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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165322/treatment-planning-with-intensity-modulated-particle-therapy-for-multiple-targets-in-stage-iv-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
#1
Kristjan Anderle, Joep Stroom, Sandra Vieira, Nuno Pimentel, Carlo Greco, Marco Durante, Christian Graeff
Intensity modulated particle therapy (IMPT) can produce highly conformal plans, but is limited in advanced lung cancer patients with multiple lesions due to motion and planning complexity. A 4D IMPT optimization including all motion states was expanded to include multiple targets, where each target (isocenter) is designated to specific field(s). Furthermore, to achieve stereotactic treatment planning objectives, target and OAR weights plus objective doses were automatically iteratively adapted. Finally, 4D doses were calculated for different motion scenarios...
November 22, 2017: Physics in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164929/psychosis-as-a-sequelae-of-paraneoplastic-syndrome-in-small-cell-lung-carcinoma-a-psycho-neuroendocrine-interface
#2
Christiana M Wilkins, Victoria L Johnson, Rachel E Fargason, Badari Birur
In 2013 more than 150,000 Americans died from all types of lung cancer. Small cell lung cancer (SCLC) represents about 13% of all lung cancers and is notoriously associated with paraneoplastic syndromes (PNS). Here we present an interesting case of psychosis associated with one such PNS-- ectopic Cushing syndrome of SCLC. A 56 year old African-American male with no prior psychiatric history who was diagnosed with SCLC two months prior, presented to the ER for treatment of a right arm laceration he sustained while fighting off attackers, with high concern these individuals may have been part of hallucinatory experiences and well-systematized persecutory delusions regarding his wife...
November 22, 2017: Clinical Schizophrenia & related Psychoses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29162279/clinical-decision-support-of-radiotherapy-treatment-planning-a-data-driven-machine-learning-strategy-for-patient-specific-dosimetric-decision-making
#3
Gilmer Valdes, Charles B Simone, Josephine Chen, Alexander Lin, Sue S Yom, Adam J Pattison, Colin M Carpenter, Timothy D Solberg
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Clinical decision support systems are a growing class of tools with the potential to impact healthcare. This study investigates the construction of a decision support system through which clinicians can efficiently identify which previously approved historical treatment plans are achievable for a new patient to aid in selection of therapy. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Treatment data were collected for early-stage lung and postoperative oropharyngeal cancers treated using photon (lung and head and neck) and proton (head and neck) radiotherapy...
November 18, 2017: Radiotherapy and Oncology: Journal of the European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29160902/proportion-and-number-of-cancer-cases-and-deaths-attributable-to-potentially-modifiable-risk-factors-in-the-united-states
#4
Farhad Islami, Ann Goding Sauer, Kimberly D Miller, Rebecca L Siegel, Stacey A Fedewa, Eric J Jacobs, Marjorie L McCullough, Alpa V Patel, Jiemin Ma, Isabelle Soerjomataram, W Dana Flanders, Otis W Brawley, Susan M Gapstur, Ahmedin Jemal
Contemporary information on the fraction of cancers that potentially could be prevented is useful for priority setting in cancer prevention and control. Herein, the authors estimate the proportion and number of invasive cancer cases and deaths, overall (excluding nonmelanoma skin cancers) and for 26 cancer types, in adults aged 30 years and older in the United States in 2014, that were attributable to major, potentially modifiable exposures (cigarette smoking; secondhand smoke; excess body weight; alcohol intake; consumption of red and processed meat; low consumption of fruits/vegetables, dietary fiber, and dietary calcium; physical inactivity; ultraviolet radiation; and 6 cancer-associated infections)...
November 21, 2017: CA: a Cancer Journal for Clinicians
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29160020/comparison-of-quantitative-regional-ventilation-weighted-fourier-decomposition-mri-with-dynamic-fluorinated-gas-washout-mri-and-lung-function-testing-in-copd-patients
#5
Till F Kaireit, Marcel Gutberlet, Andreas Voskrebenzev, Julia Freise, Tobias Welte, Jens M Hohlfeld, Frank Wacker, Jens Vogel-Claussen
BACKGROUND: Ventilation-weighted Fourier decomposition-MRI (FD-MRI) has matured as a reliable technique for quantitative measures of regional lung ventilation in recent years, but has yet not been validated in COPD patients. PURPOSE/HYPOTHESIS: To compare regional fractional lung ventilation obtained by ventilation-weighted FD-MRI with dynamic fluorinated gas washout MRI ((19) F-MRI) and lung function test parameters. STUDY TYPE: Prospective study...
November 21, 2017: Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging: JMRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159957/evaluating-performance-of-a-user-trained-mr-lung-tumor-autocontouring-algorithm-in-the-context-of-intra-and-inter-observer-variations
#6
Eugene Yip, Jihyun Yun, Zsolt Gabos, Sarah Baker, Don Yee, Keith Wachowicz, Satyapal Rathee, B Gino Fallone
PURPOSE: Real-time tracking of lung tumors using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) has been proposed as a potential strategy to mitigate the ill-effects of breathing motion in radiation therapy. Several autocontouring methods have been evaluated against a "gold standard" of a single human expert user. However, contours drawn by experts have inherent intra- and inter-observer variations. In this study, we aim to evaluate our user-trained autocontouring algorithm with manually drawn contours from multiple expert users, and to contextualize the accuracy of these autocontours within intra- and inter- observer variations...
November 21, 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159011/proton-therapy-for-malignant-pleural-mesothelioma-a-three-case-series-describing-the-clinical-and-dosimetric-advantages-of-proton-based-therapy
#7
Howard Lee, Jing Zeng, Stephen R Bowen, Ramesh Rengan
Malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) is a malignancy of the pleural cavity that typically presents at an advanced stage. Due to its large, circumferential clinical target volume (CTV) and proximity to major structures, including the heart and contralateral lung, delivering hemithoracic intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) with photon therapy to achieve loco-regional control following macroscopic complete resection is challenging. Intensity-modulated proton therapy (IMPT) has been shown to be a method for achieving higher therapeutic doses while limiting exposure to organs at risk (OARs), but patient outcomes after treatment have yet to be reported...
September 20, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159005/field-specific-intensity-modulated-proton-therapy-optimization-technique-for-breast-cancer-patients-with-tissue-expanders-containing-metal-ports
#8
Maura Kirk, Gary Freedman, Thorsten Ostrander, Lei Dong
This report aims to propose and present an evaluation of a robust pencil beam scanning proton multi-field optimized treatment planning technique for postmastectomy radiation of breast cancer patients with implanted tissue expanders containing an internal metal port. Field-specific split targets were created for optimization to prevent spots from traveling through the metal port, while providing uniform coverage of the target with the use of a multi-field intensity modulated optimization approach. Two beam angles were strategically selected to provide complementary target coverage and plan robustness...
September 18, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158832/clinical-translation-and-first-in-human-use-of-44-sc-sc-psma-617-for-pet-imaging-of-metastasized-castrate-resistant-prostate-cancer
#9
Elisabeth Eppard, Ana de la Fuente, Martina Benešová, Ambreen Khawar, Ralph A Bundschuh, Florian C Gärtner, Barbara Kreppel, Klaus Kopka, Markus Essler, Frank Rösch
BACKGROUND: Various trivalent radiometals are well suited for labeling of DOTA-conjugated variants of Glu-ureido-based prostate-specific membrane antigen (PSMA) inhibitors. The DOTA-conjugate PSMA-617 has proven high potential in PSMA radioligand therapy (PSMA-RLT) of prostate cancer as well as PET imaging when labeled with lutetium-177 and gallium-68 respectively. Considering the relatively short physical half-life of gallium-68 this positron emitter precludes prolonged acquisition periods, as required for pre-therapeutic dosimetry or intraoperative applications...
2017: Theranostics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158362/cd38-bispecific-antibody-pretargeted-radioimmunotherapy-for-multiple-myeloma-and-other-b-cell-malignancies
#10
Damian J Green, Shyril O'Steen, Yukang Lin, Melilssa L Comstock, Aimee L Kenoyer, Donald K Hamlin, D Scott Wilbur, Darrell R Fisher, Margaret Nartea, Mark D Hylarides, Ajay K Gopal, Theodore A Gooley, Johnnie J Orozco, Brian G Till, Kelly D Orcutt, K Dane Wittrup, Oliver W Press
Pretargeted radioimmunotherapy (PRIT) has demonstrated remarkable efficacy targeting tumor antigens, but immunogenicity and endogenous biotin blocking may limit clinical translation. We describe a new PRIT approach for the treatment of Multiple Myeloma (MM) and other B cell malignancies, for which we developed an anti-CD38 bispecific fusion protein that eliminates endogenous biotin interference and immunogenic elements. In murine xenograft models of MM and non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL), the CD38 bispecific construct demonstrated excellent blood clearance and tumor targeting...
November 20, 2017: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158124/improved-survival-with-increased-time-to-radiation-and-sequential-chemotherapy-after-surgery-for-pn2-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
#11
Karna Sura, Inga S Grills, Charles C Vu, Craig W Stevens, Hong Ye, Thomas M Guerrero
BACKGROUND: Currently, the ideal timing for postoperative radiotherapy (PORT) and chemotherapy is unknown. The present study evaluated their relative timing on overall survival (OS) using the National Cancer Database (NCDB). MATERIALS AND METHODS: The NCDB was queried for patients from 2004 to 2012 with resected non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC), pathologically involved N2 (pN2) nodes, and negative margins. All patients underwent adjuvant chemotherapy and external beam radiotherapy...
November 17, 2017: Clinical Lung Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157385/treatment-planning-for-radiation-therapy
#12
REVIEW
Michael MacManus, Sarah Everitt
PET scanning plays key roles in planning the management of patients with lung cancer who are candidates for curative-intent treatment with radiotherapy and has contributed to improvements in survival. (18)F-fluorodeoxyglucose-PET is the most important modality for staging, patient selection, and radiotherapy target volume definition in patients with unresectable non-small cell lung cancer. Developments include the availability of alternative tracers, such as (18)F-fluorothymidine, for imaging proliferation and a range of hypoxia imaging agents...
January 2018: PET Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156903/gender-differences-in-pain-and-patient-reported-outcomes-a-secondary-analysis-of-the-ncic-ctg-sc-23-randomized-trial
#13
Selina Chow, Keyue Ding, Bo Angela Wan, Michael Brundage, Ralph M Meyer, Abdenour Nabid, Pierre Chabot, Genevievev Coulombe, Shahida Ahmed, Joda Kuk, A Rashid Dar, Aamer Mahmud, Alysa Fairchild, Carolyn F Wilson, Jackson S Y Wu, Kristopher Dennis, Carlo DeAngelis, Rebecca K S Wong, Liting Zhu, Edward Chow
BACKGROUND: Gender differences may contribute to variations in disease presentations and health outcomes. To explore the gender difference in pain and patient reported outcomes in cancer patients with bone metastases undergoing palliative radiotherapy on the National Cancer Institute of Canada (NCIC) SC.23 randomized trial. METHODS: Patients completed the European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC) Quality of Life (QOL) bone metastases module (QLQ-BM22) and EORTC QOL Core-15-Palliative (QLQ-C15-PAL) before treatment and at days 10 and 42 after a single 8 Gy radiation treatment...
August 29, 2017: Annals of Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156895/survival-analysis-of-malignant-epidural-spinal-cord-compression-after-palliative-radiotherapy-using-tokuhashi-scoring-system-and-the-impact-of-systemic-therapy
#14
Wing Ho Mui, Tai Chung Lam, Frank Chi Sing Wong, Wing King Sze
BACKGROUND: Previous studies have shown similar clinical outcomes of both single and multi-fraction (Fr) radiation therapy among malignant epidural spinal cord compression (MSCC) patients with poor prognosis; whereas, patients expected to have longer survival may require long-course radiotherapy to prevent local failure. However, such a poor prognosis risk group has not yet been clearly identified for use in daily clinical practice. We examined if the known predictive Tokuhashi scoring system could be adapted in MSCC patients treated with palliative radiation therapy...
August 29, 2017: Annals of Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156731/mir-21-modulates-the-effect-of-ezh2-on-the-biological-behavior-of-human-lung-cancer-stem-cells-in-vitro
#15
Hui Xia, Wen Zhang, Baoshi Zhang, Yingnan Zhao, Yunlong Zhao, Shaojun Li, Yang Liu
Non-small-cell lung cancer has a high mortality rate and poor prognosis. Therefore, novel therapeutic approaches are urgently needed to enhance patient survival rates. In this study, we investigated the effects of miR-21 and EZH2 on the biological behavior of human lung cancer stem cells in vitro. We found increased expression of EZH2 and miR-21 in LCSCs, and miR-21 overexpression increased EZH2 levels in LCSCs. In addition, EZH2 and miR-21 knockdown increased the sensitivity of LCSCs to chemo- and radiation therapy, and exogenous EZH2 expression rescued the effects of anti-miR-21...
October 17, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156644/akt1-stimulates-homologous-recombination-repair-of-dna-double-strand-breaks-in-a-rad51-dependent-manner
#16
Katharina Mueck, Simone Rebholz, Mozhgan Dehghan Harati, H Peter Rodemann, Mahmoud Toulany
Akt1 is known to promote non-homologous end-joining (NHEJ)-mediated DNA double-strand break (DSB) repair by stimulation of DNA-PKcs. In the present study, we investigated the effect of Akt1 on homologous recombination (HR)-dependent repair of radiation-induced DSBs in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) cells A549 and H460. Akt1-knockdown (Akt1-KD) significantly reduced Rad51 protein level, Rad51 foci formation and its colocalization with γH2AX foci after irradiation. Moreover, Akt1-KD decreased clonogenicity after treatment with Mitomycin C and HR repair, as tested by an HR-reporter assay...
November 20, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154894/non-contrast-quantitative-pulmonary-perfusion-using-flow-alternating-inversion-recovery-at-3t-a-preliminary-study
#17
Joshua S Greer, Christopher D Maroules, Orhan K Oz, Suhny Abbara, Ronald M Peshock, Ivan Pedrosa, Ananth J Madhuranthakam
PURPOSE: To demonstrate the initial feasibility of non-contrast quantitative pulmonary perfusion imaging at 3T using flow alternating inversion recovery (FAIR), and to evaluate the intra-session and inter-session reliability of FAIR measurements at 3T. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Nine healthy volunteers were imaged using our own implementation of FAIR pulse sequence on 3T. Quantitative FAIR perfusion, both with and without larger pulmonary vessels, was correlated with global phase contrast (PC) measured blood flow in the right pulmonary artery (RPA)...
November 14, 2017: Magnetic Resonance Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153897/comparison-of-single-and-three-fraction-schedules-of-stereotactic-body-radiation-therapy-for-peripheral-early-stage-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
#18
Sung Jun Ma, Lucas M Serra, Yusef A Syed, Gregory M Hermann, Jorge A Gomez-Suescun, Anurag K Singh
BACKGROUND: To compare the clinical outcomes of patients with early-stage non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) who had undergone either single-fraction (SF) or three-fraction (TF) stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) at a single institution during over 8-year period. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Patients with peripherally located early-stage NSCLC who had undergone SBRT from February 2007 to November 2015 were included in the present study. SBRT was delivered without heterogeneity correction...
October 28, 2017: Clinical Lung Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29152838/commissioning-of-the-world-s-first-compact-pencil-beam-scanning-proton-therapy-system
#19
Rajesh Pidikiti, Bijal C Patel, Matthew R Maynard, Joseph P Dugas, Joseph Syh, Narayan Sahoo, Hsinshun Terry Wu, Lane R Rosen
This paper summarizes clinical commissioning of the world's first commercial, clinically utilized installation of a compact, image-guided, pencil-beam scanning, intensity-modulated proton therapy system, the IBA Proteus(®) ONE, at the Willis-Knighton Cancer Center (WKCC) in Shreveport, LA. The Proteus(®) ONE is a single-room, compact-gantry system employing a cyclotron-generated proton beam with image guidance via cone-beam CT as well as stereoscopic orthogonal and oblique planar kV imaging. Coupling 220° of gantry rotation with a 6D robotic couch capable of in plane patient rotations of over 180° degrees allows for 360° of treatment access...
November 20, 2017: Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151967/new-clinical-features-and-dosimetric-predictor-identification-for-symptomatic-radiation-pneumonitis-after-tangential-irradiation-in-breast-cancer-patients
#20
Ge Wen, Yu-Ting Tan, Xiao-Wen Lan, Zhi-Chun He, Jiang-Hua Huang, Jun-Tian Shi, Xiao Lin, Xiao-Bo Huang
Background: Tangential irradiation is the most popular postoperative radiotherapy technique for breast cancer. However, irradiation has been related to symptomatic radiation pneumonitis (SRP), which decreases the quality of life of patients. This study investigated the clinical features and dosimetric parameters related to SRP of the ipsilateral lung to identify risk factors for SRP in breast cancer patients after three-dimensional conformal radiation therapy (3D-CRT) with tangential fields. Material and Methods: A total of 515 breast cancer patients were evaluated and divided into two groups: the local-regional irradiation group (259 patients) and the simple local irradiation group (256 patients)...
2017: Journal of Cancer
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