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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328309/ibpro-a-novel-short-duration-teaching-course-in-advanced-physics-and-biology-underlying-cancer-radiotherapy
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Michael C Joiner, Monica W Tracey, Sara E Kacin, Jay W Burmeister
This article provides a summary and status report of the ongoing advanced education program IBPRO - Integrated course in Biology and Physics of Radiation Oncology. IBPRO is a five-year program funded by NCI. It addresses the recognized deficiency in the number of mentors available who have the required knowledge and skill to provide the teaching and training that is required for future radiation oncologists and researchers in radiation sciences. Each year, IBPRO brings together 50 attendees typically at assistant professor level and upwards, who are already qualified/certified radiation oncologists, medical physicists or biologists...
March 22, 2017: Radiation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327924/long-term-outcome-of-487-patients-with-early-stage-extra-nodal-marginal-zone-lymphoma
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S Teckie, S Qi, M Chelius, S Lovie, M Hsu, A Noy, C Portlock, J Yahalom
Background: Localized early-stage extra-nodal marginal zone lymphoma (MZL) presents with heterogeneous organ involvement and is treated with various modalities, including resection, radiotherapy, and systemic therapy. We report the long-term outcome of a large cohort of extra-nodal MZL and assess the impact of patient and disease characteristics, organ site, and treatment strategy on disease control and survival. Patients and Methods: We identified 487 consecutive patients with stage IE or IIE MZL referred between 1992 and 2012 to Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center...
January 23, 2017: Annals of Oncology: Official Journal of the European Society for Medical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327474/measurement-and-properties-of-dose-area-product-ratio-in-external-small-beam-radiotherapy
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Jarkko Tapio Niemelä, Mari Partanen, Jarkko Ojala, Petri Sipilae, Mikko Björkqvist, Mika Kapanen, Jani Keyriläinen
In small-beam radiation therapy (RT) the measurement of beam quality parameter i.e. tissue-phantom ratio or TPR<sub>20,10</sub> with conventional point detector is a challenge. To obtain reliable results, one has to consider potential sources of error, including volume averaging and adjustment of the point detector into the narrow beam. To overcome these challenges, a different type of possible beam quality parameter in small beams was studied, namely the dose-area product ratio or DAPR<sub>20,10</sub>...
March 22, 2017: Physics in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327466/regional-deep-hyperthermia-impact-of-observer-variability-in-ct-based-manual-tissue-segmentation-on-a-simulated-temperature-distribution
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Bassim Aklan, Josefin Hartmann, Diana Zink, Hadi Siavooshhaghighi, Ricarda Merten, Florian Putz, Oliver Ott, Rainer Fietkau, Christoph Bert
The aim of this study was to systematically investigate the influence of inter- and intra-observer segmentation variation of tumor and organs at risk on the simulated temperature coverage of the target. CT scans of six patients with tumors in the pelvic region acquired for radiotherapy treatment planning were used for the hyperthermia treatment planning. To study the effect of inter-observer variation, three observers manually segmented in the CT images of each patient the following structures: fat, muscle, bone and bladder...
March 22, 2017: Physics in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326999/nicaraven-a-potential-radioprotective-agent-has-very-limited-effects-on-the-survival-of-cancer-cells-and-the-growth-of-established-tumors
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Chen Yan, Lan Luo, Yoshishige Urata, Shinji Goto, Chang-Ying Guo, Tao-Sheng Li
Radiotherapy is one of the major treatment modalities for the management of various cancers, however, it is limited by the severe side effects and complications experienced by some patients. Nicaraven, a chemically synthesized hydroxyl radical-specific scavenger, has been shown to protect normal tissues from radiation-induced injury. We investigated the role of nicaraven in cancer cells and tumor growth. While nicaraven did not significantly change the colony-forming abilities and DNA damage levels in several cancer cell lines after irradiation, it significantly protected mouse bone marrow-derived hematopoietic stem cells from radiation injury...
March 2017: Radiation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325958/micrornas-involvement-in-radioresistance-of-head-and-neck-cancer
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REVIEW
Parwez Ahmad, Jiri Sana, Marek Slavik, Pavel Slampa, Pavel Smilek, Ondrej Slaby
Resistance to the ionizing radiation is a current problem in the treatment and clinical management of various cancers including head and neck cancer. There are several biological and molecular mechanisms described to be responsible for resistance of the tumors to radiotherapy. Among them, the main mechanisms include alterations in intracellular pathways involved in DNA damage and repair, apoptosis, proliferation, and angiogenesis. It has been found that regulation of these complex processes is often controlled by microRNAs...
2017: Disease Markers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325757/loss-of-cd73-prevents-accumulation-of-alternatively-activated-macrophages-and-the-formation-of-prefibrotic-macrophage-clusters-in-irradiated-lungs
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Simone de Leve, Florian Wirsdörfer, Federica Cappuccini, Alexandra Schütze, Alina V Meyer, Katharina Röck, Linda F Thompson, Jens W Fischer, Martin Stuschke, Verena Jendrossek
While radiotherapy is a mainstay for cancer therapy, pneumonitis and fibrosis constitute dose-limiting side effects of thorax and whole body irradiation. So far, the contribution of immune cells to disease progression is largely unknown. Here we studied the role of ecto-5'-nucelotidase (CD73)/adenosine-induced changes in the myeloid compartment in radiation-induced lung fibrosis. C57BL/6 wild-type or CD73(-/-) mice received a single dose of whole thorax irradiation (WTI, 15 Gy). Myeloid cells were characterized in flow cytometric, histologic, and immunohistochemical analyses as well as RNA analyses...
March 21, 2017: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325619/effects-of-online-cone-beam-computed-tomography-with-active-breath-control-in-determining-planning-target-volume-during-accelerated-partial-breast-irradiation
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Y Li, R Zhong, X Wang, P Ai, F Henderson, N Chen, F Luo
PURPOSE: To test if active breath control during cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) could improve planning target volume during accelerated partial breast radiotherapy for breast cancer. METHODS: Patients who were more than 40 years old, underwent breast-conserving dissection and planned for accelerated partial breast irradiation, and with postoperative staging limited to T1-2 N0 M0, or postoperative staging T2 lesion no larger than 3cm with a negative surgical margin greater than 2mm were enrolled...
March 18, 2017: Cancer Radiothérapie: Journal de la Société Française de Radiothérapie Oncologique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325618/thoracic-irradiation-in-3weeks-for-limited-stage-small-cell-lung-cancer-is-twice-a-day-fractionation-really-needed
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G A Turgeon, L Souhami, N Kopek, V Hirsh, L Ofiara, S L Faria
PURPOSE: Many Canadian institutions treat limited-disease small cell lung cancer with 40Gy in 15 fractions delivered once-a-day in 3weeks concomitantly with chemotherapy. This regimen is convenient and seems to be effective. Here, we report and compare with a literature review the outcomes of patients with limited-stage small cell lung cancer treated in our institution with this hypofractionated regimen. PATIENTS AND METHODS: From January 2004 to December 2012, patients with limited-stage small cell lung cancer treated curatively with platinum-based chemotherapy and concurrent thoracic radiotherapy at a dose of 40Gy in 16 fractions once-a-day were eligible for this review...
March 18, 2017: Cancer Radiothérapie: Journal de la Société Française de Radiothérapie Oncologique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325493/determining-the-epidemiologic-outcome-and-prognostic-factors-of-oral-malignant-melanoma-by-using-the-surveillance-epidemiology-and-end-results-database
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Robert J Lee, Serena A Lee, Thomas Lin, Kevin K Lee, Russell E Christensen
BACKGROUND: The authors conducted a retrospective analysis to determine the epidemiologic, outcome, and prognostic factors in patients with oral malignant melanoma (OMM). METHODS: The authors used the US National Cancer Institute's Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results database to analyze patients with OMM from 1973 to 2012. Study variables included age, sex, race, decade of diagnosis, extent of disease, tumor size, treatment modality, and socioeconomic status (SES)...
March 18, 2017: Journal of the American Dental Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325266/stage-i-small-cell-lung-cancer-a-new-potential-option-for-stereotactic-ablative-radiation-therapy-a-review-of-literature
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REVIEW
Filippo Alongi, Stefano Arcangeli, Berardino De Bari, Niccolò Giaj-Levra, Alba Fiorentino, Rosario Mazzola, Marco Trovò
Small cell lung cancer (SCLC) is relative rare histology in lung cancer patients. The standard treatment, in patients with an intra-thoracic disease, is represented by the use of concurrent chemo-radiotherapy; while patients with early SCLC stage, surgical resection could be recommended. Stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT) is a recently introduced technique allowing the delivery of very high radiation doses to limited target volumes and it is considered the standard approach in the treatment of not operable stage I Non Small-Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC)...
April 2017: Critical Reviews in Oncology/hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325250/radiotherapy-in-the-age-of-cancer-immunology-current-concepts-and-future-developments
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REVIEW
Mauro Loi, Isacco Desideri, Daniela Greto, Monica Mangoni, Mariangela Sottili, Icro Meattini, Carlotta Becherini, Francesca Terziani, Camilla Delli Paoli, Emanuela Olmetto, Pierluigi Bonomo, Lorenzo Livi
Major advances in the knowledge of cancer biology and its interactions with tumor immune environment led to the emergence, in the last five years of new immunotherapy-based treatment strategies in cancer patients. At the same time, improvement in radiation technique and progress in radiobiology allowed in the last decade to expand the applications of radiotherapy in a growing number of settings. At present, there are strong theoretical basis to propose immune-enhanced radiation therapy that may represent in the future a new paradigm of treatment, combining the intrinsic power of radiotherapy to elicit a specific, systemic, tumor-directed immune response with modern highly conformal and precise dose delivery, in order to maximize response at the major site of disease and obtain durable disease control...
April 2017: Critical Reviews in Oncology/hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325246/challenges-and-prospects-for-providing-radiation-oncology-services-in-africa
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REVIEW
Onyinye Balogun, Danielle Rodin, Wilfred Ngwa, Surbhi Grover, John Longo
There are considerable challenges to meeting the demands of the impending cancer crisis in Africa. These include a rising incidence of cancer and cancer-related deaths, equipment and maintenance costs, and deficits in human resources and training. Addressing these issues would be crucial to tackling the increasing burden of cancer on the continent. Innovations in technology and collaborative efforts within the global oncology community have created promising solutions for establishing quality cancer care in Africa and eradicating the massive disparities that currently exist...
April 2017: Seminars in Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325245/south-east-asia-differing-socioeconomic-factors-differing-access-to-radiotherapy-the-philippines-a-microcosm
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REVIEW
Miriam Joy C Calaguas, Johannes A Gubat
The accessibility of radiotherapy in Southeast Asia, a region characterized by diversity in both economy and culture, differ widely among its member countries. In most countries, access is not universal and is generally limited by radiotherapy resources and the health-seeking behavior of patients. This in turn relates to the current health policy in place, the practice of radiation oncology, and cultural factors such as religion and family dynamics. Although it is clear that radiotherapy access parallel economic development, it is also affected by different social factors that work to facilitate or impede its improvement...
April 2017: Seminars in Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325242/radiation-oncology-in-india-challenges-and-opportunities
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REVIEW
Surbhi Grover, Shivakumar Gudi, Ajeet Kumar Gandhi, Priya M Puri, Adam C Olson, Danielle Rodin, Onyi Balogun, Preet K Dhillon, Daya Nand Sharma, Goura Kishor Rath, Shyam Kishore Shrivastava, Akila N Viswanathan, Umesh Mahantshetty
Rising cancer incidence and mortality in India emphasize the need to address the increasing burden of this disease and the stark inequities in access to radiotherapy and other essential medical treatments. State-of-the-art technology is available within the private sector and a few hospitals in the public sector, but 75% of patients in the public sector in India do not have access to timely radiotherapy. This inequity in access to radiotherapy in the public sector is amplified in rural areas, where most of India׳s population lives...
April 2017: Seminars in Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325241/radiation-oncology-in-the-developing-economies-of-central-and-eastern-europe
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REVIEW
Natia Esiashvili
Eastern Europe is represented by 22 countries of significant variability in population density and degree of economic development. They have been affected by past geopolitical isolation due to their association with the "Soviet Block." Currently, all Eastern European countries except Slovenia are low- or middle-income level and 10 of them are part of European Union. Health care systems in Central and Eastern Europe have been influenced by the legacy of centralized soviet-era governance; however, most countries, particularly in European Union zone, have gone through health care reforms directed toward modernizing infrastructure and staffing...
April 2017: Seminars in Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325237/global-health-in-radiation-oncology-the-emergence-of-a-new-career-pathway
#17
REVIEW
Danielle Rodin, Mei Ling Yap, Surbhi Grover, John M Longo, Onyinye Balogun, Sandra Turner, Jesper G Eriksen, C Norman Coleman, Meredith Giuliani
The massive global shortfall in radiotherapy equipment and human resources in developing countries is an enormous challenge for international efforts in cancer control. This lack of access to treatment has been long-standing, but there is now a growing consensus about the urgent need to prioritize solutions to this problem and that a global strategy is required for them to be successful. An essential element of making radiotherapy universally accessible is a coordinated approach to clinical training and practice...
April 2017: Seminars in Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325236/improving-quality-and-access-to-radiation-therapy-an-iaea-perspective
#18
REVIEW
May Abdel-Wahab, Eduardo Zubizarreta, Alfredo Polo, Ahmed Meghzifene
The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has been involved in radiation therapy since soon after its creation in 1957. In response to the demands of Member States, the IAEA׳s activities relating to radiation therapy have focused on supporting low- and middle-income countries to set up radiation therapy facilities, expand the scope of treatments, or gradually transition to new technologies. In addition, the IAEA has been very active in providing internationally harmonized guidelines on clinical, dosimetry, medical physics, and safety aspects of radiation therapy...
April 2017: Seminars in Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324304/management-of-elderly-patients-with-glioblastoma
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REVIEW
Patrick Roth, Dorothee Gramatzki, Michael Weller
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Glioblastoma represents one of the major challenges in neurooncology and approximately half of the patients are 60 years or older. We summarize the particular situation of elderly glioblastoma patients with a focus on therapeutic considerations. RECENT FINDINGS: Favorable molecular markers such as mutations in the isocitrate dehydrogenase (IDH) 1 or 2 genes are virtually absent in glioblastomas in elderly patients. Treatment options are similar to the situation in young patients and comprise surgical resection, radiation therapy, and alkylating chemotherapy...
April 2017: Current Neurology and Neuroscience Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323577/mitigation-of-radiation-induced-epithelial-damage-by-the-tlr5-agonist-entolimod-in-a-mouse-model-of-fractionated-head-and-neck-irradiation
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Ilia A Toshkov, Anatoli S Gleiberman, Vadim L Mett, Alan D Hutson, Anurag K Singh, Andrei V Gudkov, Lyudmila G Burdelya
Radiation treatment of head and neck cancer frequently causes severe collateral damage to normal tissues including mouth mucosa, salivary glands and skin. This toxicity limits the radiation dose that can be delivered and affects the patient's quality of life. Previous studies in mice and nonhuman primates showed that entolimod, a toll-like receptor 5 (TLR5) agonist derived from bacterial flagellin, effectively reduced radiation damage to hematopoietic and gastrointestinal tissues in both total-body and local irradiation scenarios, with no protection of tumors...
March 21, 2017: Radiation Research
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