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Carbon ion radiotherapy

Giulia Marvaso, Barbara Vischioni, Barbara Alicja Jereczek-Fossa, Delia Ciardo, Piero Fossati, Tommaso Giandini, Sara Morlino, Mauro Carrara, Paola Romanelli, Elvio Russi, Francesca Valvo, Riccardo Valdagni, Roberto Orecchia
Hadrontherapy has been in constant progress in the past decades. Due to the increasing interest in this field and the spreading of the technique in Italy and worldwide, the Italian Society of Radiation Oncology surveyed (by an online survey) its members regarding their perception of hadrontherapy. The survey outline addressed different items all related to hadrontherapy, such as: demographics (3 items), personal knowledge (5 items), actual use in clinical practice (5 items), and future perspectives and development (5 items)...
October 21, 2016: La Radiologia Medica
Atsushi Musha, Jun-Ichi Saitoh, Katsuyuki Shirai, Satoshi Yokoo, Tatsuya Ohno, Takashi Nakano
BACKGROUND: Oral mucosal melanoma is a rare disease with a relatively poor prognosis. Carbon ion radiotherapy has been shown to be effective against radiotherapy-resistant tumors owing to its excellent dose concentration and high biological effect. CASE PRESENTATION: Our patient was a 66-year-old Japanese man with oral mucosal melanoma of his right maxillary gingiva (T4aN0M0). He received carbon ion radiotherapy at 57.6 Gy (relative biological effectiveness) in 16 fractions for 4 weeks...
October 18, 2016: Journal of Medical Case Reports
Michiro Susa, Kazutaka Kikuta, Robert Nakayama, Kazumasa Nishimoto, Keisuke Horiuchi, Sota Oguro, Masanori Inoue, Hideki Yashiro, Seishi Nakatsuka, Masaya Nakamura, Morio Matsumoto, Kazuhiro Chiba, Hideo Morioka
BACKGROUND: Historically, local control of recurrent sarcomas has been limited to radiotherapy when surgical re-resection is not feasible. For metastatic carcinomas to the bone or soft tissue, radiotherapy and some interventional radiology treatment along with other systemic therapies have been widely advocated due to the possibility of disseminated disease. These techniques are effective in alleviating pain and achieving local control for some tumor types, but it has not been effective for prolonged local control of most tumors...
October 13, 2016: BMC Cancer
Lorenzo Cobianchi, Andrea Peloso, Barbara Vischioni, Denis Panizza, Maria Rosaria Fiore, Piero Fossati, Viviana Vitolo, Alberto Iannalfi, Mario Ciocca, Silvia Brugnatelli, Tommaso Dominioni, Dario Bugada, Marcello Maestri, Mario Alessiani, Francesca Valvo, Roberto Orecchia, Paolo Dionigi
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 12, 2016: World Journal of Surgical Oncology
Baoping Zhang, Long Li, Zhiqiang Li, Yang Liu, Hong Zhang, Jizeng Wang
A apoptotic model was established based on the results of five hepatocellular carcinoma cell (HCC) lines irradiated with carbon ions to investigate the coupling interplay between apoptotic signaling and morphological and mechanical cellular remodeling. The expression levels of key apoptotic proteins and the changes in morphological characteristics and mechanical properties were systematically examined in the irradiated HCC lines. We observed that caspase-3 was activated and that the Bax/Bcl-2 ratio was significantly increased over time...
October 12, 2016: Scientific Reports
Hiroyuki Matsuzaki, Soichiro Ishihara, Kazushige Kawai, Takeshi Nishikawa, Toshiaki Tanaka, Tomomichi Kiyomatsu, Keisuke Hata, Hiroaki Nozawa, Shigeru Yamada, Toshiaki Watanabe
BACKGROUND: The need for surveillance of rare late recurrence of rectal cancer has not yet been established. Local control of unresectable skeletal metastasis is important for palliation of symptoms and support for systemic chemotherapy. CASE PRESENTATION: A Japanese man underwent preoperative pelvic irradiation (50.4 Gy/28 Fr) and low anterior resection at the age of 57 years. The pathological stage was II (T3N0M0). Nine years after the surgery, his carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA) level showed rapid elevation, although he had no symptoms...
December 2016: Surgical Case Reports
Yu Wang, Hua Guan, Da-Fei Xie, Yi Xie, Xiao-Dan Liu, Qi Wang, Li Sui, Man Song, Hong Zhang, Jianhua Zhou, Ping-Kun Zhou
Radiotherapy with heavy ions is considered advantageous compared to irradiation with photons due to the characteristics of the Braggs peak and the high linear energy transfer (LET) value. To understand the mechanisms of cellular responses to different LET values and dosages of heavy ion radiation, we analyzed the proteomic profiles of mouse embryo fibroblast MEF cells exposed to two doses from different LET values of heavy ion 12C. Total proteins were extracted from these cells and examined by Q Exactive with Liquid Chromatography (LC)-Electrospray Ionization (ESI) Tandem MS (MS/MS)...
2016: PloS One
T Inaniwa, N Kanematsu
The stopping power ratio (SPR) of body tissues relative to water depends on the particle energy. For simplicity, however, most analytical dose planning systems do not account for SPR variation with particle energy along the beam's path, but rather assume a constant energy for SPR estimation. The range error due to this simplification could be indispensable depending on the particle species and the assumed energy. This error can be minimized by assuming a suitable energy referred to as an 'effective energy' in SPR estimation...
October 3, 2016: Physics in Medicine and Biology
Daniel K Ebner, Hiroshi Tsuji, Shigeo Yasuda, Naoyoshi Yamamoto, Shinichiro Mori, Tadashi Kamada
Phase-controlled rescanning of the carbon-ion beam offers fast and precise dose application with decreased irradiation of normal tissue. However, organ movement with respiration remains a unique challenge. Technological development has enabled the simultaneous application of beam-energy-modulated markerless phase-controlled rescanning with respiration gating, allowing scanning treatment of respiration-mobile tumors with carbon. A total of 10 patients with tumors in the liver or lung were treated in a feasibility study at our facility using this combination...
September 27, 2016: Japanese Journal of Clinical Oncology
J T Taylor, C Waltham, T Price, N M Allinson, P P Allport, G L Casse, A Kacperek, S Manger, N A Smith, I Tsurin
For many years, silicon micro-strip detectors have been successfully used as tracking detectors for particle and nuclear physics experiments. A new application of this technology is to the field of particle therapy where radiotherapy is carried out by use of charged particles such as protons or carbon ions. Such a treatment has been shown to have advantages over standard x-ray radiotherapy and as a result of this, many new centres offering particle therapy are currently under construction around the world today...
September 21, 2016: Nuclear Instruments & Methods in Physics Research. Section A, Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment
Younghyun Lee, Huizi Keiko Li, Aya Masaoka, Shigeaki Sunada, Hirokazu Hirakawa, Akira Fujimori, Jac A Nickoloff, Ryuichi Okayasu
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: PU-H71 is a purine-scaffold Hsp90 inhibitor developed to overcome limitations of conventional Hsp90 inhibitors. This study was designed to investigate the combined effect of PU-H71 and heavy ion irradiation on human tumor and normal cells. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The effects of PU-H71 were determined by monitoring cell survival by colony formation, and DNA double-strand break (DSB) repair by γ-H2AX foci and immuno-blotting DSB repair proteins...
September 22, 2016: Radiotherapy and Oncology: Journal of the European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology
Sung-Jae Baek, Katsutoshi Sato, Naohiro Nishida, Jun Koseki, Rikako Azuma, Koichi Kawamoto, Masamitsu Konno, Kazuhiko Hayashi, Taroh Satoh, Yuichiro Doki, Masaki Mori, Hideshi Ishii, Kazuhiko Ogawa
In this study, we compared the microRNA (miRNA) profiles of a control and X-ray- and carbon ion beam-resistant cells to identify miRNAs that can be used as radiosensitizers and biomarkers. Mouse squamous cell carcinoma line NR-S1, its X-ray-resistant derivative X60, and its carbon ion beam‑resistant derivative C30 were subjected to miRNA microarray analysis. Expression of miRNAs shown to be upregulated or downregulated in the microarray analysis was confirmed by qRT-PCR. Downregulated miRNAs were overexpressed in human pancreatic cancer cell lines PANC1 and MIA PaCa-2, and the resulting cells were tested for radiosensitivity using colony-forming and sphere-forming assays...
September 22, 2016: Oncology Reports
Daniëlle B P Eekers, Erik Roelofs, Urszula Jelen, Maura Kirk, Marlies Granzier, Filippo Ammazzalorso, Peter H Ahn, Geert O R J Janssens, Frank J P Hoebers, Tobias Friedmann, Timothy Solberg, Sean Walsh, Esther G C Troost, Johannes H A M Kaanders, Philippe Lambin
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: In this multicentric in silico trial we compared photon, proton, and carbon-ion radiotherapy plans for re-irradiation of patients with squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck (HNSCC) regarding dose to tumour and doses to surrounding organs at risk (OARs). MATERIAL AND METHODS: Twenty-five HNSCC patients with a second new or recurrent cancer after previous irradiation (70Gy) were included. Intensity-modulated proton therapy (IMPT) and ion therapy (IMIT) re-irradiation plans to a second subsequent dose of 70Gy were compared to photon therapy delivered with volumetric modulated arc therapy (VMAT)...
September 14, 2016: Radiotherapy and Oncology: Journal of the European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology
Yvonne Lorat, Sara Timm, Burkhard Jakob, Gisela Taucher-Scholz, Claudia E Rübe
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: High linear energy transfer (LET) radiotherapy offers superior dose conformity and biological effectiveness compared with low-LET radiotherapy, representing a promising alternative for radioresistant tumours. A prevailing hypothesis is that energy deposition along the high-LET particle trajectories induces DNA lesions that are more complex and clustered and therefore more challenging to repair. The precise molecular mechanisms underlying the differences in radiobiological effects between high-LET and low-LET radiotherapies remain unclear...
September 13, 2016: Radiotherapy and Oncology: Journal of the European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology
Takuya Nagata, Yusuke Demizu, Tomoyuki Okumura, Shinichi Sekine, Naoki Hashimoto, Nobukazu Fuwa, Tomoaki Okimoto, Yutaka Shimada
BACKGROUND: Desmoid tumors, which are associated with familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP), tend to occur frequently in the abdominal wall and mesentery. Currently, there are no recognized treatments other than surgery, and frequent surgeries result in gastrointestinal obstructions and functional gastrointestinal disorders. CASE PRESENTATION: After surgery that was performed on a 39-year-old patient with FAP, we performed a second tumor excision which was the procedure used for frequently occurring mesenteric desmoid tumors...
2016: World Journal of Surgical Oncology
Meiko Oki, Ayako Kanazaki, Hisashi Taniguchi
Carbon ion radiotherapy, a form of charged particle radiotherapy that has been used to treat various inoperable and radio-resistant tumors, has been associated with less severe late effects than conventional radiotherapy. A 63-year-old woman with a soft palate defect received carbon ion radiotherapy (total dose: 64 Gray equivalents). Several late effects were observed, and osteoradionecrosis was observed not only on the tumor side but also on the other side and gradually expanded during maxillofacial prosthetic rehabilitation...
September 2016: International Journal of Prosthodontics
Tomohito Hagi, Tomoki Nakamura, Ayumu Yokoji, Akihiko Matsumine, Akihiro Sudo
The present study reports a case of medullary metastasis without lung metastasis that occurred as a result of a malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumor (MPNST). An 81-year-old woman presented with a MPNST in the left brachial plexus, arising from the cervical nerve root. The patient underwent carbon ion radiotherapy; however, tumor recurrence was identified in the left shoulder. Subsequently, the patient underwent wide excision. Three weeks subsequent to surgery, imbalance and dysarthria developed suddenly...
September 2016: Oncology Letters
Nobuhiko Sumiyoshi, Tomoaki Torigoe, Katsuhiko Maezawa, Yasuhiro Narushima, Yuichiro Maruyama, Kazuo Kaneko, Reiko Imai, Tadashi Kamada
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 13, 2016: Journal of Orthopaedic Science: Official Journal of the Japanese Orthopaedic Association
S Servagi-Vernat, F Tochet
Indication, doses, and technique of radiotherapy for salivary glands carcinoma are presented, and the contribution of neutrons and carbon ions. The recommendations for delineation of the target volumes and organs at risk are detailed.
September 2016: Cancer Radiothérapie: Journal de la Société Française de Radiothérapie Oncologique
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