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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640950/development-of-a-monte-carlo-multiple-source-model-for-inclusion-in-a-dose-calculation-auditing-tool
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Austin M Faught, Scott E Davidson, Jonas Fontenot, Stephen F Kry, Carol Etzel, Geoffrey S Ibbott, David S Followill
PURPOSE: The Imaging and Radiation Oncology Core Houston (IROC-H) (formerly the Radiological Physics Center) has reported varying levels of agreement in their anthropomorphic phantom audits. There is reason to believe one source of error in this observed disagreement is the accuracy of the dose calculation algorithms and heterogeneity corrections used. To audit this component of the radiotherapy treatment process an independent dose calculation tool is needed. METHODS: Monte Carlo multiple source models for Elekta 6MV and 10MV therapeutic x-ray beams were commissioned based on measurement of central axis depth dose data for a 10 x 10 cm(2) field size and dose profiles for a 40 x 40 cm(2) field size...
June 22, 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635336/new-advances-in-focal-therapy-for-early-stage-prostate-cancer
#2
Kae Jack Tay, Ariel A Schulman, Christina Sze, Efrat Tsivian, Thomas J Polascik
Prostate focal therapy offers men the opportunity to achieve oncological control while preserving sexual and urinary function. The prerequisites for successful focal therapy are to accurately identify, localize and completely ablate the clinically significant cancer(s) within the prostate. We aim to evaluate the evidence for current and upcoming technologies that could shape the future of prostate cancer focal therapy in the next five years. Areas Covered: Current literature on advances in patient selection using imaging, biopsy and biomarkers, ablation techniques and adjuvant treatments for focal therapy are summarized...
June 21, 2017: Expert Review of Anticancer Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631160/role-of-imaging-in-the-follow-up-of-t2-t3-glottic-cancer-treated-by-transoral-laser-microsurgery
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Filippo Marchi, Cesare Piazza, Marco Ravanelli, Giovanna Gaggero, Giampiero Parrinello, Alberto Paderno, Pietro Perotti, Marta Filauro, Roberto Maroldi, Giorgio Peretti
An unblinded retrospective analysis of prospectively collected data was carried out on 138 patients affected by glottic pT2 and selected pT3 squamous cell carcinomas (SCC) treated by transoral laser microsurgery (TLM). The entire cohort was divided into two groups: Group A included 78 "high-risk" patients (pT2 with impaired vocal cord mobility, pT3 for anterior paraglottic and/or pre-epiglottic space invasion, presence of angioembolization, perineural spread, and positive lymph nodes in the neck) who underwent postoperative surveillance by endoscopy and imaging (CT or MR), while Group B included 60 "low-risk" patients (pT2 with absence of the above-mentioned features) who underwent endoscopic follow-up alone...
June 19, 2017: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28610630/osteosarcoma-of-the-lower-limb-metastasized-to-the-septum-and-right-side-of-the-heart-a-case-report
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Elisha Osati, Alice Kaijage, Reuben Muta, Peter Muhoka, Merckris Mango, Peter Kisenge, Bashir Nyangasa, Pedro Pallangyo, Delillah Kimambo, Mohamed Janabi
BACKGROUND: Metastatic cardiac tumors are far more common than primary tumors. Although the hematogenous spread of osteosarcoma is well known, the imaging findings of cardiovascular involvement by osteosarcoma are seldom reported and can be difficult to recognize. CASE PRESENTATION: A 21-year-old man of African descent presented to our center complaining of shortness of breath, awareness of heart beats, easy fatigability, swelling of lower limbs, and left-side chest discomfort for the past 6 months getting worse for the last 3 months prior to his third readmission...
June 13, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608122/patterns-of-lymph-node-metastases-in-apparent-stage-i-low-grade-epithelial-ovarian-cancer-a-multicenter-study
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Lucas Minig, Florian Heitz, David Cibula, Jamie N Bakkum-Gamez, Anna Germanova, Sean C Dowdy, Eleftheria Kalogera, Ignacio Zapardiel, Kristina Lindemann, Philipp Harter, Giovanni Scambia, Marco Petrillo, Cristina Zorrero, Vanna Zanagnolo, José Miguel Cárdenas Rebollo, Andreas du Bois, Christina Fotopoulou
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to determine oncological outcomes and incidence of lymph node (LN) metastases in women who underwent systematic pelvic and paraaortic lymphadenectomy for surgical staging of apparent stage I low-grade epithelial ovarian cancer (LGEOC). MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective study was performed at nine institutions across Europe and the US, and patients who underwent surgical staging for presumed stage I LGEOC between 2000 and 2016 were included...
June 12, 2017: Annals of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28604382/surgical-treatment-of-gastric-stromal-tumors-laparoscopic-versus-open-approach
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Monica Ortenzi, Roberto Ghiselli, Luca Cardinali, Mario Guerrieri
AIM: Gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GIST) are quite rare tumors, but yet they are the most common mesenchymal lesions of gastrointestinal tract. Their outmost frequent origin site is stomach and presently surgical resection is the mainstay in the treatment of gastric non metastatic GIST. Their peculiar characteristic of growth and poor metastatic tendency make this tumors particularly prone to be managed by minimally invasive technique. Presenting our experience we want show the feasibility and safeness of laparoscopic approach for gastric GIST and its benefits versus traditional open surgery and pointing out short term and long terms outcomes...
2017: Annali Italiani di Chirurgia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28595812/beyond-imaging-the-promise-of-radiomics
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REVIEW
Michele Avanzo, Joseph Stancanello, Issam El Naqa
The domain of investigation of radiomics consists of large-scale radiological image analysis and association with biological or clinical endpoints. The purpose of the present study is to provide a recent update on the status of this rapidly emerging field by performing a systematic review of the literature on radiomics, with a primary focus on oncologic applications. The systematic literature search, performed in Pubmed using the keywords: "radiomics OR radiomic" provided 97 research papers. Based on the results of this search, we describe the methods used for building a model of prognostic value from quantitative analysis of patient images...
June 2017: Physica Medica: PM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28588161/multimodality-treatment-outcome-of-hepatoblastoma-in-a-resource-limited-country
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M A Rahman, F Begum, S Karim, A Murtuza, A Islam
Our objective is to review the records of management of hepatoblastoma (HB) at the Paediatric Haematology and Oncology (PHO) department in the Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU), Dhaka, Bangladesh from January 2004 to December 2012. This is a retrospective study of clinical, radiological and pathological data of hepatoblastoma patients treated at our institution. Thirteen patients were treated for HB between 2004 and 2012. The records of clinical presentations, chemotherapy tolerance and response, surgical procedure undertaken, and complications were analyzed...
April 2017: Mymensingh Medical Journal: MMJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28584945/cirse-quality-assurance-document-and-standards-for-classification-of-complications-the-cirse-classification-system
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D K Filippiadis, C Binkert, O Pellerin, R T Hoffmann, A Krajina, P L Pereira
Interventional radiology provides a wide variety of vascular, nonvascular, musculoskeletal, and oncologic minimally invasive techniques aimed at therapy or palliation of a broad spectrum of pathologic conditions. Outcome data for these techniques are globally evaluated by hospitals, insurance companies, and government agencies targeting in a high-quality health care policy, including reimbursement strategies. To analyze effectively the outcome of a technique, accurate reporting of complications is necessary...
June 5, 2017: Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28584690/unusual-patterns-of-thoracic-metastasis-of-urinary-bladder-carcinoma
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Robert Hiensch, Habtamu Belete, Mahsan Rashidfarokhi, Irene Galperin, Fouzia Shakil, Oleg Epelbaum
Urinary bladder carcinoma (UBC) is the ninth most common malignancy and the second most common urological malignancy after prostate cancer in men. Thoracic metastases occur in more than half of those with muscle-invasive disease, and these generally assume the form of multiple solid parenchymal lesions characteristic of hematogenous seeding of the lung. Unusual patterns of thoracic spread of UBC have also been described albeit sporadically in the form of case reports and series. The aim of our case series is to provide illustrations of several atypical patterns of thoracic involvement by UBC such as isolated mediastinal lymphadenopathy, cavitary lung metastases, malignant pleural effusion, endobronchial disease, and pulmonary tumor embolism...
2017: Journal of Clinical Imaging Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28582371/clinical-presentation-and-anatomical-location-of-orbital-plasmacytomas
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Bradley A Thuro, Oded Sagiv, Roman Shinder, J Matthew Debnam, Omar Ozgur, John D Ng, Daniel Rootman, Sheeba K Thomas, Bita Esmaeli
PURPOSE: To evaluate the clinical and anatomical location of orbital plasmacytomas and assess local control following therapy. METHODS: The American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Oncology Database was queried to identify patients diagnosed with orbital plasmacytoma. These patients' records were reviewed for demographic characteristics, clinical and radiologic findings, treatments, and outcomes. RESULTS: Thirty patients from 4 institutions (24 from MD Anderson Cancer Center, 3 from SUNY Downstate Medical Center, 2 from University of California, Los Angeles, and 1 from Oregon Health and Science University) were identified...
June 2, 2017: Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28579359/evolution-in-treatment-strategy-for-metastatic-spine-disease-presently-evolving-modalities
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REVIEW
N Kumar, R Malhotra, A S Zaw, K Maharajan, N Naresh, A Kumar, B Vellayappan
The advent of minimally invasive surgery (MIS) in the surgical management armamentarium and stereotactic radiosurgery in the domain of radiotherapy, has led to a major evolution in treatment of metastatic spine disease (MSD). We reviewed the recent literature to discuss evolution from open to MIS approaches in MSD and the concurrent evolution in radiotherapy. This will provide a sound base for further development and understanding of treatment paradigms in MSD. Literature review showed that evolution of surgery can be traced from inappropriate open surgery (i...
May 17, 2017: European Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28577052/-analysis-of-therapy-relevant-receptors-in-bone-marrow-carcinosis-comparison-of-pathological-and-clinical-parameters
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G Massenkeil, C Gropp, H Kreipe, K Hussein
BACKGROUND: Bone marrow carcinosis is a sign of advanced tumor stage with nonspecific clinical and hematological symptoms. Diagnosis is based on bone marrow biopsy and histopathology, but biopsies are not part of the standard work-up in oncological diseases and data on the correlation between clinical presentation and pathological findings are sparse. MATERIAL AND METHODS: In a retrospective single-center study, data from 20 tumor patients with bone marrow carcinosis were analyzed...
June 2, 2017: Der Pathologe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28567230/secondary-chondrosarcoma-from-an-osteochondroma-of-the-proximal-tibia-involving-the-fibula
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Hwan Seong Cho, Ilkyu Han, Han-Soo Kim
There are few reports on the surgical treatment of secondary malignancy arising from an osteochondroma on the lateral side of the proximal tibia. From March 2008 to December 2011, 3 patients were treated for a secondary chondrosarcoma from an osteochondroma of the proximal tibia involving the fibula. The operative procedure can be summed up as follows: (1) resection of the tumor including the fibula; (2) preservation of the peroneal nerve and the fibular head; and (3) arthrodesis of the proximal tibiofibular joint...
June 2017: Clinics in Orthopedic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28552548/second-opinion-by-in-house-radiologists-present-picture-and-emphasis-on-standardizing-imaging-protocol-in-oncology
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G V SanthoshKumar, Abhishek Mahajan, Subhash Desai, Meenakshi Thakur
Standardization of imaging acquisition protocol, modification in protocols for specific tumor and standardization in providing image data sets for outside referral, will help not only patients but also oncologists (who requests the second read) and the radiologists (who provides the second read on outside imaging). The practical benefits to patients include, cost savings (limiting the repeat radiological examination), timely initiation of treatment; the unrealized benefits include prevention of unnecessary anxiety and discomfort...
April 10, 2017: Current Problems in Diagnostic Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548479/insular-gliomas-a-surgical-reappraisal-based-on-a-systematic-review-of-the-literature
#16
Domenico Murrone, Rodolfo Maduri, Afif Afif, Domenico Chirchiglia, Isabelle Pelissou-Guyotat, Jacques Guyotat, Francesco Signorelli
INTRODUCTION: Insular gliomas are heterogeneous lesions whose management presents multiple challenges for their tendency to affect young patients in good neurological and cognitive conditions, their deep anatomic location and proximity with critical functional and vascular structures. The appropriate management of insular gliomas requires a multidisciplinary evidence-centred teamwork grounded on the best anatomic, neurophysiological and oncological knowledge. The present study provides a reappraisal of the management of insular gliomas based on a systematic review of the literature with the aim of guiding clinicians in the management of such tumors...
May 25, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544780/spinal-metastatic-disease-a-review-of-the-role-of-the-multidisciplinary-team
#17
REVIEW
Mark Curtin, Robert P Piggott, Evelyn P Murphy, Sudarshan Munigangaiah, Joseph F Baker, John P McCabe, Aiden Devitt
Historically, a simple approach centered on palliation was applicable to the majority of patients with metastatic spinal disease. With advances in diagnosis and treatment, a more complicated algorithm has devolved requiring a multidisciplinary approach with institutional commitment and support. We performed a database review including pertinent articles exploring the multidisciplinary management of spinal metastatic disease. The wide variation in clinical presentation and tumor response to treatment necessitates a multidisciplinary approach that integrates the diagnosis and treatment of the cancer, symptom management, and rehabilitation for optimal care of patients with spinal metastases...
May 24, 2017: Orthopaedic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544587/drop-out-rate-from-the-liver-transplant-waiting-list-due-to-hcc-progression-in-hcv-infected-patients-treated-with-direct-acting-antivirals
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Alberto Zanetto, Sarah Shalaby, Alessandro Vitale, Claudia Mescoli, Alberto Ferrarese, Martina Gambato, Enrica Franceschet, Giacomo Germani, Marco Senzolo, Antonietta Romano, Paolo Angeli, Massimo Rugge, Fabio Farinati, Daniel M Forton, Umberto Cillo, Patrizia Burra, Francesco Paolo Russo
BACKGROUND & AIM: concerns about an increased hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) recurrence rate following directly acting antiviral (DAA) therapy in cirrhotic patients with a prior complete oncological response have been raised. Data regarding the impact of HCV-treatment with DAAs on waiting list drop-out rates in patients with active HCC and HCV-related cirrhosis awaiting liver transplantation (LT) are lacking. MATERIALS AND METHODS: HCV-HCC patients listed for LT between January 2015 and May 2016 at Padua Liver Transplant Centre were considered eligible for the study...
May 22, 2017: Liver Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540565/radiological-exams-on-end-stage-oncologic-patients-before-hospice-admission
#19
Elena Belloni, Stefania Tentoni, Alessandra Cella, Davide Cassinelli, Raffaella Bertè, Paola Scagnelli
PURPOSE: To evaluate frequency, type, and cost of diagnostic and interventional radiological exams performed on end-stage oncologic patients in the 90 days before Hospice admission. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Data of patients admitted to Hospice from January 2012 through June 2013 (18 months) were cross-checked with data from the digital archive of the Radiology Department. Frequency and type of exams performed before admission were analyzed across three 1-month periods, namely M-3, M-2, M-1, corresponding to 90-61, 60-31 and 30-1 days before admission...
May 25, 2017: La Radiologia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529726/pancreatic-neuroendocrine-tumors-the-basics-the-gray-zone-and-the-target
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REVIEW
Dionysia Kelgiorgi, Christos Dervenis
Pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (PanNETs) manifest with a range of symptoms and pose a therapeutic challenge. A team approach, in which many specialists come together, is necessary in the quest for the best patient-tailored treatment. Disciplines such as oncology, surgery, basic science, endocrinology, radiology, and nuclear medicine need to work side by side, equally contributing to patient care and to advancing our better understanding of this fascinating disease.
2017: F1000Research
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