Lan Fang, Vincent W C Wu
INTRODUCTION: In intensity modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) of nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) patients, an effective immobilisation system is important to minimise set up deviation. This study evaluated the effectiveness of three immobilisation systems by assessing their set up deviations. METHODS: Patients were randomly assigned to one of the three immobilisation systems: (1) supine on head rest and base plate (HB); (2) supine with alpha cradle supporting the head and shoulder (AC); (3) supine with vacuum bag supporting the head and shoulder (VB)...
September 1, 2016: Journal of Medical Radiation Sciences
Katharina Bell, Jochen Fleckenstein, Frank Nuesken, Norbert Licht, Christian Rübe, Yvonne Dzierma
BACKGROUND: The recently implemented mARC-rotation-technique is capable to deliver high dose rate bursts. For the case of hypopharynx cancer plans we evaluate whether the mARC can achieve an advantage in treatment time in comparison to IMRT. These plans consider two arcs with flat and flattening filter free (FFF) beam energies. MATERIALS AND METHODS: For 8 hypopharynx-cancer patients step-and-shoot-IMRT and mARC plans were created retrospectively using flat and FFF beam energy...
2016: PloS One
Victor H F Lee, Dora L W Kwong, To-Wai Leung, Sherry C Y Ng, Ka-On Lam, Chi-Chung Tong, Chun-Kin Sze
We prospectively studied the efficacy and safety of hyperfractionated intensity-modulated radiation therapy (HF-IMRT) and compared to a historical cohort treated with standard fractionation (SF-IMRT) in patients with locally advanced recurrent (rT3-T4, rN0-N1, M0) nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC). Ten patients were treated with induction chemotherapy followed by HF-IMRT (64.8 Gy/54 fr/5.5 weeks) concurrent with weekly cisplatin. They were compared to another ten patients treated with induction chemotherapy followed by SF-IMRT (60 Gy/30 fr/6 weeks) concurrent with weekly cisplatin...
October 13, 2016: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
Chun-Ming Huang, Ming-Yii Huang, Hsiang-Lin Tsai, Ching-Wen Huang, Cheng-Jen Ma, Chih-Hung Lin, Chih-Jen Huang, Jaw-Yuan Wang
The aim of the study was to compare clinical outcomes and toxicity between 3D conformal radiotherapy (3DCRT) and image-guided intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IG-IMRT) administered through helical tomotherapy in locally advanced rectal cancer (LARC) patients receiving preoperative chemoradiotherapy. We reviewed 144 patients with Stage II-III rectal cancer receiving preoperative fluoropyrimidine-based chemoradiotherapy followed by radical resection. Tumor responses following chemoradiotherapy were evaluated using the Dworak tumor regression grade (TRG)...
October 13, 2016: Journal of Radiation Research
R Orecchia, A Surgo, M Muto, A Ferrari, G Piperno, M A Gerardi, S Comi, C Garibaldi, D Ciardo, A Bazani, F Golino, F Pansini, C Fodor, P Romanelli, D Maestri, V Scroffi, S Mazza, B A Jereczek-Fossa
PURPOSE: The aim of this retrospective study is to evaluate patient profile, feasibility, and acute toxicity of RadioTherapy (RT) delivered by VERO® in the first 20 months of clinical activity. METHODS: Inclusion criteria: 1) adult patients; 2) limited volume cancer (M0 or oligometastatic); 3) small extracranial lesions; 4) treatment between April 2012 and December 2013 and 5) written informed consent. Two techniques were employed: intensity modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) and stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT)...
2016: Ecancermedicalscience
Jasna But-Hadzic, Franc Anderluh, Erik Brecelj, Ibrahim Edhemovic, Ajra Secerov-Ermenc, Rihard Hudej, Ana Jeromen, Miran Kozelj, Bojan Krebs, Irena Oblak, Mirko Omejc, Andrej Vogrin, Vaneja Velenik
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: This phase 2 study investigated the efficacy and safety of preoperative intensity modulated radiation therapy with a simultaneous integrated boost (IMRT-SIB) without dose escalation, concomitant with standard capecitabine chemotherapy in locally advanced rectal cancer. METHODS AND MATERIALS: Between January 2014 and March 2015, 51 patients with operable stage II-III rectal adenocarcinoma received preoperative IMRT with pelvic dose of 41.8 Gy and simultaneously delivered 46...
August 31, 2016: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
Chunyuan Tang, Fang Wu, Rensheng Wang, Heming Lu, Guisheng Li, Meilian Liu, Haisheng Zhu, Jinxian Zhu, Yong Zhang, Kai Hu
Nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) is highly incident in southern China. Metastasis is the major cause of death in NPC patients. Concurrent chemoradiotherapy (CCRT) has been accepted as standard in the treatment of patients with locoregionally advanced nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC). However, induction chemotherapy (IC) also has benefits in this disease, especially in the patients with certain high-risk factors such as bulky and/or extensive nodal disease. It has been presented that adding IC to CCRT might be a reasonable approach and need more work to confirm...
2016: American Journal of Cancer Research
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
M Roskies, E Kay-Rivest, M A Mascarella, K Sultanem, A Mlynarek, M Hier
BACKGROUND: A commonly employed treatment for advanced staged oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma (OPSCC) is concurrent radiation and chemotherapy with cisplatin as the gold standard. Carboplatin is reported to have the same radiopotentiation properties and a superior side effect profile; however, its use in head and neck cancer has been limited due to the paucity of data and reported hematologic side effects. In this study, we describe our institution's experience with carboplatin, paclitaxel and radiation in the treatment of oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma over a 10 year period...
October 10, 2016: Journal of Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery
Vaitheeswaran Ranganathan, K Joseph Maria Das
AIM: An empirical scheme called "anatomy-guided segment counting (AGSC)" is proposed for automatic selection of maximum number of segments (NOS) for direct machine parameter optimization (DMPO). BACKGROUND: Direct machine parameter optimization (DMPO) requires the user to define the maximum number of segments (NOS) in order to proceed with an optimization process. Till date there is no established approach to arrive at an optimal and case-specific maximum NOS in DMPO, and this step is largely left to the planner's experience...
November 2016: Reports of Practical Oncology and Radiotherapy
Maree Wood, Amara Fonseca, David Sampson, Andrew Kovendy, Justin Westhuyzen, Thomas Shakespeare, Kirsty Turnbull
AIM: The aim of the retrospective study was to develop a planning class solution for prostate intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) that achieved target and organs-at-risk (OAR) doses within acceptable departmental protocol criteria using the Monaco treatment planning system (Elekta-CMS Software, MO, USA). BACKGROUND: Advances in radiation therapy technology have led to a re-evaluation of work practices. Class solutions have the potential to produce highly conformal plans in a time-efficient manner...
November 2016: Reports of Practical Oncology and Radiotherapy
Yujin Xu, Zhun Wang, Guan Liu, Xiao Zheng, Yuezhen Wang, Wei Feng, Xiaojing Lai, Xia Zhou, Pu Li, Honglian Ma, Jin Wang, Xiao Hu, Ming Chen
PURPOSE: To evaluate the clinical efficacy and toxicity of simultaneous integrated boost intensity-modulated radiotherapy (SIB-IMRT) in patients with esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) in Chinese population. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Patients with ESCC, who received SIB-IMRT from September 2011 to January 2013 were retrospectively analyzed. The SIB-IMRT plans were designed to deliver primary gross tumor volume at 60-64.4 Gy in 28-30 fractions, and planning target volume at 50...
October 2016: Journal of Cancer Research and Therapeutics
Y Luo, Y Qin, J Lang
PURPOSE: Limited data have been published regarding the effect of adaptive radiotherapy (ART) on clinical outcome in patients with nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC). We compared the long-term outcomes in patients with locally advanced NPC treated by adaptive intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) replanning versus IMRT. METHODS: 200 NPC patients with stage T3/T4 were included between October 2004 and November 2010. Patients in both treatment groups were matched using propensity score matching method at the ratio of 1:1...
October 7, 2016: Clinical & Translational Oncology
Christoph Straube, Steffi U Pigorsch, Hagen Scherb, Jan J Wilkens, Henning Bier, Stephanie E Combs
BACKGROUND: Especially elderly and frail patients have a limited ability to compensate for side effects of a radical treatment of head and neck malignancies. Limiting the target volume to the macroscopic disease, without prophylactic nodal irradiation, might present a feasible approach for these patients. The present work therefore aims evaluating an IMRT/IGRT -SIB concept for safety and efficacy. METHODS: The study retrospectively enrolled 27 patients with head and neck cancers treated between 01/2012 and 05/2015...
October 6, 2016: Radiation Oncology
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