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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29281151/quantitative-intravoxel-incoherent-motion-parameters-derived-from-whole-tumor-volume-for-assessing-pathological-complete-response-to-neoadjuvant-chemotherapy-in-locally-advanced-rectal-cancer
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Qiaoyu Xu, Yanyan Xu, Hongliang Sun, Queenie Chan, Kaining Shi, Aiping Song, Wu Wang
BACKGROUND: Many locally advanced rectal cancer (LARC) patients can benefit from neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NACT), with some achieving a pathological complete response (pCR). However, there is limited research reporting on the value of intravoxel incoherent motion (IVIM) in monitoring pCR in patients with LARC. PURPOSE: To identify whether IVIM parameters derived from whole-tumor volume (WTV) before and after NACT could accurately assess pCR in patients with LARC...
December 27, 2017: Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging: JMRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29246016/optimal-treatment-strategies-for-clinically-suspicious-lateral-pelvic-lymph-node-metastasis-in-rectal-cancer
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Hye Jin Kim, Gyu-Seog Choi, Jun Seok Park, Soo Yeun Park, Seung Hyun Cho, Soo Jung Lee, Byung Woog Kang, Jong Gwang Kim
Background: Although lateral pelvic lymph node (LPN) metastasis is a major cause of local recurrence in patients with rectal cancer, controversy still remains on the treatment of suspected LPN metastasis, "suspicious LPN". We aimed to determine the optimal treatment strategies for suspicious LPN, in patients with locally advanced rectal cancer who underwent preoperative chemoradiotherapy (CRT). Materials and Methods: Of 377 patients who received preoperative CRT for rectal cancer between 2006 and 2013, 84 (22...
November 21, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29218690/neoadjuvant-volumetric-modulated-arc-therapy-in-rectal-cancer-and-the-correlation-of-pathological-response-with-diffusion-weighted-mri-and-apoptotic-markers
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Necla Gurdal, Merdan Fayda, Nijat Alishev, Baris Bakir, Didem Tastekin, Faruk Aykan, Ugur Gezer, Emre Balik, Esra Kaytan Saglam, Ethem Nezih Oral, Mine Gulluoglu, Ahmet Kizir
PURPOSE: In this prospective observational study, we aimed to report the applicability and tolerability of neoadjuvant volumetric modulated arc therapy with simultaneous integrated boost (SIB-VMAT) and concurrent chemotherapy in patients with locally advanced rectal cancer (LARC), and to evaluate the correlation of pathological response with apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) measurements on diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging (DW-MRI) and apoptotic markers. METHODS: The study enrolled 30 patients with T3 to T4 and/or N+ rectal cancer who preoperatively received SIB-VMAT and concurrent chemotherapy...
December 6, 2017: Tumori
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29186937/how-to-use-pet-ct-in-the-evaluation-of-response-to-radiotherapy
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Pierre Decazes, Sébastien Thureau, Bernard Dubray, Pierre Vera
INTRODUCTION: Radiotherapy is a major treatment modality for many cancers. Tumor response after radiotherapy determines the subsequent steps of the patient's management (surveillance, adjuvant or salvage treatment and palliative care). Tumor response assessed during radiotherapy offers a promising opportunity to adapt the treatment plan to reduced / increased target volume, to specifically target sub-volumes with relevant biological characteristics (metabolism, hypoxia, proliferation ...
November 28, 2017: Quarterly Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29184696/adaptive-radiation-dose-escalation-in-rectal-adenocarcinoma-a-review
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REVIEW
Jonathan D Van Wickle, Eric S Paulson, Jerome C Landry, Beth A Erickson, William A Hall
Total mesorectal excision (TME) after neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy (CRT) has offered superior control for patients with locally advanced rectal cancer, but can carry a quality of life cost. Fortunately, some patients achieve a complete response after CRT alone without the added morbidity caused by surgery. Efforts to increase fidelity of radiation treatment planning and delivery may allow for escalated doses of radiotherapy (RT) with limited off-target toxicity and elicit more pathological complete responses (pCR) to CRT thereby sparing more rectal cancer patients from surgery...
October 2017: Journal of Gastrointestinal Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151142/mr-imaging-perfusion-and-diffusion-analysis-to-assess-preoperative-short-course-radiotherapy-response-in-locally-advanced-rectal-cancer-standardized-index-of-shape-by-dce-mri-and-intravoxel-incoherent-motion-derived-parameters-by-dw-mri
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Antonella Petrillo, Roberta Fusco, Vincenza Granata, Sergio Venanzio Setola, Mario Sansone, Daniela Rega, Paolo Delrio, Francesco Bianco, Giovanni Maria Romano, Fabiana Tatangelo, Antonio Avallone, Biagio Pecori
Our aim is to assess preoperative Short Course Radiotherapy (SCR) tumor response in locally advanced rectal cancer (LARC) through Standardized Index of Shape (SIS) by DCE-MRI, apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) and intravoxel incoherent motion-derived parameters by DW-MRI. 35 patients with LARC underwent MR scan before and after SCR followed by delayed surgery, retrospectively, were enrolled. SIS, ADC, tissue diffusion (D t), pseudodiffusion (D p), and perfusion fraction (f) were extracted by MRI for each patient before and after SCR...
November 18, 2017: Medical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127435/intensified-preoperative-chemoradiation-by-adding-oxaliplatin-in-locally-advanced-primary-operable-ct3nxm0-rectal-cancer-impact-on-long-term-outcome-results-of-the-phase%C3%A2-ii-tako-05-abcsg-r%C3%A2-02-trial
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P Kogler, A F DeVries, W Eisterer, J Thaler, L Sölkner, D Öfner
PURPOSE: The major goals of preoperative treatment for locally advanced rectal cancers (LARCs) are improvement of local tumor control, tumor downsizing, and downstaging. Modifications with respect to standardized chemoradiation protocol, e. g., integrating oxaliplatin, are realized with the aim of improving primary tumor response and patient outcome. PATIENTS AND METHODS: In this phase II multicenter study, patients with LARC of the mid- or lower rectum, cT3cNxcM0 as staged by MRI, were included and treated preoperatively with a combination of capecitabine and oxaliplatin following a standardized protocol during radiation...
November 10, 2017: Strahlentherapie und Onkologie: Organ der Deutschen Röntgengesellschaft ... [et Al]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29100742/outcome-of-neoadjuvant-chemoradiation-in-mri-staged-locally-advanced-rectal-cancer-retrospective-analysis-of-123-chinese-patients
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Shing Fung Lee, Chi Leung Chiang, Francis Ann Shing Lee, Yiu Wah Wong, Chi Ming Poon, Frank Chi Sing Wong, Stewart Yuk Tung
BACKGROUND: For advanced rectal cancer with involved or threatened mesorectal fascia (MRF), current standard is pre-operative long course chemoradiotherapy (PLCRT) with either capecitabine or 5-fluorouracil (5-FU). However, few Chinese data on its clinical outcome are available, especially for those with pelvic MRI staging. METHODS: Between Jan-2009 and Oct-2014, 123 consecutive patients with biopsy proven adenocarcinoma of rectum, all with pelvic MRI staging, selected for PLCRT after multi-disciplinary team discussion were recruited...
November 1, 2017: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association, Taiwan Yi Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28991083/prediction-of-n0-irradiated-rectal-cancer-comparing-mri-before-and-after-preoperative-chemoradiotherapy
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COMPARATIVE STUDY
Fabio Pomerri, Filippo Crimì, Nicola Veronese, Alessandro Perin, Carmelo Lacognata, Francesca Bergamo, Caterina Boso, Isacco Maretto
BACKGROUND: The prediction of lymph node status using MRI has an impact on the management of rectal cancer, both before and after preoperative chemoradiotherapy. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to maximize the negative predictive value and sensitivity of mesorectal lymph node imaging after chemoradiotherapy because postchemoradiation node-negative patients may be treated with rectum-sparing approaches. DESIGN: This was a retrospective study...
November 2017: Diseases of the Colon and Rectum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28981353/modified-3-point-mri-based-tumor-regression-grade-incorporating-dwi-for-locally-advanced-rectal-cancer
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Min A Lee, Seung Hyun Cho, An Na Seo, Hye Jung Kim, Kyung-Min Shin, See Hyung Kim, Gyu-Seog Choi
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the prognostic relevance of a modified 3-point MRI-based tumor regression grading system incorporating DWI for patients with locally advanced rectal cancer after preoperative chemoradiotherapy (CRT). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Between March 2012 and September 2013, 118 consecutively registered patients with middle or lower locally advanced rectal cancer who underwent CRT followed by surgery were enrolled in this retrospective study...
December 2017: AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28959163/quantitative-aspects-of-diffusion-weighted-magnetic-resonance-imaging-in-rectal-cancer-response-to-neoadjuvant-therapy
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Thiago Bassaneze, José Eduardo Gonçalves, Juliano Ferreira Faria, Rogério Tadeu Palma, Jaques Waisberg
BACKGROUND: The aim of the study was to evaluate the added value of the apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) of diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging (DW-MRI) in patients with rectal cancer who received neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy (CRT). The use of DW-MRI for response evaluation in rectal cancer still remains a widely investigated issue, as the accurate detection of pathologic complete response (pCR) is critical in making therapeutic decisions. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Thirty-three patients with locally advanced rectal cancer were evaluated retrospectively by MRI in addition to diffusion-weighted images (DWI) and its ADC pre- and post-neoadjuvant CRT...
September 2017: Radiology and Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28959161/magnetic-resonance-imaging-evaluation-in-neoadjuvant-therapy-of-locally-advanced-rectal-cancer-a-systematic-review
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Roberta Fusco, Mario Petrillo, Vincenza Granata, Salvatore Filice, Mario Sansone, Orlando Catalano, Antonella Petrillo
BACKGROUND: The aim of the study was to present an update concerning several imaging modalities in diagnosis, staging and pre-surgery treatment response assessment in locally advanced rectal cancer (LARC). Modalities include: traditional morphological magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), functional MRI such as dynamic contrast enhanced MRI (DCE-MRI) and diffusion weighted imaging (DWI). A systematic review about the diagnostic accuracy in neoadjuvant therapy response assessment of MRI, DCE-MRI, DWI and Positron Emission Tomography/Computed Tomography (PET/CT) has been also reported...
September 2017: Radiology and Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28947340/an-audit-comparing-the-reporting-of-staging-mri-scans-for-rectal-cancer-with-the-london-cancer-alliance-lca-guidelines
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M R S Siddiqui, A P Shanmuganandan, S Rasheed, P Tekkis, G Brown, A M Abulafi
BACKGROUND: This article focuses on the audit and assessment of clinical practice before and after introduction of MRI reporting guidelines. Standardised proforma based reporting may improve quality of MRI reports. Uptake of the use may be facilitated by endorsement from regional and national cancer organisations. METHODS: This audit was divided into 2 phases. MRI reports issued between April 2014 and June 2014 were included in the first part of our audit. Phase II included MRI reports issued between April 2015 and June 2015...
September 13, 2017: European Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28939744/radiomics-analysis-for-evaluation-of-pathological-complete-response-to-neoadjuvant-chemoradiotherapy-in-locally-advanced-rectal-cancer
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Zhenyu Liu, Xiao-Yan Zhang, Yan-Jie Shi, Lin Wang, Hai-Tao Zhu, Zhenchao Tang, Shuo Wang, Xiao-Ting Li, Jie Tian, Ying-Shi Sun
Purpose: To develop and validate a radiomics model for evaluating pathologic complete response (pCR) to neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy in patients with locally advanced rectal cancer (LARC).Experimental Design: We enrolled 222 patients (152 in the primary cohort and 70 in the validation cohort) with clinicopathologically confirmed LARC who received chemoradiotherapy before surgery. All patients underwent T2-weighted and diffusion-weighted imaging before and after chemoradiotherapy; 2,252 radiomic features were extracted from each patient before and after treatment imaging...
December 1, 2017: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937269/dose-escalation-using-contact-x-ray-brachytherapy-papillon-for-rectal-cancer-does-it-improve-the-chance-of-organ-preservation
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Arthur Sun Myint, Fraser McLean Smith, Simon William Gollins, Helen Wong, Christopher Rao, Karen Whitmarsh, Raj Sripadam, Paul Rooney, Michael Jeremy Hershman, Zsolt Fekete, Kate Perkins, D Mark Pritchard
OBJECTIVE: A watch and wait policy for patients with a clinical complete response (cCR) after external beam chemoradiotherapy (EBCRT) for rectal cancer is an attractive option. However, approximately one-third of tumours will regrow, which requires surgical salvage for cure. We assessed whether contact X-ray brachytherapy (CXB) can improve organ preservation by avoiding surgery for local regrowth. METHODS: From our institutional database, we identified 200 of 573 patients treated by CXB from 2003 to 2012...
December 2017: British Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28851403/a-rectal-cancer-feasibility-study-with-an-embedded-phase-iii-trial-design-assessing-magnetic-resonance-tumour-regression-grade-mrtrg-as-a-novel-biomarker-to-stratify-management-by-good-and-poor-response-to-chemoradiotherapy-trigger-study-protocol-for-a-randomised
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Nick J Battersby, Mit Dattani, Sheela Rao, David Cunningham, Diana Tait, Richard Adams, Brendan J Moran, Shelize Khakoo, Paris Tekkis, Shahnawaz Rasheed, Alex Mirnezami, Philip Quirke, Nicholas P West, Iris Nagtegaal, Irene Chong, Anguraj Sadanandam, Nicola Valeri, Karen Thomas, Michelle Frost, Gina Brown
BACKGROUND: Pre-operative chemoradiotherapy (CRT) for MRI-defined, locally advanced rectal cancer is primarily intended to reduce local recurrence rates by downstaging tumours, enabling an improved likelihood of curative resection. However, in a subset of patients complete tumour regression occurs implying that no viable tumour is present within the surgical specimen. This raises the possibility that surgery may have been avoided. It is also recognised that response to CRT is a key determinant of prognosis...
August 29, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28757404/intermediate-dose-volume-parameters-and-the-development-of-late-rectal-toxicity-after-mri-guided-brachytherapy-for-locally-advanced-cervix-cancer
#17
Reem Ujaimi, Michael Milosevic, Anthony Fyles, Akbar Beiki-Ardakani, Marco Carlone, Haiyan Jiang, Patricia Lindsay, Jason Xie, Rachel Gerber, Jennifer Croke, Julia Skliarenko, Wilfred Levin, Kathy Han
PURPOSE: The dose delivered to the most exposed 2 cm(3) [Formula: see text] of the rectum and bladder is predictive of late rectal and bladder toxicity in cervix cancer patients. We investigated the predictive value of intermediate doses to the rectum and bladder for late rectal/bladder toxicity after MRI-guided brachytherapy for patients with locally advanced cervix cancer. METHODS AND MATERIALS: Toxicity was prospectively graded using Common Toxicity Criteria for Adverse Events v4...
July 27, 2017: Brachytherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717704/significance-of-magnetic-resonance-imaging-assessed-tumor-response-for-locally-advanced-rectal-cancer-treated-with-preoperative-long-course-chemoradiation
#18
Mohamed Salah Fayaz, Gerges Attia Demian, Wael Moftah Fathallah, Heba El-Sayed Eissa, Mustafa Shawki El-Sherify, Sadeq Abozlouf, Thomas George, Suzanne Mona Samir
PURPOSE: To study the predictive and prognostic value of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)-assessed tumor response after long-course neoadjuvant therapy for locally advanced rectal cancer. METHODS: This study included 79 patients who had T3 or T4 and/or N+ rectal cancer treated with long-course neoadjuvant chemoradiation. MRI-assessed tumor regression grade (mrTRG) was assessed in 64 patients. MRIs were reviewed by the study radiologist. Surgical and pathologic reports for those who underwent surgery were reviewed...
August 2016: Journal of Global Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706185/deep-learning-for-fully-automated-localization-and-segmentation-of-rectal-cancer-on-multiparametric-mr
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Stefano Trebeschi, Joost J M van Griethuysen, Doenja M J Lambregts, Max J Lahaye, Chintan Parmer, Frans C H Bakers, Nicky H G M Peters, Regina G H Beets-Tan, Hugo J W L Aerts
Multiparametric Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) can provide detailed information of the physical characteristics of rectum tumours. Several investigations suggest that volumetric analyses on anatomical and functional MRI contain clinically valuable information. However, manual delineation of tumours is a time consuming procedure, as it requires a high level of expertise. Here, we evaluate deep learning methods for automatic localization and segmentation of rectal cancers on multiparametric MR imaging. MRI scans (1...
July 13, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28676107/study-protocol-multi-parametric-magnetic-resonance-imaging-for-therapeutic-response-prediction-in-rectal-cancer
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Trang Thanh Pham, Gary Liney, Karen Wong, Robba Rai, Mark Lee, Daniel Moses, Christopher Henderson, Michael Lin, Joo-Shik Shin, Michael Bernard Barton
BACKGROUND: Response to neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy (CRT) of rectal cancer is variable. Accurate imaging for prediction and early assessment of response would enable appropriate stratification of management to reduce treatment morbidity and improve therapeutic outcomes. Use of either diffusion weighted imaging (DWI) or dynamic contrast enhanced (DCE) imaging alone currently lacks sufficient sensitivity and specificity for clinical use to guide individualized treatment in rectal cancer...
July 4, 2017: BMC Cancer
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