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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087071/development-of-delineation-for-the-left-anterior-descending-coronary-artery-region-in-left-breast-cancer-radiotherapy-an-optimized-organ-at-risk
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Jie Lee, Kai-Lung Hua, Shih-Ming Hsu, Jhen-Bin Lin, Chou-Hsien Lee, Kuo-Wei Lu, Kun-Yao Dai, Xu-Nian Huang, Jun-Zhao Huang, Meng-Hao Wu, Yu-Jen Chen
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The left anterior descending coronary artery (LAD) and diagonal branches (DBs) are blurred on computed tomography (CT). We aimed to define the LAD region (LADR) with adequate inclusion of the LAD and DBs and contouring consistency. METHODS AND MATERIALS: The LADR was defined using coronary CT angiograms. The inclusion ratio was used to assess the LAD and DBs inclusion by the LADR. Four radiation oncologists delineated the LAD and LADR, using contrast-enhanced CT of 15 patients undergoing left breast radiotherapy...
January 10, 2017: Radiotherapy and Oncology: Journal of the European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28086989/correlation-between-the-ki-67-proliferation-index-and-response-to-radiation-therapy-in-small-cell-lung-cancer
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Naoya Ishibashi, Toshiya Maebayashi, Takuya Aizawa, Masakuni Sakaguchi, Haruna Nishimaki, Shinobu Masuda
BACKGROUND: In the breast cancer, the decision whether to administer adjuvant therapy is increasingly influenced by the Ki-67 proliferation index. In the present retrospective study, we investigated if this index could predict the therapeutic response to radiation therapy in small cell lung cancer (SCLC). METHODS: Data from 19 SCLC patients who received thoracic radiation therapy were included. Clinical staging was assessed using the TNM classification system (UICC, 2009; cstage IIA/IIB/IIIA/IIIB = 3/1/7/8)...
January 13, 2017: Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079816/a-comparison-study-between-gross-tumor-volumes-defined-by-preoperative-magnetic-resonance-imaging-postoperative-specimens-and-tumor-bed-for-radiotherapy-after-breast-conserving-surgery
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Aiping Zhang, Jianbin Li, Wei Wang, Yongsheng Wang, Dianbin Mu, Zhaoqiu Chen, Qian Shao, Fengxiang Li
BACKGROUND: The identification and contouring of target volume is important for breast-conserving therapy. The aim of the study was to compare preoperative magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), postoperative pathology, excised specimens' (ES) size, and tumor bed (TB) delineation as methods for determining the gross tumor volume (GTV) for radiotherapy after breast-conserving surgery (BCS). METHODS: Thirty-three patients with breast cancer who underwent preoperative MRI and radiotherapy after BCS were enrolled...
January 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078727/second-cancer-incidence-in-primary-mediastinal-b-cell-lymphoma-treated-with-methotrexate-with-leucovorin-rescue-doxorubicin-cyclophosphamide-vincristine-prednisone-and-bleomycin-regimen-with-or-without-rituximab-and-mediastinal-radiotherapy-results-from-a-monoinstitutional
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Vitaliana De Sanctis, Marco Alfò, Alice Di Rocco, Michela Ansuinelli, Eleonora Russo, Mattia F Osti, Maurizio Valeriani, Giuseppe Minniti, Lavinia Grapulin, Daniela Musio, Stefano Bracci, Alessandra Spagnoli, Maria Luisa Moleti, Vincenzo Tombolini, Maurizio Martelli
Our aim is to assess the incidence of second cancer in long-time surviving primary mediastinal B-cell lymphoma (PMBCL) patients treated with combined radiochemoimmunotherapy (standard methotrexate with leucovorin rescue, doxorubicin, cyclophosphamide, vincristine, prednisone, and bleomycin with rituximab and mediastinal radiation therapy at a dose of 30 to 36 Gy). For this purpose, 92 points were evaluated. After a median overall survival of 137 months (range 76-212), we recorded second cancer in 3 of 80 long-surviving patients (3...
January 12, 2017: Hematological Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28075335/towards-standardization-of-x-ray-beam-filters-in-digital-mammography-and-digital-breast-tomosynthesis-monte-carlo-simulations-and-analytical-modelling
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Suman Shrestha, Srinivasan Vedantham, Andrew Karellas
In digital breast tomosynthesis and digital mammography, the x-ray beam filter material and thickness vary between systems. Replacing K-edge filters with Al was investigated with the intent to reduce exposure duration and to simplify system design. Tungsten target x-ray spectra were simulated with K-edge filters (50��m Rh; 50��m Ag) and Al filters of varying thickness. Monte Carlo simulations were conducted to quantify the x-ray scatter from various filters alone, scatter-to-primary ratio (SPR) with compressed breasts, and to determine the radiation dose to the breast...
January 11, 2017: Physics in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28075330/building-an-open-source-simulation-platform-of-acoustic-radiation-force-based-breast-elastography
#6
Yu Wang, Bo Peng, Jingfeng Jiang
Ultrasound-based elastography techniques including quasi-static strain elastography (SE), acoustic radiation force Impulse (ARFI) imaging, point shear wave elastography (pSWE) and supersonic shear imaging (SSI) have been used to differentiate breast tumors. The objective of this study is to extend a previously published virtual simulation platform of SE toward acoustic radiation force-based breast elastography. The proposed platform inherited four key components from the previously published virtual SE platform: an ultrasound simulator (Field II), a mesh generator (Tetgen), a finite element (FE) solver (FEBio) and a visualization and data processing package (VTK)...
January 11, 2017: Physics in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074019/point-organ-radiation-dose-in-abdominal-ct-effect-of-patient-off-centering-in-an-experimental-human-cadaver-study
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Ranish Deedar Ali Khawaja, Sarabjeet Singh, Atul Padole, Alexi Otrakji, Diego Lira, Da Zhang, Bob Liu, Andrew Primak, George Xu, Mannudeep K Kalra
To determine the effect of patient off-centering on point organ radiation dose measurements in a human cadaver scanned with routine abdominal CT protocol. A human cadaver (88 years, body-mass-index 20 kg/m(2)) was scanned with routine abdominal CT protocol on 128-slice dual source MDCT (Definition Flash, Siemens). A total of 18 scans were performed using two scan protocols (a) 120 kV-200 mAs fixed-mA (CTDIvol 14 mGy) (b) 120 kV-125 ref mAs (7 mGy) with automatic exposure control (AEC, CareDose 4D) at three different positions (a) gantry isocenter, (b) upward off-centering and (c) downward off-centering...
January 10, 2017: Radiation Protection Dosimetry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28071616/presenting-features-treatment-patterns-and-outcomes-of-patients-with-breast-cancer-in-pakistan-experience-at-a-university-hospital
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S Kumar, A J Shaikh, Y A Rashid, N Masood, Atv Mohammed, U Z Malik, G Haider, N Niamutullah, S Khan
BACKGROUND: Breast cancer is the most common cancer in Pakistani women. We report the presenting features, treatment patterns and survival of breast cancer from a University Hospital in Southern Pakistan and compare the data with international population based studies. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Medical records of patients diagnosed to have breast cancer between January 1999 and November 2008 were reviewed retrospectively. RESULTS: A total of 845 patients were identified...
April 2016: Indian Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070832/objection-to-postoperative-radiation-therapy-in-breast-cancer-with-one-to-three-lymph-nodes-involvements
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Takashi Ishikawa, Hiroshi Kaise, Kimito Yamada, Mari Hosonaga, Takashi Chishima, Kazutaka Narui, Akimitsu Yamada, Sadatoshi Sugae, Yasushi Ichikawa, Mitsuyoshi Ota, Miyako Nozaki, Ryuji Mikami, Koichi Tokuuye
My arguments regarding postmastectomy radiotherapy (PMRT) for this case are based on the following 4 reasons: (1) high rate of local recurrence in the no PMRT group in the Early Breast Cancer Trialists' Collaborative Group meta-analysis on which the present guideline is based, (2) stage migration by sentinel node biopsy, (3) possible adverse events of radiotherapy, and (4) problems on extrapolation of data from western countries.
January 9, 2017: Breast Cancer: the Journal of the Japanese Breast Cancer Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069440/inter-and-intra-cellular-mechanism-of-nf-kb-dependent-survival-advantage-and-clonal-expansion-of-radio-resistant-cancer-cells
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Hui Yu, Natarajan Aravindan, Ji Xu, Mohan Natarajan
Understanding the underlying mechanism by which cancer cells acquire resistance to radiation and favorably selected for its clonal expansion will provide molecular insight into tumor recurrence at the treatment site. In the present study, we investigated the molecular mechanisms prompted in MCF-7 breast cancer cells in response to clinical radiation and the associated coordination of intra- and inter-cellular signaling that orchestrate radio-resistance and tumor relapse/recurrence. Our findings showed that 2 or 10Gy of (137)Cs γ-rays at a dose rate of 1...
January 6, 2017: Cellular Signalling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069161/the-value-of-routine-screening-mammography-in-women-aged-35-39-years-in-a-symptomatic-breast-unit
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A Buckley, N Healy, A Quinn, S A O'Keeffe
AIM: To determine the breast cancer detection rate at routine bilateral screening mammography in women aged 35-39 years attending a symptomatic breast clinic, in women of population-risk profile with a normal clinical examination. METHODS AND MATERIALS: A retrospective analysis of all mammograms performed on patients aged 35-39 years at St James's Hospital from 2011-2015 was carried out. Patients with moderate or high familial risk of breast cancer, personal breast cancer history or chest radiation, males, general practitioner (GP) and internal hospital referrals, and those with abnormal clinical examinations were excluded...
January 6, 2017: Clinical Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069070/successful-management-of-synchronous-recurrent-breast-carcinoma-with-chronic-myelogenous-leukemia-a-case-report
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Choukri Elm'hadi, Mohamed Reda Khmamouche, Rachid Tanz, Mehdi Toreis, ElMehdi Mahtat, Mohammed Allaoui, Mohammed Oukabli, Nezha Messaoudi, Hassan Errihani, Mohammed Ichou
BACKGROUND: Survival is increasing after early breast cancer revealing frequent relapses and possibility of developing secondary malignancies. The concomitant occurrence of these two events is exceptionally disastrous and lethal. We report a case of a Moroccan woman who was successfully managed for synchronous recurrent breast carcinoma and chronic myelogenous leukemia. CASE PRESENTATION: A 42-year-old Moroccan woman was diagnosed with localized breast carcinoma in 2008...
January 10, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068854/breast-cancer-care-in-california-and-ontario
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Kevin M Gorey, Caroline Hamm, Isaac N Luginaah, Guangyong Zou, Eric J Holowaty
BACKGROUND: Better health care among Canada's socioeconomically vulnerable versus America's has not been fully explained. We examined the effects of poverty, health insurance and the supply of primary care physicians on breast cancer care. METHODS: We analyzed breast cancer data in Ontario (n = 950) and California (n = 6300) between 1996 and 2000 and followed until 2014. We obtained socioeconomic data from censuses, oversampling the poor. We obtained data on the supply of physicians, primary care and specialists...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Primary Care & Community Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068237/reassessing-the-time-course-for-radiation-induced-cardiac-mortality-in-patients-with-breast-cancer
#14
Lawrence B Marks, Timothy M Zagar, Orit Kaidar-Person
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 1, 2017: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068233/multi-institutional-nomogram-predicting-survival-free-from-salvage-whole-brain-radiation-after-radiosurgery-in-patients-with-brain-metastases
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Daniel Gorovets, Diandra Ayala-Peacock, David J Tybor, Paul Rava, Daniel Ebner, Deus Cielo, Georg Norén, David E Wazer, Michael Chan, Jaroslaw T Hepel
PURPOSE: Optimal patient selection for stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) as the initial treatment for brain metastases is complicated and controversial. This study aimed to develop a nomogram that predicts survival without salvage whole brain radiation therapy (WBRT) after upfront SRS. METHODS AND MATERIALS: Multi-institutional data were analyzed from 895 patients with 2095 lesions treated with SRS without prior or planned WBRT. Cox proportional hazards regression model was used to identify independent pre-SRS predictors of WBRT-free survival, which were integrated to build a nomogram that was subjected to bootstrap validation...
February 1, 2017: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068231/establishing-evidence-based-indications-for-proton-therapy-an-overview-of-current-clinical-trials
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Mark V Mishra, Sameer Aggarwal, Soren M Bentzen, Nancy Knight, Minesh P Mehta, William F Regine
PURPOSE: To review and assess ongoing proton beam therapy (PBT) clinical trials and to identify major gaps. METHODS AND MATERIALS: Active PBT clinical trials were identified from clinicaltrials.gov and the World Health Organization International Clinical Trials Platform Registry. Data on clinical trial disease site, age group, projected patient enrollment, expected start and end dates, study type, and funding source were extracted. RESULTS: A total of 122 active PBT clinical trials were identified, with target enrollment of >42,000 patients worldwide...
February 1, 2017: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067096/differential-response-of-normal-and-transformed-mammary-epithelial-cells-to-combined-treatment-of-anti-mir-21-and-radiation
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Vanja Radulovic, Theresa Heider, Sabine Richter, Simone Moertl, Michael J Atkinson, Nataša Anastasov
PURPOSE: MicroRNA miR-21 has emerged as a therapeutic target in the treatment of breast cancer. This study was designed to compare the responses of breast cancer cells and non-transformed breast epithelial cells to a combined regimen of miR-21 inhibition and radiation. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The MDA-MB-361 (breast cancer) and MCF-10A (non-transformed mammary epithelial) cell lines were used for the comparison in this in vitro study. The stable knockdown of miR-21 was performed by using lentiviral approach...
January 9, 2017: International Journal of Radiation Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063816/trends-in-the-use-of-implantable-accelerated-partial-breast-irradiation-for-ductal-carcinoma-in-situ-implications-of-the-recent-amendments-to-the-american-society-for-radiation-oncology-consensus-guidelines
#18
Waqar Haque, Vivek Verma, Anam Haque, E Brian Butler, Bin S Teh
PURPOSE: In 2009, the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) published consensus recommendations that stated ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) patients were in a "cautionary" group for accelerated partial breast irradiation (APBI) and should not receive APBI outside of a clinical trial. However, very recently, ASTRO placed low-risk DCIS patients in the "suitable" category. Given this recent change, we aimed to use the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) database to evaluate past patterns of implantable APBI (IAPBI) utilization in women with DCIS...
January 4, 2017: Brachytherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060844/where-s-your-phone-a-survey-of-where-women-aged-15-40-carry-their-smartphone-and-related-risk-perception-a-survey-and-pilot-study
#19
Mary Redmayne
Smartphones are now owned by most young adults in many countries. Installed applications regularly update while the phone is in standby. If it is kept near the body, this can lead to considerably higher exposure to radiofrequency electromagnetic radiation than occurred without internet access. Very little is known about current smartphone carrying habits of young women. This survey used an online questionnaire to ask about smartphone location under several circumstances to inform the power calculation for a women's health study...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057031/-18-fdg-pet-ct-for-predicting-the-outcome-in-er-her2-breast-cancer-patients-comparison-of-clinicopathological-parameters-and-pet-image-derived-indices-including-tumor-texture-analysis
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David Groheux, Antoine Martineau, Luis Teixeira, Marc Espié, Patricia de Cremoux, Philippe Bertheau, Pascal Merlet, Charles Lemarignier
BACKGROUND: This study investigated the value of some clinicopathological parameters and 18 F-fluorodeoxyglucose-positron emission tomography/computed tomography ((18)FDG-PET/CT) indices, including textural features, to predict event-free survival (EFS) in estrogen receptor-positive/human epidermal growth factor receptor 2-negative (ER+/HER2-) locally advanced breast cancer (BC) patients. METHODS: FDG-PET/CT indices and clinicopathological parameters were assessed before neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NAC)...
January 5, 2017: Breast Cancer Research: BCR
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