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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193563/calcium-oxidative-stress-and-connexin-channels-a-harmonious-orchestra-directing-the-response-to-radiotherapy-treatment
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Elke Decrock, Delphine Hoorelbeke, Raghda Ramadan, Tinneke Delvaeye, Marijke De Bock, Nan Wang, Dmitri V Krysko, Sarah Baatout, Geert Bultynck, An Aerts, Mathieu Vinken, Luc Leybaert
Although radiotherapy is commonly used to treat cancer, its beneficial outcome is frequently hampered by the radiation resistance of tumor cells and adverse reactions in normal tissues. Mechanisms of cell-to-cell communication and how intercellular signals are translated into cellular responses, have become topics of intense investigation, particularly within the field of radiobiology. A substantial amount of evidence is available demonstrating that both gap junctional and paracrine communication pathways can propagate radiation-induced biological effects at the intercellular level, commonly referred to as radiation-induced bystander effects (RIBE)...
February 10, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190704/high-risk-prostate-cancer-and-radiotherapy-the-past-and-the-future-a-benchmark-for-a-new-mixed-beam-radiotherapy-approach
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Giulia Marvaso, Barbara A Jereczek-Fossa, Giulia Riva, Camilla Bassi, Cristiana Fodor, Delia Ciardo, Raffaella Cambria, Floriana Pansini, Dario Zerini, Paolo De Marco, Federica Cattani, Ottavio De Cobelli, Roberto Orecchia
BACKGROUND: The prognosis for patients with high-risk prostate cancer is poor. No consensus exists on the most effective treatment. The aim of this retrospective study was to identify the biochemical progression-free survival and the toxicity profile of patients with localized high-risk prostate cancer treated with external beam radiation therapy. These results will constitute a benchmark for a prospective "mixed beam" trial: a boost with carbon ions followed by a pelvic photon intensity-modulated radiotherapy (NCT02672449 [clinicaltrials...
January 18, 2017: Clinical Genitourinary Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28168937/outcomes-of-spatially-fractionated-radiotherapy-grid-for-bulky-soft-tissue-sarcomas-in-a-large-animal-model
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Michael W Nolan, Tracy L Gieger, Alexander A Karakashian, Mariana N Nikolova-Karakashian, Lysa P Posner, Donald M Roback, Judith N Rivera, Sha Chang
GRID directs alternating regions of high- and low-dose radiation at tumors. A large animal model mimicking the geometries of human treatments is needed to complement existing rodent systems (eg, microbeam) and clarify the physical and biological attributes of GRID. A pilot study was undertaken in pet dogs with spontaneous soft tissue sarcomas to characterize responses to GRID. Subjects were treated with either 20 Gy (3 dogs) or 25 Gy (3 dogs), delivered using 6 MV X-rays and a commercial GRID collimator. Acute toxicity and tumor responses were assessed 2, 4, and 6 weeks later...
January 1, 2017: Technology in Cancer Research & Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167448/lessons-to-be-learned-from-a-contentious-challenge-to-mainstream-radiobiological-science-the-linear-no-threshold-theory-of-genetic-mutations
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Jan Beyea
There are both statistically valid and invalid reasons why scientists with differing default hypotheses can disagree in high-profile situations. Examples can be found in recent correspondence in this journal, which may offer lessons for resolving challenges to mainstream science, particularly when adherents of a minority view attempt to elevate the status of outlier studies and/or claim that self-interest explains the acceptance of the dominant theory. Edward J. Calabrese and I have been debating the historical origins of the linear no-threshold theory (LNT) of carcinogenesis and its use in the regulation of ionizing radiation...
February 4, 2017: Environmental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28161431/dosimetric-and-radiobiologic-comparison-of-103-pd-coms-plaque-brachytherapy-and-gamma-knife-radiosurgery-for-choroidal-melanoma
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Daniel Gorovets, Nolan L Gagne, Christopher S Melhus
PURPOSE: Plaque brachytherapy (BT) and Gamma Knife radiosurgery (GKRS) are highly conformal treatment options for choroidal melanoma. This study objectively compares physical dose and biologically effective dose (BED) distributions for these two modalities. METHODS AND MATERIALS: Tumor and organ-at-risk (OAR) dose distributions from a CT-defined reference right eye were compared between (103)Pd COMS (Collaborative Ocular Melanoma Study Group) plaques delivering 70 Gy (plaque heterogeneity corrected) over 120 h to the tumor apex and GKRS plans delivering 22 Gy to the 40% isodose line for a representative sample of clinically relevant choroidal melanoma locations and sizes...
February 1, 2017: Brachytherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28157113/dosimetric-and-radiobiological-comparison-of-cyberknife-and-tomotherapy-in-stereotactic-body-radiotherapy-for-localized-prostate-cancer
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Chun-You Chen, Liang-Ming Lee, Hsiao-Wei Yu, Steve P Lee, Hsin-Lun Lee, Yung-Wei Lin, Yu-Ching Wen, Yi-Ju Chen, Chiu-Ping Chen, Jo-Ting Tsai
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: As recent studies have suggested relatively low α/β for prostate cancer, the interest in hypofractionated stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT) for prostate cancer is rising. The aim of this study is to compare dosimetric results of Cyberknife (CK) with Tomotherapy (HT) in SBRT for localized prostate cancer. Furthermore, the radiobiologic consequences of heterogeneous dose distribution are also analyzed. MATERIAL AND METHOD: A total of 12 cases of localized prostate cancer previously treated with SBRT were collected...
January 31, 2017: Journal of X-ray Science and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28149761/impact-of-dose-calculation-models-on-radiotherapy-outcomes-and-quality-adjusted-life-years-for-lung-cancer-treatment-do-we-need-to-measure-radiotherapy-outcomes-to-tune-the-radiobiological-parameters-of-a-normal-tissue-complication-probability-model
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Abdulhamid Chaikh, Nicolas Docquière, Pierre-Yves Bondiau, Jacques Balosso
BACKGROUND: The equivalent uniform dose (EUD) radiobiological model can be applied for lung cancer treatment plans to estimate the tumor control probability (TCP) and the normal tissue complication probability (NTCP) using different dose calculation models. Then, based on the different calculated doses, the quality adjusted life years (QALY) score can be assessed versus the uncomplicated tumor control probability (UTCP) concept in order to predict the overall outcome of the different treatment plans...
December 2016: Translational Lung Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28144598/physicians-knowledge-about-radiation-dose-in-radiological-investigation-in-iran
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R Azmoonfar, H Faghirnavaz, H Younesi, E Morovati, Zh Ghorbani, M R Tohidnia
BACKGROUND: Although ionizing radiation is very important in diagnostic and treatment of many diseases, the hazards of this radiation are considerable and irrefutable. One of the main stages in radiation protection is knowledge about radiation dose in radiological investigation. The aim of this study was to determine the physicians' knowledge in radiological examinations. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The data collected by questionnaire were designed and the most commonly requested radiological investigations were listed...
December 2016: Journal of Biomedical Physics & Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28144121/erratum-dosimetric-and-radiobiological-characterizations-of-prostate-intensity-modulated-radiotherapy-and-volumetric-modulated-arc-therapy-a-single-institution-review-of-ninety-cases
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[This corrects the article on p. 162 in vol. 41, PMID: 27651562.].
October 2016: Journal of Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28140790/50-years-of-the-radiological-research-accelerator-facility-raraf
#10
Stephen A Marino
The Radiological Research Accelerator Facility (RARAF) is in its 50th year of operation. It was commissioned on April 1, 1967 as a collaboration between the Radiological Research Laboratory (RRL) of Columbia University, and members of the Medical Research Center of Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL). It was initially funded as a user facility for radiobiology and radiological physics, concentrating on monoenergetic neutrons. Facilities for irradiation with MeV light charged particles were developed in the mid-1970s...
January 31, 2017: Radiation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28140359/a-radiobiological-model-of-radiotherapy-response-and-its-correlation-with-prognostic-imaging-variables
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Mireia Crispin-Ortuzar, Jeho Jeong, Andrew Fontanella, Joseph Deasy
Radiobiological models of tumour control probability (TCP) can be personalized using imaging data. We propose an extension to a voxel-level radiobiological TCP model in order to describe patient-specific differences and intra-tumour heterogeneity. In the proposed model, tumour shrinkage is described by means of a novel kinetic Monte Carlo method for inter-voxel cell migration and tumour deformation. The model captures the spatiotemporal evolution of the tumour at the voxel level, and is designed to take imaging data as input...
January 31, 2017: Physics in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28130055/optimal-dose-and-fraction-number-in-sbrt-of-lung-tumours-a-radiobiological-analysis
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Ruggero Ruggieri, Pavel Stavrev, Stefania Naccarato, Nadejda Stavreva, Filippo Alongi, Alan E Nahum
The efficacy of Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy (SBRT) in early-stage non-small cell lung cancer for severely hypofractionated schedules is clinically proven. Tumour control probability (TCP) modelling might further optimize prescription dose and number of treatment fractions (n). To this end, we will discuss the following controversial questions. Which is the most plausible cell-survival model at doses per fraction (d) as high as 20Gy? Do clinical data support a dose-response relationship with saturation over some threshold-dose? Given the reduced re-oxygenation for severe hypofractionation, is the inclusion of tumour hypoxia in TCP modelling relevant? Can iso-effective schedules be derived by assuming a homogeneous tumour-cell population with α/β≈10Gy, or should distinct cell subpopulations, with different α/β values, be taken into account? Is there scope for patient-specific individualization of n? Despite the difficulty of providing definite answers to the above questions, reasonable suggestions for lung SBRT can be derived from the literature...
January 24, 2017: Physica Medica: PM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109404/how-could-breast-cancer-molecular-features-contribute-to-locoregional-treatment-decision-making
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REVIEW
Pelagia G Tsoutsou, Marie-Catherine Vozenin, André-Dante Durham, Jean Bourhis
Systemic treatments are tailored to breast cancer (BC) heterogeneity, which is not yet taken into account for radiotherapy (RT) personalization. The primary objective of this review is to summarize existing data suggesting BC subtypes and genetic assays are prognostic and predictive biomarkers useful for RT decision-making and to provide implications for their incorporation into future translational and clinical research. The evidence suggesting that BC subtypes also exhibit distinct "locoregional recurrence (LRR)" patterns is retrospective but consistent and validated in over fifteen studies...
February 2017: Critical Reviews in Oncology/hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109401/melanoma-last-call-for-radiotherapy
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REVIEW
Sophie Espenel, Alexis Vallard, Chloé Rancoule, Max-Adrien Garcia, Jean-Baptiste Guy, Cyrus Chargari, Eric Deutsch, Nicolas Magné
Melanoma is traditionally considered to be a radioresistant tumor. However, radiotherapy and immunotherapy latest developments might upset this radiobiological dogma. Stereotactic radiotherapy allows high dose per fraction delivery, with high dose rate. More DNA lethal damages, less sublethal damages reparation, endothelial cell apoptosis, and finally clonogenic cell dysfunction are produced, resulting in improved local control. Radiotherapy can also enhance immune responses, inducing neoantigens formation, tumor antigen presentation, and cytokines release...
February 2017: Critical Reviews in Oncology/hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078405/-radiosurgery-and-fractionated-stereotactic-radiotherapy-of-vestibular-schwannoma
#15
K Hamm, H-U Herold, G Surber, S Rosahl
Management of vestibular schwannoma (VS) should always be interdisciplinary and results better than the natural course. Particularly in small VS, either microsurgical resection or radiosurgery (RS) can be employed. RS is a special method (initially only possible stereotactically) for delivering high-precision radiation from many directions to the target point (the isocenter) in a single high dose. With the development of three different systems-Gamma Knife (Elekta, Stockholm, Sweden), special linear accelerators, and CyberKnife (Accuray, Sunnyvale, CA, USA)-the options were extended to 1-5 fractions for RS and multisession RS (msRS), and to up to 6 weeks of conventional fractionation as stereotactic radiotherapy (SRT)...
January 11, 2017: HNO
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063356/nanoparticles-for-radiooncology-mission-vision-challenges
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REVIEW
Leoni A Kunz-Schughart, Anna Dubrovska, Claudia Peitzsch, Alexander Ewe, Achim Aigner, Samuel Schellenburg, Michael H Muders, Silke Hampel, Giuseppe Cirillo, Francesca Iemma, Rainer Tietze, Christoph Alexiou, Holger Stephan, Kristof Zarschler, Orazio Vittorio, Maria Kavallaris, Wolfgang J Parak, Lutz Mädler, Suman Pokhrel
Cancer is one of the leading non-communicable diseases with highest mortality rates worldwide. About half of all cancer patients receive radiation treatment in the course of their disease. However, treatment outcome and curative potential of radiotherapy is often impeded by genetically and/or environmentally driven mechanisms of tumor radioresistance and normal tissue radiotoxicity. While nanomedicine-based tools for imaging, dosimetry and treatment are potential keys to the improvement of therapeutic efficacy and reducing side effects, radiotherapy is an established technique to eradicate the tumor cells...
December 14, 2016: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28054514/relative-biological-effectiveness-for-photons-implication-of-complex-dna-double-strand-breaks-as-critical-lesions
#17
Ying Liang, Qibin Fu, Xudong Wang, Feng Liu, Gen Yang, Chunxiong Luo, Ouyang Qi, Yugang Wang
Current knowledge in radiobiology ascribes the adverse biological effects of ionizing radiation primarily to the induction of DNA double-strand breaks (DSB), which is supposed to be potentially lethal and may be converted to lethal damage due to misrepair. Soft and ultrasoft x-rays have been found to bear elevated biological effectiveness for cell killing compared with conventional x-rays or 60Co γ-rays. This phenomenon is qualitatively interpreted as the increased level of DSB induction for low energy photons however a thorough quantitative reasoning is lacking...
January 5, 2017: Physics in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048945/organotypic-spheroid-culture-to-mimic-radiation-induced-salivary-hypofunction
#18
H S Shin, H Y An, J S Choi, H J Kim, J Y Lim
Radiation treatment often leads to irreversible damage to normal salivary glands (SGs) because of their proximity to head and neck cancers. Optimization of the in vitro model of irradiation (IR)-induced SG damage is warranted to investigate pathophysiology and monitor treatment outcome. Here, we present an organotypic spheroid culture model to investigate the impact of IR on SGs and the mechanisms underlying IR-induced structural and functional changes. Human parotid epithelial cells were obtained from human parotid glands and plated on either plastic plates or Matrigel...
December 1, 2016: Journal of Dental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048927/mo-fg-bra-05-dosimetric-and-radiobiological-validation-of-respiratory-gating-in-conventional-and-hypofractionated-radiotherapy-of-the-lung-effect-of-dose-dose-rate-gating-window-and-breathing-pattern
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L Cervino, D Soultan, N Pettersson, A Yock, M Cornell, J Aguilera, J Murphy, B Gill, S Advani, V Moiseenko
PURPOSE: to evaluate the dosimetric and radiobiological consequences from having different gating windows, dose rates, and breathing patterns in gated VMAT lung radiotherapy. METHODS: A novel 3D-printed moving phantom with central high and peripheral low tracer uptake regions was 4D FDG-PET/CT-scanned using ideal, patient-specific regular, and irregular breathing patterns. A scan of the stationary phantom was obtained as a reference. Target volumes corresponding to different uptake regions were delineated...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048896/su-f-t-03-radiobiological-evaluation-of-a-directional-brachytherapy-device-surgically-implanted-following-ebrt
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M J Rivard, J G Emrich, J Poli
PURPOSE: Preceding surgical implantation following external-beam radiotherapy (EBRT) delivery, a radiobiological evaluation was performed for a new LDR Pd-103 directional brachytherapy device (CivaSheet). As this was the first case with the device used in combination with EBRT, there was concern to determine the appropriate prescription dose. METHODS: The radiobiological model of Dale (1985, 1989) was used for a permanent LDR implant including radioactive decay...
June 2016: Medical Physics
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