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International radiation oncology

Roberta Anderson, Elwood Armour, Courtney Beeckler, Valerie Briner, Amanda Choflet, Andrea Cox, Amanda N Fader, Marie N Hannah, Robert Hobbs, Ellen Huang, Marilyn Kiely, Junghoon Lee, Marc Morcos, Paige E McMillan, Dave Miller, Sook Kien Ng, Rashmi Prasad, Annette Souranis, Robert Thomsen, Theodore L DeWeese, Akila N Viswanathan
PURPOSE: As a core component of a new gynecologic cancer radiation program, we envisioned, structured, and implemented a novel Interventional Radiation Oncology (IRO) unit and magnetic resonance (MR)-brachytherapy environment in an existing MR simulator. METHODS AND MATERIALS: We describe the external and internal processes required over a 6-8 month time frame to develop a clinical and research program for gynecologic brachytherapy and to successfully convert an MR simulator into an IRO unit...
March 13, 2018: Brachytherapy
Katherine S Chen, Scott M Glaser, Allison E Garda, John A Vargo, M Saiful Huq, Dwight E Heron, Sushil Beriwal
BACKGROUND: Clinical pathways outline criteria for dose homogeneity and critical organ dosimetry. Based upon an internal audit showing suboptimal compliance with dosimetric parameters in whole breast irradiation (WBI), we conducted a mandatory web-based teaching conference for the network. This study reports the impact of this initiative on subsequent treatment plans. METHODS: Radiation treatment plans were collected for the 10 most recent patients receiving WBI at 16 institutions within the UPMC Hillman Cancer Center network...
March 16, 2018: Radiation Oncology
Martha Nowosielski, Patrick Y Wen
The identification of more effective therapies for brain tumors has been limited in part by the lack of reliable criteria for determining response and progression. Since its introduction in 1990, the MacDonald criteria have been used in neuro-oncology clinical trials to determine response, but they fail to address issues such as pseudoprogression, pseudoresponse, and nonenhancing tumor progression that have arisen with more recent therapies. The Response Assessment in Neuro-Oncology (RANO) working group, a multidisciplinary international group consisting of neuro-oncologists, medical oncologists, neuroradiologists, neurosurgeons, radiation oncologists, and neuropsychologists, was formed to improve response assessment and clinical trial endpoints in neuro-oncology...
February 2018: Seminars in Neurology
Lucyna Kepka, Joanna Socha
We greatly appreciate the recent publication of a Japan Lung Cancer Society and Japanese Society for Radiation Oncology consensus-based computed tomographic atlas for defining regional lymph node stations (LNSs) for radiotherapy for lung cancer. This atlas is based on the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC) consensus lymph node map, which resolved differences between the Japanese and American classification and was incorporated into the seventh edition of the TNM staging system. The authors must be commended for providing a very clear, comprehensive presentation of the borders of the mediastinal and hilar LNSs, using a multidisciplinary approach...
March 8, 2018: Journal of Radiation Research
Junjie Wang, Shude Chai, Guangjun Zheng, Yuliang Jiang, Zhe Ji, Fuxin Guo, Hongqing Zhuang, Kaixian Zhang
The aim of this study is to develop expert consensus statement for recommendations of patient selection criteria, prescription dose, and procedure of computed tomography (CT)-guided125 I radioactive seeds permanent interstitial brachytherapy. Members of Chinese medical association radiation oncology branch, Chinese medical association radiation therapy professional committee, Chinese cancer society minimally invasive surgery branch seed therapy group, Chinese geriatric cancer society minimally invasive surgery branch, Beijing medical association radiation oncology professional committee, China northern radioactive seeds brachytherapy group formed a committee, which consists of physician members who come from the department of radiation oncology, surgery, intervention, internal medicine, ultrasound, and nuclear medicine...
January 2018: Journal of Cancer Research and Therapeutics
Aglaia Domouchtsidou, Vahé Barsegian, Stefan P Mueller, Jan Best, Judith Ertle, Sotiria Bedreli, Peter A Horn, Andreas Bockisch, Monika Lindemann
The purpose of our study was to assess the immune function of patients with inoperable hepatic malignancies after treatment with selective internal radiotherapy (SIRT) and to identify possible correlations with clinical parameters. In 25 patients receiving SIRT lymphocyte proliferation and the production of pro- and anti-inflammatory cytokines (interferon-γ and interleukin-10) after stimulation with mitogens and microbial antigens were tested prior to therapy, directly after therapy (day 1) and at day 2, 7 and 28 post therapy using the lymphocyte transformation test and enzyme-linked immunospot assays...
March 2, 2018: Cancer Immunology, Immunotherapy: CII
Mégane Lemaire, Valerio Lucidi, Fikri Bouazza, Georgios Katsanos, Bruno Vanderlinden, Hugo Levillain, Philippe Delatte, Camilo A Garcia, Michael Vouche, Maria Gomez Galdon, Pieter Demetter, Amélie Deleporte, Alain Hendlisz, Patrick Flamen, Vincent Donckier
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: Preoperative selective internal radiation therapy (SIRT) may improve the results of partial hepatectomy (PH) or radiofrequency destruction (RF) for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) in patients with cirrhosis. The aim of this study was to evaluate the feasibility and safety of this combined approach. METHODS: Patients with cirrhosis and HCC selected for PH or RF were prospectively included and systematically proposed for preoperative SIRT. Feasibility and safety of SIRT and post-SIRT PH or RF were assessed...
February 24, 2018: HPB: the Official Journal of the International Hepato Pancreato Biliary Association
Kelly C Younge, Robin B Marsh, Dawn Owen, Huaizhi Geng, Ying Xiao, Daniel E Spratt, Joseph Foy, Krithika Suresh, Q Jackie Wu, Fang-Fang Yin, Samuel Ryu, Martha M Matuszak
PURPOSE: To use knowledge-based planning (KBP) as a method of producing high-quality, consistent, protocol-compliant treatment plans in a complex setting of spine stereotactic body radiation therapy on NRG Oncology Radiation Therapy Oncology Group (RTOG) 0631. METHODS AND MATERIALS: An internally developed KBP model was applied to an external validation cohort of 22 anonymized cases submitted under NRG Oncology RTOG 0631. The original and KBP plans were compared via their protocol compliance, target conformity and gradient index, dose to critical structures, and dose to surrounding normal tissues...
March 15, 2018: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
Ester Orlandi, Salvatore Alfieri, Christian Simon, Annalisa Trama, Lisa Licitra
Head and neck cancer (HNC) is a rare disease that can affect different sites and is characterized by variable incidence and 5-year survival rates across Europe. Multiple factors need to be considered when choosing the most appropriate treatment for HNC patients, such as age, comorbidities, social issues, and especially whether to prefer surgery or radiation-based protocols. Given the complexity of this scenario, the creation of a highly specialized multidisciplinary team is recommended to guarantee the best oncological outcome and prevent or adequately treat any adverse effect...
February 14, 2018: European Journal of Surgical Oncology
Mitsutake Yano, Yuji Ikeda, Tomomi Kato, Mika Sakaki, Sho Sato, Akira Yabuno, Eito Kozawa, Masanori Yasuda
The present study presents a case of peritoneal malignant mesothelioma (PMM) following radiation therapy for cervical cancer. A 34-year-old Japanese woman, without asbestos exposure, was referred to the Department of Gynecologic Oncology, Saitama Medical University International Medical Center due to a cervical mass, and was diagnosed with cervical squamous cell carcinoma (SCC). The serum levels of tumor markers, including SCC antigen and cancer antigen 125 (CA125) were 229.0 ng/ml and 54.4 U/ml, respectively...
February 2018: Molecular and Clinical Oncology
Eric C Ford, Suzanne Evans
Incident learning is a key component for maintaining safety and quality in healthcare. Its use is well-established and supported by professional society recommendations, regulations and accreditation, and objective evidence. There is an active interest in incident learning systems (ILS) in radiation oncology, with over forty publications since 2010. This article is intended as a comprehensive topic review of ILS in radiation oncology, including: history and summary of existing literature, nomenclature and categorization schemas, operational aspects of ILS at the institutional level including event handling and root-cause analysis, and national and international ILS for shared learning...
February 8, 2018: Medical Physics
Andrea K Ng, Joachim Yahalom, Jayant S Goda, Louis S Constine, Chelsea C Pinnix, Chris R Kelsey, Bradford Hoppe, Masahiko Oguchi, Chang-Ok Suh, Andrew Wirth, Shunan Qi, Andrew Davies, Craig H Moskowitz, Siddhartha Laskar, Yexiong Li, Peter M Mauch, Lena Specht, Timothy Illidge
Approximately 30% to 40% of patients with diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) will have either primary refractory disease or relapse after chemotherapy. In transplant-eligible patients, those with disease sensitive to salvage chemotherapy will significantly benefit from high-dose therapy with autologous stem cell transplantation. The rationale for considering radiation therapy (RT) for selected patients with relapsed/refractory DLBCL as a part of the salvage program is based on data regarding the patterns of relapse and retrospective series showing improved local control and clinical outcomes for patients who received peritransplant RT...
March 1, 2018: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
Yu Lan, Daniel F Heitjan
BACKGROUND: In event-based clinical trials, it is common to conduct interim analyses at planned landmark event counts. Accurate prediction of the timing of these events can support logistical planning and the efficient allocation of resources. As the trial progresses, one may wish to use the accumulating data to refine predictions. PURPOSE: Available methods to predict event times include parametric cure and non-cure models and a nonparametric approach involving Bayesian bootstrap simulation...
January 1, 2018: Clinical Trials: Journal of the Society for Clinical Trials
L Specht, B Aleman, H Eich, T M Illidge, Y Kirova, N G Mikhaeel, U Ricardi, J Yahalom
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January 19, 2018: Annals of Oncology: Official Journal of the European Society for Medical Oncology
John R Moore, Ram A Pathak, Caroline Snowden, Candice W Bolan, Paul R Young, Gregory A Broderick
Background: Pelvic pain is a common complaint, and management of it is often difficult. We sought to evaluate the utility of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in the diagnosis of male pelvic pain. Though MRIs are commonly ordered to evaluate pelvic pain, there are very few studies obtaining the efficacy of pelvic MRI in determining a definitive diagnosis. The primary aim of our study was to evaluate the clinical utility of pelvic MRI for a diagnosis code that included pain. Methods: After receiving institutional review board approval, a retrospective study was performed of all pelvic MRIs completed at our institution from January 2, 2010 to December 31, 2014...
December 2017: Translational Andrology and Urology
Jean-Emmanuel Bibault, Eric Zapletal, Bastien Rance, Philippe Giraud, Anita Burgun
PURPOSE: Leveraging Electronic Health Records (EHR) and Oncology Information Systems (OIS) has great potential to generate hypotheses for cancer treatment, since they directly provide medical data on a large scale. In order to gather a significant amount of patients with a high level of clinical details, multicenter studies are necessary. A challenge in creating high quality Big Data studies involving several treatment centers is the lack of semantic interoperability between data sources...
2018: PloS One
A Ameri, M Barzegartahamtan, M Ghavamnasiri, R Mohammadpour, H Dehghan, A Sebzari, K Novin, M Aloosh
AIMS: Growth of the cancer incidence rate in Iran has been very high in recent years. Therefore, the Iranian health care system should be prepared for the treatment of a huge number of patients in the foreseeable future. One of the most important treatment options for cancer is radiation. However, there is no comprehensive information on infrastructure for radiation oncology in this country. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In 2015, a questionnaire was designed by the Iranian Society of Clinical Oncology (ISCO) and all radiation oncology centres in the country were visited to determine four important components of radiation oncology services, including facilities, equipment, personnel and patients...
January 12, 2018: Clinical Oncology: a Journal of the Royal College of Radiologists
Melissa R Arbuckle, Sean X Luo, Harold Alan Pincus, Joshua A Gordon, Joyce Y Chung, Mark Chavez, Maria A Oquendo
OBJECTIVE: The goal of this study was to identify trends in MD/PhD graduates entering psychiatry, to compare these trends with other specialties, and to review strategies for enhancing the physician-scientist pipeline. METHODS: Data on 226,588 medical students graduating from Liaison Committee on Medical Education accredited programs between 1999 and 2012 (6626 MD/PhDs) were used to evaluate the number, percentage, and proportion of MD/PhDs entering psychiatry in comparison with other specialties (neurology, neurosurgery, internal medicine, family medicine, and radiation oncology)...
January 4, 2018: Academic Psychiatry
Jeannette Parkes, Clayton Hess, Hester Burger, Yavuz Anacak, Verity Ahern, Scott C Howard, Moawia Elhassan, Soha Ahmed, Mithra Ghalibafian, Ahmed Nadeem Abbasi, Bilal Mazhar Qureshi, Mohamed Zaghloul, Eduardo Zubizarreta, Pierre Bey, Alan Davidson, Eric Bouffet, Natia Esiashvili
Pediatric radiotherapy is a critical part of pediatric oncology protocols and the quality of the radiotherapy may determine the future quality of life for long-term survivors. Multidisciplinary team decision making provides the basis for high-quality care. However, delivery of high-quality radiotherapy is dependent on resources. This article provides guidelines for delivery of good quality radiation therapy in resource-limited countries based on rational procurement and maintenance planning, protocol development, three-dimensional planning, quality assurance, and adequate staff numbers and training...
December 2017: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
D Bazyka
After the creation of the Academy of Medical Sciences of Ukraine in 1993 the Research Center for Radiation Medicine was among the first institutions to join the Academy (fig. 1). Estab lishing the Academy was among the first steps of the independent Ukrainian government and aimed to provide a high level health care for population. It was extremely needed for the minimization of Chornobyl medical consequences. This choice was related to a growing recognition of the scientific research in fulfilling the Сenter's mission - study of the effects of low dose radiation on human body and radiation protection of the exposed population...
December 2017: Problemy Radiat︠s︡iĭnoï Medyt︠s︡yny Ta Radiobiolohiï
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