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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145332/primary-malignant-melanoma-of-the-lung-a-case-report-and-literature-review
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Juan Peng, Fengfeng Han, Tianyun Yang, Jinyuan Sun, Wenbin Guan, Xuejun Guo
RATIONALE: Primary malignant melanoma of the lung (PMML) is an extremely rare neoplasm with a dismal prognosis. The diagnosis of PMML is very difficult and is based on several clinical, radiological, and histopathological criteria. PATIENT CONCERNS: A 61-year-old women was admitted with a 2-month history of a productive cough and chest pain provoked by breathing and coughing. Computed tomography (CT) scans of the chest showed a large, solid tumor in the right middle lobe of the lung...
November 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145314/incidence-of-lower-limb-lymphedema-after-vulvar-cancer-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#2
Jiuzuo Huang, Nanze Yu, Xiaojun Wang, Xiao Long
BACKGROUND: Lower limb lymphedema (LLL) is an important concern for patients with vulvar cancer. Studies of the incidence of vulvar cancer-related lymphedema and its risk factors have substantially increased in the new millennium. OBJECTIVES: This article is a meta-analysis that aimed to systematically evaluate the incidence of LLL and its risk factors related to vulvar cancer. DATA SOURCES: Data were collected from eligible studies from PubMed, ScienceDirect, and Web of Science...
November 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145247/comparison-of-chemoradiotherapy-with-and-without-brachytherapy-as-adjuvant-therapy-after-radical-surgery-in-early-stage-cervical-cancer-with-poor-prognostic-factors-an-observational-study
#3
Mei-Ling Lan, Xian Yu, He Xiao, Peng Zhou, Nan Hu, Yun Liu, Ge Wang
This study aimed to determine whether the addition of intracavitary brachytherapy (ICBT) to chemoradiotherapy (CRT) improves outcome in patients with cervical cancer and poor prognostic factors. Patients with stage IB to IIA cervical cancer who had undergone radical hysterectomy and pelvic lymphadenectomy between August 2008 and December 2014 were retrospectively registered in this study. All patients received external beam radiation therapy (EBRT) + chemotherapy, and some patients additionally received ICBT...
November 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143923/impact-of-concurrent-versus-adjuvant-chemotherapy-on-the-severity-and-duration-of-lymphopenia-in-glioma-patients-treated-with-radiation-therapy
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Alexander J Lin, Jian L Campian, Caressa Hui, Soumon Rudra, Yuan J Rao, Dinesh Thotala, Dennis Hallahan, Jiayi Huang
Prolonged severe lymphopenia has been shown to persist beyond a year in glioma patients after radiation therapy (RT) with concurrent and adjuvant chemotherapy. This study examines the differential impact of concurrent versus adjuvant chemotherapy on lymphopenia after RT. WHO grade II-III glioma patients who received RT with concurrent and/or adjuvant chemotherapy from 2007 to 2016 were retrospectively analyzed. Concurrent chemotherapy was temozolomide (TMZ), and adjuvant chemotherapy was either TMZ or procarbazine/lomustine/vincristine (PCV)...
November 16, 2017: Journal of Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143871/head-and-neck-rhabdomyosarcoma-in-children-a-20-year-retrospective-study-at-a-tertiary-referral-center
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Sophia Marie Häußler, Carmen Stromberger, Heidi Olze, Georg Seifert, Steffen Knopke, Arne Böttcher
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to assess rhabdomyosarcomas (RMS) of the head and neck in pediatric patients with regard to clinical presentation, treatment, and survival. METHODS: Data were retrospectively obtained from patient charts with regard to RMS of the head and neck diagnosed between 1996 and 2016 at a tertiary referral center. Clinical course, treatment modalities, and side effects were analyzed. Survival analysis was carried out using the Kaplan-Meier method...
November 16, 2017: Journal of Cancer Research and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143275/increasing-time-to-postoperative-stereotactic-radiation-therapy-for-patients-with-resected-brain-metastases-investigating-clinical-outcomes-and-identifying-predictors-associated-with-time-to-initiation
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Mehran B Yusuf, Mark J Amsbaugh, Eric Burton, Megan Nelson, Brian Williams, Maria Koutourousiou, Haring Nauta, Shiao Woo
We sought to determine the impact of time to initiation (TTI) of post-operative radiosurgery on clinical outcomes for patients with resected brain metastases and to identify predictors associated with TTI. All patients with resected brain metastases treated with postoperative SRS or fractionated stereotactic radiation therapy (fSRT) from 2012 to 2016 at a single institution were reviewed. TTI was defined as the interval from resection to first day of radiosurgery. Receiver operating characteristic (ROC) curves were used to identify an optimal threshold for TTI with respect to local failure (LF)...
November 15, 2017: Journal of Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142746/interaction-between-merkel-cell-carcinoma-and-the-immune-system-pathogenetic-and-therapeutic-implications
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Irene Zanetti, Ilaria Coati, Mauro Alaibac
Merkel cell carcinoma (MCC) is a rare, aggressive primary cutaneous neuroendocrine carcinoma. It usually appears on the face and neck of elderly Caucasian people as a flesh-colored, erythematous or violaceous dome-shaped, non-tender nodule with a smooth surface. In immunocompromised patients with T-cell dysfunction, such as patients with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) or solid organ transplant recipients, the incidence of this disease is markedly increased. This suggests a link between the development of MCC and the immune system...
November 2017: Molecular and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142626/resection-and-observation-for-brain-metastasis-without-prompt-postoperative-radiation-therapy
#8
Tae-Wook Song, In-Young Kim, Shin Jung, Tae-Young Jung, Kyung-Sub Moon, Woo-Youl Jang
Objective: Total resection without consecutive postoperative whole brain radiation therapy is indicated for patients with a single or two sites of brain metastasis, with close follow-up by serial magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). In this study, we explored the effectiveness, usefulness, and safety of this follow-up regimen. Methods: From January 2006 to December 2015, a total of 109 patients (76 males, 33 females) underwent tumor resection as the first treatment for brain metastases (97 patients with single metastases, 12 with two metastases)...
November 2017: Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142161/treatment-and-outcomes-of-carcinoma-of-the-external-and-middle-ear-the-validity-of-en-bloc-resection-for-advanced-tumor
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Takuma Matoba, Nobuhiro Hanai, Hidenori Suzuki, Daisuke Nishikawa, Eiji Tachibana, Takeshi Okada, Shingo Murakami, Yasuhisa Hasegawa
Carcinoma of the external and middle ear is a very rare disease. Despite the various treatment modalities available, its prognosis is still poor. We aimed to analyze the treatment modalities, outcomes, and validity of surgical approaches, especially in advanced tumors in the ear. Twenty-five patients with carcinoma of the external and middle ear were retrospectively analyzed. The modified Pittsburgh staging system was used for staging of the patients. Overall and disease-free survival was estimated using of Kaplan-Meier method...
November 15, 2017: Neurologia Medico-chirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141779/five-field-imrt-class-solutions-and-dosimetric-planning-guidelines-for-implementing-accelerated-partial-breast-irradiation
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Sarah Quirk, Petra Grendarova, Michael Roumeliotis
PURPOSE: A comprehensive set of planning guidelines was developed to aid in achieving reproducible dosimetric results for external beam accelerated partial breast irradiation (APBI). The methodology for the development of class solutions for dosimetric planning of the APBI technique, including dose constraint recommendations, is presented for target coverage and conformity as well as normal tissues. METHODS AND MATERIALS: A conservative patient setup was simulated on a linear accelerator, and a comprehensive arrangement of gantry and couch angles was measured for clearance...
September 28, 2017: Practical Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141396/proposal-of-a-pretreatment-nomogram-for-predicting-local-recurrence-after-intensity-modulated-radiation-therapy-in-t4-nasopharyngeal-carcinoma-a-retrospective-review-of-415-chinese-patients
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Lu-Lu Zhang, Yi-Yang Li, Jiang Hu, Guan-Qun Zhou, Lei Chen, Wen-Fei Li, Ai-Hua Lin, Jun Ma, Zhen-Yu Qi, Ying Sun
Purpose: Local relapse-free survival (LRFS) differs widely among patients with T4 category nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC). We aimed to build a nomogram incorporating clinicopathological information to predict LRFS in T4 NPC after definitive intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT). Methods and Materials: Retrospective study of 415 Chinese patients with non-metastatic T4 NPC treated with definitive IMRT with or without chemotherapy at our cancer center between October 2009 and September 2013...
November 15, 2017: Cancer Research and Treatment: Official Journal of Korean Cancer Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141363/-characteristics-of-high-resolution-diffusion-weighted-imaging-apparent-diffusion-coefficient-histogram-and-its-correlations-with-cancer-stages-in-patients-with-nasopharyngeal-carcinoma
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G J Wang, Y Wang, Y Ye, F Chen, Y T Lu, S L Li
Objective: To investigate the features of apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) histogram parameters based on entire tumor volume data in high resolution diffusion weighted imaging of nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) and to evaluate its correlations with cancer stages. Methods: This retrospective study included 154 cases of NPC patients[102 males and 52 females, mean age (48±11) years]who had received readout segmentation of long variable echo trains of MRI scan before radiation therapy. The area of tumor was delineated on each section of axial ADC maps to generate ADC histogram by using Image J...
November 7, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140386/retrospective-study-of-survival-of-extraoral-endosseous-craniofacial-implants-in-head-and-neck-surgery-patients
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Brent J Woods, Arun Chandu
PURPOSE: To determine the survival rate of implants placed in different craniofacial locations and factors affecting survival. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This study retrospectively reviewed a consecutive series of patients treated at the Royal Melbourne Hospital who received craniofacial implants for an array of benign and malignant conditions. Implant survival per site and cumulative survival were determined. Surgical and implant variables were assessed using the Kaplan-Meier and Cox Proportional Hazards Models...
November 2017: International Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Implants
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29139613/nipple-sparing-mastectomy-as-treatment-for-patients-with-ductal-carcinoma-in%C3%A2-situ-a-10-year-follow-up-study
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Víctor Lago, Vincenzo Maisto, Julia Gimenez-Climent, Jose Vila, Carlos Vazquez, Rafael Estevan
The objective was to determine the 10-year oncological safety of nipple-sparing mastectomy (NSM) in patients diagnosed with ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS). The use of NSM preserves the nipple-areola complex (NAC). As residual fibroglandular breast tissue can remain behind the spared NAC, its use for patient with breast cancer is controversial. The oncologic outcomes and complication rates after performing NSM compared to other techniques are still under debate and a concern when treating patients with breast cancer...
November 15, 2017: Breast Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29139544/automatic-detection-of-dna-double-strand-sreaks-after-irradiation-using-an-%C3%AE-h2ax-assay
#15
Tim Hohmann, Jacqueline Kessler, Urszula Grabiec, Matthias Bache, Dyrk Vordermark, Faramarz Dehghani
Radiation therapy belongs to the most common approaches for cancer therapy leading amongst others to DNA damage like double strand breaks (DSB). DSB can be used as a marker for the effect of radiation on cells. For visualization and assessing the extent of DNA damage the γH2AX foci assay is frequently used. The analysis of the γH2AX foci assay remains complicated as the number of γH2AX foci has to be counted. The quantification is mostly done manually, being time consuming and leading to person-dependent variations...
November 15, 2017: Histology and Histopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29139208/a-knowledge-based-approach-to-automated-planning-for-hepatocellular-carcinoma
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Yujie Zhang, Tingting Li, Han Xiao, Weixing Ji, Ming Guo, Zhaochong Zeng, Jianying Zhang
PURPOSE: To build a knowledge-based model of liver cancer for Auto-Planning, a function in Pinnacle, which is used as an automated inverse intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) planning system. METHODS AND MATERIALS: Fifty Tomotherapy patients were enrolled to extract the dose-volume histograms (DVHs) information and construct the protocol for Auto-Planning model. Twenty more patients were chosen additionally to test the model. Manual planning and automatic planning were performed blindly for all twenty test patients with the same machine and treatment planning system...
November 15, 2017: Journal of Applied Clinical 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/29139010/radiobiology-and-radiotherapy-of-brain-metastases
#18
Anuradha Thiagarajan, Yoshiya Yamada
Brain metastases are the most common intracranial tumors in adults, accounting for more than 50% of all such cases. The approach to and management of brain metastases have evolved significantly in recent years due to several reasons. These include advances in neurosurgical and radiotherapeutic techniques, improved systemic therapy options offering better systemic and intracranial disease control and prolongation of survival as a result of these improvements, making side-effects of proposed therapies (e.g. neurocognitive decline from whole brain radiotherapy) an important consideration...
November 14, 2017: Clinical & Experimental Metastasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138560/biodistribution-of-gold-nanoparticles-in-bbn-induced-muscle-invasive-bladder-cancer-in-mice
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Henry M Smilowitz, Lauren J Tarmu, Mary Melinda Sanders, John A Taylor, Dharamainder Choudhary, Crystal Xue, Nathaniel A Dyment, Dan Sasso, Xiaomeng Deng, James F Hainfeld
Bladder-sparing options are being developed for muscle-invasive bladder cancer in place of radical cystectomy, including the combination of chemotherapy and radiation therapy. We reasoned that improving the radiotherapy component of chemoradiation could improve the control of locally advanced disease. Previously, we showed that gold nanoparticles (AuNPs) are potent enhancers of radiation therapy. We hypothesized that if AuNPs were to preferentially localize to bladder tumors, they may be used to enhance the radiation component of muscle-invasive bladder tumor therapy...
2017: International Journal of Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138018/anti-tumor-effects-of-cold-atmospheric-pressure-plasma-on-vestibular-schwannoma-demonstrate-its-feasibility-as-an-intra-operative-adjuvant-treatment
#20
Yeo Jun Yoon, Michelle J Suh, Hyun Young Lee, Hae June Lee, Eun Ha Choi, In Seok Moon, Kiwon Song
Vestibular schwannoma (VS), although a benign intracranial tumor, causes morbidities by brainstem compression. Since chemotherapy is not very effective in most Nf2-negative schwannomas, surgical removal or radiation therapy is required. However, depending on the size and site of the tumor, these approaches may cause loss of auditory or vestibular functions, and severely decrease the post-surgical wellbeing. Here, we examined the feasibility of cold atmospheric pressure plasma (CAP) as an intra-operative adjuvant treatment for VS after surgery...
November 11, 2017: Free Radical Biology & Medicine
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