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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231373/auricular-complications-in-parotid-temporal-bone-infratemporal-fossa-and-lateral-skull-base-surgery
#1
Patrick S Carpenter, Ryan C Burgette, John P Leonetti, Sam J Marzo
Neoplasms located in the parotid region, temporal bone, infratemporal fossa, and lateral skull base represent a challenge due to their difficult anatomic location and surrounding neurovascular structures. A variety of surgical approaches are appropriate to access this area, although several of them can place the auricular blood supply in danger. If the auricular blood supply is compromised, ischemia and, eventually, avascular necrosis of the auricle can occur. Auricular necrosis often can cause patients a delay in adjuvant radiation therapy and result in the need for additional reconstructive procedures...
February 2017: Ear, Nose, & Throat Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230650/acr-appropriateness-criteria%C3%A2-resectable-pancreatic-cancer
#2
William E Jones, W Waren Suh, May Abdel-Wahab, Ross A Abrams, Nilofer Azad, Prajnan Das, Jadranka Dragovic, Karyn A Goodman, Salma K Jabbour, Andre A Konski, Albert C Koong, Rachit Kumar, Percy Lee, Timothy M Pawlik, William Small, Joseph M Herman
Management of resectable pancreatic adenocarcinoma continues to present a challenge due to a paucity of high-quality randomized studies. Administration of adjuvant chemotherapy is widely accepted due to the high risk of systemic spread associated with pancreatic adenocarcinoma, but the role of radiation therapy is less clear. This paper reviews literature associated with resectable pancreatic cancer to include prognostic factors to aid in the selection of patients appropriate for adjuvant therapies. The American College of Radiology Appropriateness Criteria are evidence-based guidelines for specific clinical conditions that are reviewed annually by a multidisciplinary expert panel...
February 22, 2017: American Journal of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230003/risk-stratification-for-disease-progression-in-pt3-prostate-cancer-after-robot-assisted-radical-prostatectomy
#3
Jeong Hee Hong, Young Suk Kwon, Isaac Yi Kim
The aim of this study is to identify optimal patients for adjuvant radiation therapy (ART) in pT3 prostate cancer. The role of ART for patients with adverse pathologic features after radical prostatectomy (RP) has been demonstrated, but over- or under-treatment remains a significant concern. Two-hundred and five patients with pT3N0M0 who underwent robot-assisted RP without ART were analyzed. Multivariate Cox proportional regression analyses were used to identify predictors of biochemical recurrence (BCR) and clinical progression (CP)...
February 21, 2017: Asian Journal of Andrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229976/immune-modulation-by-dendritic-cell-based-cancer-vaccines
#4
Chaitanya Kumar, Sakshi Kohli, Poonamalle Parthasarathy Bapsy, Ashok Kumar Vaid, Minish Jain, Venkata Sathya Suresh Attili, Bandana Sharan
The interplay between host immunity and tumour cells has opened the possibility of targeting tumour cells by modulation of the human immune system. Cancer immunotherapy involves the treatment of a tumour by utilizing the recombinant human immune system components to target the pro-tumour microenvironment or by revitalizing the immune system with the ability to kill tumour cells by priming the immune cells with tumour antigens. In this review, current immunotherapy approaches to cancer with special focus on dendritic cell (DC)-based cancer vaccines are discussed...
March 2017: Journal of Biosciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229358/postmastectomy-radiation-therapy-and-breast-reconstruction-with-autologous-tissue
#5
Yasunobu Terao, Koichiro Taniguchi, Miwako Fujii, So Moriyama
Immediate breast reconstruction is an important tool for patients to accept and overcome their breast cancer, as well as for cosmetic reasons. However, its use in patients who require postmastectomy radiation therapy (PMRT) is not yet clear. The purpose of this study was to analyze the effects of PMRT and reconstruction on each other. The time of initiation of PMRT, the prognosis, and the cosmetic results were investigated in patients who underwent immediate reconstruction using autologous tissue. In the case of delayed reconstruction using autologous tissue after PMRT, radiation damage of the chest skin, design of the flap, and cosmetic results were investigated...
February 22, 2017: Breast Cancer: the Journal of the Japanese Breast Cancer Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229253/the-biology-of-uveal-melanoma
#6
Adriana Amaro, Rosaria Gangemi, Francesca Piaggio, Giovanna Angelini, Gaia Barisione, Silvano Ferrini, Ulrich Pfeffer
Uveal melanoma (UM), a rare cancer of the eye, is distinct from cutaneous melanoma by its etiology, the mutation frequency and profile, and its clinical behavior including resistance to targeted therapy and immune checkpoint blockers. Primary disease is efficiently controlled by surgery or radiation therapy, but about half of UMs develop distant metastasis mostly to the liver. Survival of patients with metastasis is below 1 year and has not improved in decades. Recent years have brought a deep understanding of UM biology characterized by initiating mutations in the G proteins GNAQ and GNA11...
February 22, 2017: Cancer Metastasis Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229172/external-beam-radiation-therapy-combined-with-limb-sparing-surgery-in-elderly-patients-70%C3%A2-years-with-primary-soft-tissue-sarcomas-of-the-extremities-a%C3%A2-retrospective-analysis
#7
Claudia Andrä, Alexander Klein, Hans Roland Dürr, Josefine Rauch, Lars Hartwin Lindner, Thomas Knoesel, Martin Angele, Andrea Baur-Melnyk, Claus Belka, Falk Roeder
PURPOSE: To report our experience with EBRT combined with limb-sparing surgery in elderly patients (>70 years) with primary extremity soft tissue sarcomas (STS). METHODS: Retrospectively analyzed were 35 patients (m:f 18:17, median 78 years) who all presented in primary situation without nodal/distant metastases (Charlson score 0/1 in 18 patients; ≥2 in 17 patients). Median tumor size was 10 cm, mainly located in lower limb (83%). Stage at presentation (UICC7th) was Ib:3%, 2a:20%, 2b:20%, and 3:57%...
February 22, 2017: Strahlentherapie und Onkologie: Organ der Deutschen Röntgengesellschaft ... [et Al]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227674/the-impact-of-different-leaf-limited-accelerations-on-leaf-positional-error-of-a-self-developed-mlc-prototype
#8
Xiang Zhang, Peiqing Ye, Hui Zhang, Xiang Zhang, Peiqing Ye, Hui Zhang, Peiqing Ye, Hui Zhang, Xiang Zhang
Multi-leaf collimator (MLC) provides an available approach to achieve sophisticated radiotherapy techniques and plays an important role in advanced high quality radiation therapy. Delivery accuracy of radiation therapy mainly depends on the leaf sequence generated by treatment plans and dynamic performance of MLCs. Previous studies have explored the influence of various leaf limited velocities and dose rates on the leaf-positional error. However, there is a lack of research on the influence of different leaf limited accelerations on the delivery accuracy or leaf-positional error...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227380/efficient-rendering-of-digitally-reconstructed-radiographs-on-heterogeneous-computing-architectures-using-central-slice-theorem
#9
Marwan Abdellah, Mohamed Abdallah, Mohamed Alzanati, Ayman Eldeib, Marwan Abdellah, Mohamed Abdallah, Mohamed Alzanati, Ayman Eldeib, Ayman Eldeib, Mohamed Abdallah, Mohamed Alzanati, Marwan Abdellah
Digitally reconstructed radiographs (DRRs) play a significant role in modern clinical radiation therapy. They are used to verify patient alignments during image guided therapies with 2D-3D image registration. The generation of DRRs can be implemented intuitively in O(N(3)) relying on direct volume rendering (DVR) methods, such as ray marching. This complexity imposes certain limitations on the rendering performance if high quality DRR images are needed. Those DRRs can be alternatively generated in the k-space using the central slice theorem in O(N(2)logN)...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227205/low-frequency-ultrasound-radiosensitization-and-therapy-response-monitoring-of-tumors-an-in-vivo-study
#10
Ali Sadeghi-Naini, Martin Stanisz, Hadi Tadayyon, Jaswinder Taank, Gregory J Czarnota, Ali Sadeghi-Naini, Martin Stanisz, Hadi Tadayyon, Jaswinder Taank, Gregory J Czarnota, Jaswinder Taank, Hadi Tadayyon, Martin Stanisz, Ali Sadeghi-Naini, Gregory J Czarnota
A new framework has been introduced in this paper for tumor radiosensitization and therapy response monitoring using low-frequency ultrasound. Human fibrosarcoma xenografts grown in severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID) mice (n = 108) were treated using ultrasound-stimulated microbubbles at various concentration and exposed to different doses of radiation. Low-frequency ultrasound radiofrequency (RF) data were acquired from tumors prior to and at different times after treatment. Quantitative ultrasound (QUS) techniques were applied to generate spectral parametric maps of tumors...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226732/lung-tumor-boundary-tracking-in-mri-with-moving-mesh-correspondences-for-adaptive-radio-therapy
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Nazanin Tahmasebi, Pierre Boulanger, Kumaradevan Punithakumar, Nazanin Tahmasebi, Pierre Boulanger, Kumaradevan Punithakumar, Kumaradevan Punithakumar, Pierre Boulanger, Nazanin Tahmasebi
Delineation of lung tumor regions from magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) poses many difficulties due to MR signal similarities of the region of interest and surrounding area as well as the influence of respiration. However, accurate segmentation of the tumor region is of utmost importance in planning a radiation therapy since a small error can result in some healthy tissues to receive excessive radiation. This study presents a semi-automated method to delineate lung tumor regions from a sequence of MRIs. The proposed method uses a non-rigid image registration framework to propagate the boundaries of the tumor region in MRI acquired during a radiation treatment stage, given manual segmentation on frames acquired during pretreatment stage...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226414/methylene-blue-for-the-treatment-of-intractable-pain-associated-with-oral-mucositis
#12
Carlos J Roldan, Kent Nouri, Thomas Chai, Billy Huh
Oral mucositis is a common and often debilitating complication among cancer patients receiving radiation therapy to the head and neck or chemotherapy agents, or undergoing hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. Pain and decreased oral function associated with oral mucositis may persist long after the conclusion of therapy. Although most patients respond to conservative management, a subset of patients develop intractable pain with severe consequences. For some, the use of total parenteral nutrition with insertion of percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy feeding tubes is the only alternative...
February 22, 2017: Pain Practice: the Official Journal of World Institute of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225446/adjuvant-external-radiation-impacts-outcome-of-pelvis-limited-stage-iii-endometrial-carcinoma-a-multi-institutional-study
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Kevin Albuquerque, Michael Folkert, Jyoti Mayadev, Alana Christie, Margaret R Liotta, Christa Nagel, Parag Sevak, Matthew M Harkenrider, Jayanthi S Lea, Rabbie K Hanna, William C Small, David S Miller, Xian-Jin Xie, Ronald K Potkul, Mohamed A Elshaikh
BACKGROUND: Adjuvant therapy choice for women with FIGO stage III endometrial carcinoma (EC) is controversial. We investigate the comparative benefit of adjuvant chemotherapy (CT) alone, radiation therapy alone (RT) or in combination (chemotherapy and radiation therapy [CRT]) with respect to recurrence-free survival (RFS) and overall survival (OS) in women with pelvis-limited (PL) EC (stage IIIA, IIIB, and IIIC1). MATERIALS AND METHODS: A multi-institutional database of 270 surgically staged women with PLEC was analyzed...
February 20, 2017: American Journal of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224700/delivery-of-radiation-therapy-in-resource-limited-settings-a-pilot-quality-assessment-study
#14
Alexandra Power-Hays, Paola Friedrich, Gretchen Fernandez, Naly A Cruz, Karen Marcus, Carlos Rodriguez-Galindo, Luisa Collado
Progress has been made in resource-limited countries in treating acute lymphoblastic leukemia, but advances in solid malignancies have been slower. Multidisciplinary care coordination is challenging, assessing adherence to guidelines through quality improvement initiatives is essential. We characterized deviations from guidelines in the delivery of radiation in a middle-income country program as a pilot for evaluating adequacy of local control and as surrogate for integration of multidisciplinary care. One-third of patients for whom it was indicated did not receive radiation...
February 22, 2017: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224113/intensity-modulated-radiation-therapy-with-stereotactic-body-radiation-therapy-boost-for-unfavorable-prostate-cancer-a-report-on-3-year-toxicity
#15
Ima Paydar, Abigail Pepin, Robyn A Cyr, Joseph King, Thomas M Yung, Elizabeth G Bullock, Siyuan Lei, Andrew Satinsky, K William Harter, Simeng Suy, Anatoly Dritschilo, John H Lynch, Thomas P Kole, Sean P Collins
BACKGROUND: Recent data suggest that intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) plus brachytherapy boost for unfavorable prostate cancer provides improved biochemical relapse-free survival over IMRT alone. Stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) may be a less invasive alternative to brachytherapy boost. Here, we report the 3-year gastrointestinal (GI) and genitourinary (GU) toxicities of IMRT plus SBRT boost. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Between March 2008 and September 2012, patients with prostate cancer were treated with robotic SBRT (19...
2017: Frontiers in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222996/stereotactic-radiation-therapy-for-residual-chemorefractory-primary-mediastinal-non-seminomatous-germ-cell-tumor-after-surgical-thoracotomy
#16
Philippe Laflamme, Cédric Doucet, Christian Sirois, Neil Kopek, Marie Vanhuyse
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 7, 2017: Practical Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222995/acute-and-late-toxicity-in-high-risk-prostate-cancer-patients-treated-with-androgen-suppression-and-hypofractionated-pelvic-radiation-therapy
#17
Sergio Faria, Russel Ruo, Fabio Cury, Marie Duclos, Luis Souhami
PURPOSE: To report acute and late toxicity rates in patients with high-risk prostate cancer treated with androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) and moderate hypofractionated radiation therapy (HypoRT) to the prostate and nodal areas. METHODS AND MATERIALS: Patients with localized, high-risk prostate cancer were treated with a HypoRT regimen of 60 Gy in 20 fractions (4 weeks) to the prostate volume while the nodal areas received 44 Gy in the same 20 fractions delivered with intensity modulated RT with a simultaneous integrated boost technique...
January 20, 2017: Practical Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222994/palliative-care-and-palliative-radiation-therapy-education-in-radiation-oncology-a-survey-of-us-radiation-oncology-program-directors
#18
Randy L Wei, Lauren E Colbert, Joshua Jones, Margarita Racsa, Gabrielle Kane, Steve Lutz, Neha Vapiwala, Kavita V Dharmarajan
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to assess the state of palliative and supportive care (PSC) and palliative radiation therapy (RT) educational curricula in radiation oncology residency programs in the United States. METHODS AND MATERIALS: We surveyed 87 program directors of radiation oncology residency programs in the United States between September 2015 and November 2015. An electronic survey on PSC and palliative RT education during residency was sent to all program directors...
December 1, 2016: Practical Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222957/reducing-patient-waiting-times-for-radiation-therapy-and-improving-the-treatment-planning-process-a-discrete-event-simulation-model-radiation-treatment-planning
#19
V Babashov, I Aivas, M A Begen, J Q Cao, G Rodrigues, D D'Souza, M Lock, G S Zaric
AIMS: We analysed the radiotherapy planning process at the London Regional Cancer Program to determine the bottlenecks and to quantify the effect of specific resource levels with the goal of reducing waiting times. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We developed a discrete-event simulation model of a patient's journey from the point of referral to a radiation oncologist to the start of radiotherapy, considering the sequential steps and resources of the treatment planning process...
February 17, 2017: Clinical Oncology: a Journal of the Royal College of Radiologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221860/the-head-start-effect-will-acute-and-delayed-postoperative-mortality-lead-to-improved-survival-with-stereotactic-body-radiation-therapy-for-operable-stage-i-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
#20
Chad G Rusthoven, David A Palma, Suresh Senan, Brian D Kavanagh
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 21, 2017: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
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