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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087132/practice-patterns-of-thoracic-radiotherapy-for-extensive-stage-small-cell-lung-cancer-survey-of-us-academic-thoracic-radiation-oncologists
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Carl M Post, Vivek Verma, Timur Mitin, Charles B Simone
PURPOSE: Despite the recent CREST trial demonstrating a survival benefit to thoracic radiotherapy (TRT) for patients with extensive-stage small-cell lung cancer (ES-SCLC) with response to chemotherapy, as well as endorsement by current National Comprehensive Cancer Network guidelines, TRT may not be uniformly delivered in clinical practice across all circumstances. METHODS AND MATERIALS: We surveyed US academic thoracic radiation oncologists regarding their practice patterns for TRT and assessed conditions in which withholding TRT could be warranted...
December 22, 2016: Clinical Lung Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28086959/e-learning-programs-in-oncology-a-nationwide-experience-from-2005-to-2014
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Jan Degerfält, Staffan Sjöstedt, Per Fransson, Elisabeth Kjellén, Mads U Werner
BACKGROUND: E-learning is an established concept in oncological education and training. However, there seems to be a scarcity of long-term assessments of E-learning programs in oncology vis-á-vis their structural management and didactic value. This study presents descriptive, nationwide data from 2005 to 2014. E-learning oncology programs in chemotherapy, general oncology, pain management, palliative care, psycho-social-oncology, and radiotherapy, were reviewed from our databases. Questionnaires of self-perceived didactic value of the programs were examined 2008-2014...
January 13, 2017: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28075197/validation-of-an-established-prognostic-score-after-re-irradiation-of-recurrent-glioma
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Kerstin A Kessel, Josefine Hesse, Christoph Straube, Claus Zimmer, Friederike Schmidt-Graf, Jürgen Schlegel, Bernhard Meyer, Stephanie E Combs
BACKGROUND: Re-irradiation (Re-RT) is offered widely in clinical routine, and has been established as a key element in the treatment of recurrent gliomas. At our center, generally re-resection is performed widely by an experienced neurosurgical team. Thus, Re-RT mostly offered to patients with macroscopic residuals or irresectable lesions, is applied later compared to other centers. Therefore, we sought to validate the Combs Prognostic Score developed in 2012 using our independent patient cohort...
January 11, 2017: Acta Oncologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073946/a-randomized-phase-iii-trial-of-comparing-two-dose-fractionations-stereotactic-body-radiotherapy-sbrt-for-medically-inoperable-stage-ia-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-or-small-lung-lesions-clinically-diagnosed-as-primary-lung-cancer-japan-clinical-oncology-group
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Tomoki Kimura, Yasushi Nagata, Junko Eba, Shuichi Ozawa, Satoshi Ishikura, Taro Shibata, Yoshinori Ito, Masahiro Hiraoka, Yasumasa Nishimura
A randomized Phase III trial commenced in Japan in February 2016. Currently, 42 Gy in four fractions of stereotactic body radiotherapy prescribed at the D95% of the planning target volume, which is considered equal to the commonly used 48 Gy in four fractions at the isocenter using an old dose calculation algorithm, is the standard treatment in Japan for medically inoperable Stage IA non-small cell lung cancer and small lung lesions clinically diagnosed as primary lung cancer. This study aims to examine the superiority of 55 Gy in four fractions over 42 Gy in four fractions...
January 9, 2017: Japanese Journal of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070774/restoring-fertility-with-cryopreserved-prepubertal-testicular-tissue-perspectives-with-hydrogel-encapsulation-nanotechnology-and-bioengineered-scaffolds
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Maxime Vermeulen, Jonathan Poels, Francesca de Michele, Anne des Rieux, Christine Wyns
New and improved oncological therapies are now able to cure more than 80% of cancer-affected children in Europe. However, such treatments are gonadotoxic and result in fertility issues, especially in boys who are not able to provide a sperm sample before starting chemo/radiotherapy because of their prepubertal state. For these boys, cryopreservation of immature testicular tissue (ITT) is the only available option, aiming to preserve spermatogonial stem cells (SSCs). Both slow-freezing and vitrification have been investigated to this end and are now applied in a clinical setting for SSC cryopreservation...
January 9, 2017: Annals of Biomedical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069084/transoral-laser-resection-of-glottic-carcinoma-what-is-the-significance-of-anterior-commissure-involvement
#6
K A Stephenson, J J Fagan
BACKGROUND: The optimal management of glottic carcinoma involving the anterior commissure is controversial. METHOD: A retrospective analysis was conducted of 76 patients with glottic squamous cell carcinoma treated by transoral carbon dioxide laser resection by a single surgeon. RESULTS: Sixty-three patients (with tumour stage Tis-T3) were eligible for inclusion. Thirty patients had involvement of the anterior commissure; these patients were significantly more likely to have either uncertain or positive margins (63...
January 10, 2017: Journal of Laryngology and Otology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065369/the-stratification-of-severity-of-acute-radiation-proctopathy-after-radiotherapy-for-cervical-carcinoma-using-diffusion-weighted-mri
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Xiang Sheng Li, Hong Fang, Yunlong Song, Dechang Li, Yingjie Wang, Hongxian Zhu, Limin Meng, Ping Wang, Dong Wang, Hongxia Fan
OBJECTIVE: To determine whether diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI) can be used for quantitatively evaluating severity of acute radiation proctopathy after radiotherapy for cervical carcinoma. MATERIALS AND METHODS: One hundred and twenty-four patients with cervical carcinoma underwent MR examination including DWI before and after radiotherapy. Acute radiation proctopathy was classified into three groups (grade 0, grade I-II and grade III-IV) according to Toxicity Criteria of the Radiation Therapy Oncology Group (RTOG)...
February 2017: European Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063277/straightforward-method-for-coverage-of-major-vessels-after-modified-radical-neck-dissection
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Raúl González-García, Carlos Moreno-García, Manuel Moreno-Sánchez, Leticia Román-Romero
A new method for covering the internal jugular vein and carotid artery after exposure of the cervical vascular axis subsequent to neck dissection is presented. To cover the most caudal part of the vascular axis, a platysma coli muscle flap is harvested from its most medial and inferior part of the neck in a caudally based fashion and is slightly rotated posteriorly up to 45°. In addition, a superiorly based sternocleidomastoid muscle flap involving the posterior half of the muscle after detachment of the clavicle head is harvested and rotated 45° anteriorly to cover the upper two thirds of the vascular axis...
December 15, 2016: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063191/salvage-high-intensity-focused-ultrasound-hifu-for-locally-recurrent-prostate-cancer-after-failed-radiation-therapy-multi-institutional-analysis-of-418-patients
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Sebastien Crouzet, Andreas Blana, Francois J Murat, Gilles Pasticier, Stephen C W Brown, Giario N Conti, Roman Ganzer, Olivier Chapet, Albert Gelet, Christian G Chaussy, Cary N Robertson, Stefan Thuroff, John F Ward
OBJECTIVE: To report the oncological outcome of Salvage high-intensity focused ultrasound (S-HIFU) for locally recurrent prostate cancer (PCa) following External Beam Radiotherapy (EBRT) from a multicenter database. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This retrospective study comprises patients from 9 centers with local recurrent disease following EBRT treated with S-HIFU from 1995 to 2009. Biochemical free survival rates (BFSR) was based on the "Phoenix" definition (nadir+2)...
January 7, 2017: BJU International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28061768/a-matched-pair-study-comparing-whole-brain-irradiation-alone-to-radiosurgery-or-fractionated-stereotactic-radiotherapy-alone-in-patients-irradiated-for-up-to-three-brain-metastases
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Dirk Rades, Stefan Janssen, Liesa Dziggel, Oliver Blanck, Amira Bajrovic, Theo Veninga, Steven E Schild
BACKGROUND: This matched-pair study was initiated to validate the results of a retrospective study of 186 patients published in 2007 that compared whole-brain irradiation (WBI) alone and radiosurgery (RS) alone for up to three brain metastases. METHODS: One-hundred-fifty-two patients receiving WBI alone for up to three brain metastases were matched with 152 patients treated with RS of fractionated stereotactic radiotherapy (FSRT) alone 1:1 for each of eight factors (age, gender, Eastern Oncology Cooperative Group (ECOG)-performance score, nature of tumor, brain metastases number, extra-cerebral spread, period from cancer detection to irradiation of brain metastases, and recursive partitioning analysis (RPA)-class...
January 6, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28058558/call-for-surgical-nodal-staging-in-women-with-esmo-esgo-estro-high-intermediate-risk-endometrial-cancer-a-multicentre-cohort-analysis-from-the-francogyn-study-group
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L Ouldamer, S Bendifallah, G Body, G Canlorbe, C Touboul, O Graesslin, E Raimond, P Collinet, C Coutant, V Lavoué, J Lévêque, E Daraï, M Ballester
BACKGROUND: The European Society of Medical Oncology (ESMO)/European Society of Gynaecological Oncology (ESGO)/European Society for Radiotherapy & Oncology (ESTRO) classification for endometrial cancer (EC) now includes a high-intermediate risk (HIR) group of recurrence due to the adverse prognostic role of lymphovascular space involvement (LVSI) and grade 3 for women at intermediate risk. However, optimal surgical staging, and especially the place of lymphadenectomy, remains to be elucidated...
January 5, 2017: Annals of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052717/oncoplastic-surgery-volume-displacement-techniques-for-breast-conserving-surgery-in-patients-with-breast-cancer
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Gunay Gurleyik, Hikmet Karagulle, Esra Eris, Fugen Aker, Basak O Ustaalioglu
BACKGROUND: Surgical management of breast cancer has drastically changed. Breast-conserving surgery (BCS) has now become a commonly used method for its treatment. Oncoplastic techniques are widely applied with satisfactory aesthetic results. We evaluated the aesthetic and oncological outcomes of BCS with glandular tissue displacement techniques. METHODS: Seventy-five patients with invasive breast cancer were surgically treated by oncoplastic techniques. Preoperative evaluations, including breast and tumor size, localizations and features, were performed by physical examination, imaging methods, and histopathological analysis...
January 5, 2017: Acta Chirurgica Belgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052685/occurrence-of-malignancies-after-kidney-transplantation-in-adults-slovak-multicenter-experience
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Z Zilinska, M Sersenova, M Chrastina, J Breza Sr, L Bena, T Baltesova, A Jurcina, R Roland, E Lackova, M Cellar, L Laca, I Dedinska
Malignancies are one of the three major causes of renal recipient´s death with a functioning graft after cardiovascular diseases and infections. Among the variety of risk factors, including conventional and specific to transplant recipients, the duration of immunosuppressive therapy, the intensity of therapy, and the type of immunosuppressive agent all have an impact on development of post-transplant malignancy. The aim of our retrospective study was to document the incidence, the type of malignancies, the patient/graft survival in the group of kidney transplant recipients in Slovak Republic, and to identify the factors which influenced the outcome...
January 5, 2017: Neoplasma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049550/gec-estro-acrop-recommendations-for-performing-bladder-sparing-treatment-with-brachytherapy-for-muscle-invasive-bladder-carcinoma
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Bradley R Pieters, Elzbieta van der Steen-Banasik, Geert A Smits, Marisol De Brabandere, Alberto Bossi, Erik Van Limbergen
The standard treatment for muscle-invasive bladder cancer (MIBC) is a radical cystectomy with pelvic lymph node dissection with or without neoadjuvant chemotherapy. In selected cases a bladder sparing approach is possible, for example a limited surgical excision combined with external beam radiotherapy and brachytherapy. To perform brachytherapy flexible catheters have to be implanted in the bladder wall. The implantation is done either by the open retropubic approach or the endoscopic surgical approach. The largest experience for brachytherapy is with low-dose rate and pulsed-dose rate, although some short-term experience with high-dose rate is also reported...
December 31, 2016: Radiotherapy and Oncology: Journal of the European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048902/we-g-brc-00-experiences-with-tg100-in-clinical-use
#15
Grace Gwe-Ya Kim
: Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA) originated as an industrial engineering technique used for risk management and safety improvement of complex processes. In the context of radiotherapy, the AAPM Task Group 100 advocates FMEA as the framework of choice for establishing clinical quality management protocols. However, there is concern that widespread adoption of FMEA in radiation oncology will be hampered by the perception that implementation of the tool will have a steep learning curve, be extremely time consuming and labor intensive, and require additional resources...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048896/su-f-t-03-radiobiological-evaluation-of-a-directional-brachytherapy-device-surgically-implanted-following-ebrt
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M J Rivard, J G Emrich, J Poli
PURPOSE: Preceding surgical implantation following external-beam radiotherapy (EBRT) delivery, a radiobiological evaluation was performed for a new LDR Pd-103 directional brachytherapy device (CivaSheet). As this was the first case with the device used in combination with EBRT, there was concern to determine the appropriate prescription dose. METHODS: The radiobiological model of Dale (1985, 1989) was used for a permanent LDR implant including radioactive decay...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048862/th-e-202-02-the-use-of-hypoxia-pet-imaging-for-radiotherapy
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J Humm
: PET/CT is a very important imaging tool in the management of oncology patients. PET/CT has been applied for treatment planning and response evaluation in radiation therapy. This educational session will discuss: 1. Pitfalls and remedies in PET/CT imaging for RT planning 2. The use of hypoxia PET imaging for radiotherapy 3. PET for tumor response evaluation The first presentation will address the issue of mis-registration between the CT and PET images in the thorax and the abdomen. We will discuss the challenges of respiratory gating and introduce an average CT technique to improve the registration for dose calculation and image-guidance in radiation therapy...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048860/su-f-p-54-guidelines-to-check-image-registration-qa-of-a-clinical-deformation-registration-software-a-single-institution-preliminary-study
#18
G Gill, S Souri, A Rea, Y Chen, J Antone, X Qian, A Riegel, P Taylor, M Marrero, F Diaz, Y Cao, A Jamshidi, S Barley, V Sorell, G Karangelis, T Button, E Klein
PURPOSE: The objective of this study is to verify and analyze the accuracy of a clinical deformable image registration (DIR) software. METHODS: To test clinical DIR software qualitatively and quantitatively, we focused on lung radiotherapy and analyzed a single (Lung) patient CT scan. Artificial anatomical changes were applied to account for daily variations during the course of treatment including the planning target volume (PTV) and organs at risk (OAR). The primary CT (pCT) and the structure set (pST) was deformed with commercial tool (ImSimQA-Oncology Systems Limited) and after artificial deformation (dCT and dST) sent to another commercial tool (VelocityAI-Varian Medical Systems)...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048829/th-d-204-01-the-pursuit-of-radiation-oncology-performance-excellence
#19
E Sternick
: The Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Improvement Act was signed into law in 1987 to advance U.S. business competitiveness and economic growth. Administered by the National Institute of Standards and Technology NIST, the Act created the Baldrige National Quality Program, now renamed the Baldrige Performance Excellence Program. The comprehensive analytical approaches referred to as the Baldrige Healthcare Criteria, are very well suited for the evaluation and sustainable improvement of radiation oncology management and operations...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048764/tu-d-202-00-rest-in-peace-itv
#20
Marcel van Herk
: Respiratory motion has long been recognized as an important factor affecting the precision of radiotherapy. After the introduction of the 4D CT to visualize the respiratory motion in 3D, the internal target volume (ITV) has been widely adopted as simple method to take the motion into account in treatment planning and delivery. The ITV is generated as the union of the CTVs as the patient goes through the respiratory cycle. Many issues have been identified with the ITV. In this session three alternatives for the ITV will be discussed: 1) An alternative motion-inclusive approach with better imaging and smaller margins, called mid-position CT...
June 2016: Medical Physics
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