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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159430/radiation-therapy-induced-metastasis-radiobiology-and-clinical-implications
#1
Benjamin J Blyth, Aidan J Cole, Michael P MacManus, Olga A Martin
Radiation therapy is an effective means of achieving local control in a wide range of primary tumours, with the reduction in the size of the tumour(s) thought to mediate the observed reductions in metastatic spread in clinical trials. However, there is evidence to suggest that the complex changes induced by radiation in the tumour environment can also present metastatic risks that may counteract the long-term efficacy of the treatment. More than 25 years ago, several largely theoretical mechanisms by which radiation exposure might increase metastatic risk were postulated...
November 20, 2017: Clinical & Experimental Metastasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29139032/radium-biophysics-and-radiobiology-tracing-the-history-of-radiobiology-in-twentieth-century-china
#2
Christine Yi Lai Luk
Radiobiology assesses the biological hazards of exposure to radioactive substances and nuclear radiation. This article explores the history of radiobiology in twentieth-century China by examining the overlapping of radium research and biophysics, from roughly the 1920s Nationalist period to the 1960s Communist period; from the foreign purchase of radium by the Rockefeller Foundation's China Medical Board during the Republican era, to the institutional establishment of radiobiology as a subset of biophysics in the People's Republic...
November 2, 2017: History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29139010/radiobiology-and-radiotherapy-of-brain-metastases
#3
Anuradha Thiagarajan, Yoshiya Yamada
Brain metastases are the most common intracranial tumors in adults, accounting for more than 50% of all such cases. The approach to and management of brain metastases have evolved significantly in recent years due to several reasons. These include advances in neurosurgical and radiotherapeutic techniques, improved systemic therapy options offering better systemic and intracranial disease control and prolongation of survival as a result of these improvements, making side-effects of proposed therapies (e.g. neurocognitive decline from whole brain radiotherapy) an important consideration...
November 14, 2017: Clinical & Experimental Metastasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137654/conventional-fractionation-should-not-be-the-standard-of-care-for-t2-glottic-cancer
#4
Lynne M Dixon, Catriona M Douglas, Shazril Imran Shaukat, Kate Garcez, Lip Wai Lee, Andrew J Sykes, David Thomson, Nicholas J Slevin
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to report outcomes and late toxicity following hypofractionated accelerated radiotherapy for T2 glottic cancers. We highlight the importance of hypofractionated treatments with shorter overall treatment times, in improving outcomes for T2 glottic cancers. We also compare the biologically effective dose of hypofractionated regimes, with conventional fractionation. METHODS: One hundred twelve patients with T2 glottic cancer were treated between January 1999 and December 2005...
November 14, 2017: Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128934/radiobiological-analysis-of-stereotactic-body-radiation-therapy-for-an-evidence-based-planning-target-volume-of-the-lung-using-multiphase-ct-images-obtained-with-a-pneumatic-abdominal-compression-apparatus-a-case-study
#5
Arun Chairmadurai, Harish Chandra Goel, Sandeep Kumar Jain, Pawan Kumar
This study evaluated the efficiency of stereotactic body radiation therapy of lung (SBRT-Lung) in generating a treatment volume using conventional multiple-phase three-dimensional computed tomography (3D-CT) of a patient immobilized with pneumatic abdominal compression. The institutional protocol for SBRT-Lung using the RapidArc technique relied on a planning target volume (PTV) delineated using 3D-CT and accounted for linear and angular displacement of the tumor during respiratory movements. The efficiency of the institutional protocol was compared with that of a conventional method for PTV delineation based on radiobiological estimates, such as tumor control probability (TCP) and normal tissue complication probability (NTCP), evaluated using dose-volume parameters...
November 11, 2017: Radiological Physics and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126306/the-future-of-radiobiology
#6
David G Kirsch, Max Diehn, Aparna H Kesarwala, Amit Maity, Meredith A Morgan, Julie K Schwarz, Robert Bristow, Sandra Demaria, Iris Eke, Robert J Griffin, Daphne Haas-Kogan, Geoff S Higgins, Alec C Kimmelman, Randall J Kimple, Isabelle M Lombaert, Li Ma, Brian Marples, Frank Pajonk, Catherine C Park, Dörthe Schaue, Eric J Bernhard
Innovation and progress in radiation oncology depend on discovery and insights realized through research in radiation biology. Radiobiology research has led to fundamental scientific insights, from the discovery of stem/progenitor cells to the definition of signal transduction pathways activated by ionizing radiation that are now recognized as integral to the DNA damage response (DDR). Radiobiological discoveries are guiding clinical trials that test radiation therapy combined with inhibitors of the DDR kinases DNA-dependent protein kinase (DNA-PK), ataxia telangiectasia mutated (ATM), ataxia telangiectasia related (ATR), and immune or cell cycle checkpoint inhibitors...
November 3, 2017: Journal of the National Cancer Institute
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126281/retuning-the-radio-in-radiobiology
#7
Steven J Chmura, Philip P Connell, Ralph R Weichselbaum
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 3, 2017: Journal of the National Cancer Institute
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125832/minibeam-radiotherapy-with-small-animal-irradiators-in-vitro-and-in-vivo-feasibility-studies
#8
Soha Bazyar, Christina R Inscoe, E Timothy O'Brian, Otto Zhou, Yueh Z Lee
Minibeam radiation therapy (MBRT) delivers an ultrahigh dose of x-ray (⩾100 Gy) in 200-1000 µm beams (peaks), separated by wider non-irradiated regions (valleys) usually as a single temporal fraction. Preclinical studies performed at synchrotron facilities revealed that MBRT is able to ablate tumors while maintaining normal tissue integrity. The main purpose of the present study was to develop an efficient and accessible method to perform MBRT using a conventional x-ray irradiator. We then tested this new method both in vitro and in vivo...
November 10, 2017: Physics in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29123332/target-or-clear-zirconium-89-labeled-silica-nanoparticles-for-enhanced-cancer-directed-uptake-in-melanoma-a-comparison-of-radiolabeling-strategies
#9
Feng Chen, Kai Ma, Li Zhang, Brian Madajewski, Pat Zanzonico, Sonia Sequeira, Mithat Gonen, Ulrich Wiesner, Michelle S Bradbury
Designing a nanomaterials platform with high target-to-background ratios has long been one of the major challenges in the field of nanomedicine. Here, we introduce a "target-or-clear" multifunctional nanoparticle platform that demonstrates high tumor-targeting efficiency and retention while minimizing off-target effects. Encouraged by the favorable preclinical and clinical pharmacokinetic profiles derived after fine-tuning surface chemical properties of radioiodinated ((124)I, t1/2 = 100.2 h) ultrasmall cRGDY-conjugated fluorescent silica nanoparticles (C dots), we sought to investigate how the biological properties of these radioconjugates could be influenced by the conjugation of radiometals such as zirconium-89 ((89)Zr, t1/2 = 78...
October 10, 2017: Chemistry of Materials: a Publication of the American Chemical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29116014/quantitative-assessment-of-radiation-dose-and-fractionation-effects-on-normal-tissue-by-utilizing-a-novel-lung-fibrosis-index-model
#10
Cheng Zhou, Bleddyn Jones, Mahmoud Moustafa, Christian Schwager, Julia Bauer, Bing Yang, Liji Cao, Min Jia, Andrea Mairani, Ming Chen, Longhua Chen, Juergen Debus, Amir Abdollahi
BACKGROUND: Normal lung tissue tolerance constitutes a limiting factor in delivering the required dose of radiotherapy to cure thoracic and chest wall malignancies. Radiation-induced lung fibrosis (RILF) is considered a critical determinant for late normal tissue complications. While RILF mouse models are frequently approached e.g., as a single high dose thoracic irradiation to investigate lung fibrosis and candidate modulators, a systematic radiobiological characterization of RILF mouse model is urgently needed to compare relative biological effectiveness (RBE) of particle irradiation with protons, helium-, carbon and oxygen ions now available at HIT...
November 7, 2017: Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29104614/proton-radiobiology-and-its-clinical-implications
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REVIEW
Bleddyn Jones
Denser ionisation clustering and complex DNA damage in proton Bragg peaks far exceeds that seen with conventional X-rays. This results in more efficient cell sterilisation, quantified by the relative biological effectiveness (RBE). Currently, a 1.1 RBE is used to determine the clinical proton doses by dividing the usual X-rays dose by this amount. This number, derived from short-term experiments, has been criticised as being irrelevant to late normal tissue (NT) effects following radiotherapy and included many control irradiations using lower voltage X-rays (with elevated RBE values) than those used in the clinic...
2017: Ecancermedicalscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29103987/special-radiobiological-features-of-second-cancer-risk-after-particle-radiotherapy
#12
Klaus-Rüdiger Trott
In absolute terms: second cancer risks from radiotherapy of first cancers in adults are small compared to the benefits from radiotherapy but this is not so for radiotherapy of childhood cancers. Moreover, the radiation dose dependence of cancer induction differs between organs and tissues. The organ-specific dose dependence of second cancer risks may indicate the existence of different radiobiological mechanisms. As an inevitable consequence of the age dependence of organ sensitivity to second cancer induction, the organ/tissue weighting factors which have been proposed by ICRP for calculating effective dose (the dose unit Sv) and for risk estimation in the general population should not be used in medical radiation exposures...
November 2, 2017: Physica Medica: PM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29102647/the-transcriptional-landscape-of-radiation-treated-human-prostate-cancer-analysis-of-a-prospective-tissue-cohort
#13
Simon P Keam, Franco Caramia, Cristina Gamell, Piotr J Paul, Gisela Mir Arnau, Paul J Neeson, Scott G Williams, Ygal Haupt
PURPOSE: The resistance of prostate cancer to radiation therapy (RT) is a significant clinical issue and still largely unable to be guided by patient-specific molecular characteristics. The present study describes the gene expression changes induced in response to RT in human prostate tissue obtained from a prospective tissue acquisition study designed for radiobiology research. METHODS AND MATERIALS: A prospective cohort of 5 men with intermediate-risk and clinically localized tumors were treated with high-dose-rate brachytherapy with 2 × 10-Gy fractions...
September 25, 2017: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29082212/impact-of-prolonged-fraction-delivery-time-modelling-stereotactic-body-radiation-therapy-with-high-dose-hypofractionation-on-the-killing-of-cultured-achn-renal-cell-carcinoma-cell-line
#14
M Khorramizadeh, A Saberi, Ma Tahmasebi-Birgani, P Shokrani, A Amouhedari
INTRODUCTION: Stereotactic body radiotherapy delivers hypofractionated irradiation with high dose per fraction through complex treatment techniques. The increased complexity leads to longer dose delivery times for each fraction. The purpose of this study is to investigate the impact of prolonged fraction delivery time with high-dose hypofractionation on the killing of cultured ACHN cells. METHODS AND MATERIALS: The radiobiological characteristics and repair half-time of human ACHN renal cell carcinoma cell line were studied with clonogenic assays...
September 2017: Journal of Biomedical Physics & Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29072347/technical-note-dosimetric-impact-of-spherical-applicator-size-in-intrabeam-%C3%A2-iort-for-treating-unicentric-breast-cancer-lesions
#15
Yaseen Saleh, Hualin Zhang
PURPOSE: To characterize the dosimetric impact of using different sizes of spherical applicators in Intrabeam(™) Intraoperative Radiation Therapy (IB-IORT) to treat unicentric cancer lesions after breast-conserving lumpectomy. METHODS: Using the commissioned depth dose rates, the three-dimensional dosages of the 3.5, 4.0, 4.5, and 5.0 cm spherical applicators of the IB-IORT PRS400 machine were established. Five different cancer cell infiltration depths of unicentric breast lesions were formulated by a linearly declining cancer cell density distribution from the surgical surface...
October 26, 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29060629/development-of-a-radiobiological-evaluation-tool-to-assess-the-expected-clinical-impacts-of-contouring-accuracy-between-manual-and-semi-automated-segmentation-algorithms
#16
Yusung Kim, Kaustubh Anil Patwardhan, Reinhard R Beichel, Brian J Smith, Christopher Mart, Kristin A Plichta, Tangel Chang, Milan Sonka, Michael M Graham, Vince Magnotta, Thomas Casavant, Junyi Xia, John M Buatti
RADEval is a tool developed to assess the expected clinical impact of contouring accuracy when comparing manual contouring and semi-automated segmentation. The RADEval tool, designed to process large scale datasets, imported a total of 2,760 segmentation datasets, along with a Simultaneous Truth and Performance Level Estimation (STAPLE) to act as ground truth tumor segmentations. Virtual dose-maps were created within RADEval and two different tumor control probability (TCP) values using a Logistic and a Poisson TCP models were calculated in RADEval using each STAPLE and each dose-map...
July 2017: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049739/cataract-avoidance-with-proton-therapy-in-ocular-melanomas
#17
Juliette Thariat, Sophie Jacob, Jean-Pierre Caujolle, Celia Maschi, Stéphanie Baillif, Gaelle Angellier, Thibaud Mathis, Laurence Rosier, Adela Carnicer, Joel Hérault, Julia Salleron
Purpose: The lens is a radiosensitive organ. Any dose of cephalic irradiation can give rise to radiation-induced cataracts. Contrary to other forms of radiotherapy, proton therapy (PT) can spare all or part of the lens due to accurate dose deposition. We investigated whether a lens-sparing approach was relevant to avoid cataracts in uveal melanoma patients. Methods: Patients were referred for PT from onco-ophthalmologists of private and academic institutions. Patients without preexisting cataracts or implants were entered in a prospective database...
October 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036364/nanodosimetry-towards-a-new-concept-of-radiation-quality
#18
V Conte, A Selva, P Colautti, G Hilgers, H Rabus, A Bantsar, M Pietrzak, S Pszona
The biological action of ionizing charged particles is initiated at the DNA level, and the effectiveness with which the initial physical effect changes into measurable biological damage is likely ruled by the stochastics of ionizations produced by the incident ions in subcellular nanometric volumes. Based on this hypothesis, experimental nanodosimetry aims at establishing a new concept of radiation quality that builds on measurable characteristics of the particle track structure at the nanometer scale. Three different nanodosimetric detection systems have been developed to date that allow measurements of the number of ionizations produced by the passage of a primary particle in a nanometer-size gas volume (in unit density scale)...
September 23, 2017: Radiation Protection Dosimetry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028842/in-vitro-investigation-of-head-and-neck-cancer-stem-cell-proportions-and-their-changes-following-x-ray-irradiation-as-a-function-of-hpv-status
#19
Paul Reid, Puthenparampil Wilson, Yanrui Li, Loredana G Marcu, Alexander H Staudacher, Michael P Brown, Eva Bezak
INTRODUCTION: Some head and neck squamous cell carcinomas (HNSCC) have a distinct aetiology, which depends on the presence of oncogenic human papilloma virus (HPV). Also, HNSCC contains cancer stem cells (CSCs) that have greater radioresistance and capacity to change replication dynamics in response to irradiation compared to non-clonogenic cells. Since there is limited data on CSCs in HNSCC as a function of HPV status, better understanding of their radiobiology may enable improved treatment outcome...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026318/rnai-mediated-knockdown-of-caix-enhances-the-radiosensitivity-of-nasopharyngeal-carcinoma-cell-line-cne-2
#20
Liji Jiang, Gang Xu, Zihuang Li, Xiaowei Zeng, Zhuangling Li, Jingwen Liu, Lin Mei, Xianming Li
Although radiotherapy remains the most powerful as well as the primary treatment modality for nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC), approximately 20% of NPC patients still have local recurrence. Carbonic anhydrase IX (CAIX)-related signaling pathways that mediate radioresistance have been found in various kinds of cancer. However, the role of CAIX in NPC radioresistance is still unknown. In this study, we investigated the effect of CAIX silencing on sensitization to ionizing radiation in NPC by using Lipofectamine 2000, which delivers small interfering ribonucleic acid (siRNA) that targets CAIX...
2017: OncoTargets and Therapy
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