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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805047/outcomes-of-post-prostatectomy-radiotherapy-at-a-regional-cancer-centre
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Luke Nicholls, Amber Winter, Ashley Harwood, Ashley Plank, Preeti Bagga, Winnie Wong, Eric Khoo
INTRODUCTION: To investigate the efficacy and toxicity of radiation therapy (RT) after radical prostatectomy (RP) for prostate cancer at Radiation Oncology Centres, Toowoomba. METHODS: The electronic medical records of 130 consecutive patients with histologically proven prostate adenocarcinoma who underwent post-prostatectomy RT between January 2008 and December 2014 were analysed. Primary endpoint was Biochemical Recurrence (BCR) after RT. BCR was defined by PSA > 0...
August 14, 2017: Journal of Medical Radiation Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802252/exploiting-radiation-induced-signaling-to-increase-the-susceptibility-of-resistant-cancer-cells-to-targeted-drugs-akt-and-mtor-inhibitors-as-an-example
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Iris Eke, Adeola Y Makinde, Molykutty J Aryankalayil, Veit Sandfort, Sanjeewani T Palayoor, Barbara H Rath, Lance Liotta, Mariaelena Pierobon, Emanuel F Petricoin, Matthew F Brown, Jayne M Stommel, Mansoor M Ahmed, C Norman Coleman
Implementing targeted drug therapy in radio-oncologic treatment regimens has greatly improved the outcome of cancer patients. However, the efficacy of molecular targeted drugs such as inhibitory antibodies or small molecule inhibitors essentially depends on target expression and activity, which both can change during the course of treatment. Radiotherapy has previously been shown to activate pro-survival pathways which can help tumor cells to adapt and thereby survive treatment. Therefore, we aimed to identify changes in signaling induced by radiation and evaluate the potential of targeting these changes with small molecules to increase the therapeutic efficacy on cancer cell survival...
August 11, 2017: Molecular Cancer Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802187/radiotherapy-access-in-belgium-how-far-are-we-from-evidence-based-utilisation
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Y Lievens, H De Schutter, K Stellamans, M Rosskamp, L Van Eycken
INTRODUCTION: Underutilisation of radiotherapy has been observed worldwide. To evaluate the current situation in Belgium, optimal utilisation proportions (OUPs) adopted from the European SocieTy for Radiotherapy and Oncology - Health Economics in Radiation Oncology (ESTRO-HERO) project were compared to actual utilisation proportions (AUPs) and with radiotherapy advised during the multidisciplinary cancer team (MDT) meetings. In addition, the impact of independent variables was analysed...
August 9, 2017: European Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801116/comparative-results-of-three-short-brachytherapy-schedules-as-exclusive-treatment-in-postoperative-endometrial-carcinoma
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Ángeles Rovirosa, Antonio Herreros, Cristina Camacho, Carlos Ascaso, Joan Sánchez, Stepphania Cortés, Sebastià Sabater, Jordi Solà, Aureli Torné, Meritxell Arenas
PURPOSE: To compare vaginal control and treatment toxicity of three different high-dose-rate brachytherapy schedules as exclusive treatment in postoperative endometrial carcinoma. METHODS AND MATERIALS: From 2003 to 2015, three different schedules were used as postoperative treatment for 146 patients (p) with intermediate-risk endometrial carcinoma. Group 1 (41 p): six fractions of 4-6 Gy, 3-4 fractions per week; Group 2 (59 p): four fractions of 5-6 Gy administered daily; Group 3 (46 p): 6 Gy × 3 fractions in three consecutive days...
August 8, 2017: Brachytherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798812/clinical-epidemiological-and-therapeutic-profile-of-patients-with-a-retinoblastoma-diagnosis-experience-in-the-costa-rica-national-children-s-hospital-oncology-unit-from-january-2009-to-december-2015
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Jennie Chen Lo, Carlos Rodríguez, Rigoberto Monestel, Arnoldo Zúñiga
INTRODUCTION: Retinoblastoma represents only 3% of paediatric cancers, but it is the most prevalent intraocular tumour in this population. It develops in the retina as a primitive neuroectodermal tumour that affects development during gestation. The tumour presents in two different forms depending on whether or not it expresses a genetic modification. For patients diagnosed at preschool age, 75% are unilateral non-hereditary cases. While enucleation is the preferred treatment for advanced stages of the tumour, other modalities, such as systemic and intraocular chemotherapy, radiotherapy and local treatments with thermotherapy, cryotherapy, and brachytherapy can be used to try to preserve the eye...
2017: Ecancermedicalscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797847/cytokine-gene-polymorphisms-associated-with-symptom-clusters-in-oncology-patients-undergoing-radiation-therapy
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Christine Miaskowski, Yvette P Conley, Judy Mastick, Steven M Paul, Bruce A Cooper, Jon D Levine, Mitchell Knisely, Kord M Kober
CONTEXT: Most of the reviews on the biological basis for symptom clusters suggest that inflammatory processes are involved in the development and maintenance of the symptom clusters. However, no studies have evaluated for associations between genetic polymorphisms and common symptom clusters (e.g., mood disturbance, sickness behavior). OBJECTIVES: Examine the associations between cytokine gene polymorphisms and the severity of three distinct symptom clusters (i...
August 7, 2017: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797467/outcomes-of-oral-cavity-cancer-patients-treated-with-surgery-followed-by-postoperative-intensity-modulated-radiation-therapy
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Sean R Quinlan-Davidson, Abdallah S R Mohamed, Jeffrey N Myers, Gary B Gunn, Faye M Johnson, Heath Skinner, Beth M Beadle, Ann M Gillenwater, Jack Phan, Steven J Frank, William N William, Andrew J Wong, Stephen Y Lai, Clifton D Fuller, William H Morrison, David I Rosenthal, Adam S Garden
OBJECTIVES: Although treatment paradigms have not changed significantly, radiotherapy, surgery, and imaging techniques have improved, leading us to investigate oncologic and survival outcomes for oral cavity squamous cell cancer (OCSCC) patients treated with surgery followed by postoperative IMRT. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Records of patients with pathological diagnosis of OCSCC treated between 2000 and 2012 were retrospectively reviewed. Patients' demographic, disease, and treatment criteria were extracted...
September 2017: Oral Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796558/treatment-of-nonmetastatic-muscle-invasive-bladder-cancer-american-urological-association-american-society-of-clinical-oncology-american-society-for-radiation-oncology-society-of-urologic-oncology-clinical-practice-guideline-summary
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Sam S Chang, Bernard H Bochner, Roger Chou, Robert Dreicer, Ashish M Kamat, Seth P Lerner, Yair Lotan, Joshua J Meeks, Jeff M Michalski, Todd M Morgan, Diane Z Quale, Jonathan E Rosenberg, Anthony L Zietman, Jeffrey M Holzbeierlein
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August 10, 2017: Journal of Oncology Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796249/rho-inhibition-by-lovastatin-affects-apoptosis-and-dsb-repair-of-primary-human-lung-cells-in-vitro-and-lung-tissue-in-vivo-following-fractionated-irradiation
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Verena Ziegler, Christian Henninger, Ioannis Simiantonakis, Marcel Buchholzer, Mohammad Reza Ahmadian, Wilfried Budach, Gerhard Fritz
Thoracic radiotherapy causes damage of normal lung tissue, which limits the cumulative radiation dose and, hence, confines the anticancer efficacy of radiotherapy and impacts the quality of life of tumor patients. Ras-homologous (Rho) small GTPases regulate multiple stress responses and cell death. Therefore, we investigated whether pharmacological targeting of Rho signaling by the HMG-CoA-reductase inhibitor lovastatin influences ionizing radiation (IR)-induced toxicity in primary human lung fibroblasts, lung epithelial and lung microvascular endothelial cells in vitro and subchronic mouse lung tissue damage following hypo-fractionated irradiation (4x4 Gy)...
August 10, 2017: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796099/radiotherapy-and-smoking-history-are-significant-independent-predictors-for-osteosynthesis-associated-late-complications-in-vascular-free-fibula-reconstruction-of-mandible
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YiMing Chen, JiaLing Wu, Sandhya Gokavarapu, Qingcheng Shen, Tong Ji
BACKGROUND: The vascular fibula flap is an ideal choice for function and appearance reconstruction of mandible. Despite the high success rate, "late complications" such as Ti plate exposure and local infection related to osteosynthesis are not uncommon. PATIENTS AND METHOD: A retrospective cohort of patients who received vascular fibula reconstruction for mandible from January 2011 to December 2013 from the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Oncology in a tertiary hospital were charted: clinical, pathological, and therapeutic factors were analyzed for late complications in univariate and multivariate analyses...
August 8, 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795993/results-of-the-first-prospective-multi-institutional-treatment-study-in-children-with-bilateral-wilms-tumor-aren0534-a-report-from-the-children-s-oncology-group
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Peter Ehrlich, Yuen Y Chi, Murali M Chintagumpala, Fred A Hoffer, Elizabeth J Perlman, John A Kalapurakal, Ann Warwick, Robert C Shamberger, Geetika Khanna, Tom E Hamilton, Ken W Gow, Arnold C Paulino, Eric J Gratias, Elizabeth A Mullen, James I Geller, Paul E Grundy, Conrad V Fernandez, Michael L Ritchey, James S Dome
OBJECTIVE: The Children's Oncology Group study AREN0534 aimed to improve event-free survival (EFS) and overall survival (OS) while preserving renal tissue by intensifying preoperative chemotherapy, completing definitive surgery by 12 weeks from diagnosis, and modifying postoperative chemotherapy based on histologic response. BACKGROUND: No prospective therapeutic clinic trials in children with bilateral Wilms tumors (BWT) exist. Historical outcomes for this group were poor and often involved prolonged chemotherapy; on NWTS-5, 4-year EFS for all children with BWT was 56%...
September 2017: Annals of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795286/diagnostic-and-therapeutic-strategies-for-patients-with-malignant-epidural-spinal-cord-compression
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Dilan A Patel, Jian L Campian
Malignant epidural spinal cord compression (MESCC) is an oncologic emergency with the potential for devastating consequences for patients if not promptly diagnosed and treated. MESCC is diagnosed by imaging. MRI is by far the most sensitive test, preferably with gadolinium. Once the diagnosis of MESCC is suspected, patients with neurologic deficits should receive prompt administration of dexamethasone with a 10-mg IV loading dose followed by 4 mg every 6 h. Quick taper is recommended once the definitive treatment is established...
August 10, 2017: Current Treatment Options in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791814/the-effects-of-recombinant-human-granulocyte-colony-stimulating-factor-mouthwash-on-radiotherapy-induced-oral-mucositis-in-locally-advanced-nasopharyngeal-carcinoma-patients
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Gai Liang, Wei Du, Qinghua Ke, Bing Huang, Jiyuan Yang
BACKGROUND: Acute oral mucositis is a common complication of radiotherapy for nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) patients. OBJECTIVES: The aim of the study was to observe the effects of recombinant human granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (rhG-CSF) on radiotherapy-induced oral mucositis in locally advanced NPC patients. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The study involved 64 locally advanced NPC patients that were randomly allocated to receive either rhG-CSF mouthwash (2 μg/mL rhG-CSF; group A, n = 34) or a compounded mouth rinse (10 μg/mL vitamin B12, 0...
May 2017: Advances in Clinical and Experimental Medicine: Official Organ Wroclaw Medical University
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28781797/effect-of-modern-high-quality-prostate-intensity-modulated-radiation-therapy-on-outcome-evidence-from-a-community-radiation-oncology-program
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Johnny Kao, Amanda Zucker, Jonathan Timmins, Shankar Taramangalam, Jeffrey Pettit, Aaron J Woodall, Edward Loizides, Andrew T Wong
Radiation technique for prostate cancer has continuously evolved over the past several decades. The aim of the present study was to describe the effects of implementing modern prostate intensity-modulated radiation therapy (M-IMRT) on dosimetry and outcome. Between January 2010 and April 2012, 48 consecutive patients were treated with conventional prostate IMRT (C-IMRT) to a dose of 81 Gy. Between May 2012 and April 2015, 50 consecutive patients were treated with M-IMRT to the entire prostate to a dose of 75...
August 2017: Molecular and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28777690/development-and-validation-of-nomograms-predictive-of-overall-and-progression-free-survival-in-patients-with-oropharyngeal-cancer
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Carole Fakhry, Qiang Zhang, Phuc Felix Nguyen-Tân, David I Rosenthal, Randal S Weber, Louise Lambert, Andy M Trotti, William L Barrett, Wade L Thorstad, Christopher U Jones, Sue S Yom, Stuart J Wong, John A Ridge, Shyam S D Rao, James A Bonner, Eric Vigneault, David Raben, Mahesh R Kudrimoti, Jonathan Harris, Quynh-Thu Le, Maura L Gillison
Purpose Treatment of oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma (OPSCC) is evolving toward risk-based modification of therapeutic intensity, which requires patient-specific estimates of overall survival (OS) and progression-free survival (PFS). Methods To develop and validate nomograms for OS and PFS, we used a derivation cohort of 493 patients with OPSCC with known p16 tumor status (surrogate of human papillomavirus) and cigarette smoking history (pack-years) randomly assigned to clinical trials using platinum-based chemoradiotherapy (NRG Oncology Radiation Therapy Oncology Group [RTOG] 0129 and 0522)...
August 4, 2017: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28776964/a-modified-edmonton-symptom-assessment-scale-for-symptom-clusters-in-radiation-oncology-patients
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Peter A S Johnstone, Jae Lee, Jun-Min Zhou, Zhenjun Ma, Diane Portman, Heather Jim, Hsiang-Hsuan Michael Yu
Patient-reported outcomes regarding symptom burden may provide valuable information in addition to physician assessment. Systematic collection of patient-reported outcomes may be an important metric to identify unmet needs and improve quality of patient care. To understand common symptoms of patients seen in radiation oncology clinic, we examined the prospectively collected modified Edmonton Symptom Assessment Scale (ESAS-r) data to explore symptom clusters. Our clinic established use of a modified Edmonton Symptom Assessment Scale in August 2015...
August 4, 2017: Cancer Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28776310/infrastructure-and-equipment-for-radiation-oncology-in-the-spanish-national-health-system-analysis-of-external-beam-radiotherapy-2015-2020
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A Rodríguez, M Algara, D Monge, J López-Torrecilla, F Caballero, R Morera, R Escó, H Pérez-Montero, C Ferrer, P C Lara
PURPOSE: Planning for radiation oncology requires reliable estimates of both demand for radiotherapy and availability of technological resources. This study compares radiotherapy resources in the 17 regions of the decentralised Spanish National Health System (SNHS). MATERIALS AND METHODS: The Sociedad Española de Oncología Radioterápica (SEOR) performed a cross-sectional survey of all Spanish radiation oncology services (ROS) in 2015. We collected data on SNHS radiotherapy units, recording the year of installation, specific features of linear accelerators (LINACs) and other treatment units, and radiotherapeutic techniques implemented by region...
August 3, 2017: Clinical & Translational Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28771086/exposure-to-low-dose-x-ray-radiation-alters-bone-progenitor-cells-and-bone-microarchitecture
#18
Florence Lima, Joshua M Swift, Elisabeth S Greene, Matthew R Allen, David A Cunningham, Leslie A Braby, Susan A Bloomfield
Exposure to high-dose ionizing radiation during medical treatment exerts well-documented deleterious effects on bone health, reducing bone density and contributing to bone growth retardation in young patients and spontaneous fracture in postmenopausal women. However, the majority of human radiation exposures occur in a much lower dose range than that used in the radiation oncology clinic. Furthermore, very few studies have examined the effects of low-dose ionizing radiation on bone integrity and results have been inconsistent...
August 3, 2017: Radiation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28770295/inclusion-of-pet-ct-into-planning-of-primary-or-neoadjuvant-chemoradiotherapy-of-esophageal-cancer-improves-prognosis
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Jan-Christopher Metzger, Daniel Wollschläger, Matthias Miederer, Peter Vaupel, Markus Moehler, Heinz Schmidberger, Arnulf Mayer
BACKGROUND: PET-CT is widely used for both the staging and planning of primary or neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy for esophageal cancer. Inclusion of PET-CT information into radiotherapy planning often leads to substantial modifications of the target volume. In the case of detection of distant metastases, it may also result in a switch to a palliative treatment approach. This spares patients from therapy-related toxicities that provide no clinical benefit. However, due to a lack of studies, it is currently unclear whether the advantages of PET-CT also translate into a measurable improvement in patient survival...
August 2, 2017: Strahlentherapie und Onkologie: Organ der Deutschen Röntgengesellschaft ... [et Al]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28770294/automated-imrt-planning-in-pinnacle-a%C3%A2-study-in-head-and-neck-cancer
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J M A M Kusters, K Bzdusek, P Kumar, P G M van Kollenburg, M C Kunze-Busch, M Wendling, T Dijkema, J H A M Kaanders
PURPOSE: This study evaluates the performance and planning efficacy of the Auto-Planning (AP) module in the clinical version of Pinnacle 9.10 (Philips Radiation Oncology Systems, Fitchburg, WI, USA). METHODS AND MATERIALS: Twenty automated intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) plans were compared with the original manually planned clinical IMRT plans from patients with oropharyngeal cancer. RESULTS: Auto-Planning with IMRT offers similar coverage of the planning target volume as the original manually planned clinical plans, as well as better sparing of the contralateral parotid gland, contralateral submandibular gland, larynx, mandible, and brainstem...
August 2, 2017: Strahlentherapie und Onkologie: Organ der Deutschen Röntgengesellschaft ... [et Al]
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