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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/29119856/radiological-properties-of-healthy-carcinoma-and-equivalent-breast-tissues-for-photon-and-charged-particle-interactions
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M Büyükyıldız, M Kurudirek
PURPOSE: In this paper, the effective atomic numbers (Zeff), electron densities (Neff), exposure buildup factor (EBF) and energy absorption buildup factor (EABF) of healthy (H), carcinoma (C) and equivalent (E) breast tissues were investigated to quantify differences in radiological parameters between the tissues in the continuous energy region. For these purposes, Zeffs and Neffs, of healthy, carcinoma and equivalent (H-C-E) breast tissues were calculated for interaction of gamma rays and charged particles with selected tissues...
November 9, 2017: International Journal of Radiation Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29114615/risk-of-carotid-blowout-after-reirradiation-with-particle-therapy
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Jon Espen Dale, Silvia Molinelli, Elisa Ciurlia, Mario Ciocca, Maria Bonora, Viviana Vitolo, Alfredo Mirandola, Stefania Russo, Roberto Orecchia, Olav Dahl, Piero Fossati
Purpose: Carotid blowout (CB) is a serious complication in retreatment of neoplasms in the head and neck (H&N) region. Rates seem to increase in hypofractionated or accelerated hyperfractionated regimens. In this study, we investigate the CB rate and the cumulative doses received by the carotid artery (CA) in a cohort of patients who were reirradiated at CNAO with particle therapy in the H&N region. Methods and materials: The dosimetric information, medical records, and tumor characteristics of 96 patients were analyzed...
July 2017: Advances in Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29114600/abscopal-effect-in-recurrent-colorectal-cancer-treated-with-carbon-ion-radiation-therapy-2-case-reports
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Daniel K Ebner, Tadashi Kamada, Shigeru Yamada
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 2017: Advances in Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29100701/robustness-of-patient-positioning-for-interfractional-error-in-carbon-ion-radiotherapy-for-stage-i-lung-cancer-bone-matching-versus-tumor-matching
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Makoto Sakai, Yoshiki Kubota, Jun-Ichi Saitoh, Daisuke Irie, Katsuyuki Shirai, Ryosuke Okada, Masami Torikoshi, Tatsuya Ohno, Takashi Nakano
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Patient positioning was compared by tumor matching (TM) and conventional bony structure matching (BM) in carbon ion radiotherapy for stage I non-small cell lung cancer to evaluate the robustness of TM and BM in determining interfractional error. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Sixty irradiation fields were analyzed. Computed tomography (CT) images acquired before treatment initiation for confirmation (Conf-CT) were obtained under the same settings as the treatment planning CT images and used to evaluate both positioning methods...
October 31, 2017: Radiotherapy and Oncology: Journal of the European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29097931/uptake-of-18-f-fet-and-18-f-fch-in-human-glioblastoma-t98g-cell-line-after-irradiation-with-photons-or-carbon-ions
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Francesca Pasi, Marco Giovanni Persico, Federica Eleonora Buroni, Carlo Aprile, Marina Hodolic, Franco Corbella, Rosanna Nano, Angelica Facoetti, Lorenzo Lodola
The differential diagnosis between recurrence of gliomas or brain metastases and this phenomenon is important in order to choose the best therapy and predict the prognosis but is still a big problem for physicians. The new emerging MRI, CT, and PET diagnostic modalities still lack sufficient accuracy. Radiolabeled choline and amino acids have been reported to show great tumor specificity. We studied the uptake kinetics of [(18)F]fluoromethyl-choline (FCH) and O-(2-[(18)F]fluoroethyl)-L-tyrosine (FET) by the T98G human glioblastoma cells from 20 to 120 min after irradiation either with photons at 2-10-20 Gy or with carbon ions at 2 Gy (at the National Centre for Oncological Hadrontherapy (CNAO), Pavia, Italy)...
2017: Contrast Media & Molecular Imaging
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
#7
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/29079118/full-monte-carlo-based-biologic-treatment-plan-optimization-system-for-intensity-modulated-carbon-ion-therapy-on-graphics-processing-unit
#8
Nan Qin, Chenyang Shen, Min-Yu Tsai, Marco Pinto, Zhen Tian, Georgios Dedes, Arnold Pompos, Steve B Jiang, Katia Parodi, Xun Jia
PURPOSE: One of the major benefits of carbon ion therapy is enhanced biological effectiveness at the Bragg peak region. For intensity modulated carbon ion therapy (IMCT), it is desirable to use Monte Carlo (MC) methods to compute the properties of each pencil beam spot for treatment planning, because of their accuracy in modeling physics processes and estimating biological effects. We previously developed goCMC, a graphics processing unit (GPU)-oriented MC engine for carbon ion therapy...
September 12, 2017: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29058685/study-for-online-range-monitoring-with-the-interaction-vertex-imaging-method
#9
Christian Finck, Yusuf Karakaya, Valérian Reithinger, Regina Rescigno, Jérôme Baudot, Julie Constanzo, Didier Juliani, Jochen Krimmer, Ilaria Rinaldi, Marc Rousseau, Etienne Testa, Marie Vanstalle, Cedric Ray
Ion beam therapy enables a highly accurate dose conformation delivery to the tumor due to the finite range of charged ions in matter (i.e., Bragg Peak (BP)). Consequently, the dose profile is very sensitive to patients anatomical changes as well as minor mispositioning, and so it requires improved dose control techniques. Proton Interaction Vertex Imaging (IVI) could offer an online range control in carbon ion therapy. In this paper, a statistical method was used to study the sensitivity of the IVI technique on experimental data obtained from the Heidelberg Ion-Beam Therapy Center...
October 23, 2017: Physics in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28992088/carbon-ion-radiotherapy-for-patients-with-advanced-stage-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-at-multicenters
#10
Masataka Karube, Naoyoshi Yamamoto, Yoshiyuki Shioyama, Junichi Saito, Akira Matsunobu, Tamaki Okimoto, Tatsuya Ohno, Hiroshi Tsuji, Takashi Nakano, Tadashi Kamada
Carbon-ion radiation therapy (CIRT) for advanced non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) has not been well studied to date. This paper aimed to analyze a retrospective multicenter survey for detecting problems with the use of CIRT for Stage II and III NSCLC (7th UICC TNM Staging System). Inclusion was restricted to patients with Stage II and III NSCLC who received CIRT from November 2003 to December 2014. We gathered the data from three CIRT operating centers on July 2015. Patients with radiotherapy history, patients with cancers other than lung cancer, and those receiving palliative therapies were excluded...
September 1, 2017: Journal of Radiation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28980974/analytical-probabilistic-modeling-of-rbe-weighted-dose-for-ion-therapy
#11
Hans-Peter Wieser, Philipp Hennig, Niklas Wahl, Mark Bangert
Particle therapy is especially prone to uncertainties. This issue is usually being addressed with uncertainty quantification and minimization techniques based on scenario sampling. For proton therapy, however, it was recently shown that it is also possible to use closed-form computations based on Analytical Probabilistic Modeling (APM) for this purpose. APM yields unique features compared to sampling-based approaches motivating further research in this context. This paper demonstrates the application of APM for intensity-modulated carbon ion therapy to quantify the influence of setup and range uncertainties on the RBE-weighted dose...
October 5, 2017: Physics in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28976361/rbe-and-related-modeling-in-carbon-ion-therapy
#12
Christian P Karger, Peter Peschke
Carbon ion therapy is a promising evolving modality in radiotherapy to treat tumors, which are radioresistant against photon treatments. As carbon ions are more effective in normal and tumor tissue, the relative biological effectiveness (RBE) has to be calculated by bio-mathematical models and has to be considered in the dose prescription. This review (i) intro-duces the concept of the RBE and its most important determinants, (ii) describes the physical and biological causes of the increased RBE for carbon ions, (iii) summarizes available RBE-measurements in-vitro and in-vivo, describes the (iv) concepts of the clinically applied RBE models (Mixed beam model, Local effect model, Microdosimetric-kinetic model), and (v) the way they are introduced into clinical application as well as (vi) their status of experimental and clinical validation, and finally (vii) summarizes the current status of the use of the RBE-concept in carbon ion therapy and points out clinically relevant conclusions as well as open questions...
October 4, 2017: Physics in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921785/cancer-specific-mortality-of-high-risk-prostate-cancer-after-carbon-ion-radiotherapy-plus-long-term-androgen-deprivation-therapy
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Goro Kasuya, Hitoshi Ishikawa, Hiroshi Tsuji, Yasuo Haruyama, Gen Kobashi, Daniel K Ebner, Koichiro Akakura, Hiroyoshi Suzuki, Tomohiko Ichikawa, Jun Shimazaki, Hirokazu Makishima, Takuma Nomiya, Tadashi Kamada, Hirohiko Tsujii
The treatment outcomes of patients with high-risk localized prostate cancer (PC) after carbon-ion radiotherapy (CIRT) combined with long-term androgen deprivation therapy (LTADT) were analyzed, and compared with those of other treatment modalities, focusing on PC-specific mortality (PCSM). A total of 1247 patients were enrolled in three phase II clinical trials of fixed-dose CIRT between 2000 and 2013. Excluding patients with T4 disease, 608 patients with high- or very-high-risk PC, according to the National Comprehensive Cancer Network classification system, who received CIRT with LTADT were evaluated...
September 16, 2017: Cancer Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918686/sensitivity-of-post-treatment-positron-emission-tomography-computed-tomography-to-detect-inter-fractional-range-variations-in-scanned-ion-beam-therapy
#14
Josefine Handrack, Thomas Tessonnier, Wenjing Chen, Jakob Liebl, Jürgen Debus, Julia Bauer, Katia Parodi
BACKGROUND: Ion therapy, especially with modern scanning beam delivery, offers very sharp dose gradients for highly conformal cancer treatment. However, it is very sensitive to uncertainties of tissue stopping properties as well as to anatomical changes and setup errors, making range verification highly desirable. To this end, positron emission tomography (PET) can be used to measure decay products of β(+)-emitters created in interactions inside the patient. This work investigates the sensitivity of post treatment PET/CT (computed tomography) to detect inter-fractional range variations...
November 2017: Acta Oncologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895552/measurement-of-track-structure-parameters-of-low-and-medium-energy-helium-and-carbon-ions-in-nanometric-volumes
#15
G Hilgers, M U Bug, H Rabus
Ionization cluster size distributions produced in the sensitive volume of an ion-counting wall-less nanodosimeter by monoenergetic carbon ions with energies between 45 MeV and 150 MeV were measured at the TANDEM-ALPI ion accelerator facility complex of the LNL-INFN in Legnaro. Those produced by monoenergetic helium ions with energies between 2 MeV and 20 MeV were measured at the accelerator facilities of PTB and with a (241)Am alpha particle source. C3H8 was used as the target gas. The ionization cluster size distributions were measured in narrow beam geometry with the primary beam passing the target volume at specified distances from its centre, and in broad beam geometry with a fan-like primary beam...
September 12, 2017: Physics in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28886211/homogeneity-study-of-proton-and-carbon-ion-scanning-beams-using-combinations-of-different-spot-sizes-and-grid-sizes
#16
Ying Xing, Xianwei Wu, Yongqiang Li, Jun Zhao
PURPOSE: Different scanning ion beam delivery systems have different delivery accuracies, and the resulting delivery errors will affect field homogeneity. This study was performed to determine an appropriate combination of spot size (FWHM) and spot grid size (GS), which can provide homogenous dose distributions for both proton and carbon ion scanning beam radiotherapy. The combination of the two parameters is represented by a combination factor named n, which is the quotient of FWHM divided by GS...
September 8, 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28880368/optimization-of-monte-carlo-particle-transport-parameters-and-validation-of-a-novel-high-throughput-experimental-setup-to-measure-the-biological-effects-of-particle-beams
#17
Darshana Patel, Lawrence Bronk, Fada Guan, Christopher R Peeler, Stephan Brons, Ivana Dokic, Amir Abdollahi, Claudia Rittmüller, Oliver Jäkel, David Grosshans, Radhe Mohan, Uwe Titt
PURPOSE: Accurate modeling of the relative biological effectiveness (RBE) of particle beams requires increased systematic in vitro studies with human cell lines with care towards minimizing uncertainties in biologic assays as well as physical parameters. In this study, we describe a novel high-throughput experimental setup and an optimized parameterization of the Monte Carlo (MC) simulation technique that is universally applicable for accurate determination of RBE of clinical ion beams...
September 7, 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28871995/a-multicenter-study-of-carbon-ion-radiation-therapy-for-head-and-neck-adenocarcinoma
#18
MULTICENTER STUDY
Jun-Ichi Saitoh, Masashi Koto, Yusuke Demizu, Hiroaki Suefuji, Tatsuya Ohno, Hiroshi Tsuji, Tomoaki Okimoto, Yoshiyuki Shioyama, Kenji Nemoto, Takashi Nakano, Tadashi Kamada
PURPOSE: Head and neck (HN) adenocarcinoma is rare, and to date, there have been no reports of prospective studies. We retrospectively evaluated the efficacy and safety of carbon-ion radiation therapy (C-ion RT) for HN adenocarcinoma in institutions in Japan. METHODS AND MATERIALS: HN adenocarcinoma patients with N0M0 or N1M0 disease who were treated with C-ion RT at institutions in Japan between November 2003 and December 2014 were analyzed retrospectively. We enrolled 47 patients (30 male and 17 female patients; median age, 60 years) with HN adenocarcinoma...
October 1, 2017: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28871342/a-systematic-review-of-publications-on-charged-particle-therapy-for-hepatocellular-carcinoma
#19
REVIEW
Hiroshi Igaki, Masashi Mizumoto, Toshiyuki Okumura, Kiyoshi Hasegawa, Norihiro Kokudo, Hideyuki Sakurai
Charged particle therapy (proton beam therapy and carbon ion therapy) is a form of radiotherapy which has the unique characteristic of superior depth dose distribution, and has been used for the treatment of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) in a limited number of patients, especially in Japan. We undertook a systematic review to define the clinical utility of charged particle therapy for patients with HCC. We searched the MEDLINE database from 1983 to June 2016 to identify clinical studies on charged particle therapy for HCC...
September 4, 2017: International Journal of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28865463/carbon-ion-radiotherapy-for-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-with-interstitial-lung-disease-a%C3%A2-retrospective-analysis
#20
Mio Nakajima, Naoyoshi Yamamoto, Kazuhiko Hayashi, Masataka Karube, Daniel K Ebner, Wataru Takahashi, Makoto Anzai, Kenji Tsushima, Yuji Tada, Koichiro Tatsumi, Tadaaiki Miyamoto, Hiroshi Tsuji, Takehiko Fujisawa, Tadashi Kamada
BACKGROUND: Lung cancer is frequently complicated by interstitial lung disease (ILD). Treatment protocols for lung cancer patients with ILD have not been established; surgery, chemotherapy, and radiotherapy can all cause acute exacerbation of ILD. This study evaluated the toxicity and efficacy of carbon ion radiotherapy (CIRT) in patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) and ILD. METHODS: Between June 2004 and November 2014, 29 patients diagnosed with NSCLC and ILD were treated with CIRT...
September 2, 2017: Radiation Oncology
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