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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079688/retrospective-comparative-study-of-topical-interferon-%C3%AE-2b-versus-mitomycin-c-for-primary-ocular-surface-squamous-neoplasia
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Rakhi Kusumesh, Anita Ambastha, Shishir Kumar, Bibhuti Prasan Sinha, Nazia Imam
PURPOSE: To compare the efficacy and safety of topical interferon alpha 2b (IFNα2b) and mitomycin C (MMC) for ocular surface squamous neoplasia. METHODS: In this retrospective study, medical records of 51 eyes of 50 patients with a diagnosis of primary ocular surface squamous neoplasia were included. All cases were treated with either topical IFNα2b (1 million IU/mL) or MMC (0.4 mg/mL) 4 times a day. The primary outcome measure was frequency of clinical resolution of tumors along with failure and recurrence rates after treatment...
January 11, 2017: Cornea
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079260/an-experimentally-validated-couch-and-mlc-tracking-simulator-used-to-investigate-hybrid-couch-mlc-tracking
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Jakob Toftegaard, Rune Hansen, Thomas Ravkilde, Kristijan Macek, Per Rugaard Poulsen
PURPOSE/OBJECTIVE: Couch and MLC tracking are two novel techniques to mitigate intrafractional tumor motion on a conventional linear accelerator, but both techniques still have residual dosimetric errors. Here, we first propose and experimentally validate a software tool to simulate couch and MLC tracking, and then use the simulator to study hybrid couch-MLC tracking for improved tracking performance. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The tracking simulator requires a treatment plan and a motion trajectory as input and simulates the delivered monitor units and motion of all accelerator parts as function of time...
January 12, 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076559/anti-inflammatory-effect-of-lycopene-on-endotoxin-induced-uveitis-in-rats
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Tuğba Göncü, Elif Oğuz, Hatice Sezen, Sezen Koçarslan, Halit Oğuz, Ali Akal, Fatih Mehmet Adıbelli, Sevim Çakmak, Nurten Aksoy
Purpose: We evaluated the efficacy of lycopene, a dietary carotenoid and potent antioxidant, against ocular inflammation and oxidative stress in an experimental uveitis model. Methods: Endotoxin-induced uveitis (EIU) was induced in Sprague-Dawley rats by a single subcutaneous injection of 200 μg lipopolysaccharide (LPS). Induction of EIU was preceded by daily intraperitoneal injection of 10 mg/kg lycopene for three consecutive days (Lycopene + LPS group) or equivolume vehicle (Vehicle + LPS group)...
November 2016: Arquivos Brasileiros de Oftalmologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070718/first-in-human-trial-of-an-anti-5t4-antibody-monomethylauristatin-conjugate-pf-06263507-in-patients-with-advanced-solid-tumors
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Geoffrey I Shapiro, Ulka N Vaishampayan, Patricia LoRusso, Jeremy Barton, Steven Hua, Steven D Reich, Ronald Shazer, Carrie T Taylor, Dawei Xuan, Hossein Borghaei
Background The antibody-drug conjugate PF-06263507 targets the cell-surface, tumor-associated antigen 5T4 and consists of a humanized IgG1 conjugated to the microtubule-disrupting agent monomethylauristatin-F by a non-cleavable maleimidocaproyl linker. In this first-in-human, dose-finding trial (NCT01891669), we evaluated safety, pharmacokinetics, and preliminary antitumor activity of PF-06263507 in pretreated patients with advanced solid tumors, unselected for 5T4 expression. starting at 0.05 mg/kg, with 25, 56, and 95% dose increments, depending on observed dose-limiting toxicities (DLTs), applying a modified continual reassessment method...
January 9, 2017: Investigational New Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062196/radiotherapeutic-and-surgical-management-of-iris-melanoma-a-review
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Marko Popovic, Iqbal Ike K Ahmed, Julia DiGiovanni, Carol L Shields
We compare outcomes following radiotherapeutic and surgical management of iris melanoma. Endpoints included local tumor recurrence, metastases, and common complications. From an initial search that yielded 231 articles, we found 17 relevant studies with 761 eyes. The gender distribution was balanced with a mean age of 52 years. Most studies focused on either proton beam (49.4%) or plaque (31.4%) radiotherapy. Rates of local recurrence (range: 0-8%) and metastatic development (0-5%) were favorable following radiotherapy; however, common complications included cataract (36-73%), glaucoma (3-92%) and corneal conditions (0-33%)...
January 3, 2017: Survey of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28061460/l1-increases-adhesion-mediated-proliferation-and-chemoresistance-of-retinoblastoma
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Dong Hyun Jo, Kyungmin Lee, Jin Hyoung Kim, Hyoung Oh Jun, Younghoon Kim, Young-Lai Cho, Young Suk Yu, Jeong-Ki Min, Jeong Hun Kim
Retinoblastoma is the most common intraocular cancer in children, affecting 1/20,000 live births. Currently, children with retinoblastoma were treated with chemotherapy using drugs such as carboplatin, vincristine, and etoposide. Unfortunately, if conventional treatment fails, the affected eyes should be removed to prevent extension into adjacent tissues and metastasis. This study is to investigate the roles of L1 in adhesion-mediated proliferation and chemoresistance of retinoblastoma. L1 was differentially expressed in 30 retinoblastoma tissues and 2 retinoblastoma cell lines...
January 4, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28059629/extra-axial-ependymoma-of-the-cerebral-convexity-a-very-rare-intracranial-adult-tumor
#7
Soufiane Berhili, Abdellah Aissa, Selma Kadiri, Nadia Cherradi, Sanae El Majjaoui, Hanan El Kacemi, Tayeb Kebdani, Noureddine Benjaafar
Background Ependymomas are rare adult tumors that originate from the ventricular system or the ependymal surface of the central canal. Extra-axial supratentorial ependymomas are extremely rare, and only five cases have been reported to date in the English literature. Case presentation A 46-year-old previously healthy male presented with a gradual painless loss of vision in the right eye. Cerebral MRI showed a right parietal-occipital lesion resembling an atypical meningioma. Surgical resection was performed, and immunohistochemical staining results concluded that it was a very uncommon location of a grade 3 ependymoma...
January 1, 2017: Neuroradiology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28058667/evaluation-of-high-risk-features-of-primary-enucleation-of-patients-with-retinoblastoma-in-a-tertiary-center-of-a-developing-country-in-the-era-of-intra-arterial-chemotherapy
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Funda Dikkaya, Ahmet Murat Sarıcı, Firuze Erbek, Tiraje Celkan, Mehmet Serhat Mangan, Övgü Aydın, Cuyan Demirkesen, Halit Pazarlı
PURPOSE: To evaluate the frequency of high-risk histopathologic factors in Turkish children enucleated for retinoblastoma and to analyze the association between growth pattern, rosetta formation, tumor thickness, presence of necrosis, calcification, neovascularization, rate of mitosis, and high-risk histopathologic factors. METHODS: Pathology reports of 59 eyes who had received enucleation for retinoblastoma were reviewed retrospectively. The histopathologic data included presence of choroidal invasion, optic nerve invasion, scleral extension, tumor thickness, presence of necrosis, calcification, neovascularization, rosetta formation and lymphocyte infiltration, rate of mitosis, and growth pattern...
January 5, 2017: International Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28055019/rep1-inhibits-foxo3-mediated-apoptosis-to-promote-cancer-cell-survival
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Kwon-Ho Song, Seon Rang Woo, Joon-Yong Chung, Hyo-Jung Lee, Se Jin Oh, Soon-Oh Hong, Jaegal Shim, Yong Nyun Kim, Seung Bae Rho, Seung-Mo Hong, Hanbyoul Cho, Masahiko Hibi, Dong-Jun Bae, Sang-Yeob Kim, Min Gyu Kim, Tae Woo Kim, Young-Ki Bae
Rab escort protein 1 (REP1) is a component of Rab geranyl-geranyl transferase 2 complex. Mutations in REP1 cause a disease called choroideremia (CHM), which is an X-linked eye disease. Although it is postulated that REP1 has functions in cell survival or death of various tissues in addition to the eye, how REP1 functions in normal and cancer cells remains to be elucidated. Here, we demonstrated that REP1 is required for the survival of intestinal cells in addition to eyes or a variety of cells in zebrafish, and also has important roles in tumorigenesis...
January 5, 2017: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28053137/activation-of-cecr1-in-m2-like-tams-promotes-paracrine-stimulation-mediated-glial-tumor-progression
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Changbin Zhu, Dana Mustafa, Ping-Pin Zheng, Marcel van der Weiden, Andrea Sacchetti, Maarten Brandt, Ihsan Chrifi, Dennie Tempel, Pieter J M Leenen, Dirk Jan Duncker, Caroline Cheng, Johan M Kros
BACKGROUND: The majority of glioma-associated microglia/macrophages have been identified as M2-type macrophages with immune suppressive and tumor supportive action. Recently, the extracellular adenosine deaminase protein Cat Eye Syndrome Critical Region Protein 1 (CECR1) was shown to regulate macrophage maturation. In this study, we investigate the role of CECR1 in the regulation of the glioma-associated macrophage response. METHODS: Expression of CECR1 was assessed in human glioma samples...
January 3, 2017: Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052050/planning-four-dimensional-intensity-modulated-arc-therapy-for-tumor-tracking-with-a-multileaf-collimator
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Ying Niu, Gregory Betzel, Xiaocheng Yang, Minzhi Gui, William Parke, Byong Yi, Cedric Yu
This study introduces a practical four-dimensional (4D) planning scheme of IMAT using 4D computed tomography (4D CT) for planning tumor tracking with dynamic multileaf beam collimation. We assume that patients can breathe regularly, i.e., the same way as during 4D CT with an unchanged period and amplitude, and that the start of 4D-IMAT delivery can be synchronized with a designated respiratory phase. Each control point of the IMAT-delivery process can be associated with an image set of 4D CT at a specified respiratory phase...
January 4, 2017: Physics in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048745/tu-d-brc-01-novel-applications-for-current-epid-technology
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J Rottmann
There has been increased deployment of gantry-mounted linacs with onboard kilovoltage x-ray imagers. Despite this trend, most clinics still employ beam's-eye-view (BEV) imaging using flat panel electronic portal imaging devices (EPIDs) as a highly useful means of verifying geometric localization pre- and post-delivery. In recent years, there has been increased interest in the use of EPIDs for a variety of clinical and investigational applications ranging from megavoltage cone-beam CT, in vivo dosimetry, patient-specific QA to real-time target localization for dynamic MLC-based tumor tracking...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048738/su-f-t-79-monte-carlo-investigation-of-optimizing-parameters-for-modulated-electron-arc-therapy
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E Al Ashkar, A Eldib, K Eraba, M Imam, C Ma
PURPOSE: Electron arc therapy provides excellent dose distributions for treating superficial tumors along curved surfaces. However this modality has not received widespread application due to the lack of needed advancement in electron beam delivery, accurate electron dose calculation and treatment plan optimization. The aim of the current work is to investigate possible parameters that can be optimized for electron arc (eARC) therapy. METHODS: The MCBEAM code was used to generate phase space files for 6 and 12MeV electron beam energies from a Varian trilogy machine...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048681/mo-fg-campus-tep2-02-first-experiences-and-perspectives-in-using-direct-multicriteria-optimization-mco-on-volumetric-modulated-arc-therapy-vmat-for-head-and-neck-cancer
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Samantha Edgington, Christopher Cotter, Paul Busse, Bruce Crawford, Yi Wang
PURPOSE: To report the first experiences and perspectives in using direct multicriteria optimization (MCO) on volumetric-modulated arc therapy (VMAT) for head and neck (H&N) cancer. METHODS: Ten prior patients with tumors in representative H&N regions were selected to evaluate direct MCO-VMAT in RayStation v5.0 beta. The patients were previously treated by intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) with MCO on an Elekta linear accelerator with Agility multileaf collimator...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048679/su-f-t-75-dosimetry-considerations-in-the-use-of-hanging-eye-block-for-lesions-of-the-conjunctiva
#15
Z Grelewicz, B Lee, D Cutright, Z Kang, M Gopalakrishnan, V Sathiaseelan, H Zhang
PURPOSE: Superficial lesions in the conjunctiva are frequently treated with en face electrons, using a hanging block to spare dose to the lens of the eye. Dose to the tumor and lens depend on the design and setup of the block and supporting apparatus. We performed in phantom measurements in order to characterize the dose sparing effects of the block as well as the under-dosing effect under the supporting apparatus for 6 MeV treatment. METHODS: The commercial hanging block studied uses a 1...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048308/we-de-bra-01-science-council-junior-investigator-competition-winner-acceleration-of-a-limited-angle-intrafraction-verification-live-system-using-adaptive-prior-knowledge-based-image-estimation
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Y Zhang, F Yin, Y Zhang, L Ren
PURPOSE: To develop an adaptive prior knowledge based image estimation method to reduce the scan angle needed in the LIVE system to reconstruct 4D-CBCT for intrafraction verification. METHODS: The LIVE system has been previously proposed to reconstructs 4D volumetric images on-the-fly during arc treatment for intrafraction target verification and dose calculation. This system uses limited-angle beam's eye view (BEV) MV cine images acquired from the treatment beam together with the orthogonally acquired limited-angle kV projections to reconstruct 4D-CBCT images for target verification during treatment...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048228/su-f-p-26-study-of-radiation-dose-evaluation-for-organs-at-risk-using-mri-in-intensity-modulated-radiation-therapy-for-nasopharyngeal-carcinoma
#17
G Gong, Y Guo, Y Yin
PURPOSE: To study the contour and dosimetric feature of organs at risk (OARs) applying magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) images in intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) of nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) compared to computed tomography (CT) images. METHODS: 35 NPC patients was selected into this trail. CT simulation with non-contrast and contrast enhanced scan, MRI simulation with non-contrast and contrast enhanced T1, T2 and diffusion weighted imaging were achieved sequentially...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048173/su-f-t-51-investigating-the-effect-of-eye-size-and-eccentricity-on-normal-tissue-doses-from-eye-plaque-brachytherapy
#18
E Polsdofer, R Crilly
PURPOSE: This study investigates the effect of eye size and eccentricity on doses to critical tissues by simulating doses in the Plaque Simulator (v. 6.3.1) software. Present OHSU plaque brachytherapy treatment focuses on delivering radiation to the tumor measured with ocular ultrasound plus a small margin and assumes the orbit has the dimensions of a "standard eye." Accurately modeling the dimensions of the orbit requires a high resolution ocular CT. This study quantifies how standard differences in equatorial diameters and eccentricity affect calculated doses to critical structures in order to query the justification of the additional CT scan to the treatment planning process...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048090/su-g-bra-06-quantification-of-tracking-performance-of-a-multi-layer-electronic-portal-imaging-device
#19
Y Hu, J Rottmann, M Myronakis, R Berbeco
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to quantify the improvement in tumor tracking, with and without fiducial markers, afforded by employing a multi-layer (MLI) electronic portal imaging device (EPID) over the current state-of-the-art, single-layer, digital megavolt imager (DMI) architecture. METHODS: An ideal observer signal-to-noise ratio (d') approach was used to quantify the ability of an MLI EPID and a current, state-of-the-art DMI EPID to track lung tumors from the treatment beam's-eye-view...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048087/tu-d-brc-02-free-information-epid-based-in-vivo-dosimetry
#20
P Greer
There has been increased deployment of gantry-mounted linacs with onboard kilovoltage x-ray imagers. Despite this trend, most clinics still employ beam's-eye-view (BEV) imaging using flat panel electronic portal imaging devices (EPIDs) as a highly useful means of verifying geometric localization pre- and post-delivery. In recent years, there has been increased interest in the use of EPIDs for a variety of clinical and investigational applications ranging from megavoltage cone-beam CT, in vivo dosimetry, patient-specific QA to real-time target localization for dynamic MLC-based tumor tracking...
June 2016: Medical Physics
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