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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29348734/energy-spectrum-and-dose-enhancement-due-to-the-depth-of-the-lipiodol-position-using-flattened-and-unflattened-beams
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Daisuke Kawahara, Shuichi Ozawa, Akito Saito, Tomoki Kimura, Tatsuhiko Suzuki, Masato Tsuneda, Sodai Tanaka, Kazunari Hioki, Takeo Nakashima, Yoshimi Ohno, Yuji Murakami, Yasushi Nagata
Aim: Lipiodol was used for stereotactic body radiotherapy combining trans arterial chemoembolization. Lipiodol used for tumour seeking in trans arterial chemoembolization remains in stereotactic body radiation therapy. In our previous study, we reported the dose enhancement effect in Lipiodol with 10× flattening-filter-free (FFF). The objective of our study was to evaluate the dose enhancement and energy spectrum of photons and electrons due to the Lipiodol depth with flattened (FF) and FFF beams...
January 2018: Reports of Practical Oncology and Radiotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343841/microdosimetric-modeling-of-biological-effectiveness-for-boron-neutron-capture-therapy-considering-intra-and-intercellular-heterogeneity-in-10b-distribution
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Tatsuhiko Sato, Shin-Ichiro Masunaga, Hiroaki Kumada, Nobuyuki Hamada
We here propose a new model for estimating the biological effectiveness for boron neutron capture therapy (BNCT) considering intra- and intercellular heterogeneity in 10B distribution. The new model was developed from our previously established stochastic microdosimetric kinetic model that determines the surviving fraction of cells irradiated with any radiations. In the model, the probability density of the absorbed doses in microscopic scales is the fundamental physical index for characterizing the radiation fields...
January 17, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29320576/targeting-dna-repair-with-pnkp-inhibition-sensitizes-radioresistant-prostate-cancer-cells-to-high-let-radiation
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Pallavi Srivastava, Asitikantha Sarma, Chandra Mohini Chaturvedi
High linear energy transfer (LET) radiation or heavy ion such as carbon ion radiation is used as a method for advanced radiotherapy in the treatment of cancer. It has many advantages over the conventional photon based radiotherapy using Co-60 gamma or high energy X-rays from a Linear Accelerator. However, charged particle therapy is very costly. One way to reduce the cost as well as irradiation effects on normal cells is to reduce the dose of radiation by enhancing the radiation sensitivity through the use of a radiomodulator...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29240558/a-modified-microdosimetric-kinetic-model-for-relative-biological-effectiveness-calculation
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Yizheng Chen, Junli Li, Chunyan Li, Rui Qiu, Zhen Wu
In the heavy ion therapy, not only the distribution of physical absorbed dose, but also the relative biological effectiveness (RBE) weighted dose needs to be taken into account. The microdosimetric kinetic model (MKM) can predict the RBE value of heavy ions with saturation-corrected dose-mean specific energy, which has been used in clinical treatment planning at the National Institute of Radiological Sciences. In the theoretical assumption of the MKM, the yield of the primary lesion is independent of the radiation quality, while the experimental data shows that DNA double strand break (DSB) yield, considered as the main primary lesion, depends on the LET of the particle...
December 14, 2017: Physics in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29225692/recent-advances-in-radiation-oncology
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REVIEW
Cristina Garibaldi, Barbara Alicja Jereczek-Fossa, Giulia Marvaso, Samantha Dicuonzo, Damaris Patricia Rojas, Federica Cattani, Anna Starzyńska, Delia Ciardo, Alessia Surgo, Maria Cristina Leonardi, Rosalinda Ricotti
Radiotherapy (RT) is very much a technology-driven treatment modality in the management of cancer. RT techniques have changed significantly over the past few decades, thanks to improvements in engineering and computing. We aim to highlight the recent developments in radiation oncology, focusing on the technological and biological advances. We will present state-of-the-art treatment techniques, employing photon beams, such as intensity-modulated RT, volumetric-modulated arc therapy, stereotactic body RT and adaptive RT, which make possible a highly tailored dose distribution with maximum normal tissue sparing...
2017: Ecancermedicalscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151472/-fricke-gel-dosimeters
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Takuya Maeyama
Fricke gel dosimeters are based on the aqueous ferrous sulfate solution that has been used as a reliable chemical dosimeter for more than 90 years. The amount of radiation-induced oxidation of ferrous ions to ferric ions could be evaluated three-dimensionally via optical computed tomography (OCT) or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Three-dimensional dosimetry is expected to be a useful tool, in particular, for the verification of complex radiation dose planning in advanced radiation cancer therapy. Compared with other 3D gel dosimeters, there are several problems such as retention of dose distribution or dose sensitivity; however, they can easily be prepared in a chemistry laboratory...
2017: Japanese Journal of Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29139207/patient-reported-outcomes-of-slow-single-arc-rotation-do-we-need-rotating-gantries
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Brendan Whelan, Miriam Welgampola, Leigh McGarvie, Kuldeep Makhija, Robin M Turner, Lois Holloway, Ilana Feain, Michael Jackson, Michael Barton, Paul Keall
INTRODUCTION: Patient rotation could greatly simplify radiation therapy delivery, with particularly important ramifications for fixed beam treatment with protons, heavy ions, MRI-Linacs, and low cost Linacs. Patient tolerance is often cited as a barrier to widespread implementation to patient rotation; however, no quantitative data addressing this issue exists. In this study, patient reported experiences of slow, single arc rotation in upright (sitting) and lying orientations are reported...
November 15, 2017: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29121984/carbon-ion-radiotherapy-impact-of-tumor-differentiation-on-local-control-in-experimental-prostate-carcinomas
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Christin Glowa, Peter Peschke, Stephan Brons, Oliver C Neels, Klaus Kopka, Jürgen Debus, Christian P Karger
BACKGROUND: To summarize the research activities of the "clinical research group heavy ion therapy", funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG, KFO 214), on the impact of intrinsic tumor characteristics (grading, hypoxia) on local tumor control after carbon ((12)C-) ion- and photon irradiations. METHODS: Three sublines of syngeneic rat prostate tumors (R3327) with various differentiation levels (highly (-H), moderately (-HI) or anaplastic (-AT1), (diameter 10 mm) were irradiated with 1, 2 and 6 fractions of either (12)C-ions or 6 MV photons using increasing dose levels...
November 9, 2017: Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29092716/the-150-most-important-questions-in-cancer-research-and-clinical-oncology-series-questions-67-75-edited-by-chinese-journal-of-cancer
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EDITORIAL
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Since the beginning of 2017, Chinese Journal of Cancer has published a series of important questions in cancer research and clinical oncology, which sparkle diverse thoughts, interesting communications, and potential collaborations among researchers all over the world. In this article, 9 more questions are presented as followed. Question 67. How could we overcome the resistance of hepatocellular carcinoma against chemotherapeutics? Question 68. Is pursuit of non-covalent small-molecule binders of RAS proteins viable as a strategy of cancer drug discovery? Question 69...
November 1, 2017: Chinese Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29069515/microdosimetric-applications-in-proton-and-heavy-ion-therapy-using-silicon-microdosimeters
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L Chartier, L T Tran, D Bolst, S Guatelli, A Pogossov, D A Prokopovich, M I Reinhard, V Perevertaylo, S Anderson, C Beltran, N Matsufuji, M Jackson, A B Rosenfeld
Using the CMRP 'bridge' μ+ probe, microdosimetric measurements were undertaken out-of-field using a therapeutic scanning proton pencil beam and in-field using a 12 C ion therapy field. These measurements were undertaken at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, USA and at HIMAC, Chiba, Japan, respectively. For a typical proton field used in the treatment of deep-seated tumors, we observed dose-equivalent values ranging from 0.62 to 0.99 mSv/Gy at locations downstream of the distal edge. Lateral measurements at depths close to the entrance and along the SOBP plateau were found to reach maximum values of 3...
October 21, 2017: Radiation Protection Dosimetry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053152/heart-in-space-effect-of-the-extraterrestrial-environment-on-the-cardiovascular-system
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REVIEW
Richard L Hughson, Alexander Helm, Marco Durante
National space agencies and private corporations aim at an extended presence of humans in space in the medium to long term. Together with currently suboptimal technology, microgravity and cosmic rays raise health concerns about deep-space exploration missions. Both of these physical factors affect the cardiovascular system, whose gravity-dependence is pronounced. Heart and vascular function are, therefore, susceptible to substantial changes in weightlessness. The altered cardiovascular function in space causes physiological problems in the postflight period...
October 20, 2017: Nature Reviews. Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034910/from-boron-clusters-to-gold-clusters-new-label-free-colorimetric-sensors
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Bin Qi, Chenchen Wu, Ling Xu, Wenjing Wang, Jin Cao, Jun Liu, Shuai Zhang, Detlef Gabel, Haibo Zhang, Xiaohai Zhou
A fundamental boron cluster, [closo-B12H12](2-), mainly known as an inert agent for boron neutron capture therapy, can also serve as a bi-functional reductant and a capping agent for the formation of monodispersed size-controlled gold nanoparticles (AuNPs) under mild reaction conditions. The obtained AuNPs remained thermo-dynamically stable over 3 months, and exhibited high performance in phase transfer and sensing of heavy metal ions.
August 22, 2017: Chemical Communications: Chem Comm
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929085/the-potential-of-heavy-ion-therapy-to-improve-outcomes-for-locally-advanced-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
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Stephen G Chun, Timothy D Solberg, David R Grosshans, Quynh-Nhu Nguyen, Charles B Simone, Radhe Mohan, Zhongxing Liao, Stephen M Hahn, Joseph M Herman, Steven J Frank
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2017: Frontiers in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910671/delayed-effects-of-accelerated-heavy-ions-on-the-induction-of-hprt-mutations-in-v79-hamster-cells
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Pavel Bláha, Nataliya A Koshlan, Igor V Koshlan, Daria V Petrova, Yulia V Bogdanova, Raisa D Govorun, Viliam Múčka, Evgeny A Krasavin
Fundamental research on the harmful effects of ionizing radiation on living cells continues to be of great interest. Recently, priority has been given to the study of high-charge and high-energy (HZE) ions that comprise a substantial part of the galactic cosmic ray (GCR) spectra that would be encountered during long-term space flights. Moreover, predictions of the delayed genetic effects of high linear energy transfer (LET) exposure is becoming more important as heavy ion therapy use is increasing. This work focuses mainly on the basic research on the delayed effects of HZE ions on V79 Chinese hamster cells, with emphasis on the induction of HPRT mutations after prolonged expression times (ET)...
October 2017: Mutation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28832343/a-new-formalism-for-modelling-parameters-%C3%AE-and-%C3%AE-of-the-linear-quadratic-model-of-cell-survival-for-hadron-therapy
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Oleg N Vassiliev, David R Grosshans, Radhe Mohan
We propose a new formalism for calculating parameters α and β of the linear quadratic model of cell survival. This formalism, primarily intended for calculating relative biological effectiveness (RBE) for treatment planning in hadron therapy, is based on a recently proposed microdosimetric revision of the single-target multi-hit model. The main advantage of our formalism is that it reliably produces α and β that have correct general properties with respect to their dependence on physical properties of the beam, including the asymptotic behavior for very low and high linear energy transfer (LET) beams...
August 23, 2017: Physics in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714067/technical-note-evaluation-of-plastic-scintillator-detector-for-small-field-stereotactic-patient-specific-quality-assurance
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Yujiao Qin, Stephen J Gardner, Joshua Kim, Yimei Huang, Ning Wen, Anthony Doemer, Indrin J Chetty
PURPOSE: To evaluate the performance of a commercial plastic scintillator detector (PSD) for small-field stereotactic patient-specific quality assurance (QA) measurements using flattening-filter-free beam. METHODS: A total of 10 spherical targets [volume range: (0.03 cc-2 cc)] were planned with two techniques: (a) dynamic conformal arc (DCA-10 plans) and (b) volumetric modulated arc therapy (VMAT-10 plans). All plans were generated using Varian Eclipse treatment planning system, and AcurosXB v...
October 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650058/dynamically-tuning-near-infrared-induced-photothermal-performances-of-tio2-nanocrystals-by-nb-doping-for-imaging-guided-photothermal-therapy-of-tumors
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Nuo Yu, Yong Hu, Xiaoyong Wang, Gang Liu, Zhaojie Wang, Zixiao Liu, Qiwei Tian, Meifang Zhu, Xiangyang Shi, Zhigang Chen
Conventional wide bandgap semiconductors can absorb UV/visible light but have no photoabsorption band in the near-infrared (NIR) region, leading to difficulty in their use as NIR-responsive agents. With TiO2 as an example, we report the tuning from UV-responsive TiO2 nanocrystals to blue TiO2 nanocrystals with newly appeared NIR absorption band through the Nb-doping strategy. A strong NIR band should result from the localized surface plasmon resonances due to the considerable free electrons originating from the efficient incorporation of Nb(5+) ions (<15...
July 6, 2017: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599495/investigation-of-the-relative-biological-effectiveness-and-uniform-isobiological-killing-effects-of-irradiation-with-a-clinical-carbon-sobp-beam-on-dna-repair-deficient-cho-cells
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Shigeaki Sunada, Ian M Cartwright, Hirokazu Hirakawa, Akira Fujimori, Mitsuru Uesaka, Takamitsu A Kato
Spread-out Bragg peak (SOBP) C ions have been used clinically in charged particle radiation therapy for years. An SOBP beam consists of various monoenergetic Bragg peaks; however, the biological effect of irradiation with an SOBP beam track has not been well-studied. In order to determine the clinically prospective molecular targets, radiosensitivity to the beam track in DNA repair deficient cell lines was investigated. A total of four distinct Chinese hamster ovary (CHO) cell lines, including CHO10B2 (wild-type), V3 (protein kinase DNA-activated catalytic polypeptide deficient), 51D1 (RAD51 paralog D deficient) and PADR9 [poly(ADP-ribose) polymerase (PARP) deficient], were irradiated with gamma-rays, C ions (290 MeV/n) and Fe ions (500 MeV/n), in order to compare cellular lethality...
June 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28594467/biochemical-characterization-of-lr769-a-new-recombinant-factor-viia-bypassing-agent-produced-in-the-milk-of-transgenic-rabbits
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G Chevreux, N Tilly, Y Leblanc, C Ramon, V Faid, M Martin, F Dhainaut, N Bihoreau
BACKGROUND: The bypassing agent factor VII (FVIIa) is a first-line therapy for the treatment of acute bleeding episodes in patients with haemophilia and high-titre inhibitors. FVIIa is a highly post-translationally modified protein that requires eukaryotic expression systems to produce a fully active molecule. A recombinant FVIIa was produced in the milk of transgenic rabbits to increase expression and provide an efficient, safe and affordable product after purification to homogeneity (LR769)...
June 8, 2017: Haemophilia: the Official Journal of the World Federation of Hemophilia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28586136/benchmarking-geant4-hadronic-models-for-prompt-%C3%AE-monitoring-in-carbon-ion%C3%A2-therapy
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Marie Vanstalle, Ilaria Mattei, Alessio Sarti, Fabio Bellini, Fabiano Bini, Francesco Collamati, Erika De Lucia, Marco Durante, Riccardo Faccini, Fernando Ferroni, Christian Finck, Salvatore Fiore, Michela Marafini, Vincenzo Patera, Luca Piersanti, Marta Rovituso, Christoph Schuy, Adalberto Sciubba, Giacomo Traini, Cecilia Voena, Chiara La Tessa
PURPOSE: The real-time monitoring of the spread-out Bragg peak would allow the planned dose delivered during treatment to be directly verified, but this poses a major challenge in modern ion beam therapy. A possible method to achieve this goal is to exploit the production of secondary particles by the nuclear reactions of the beam with the patient and correlate their emission profile to the planned target volume position. In this study, we present both the production rate and energy spectra of the prompt-γ produced by the interactions of the (12) C ion beam with a polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA) target...
August 2017: Medical Physics
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