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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781567/localized-vaginal-uterine-rhabdomyosarcoma-results-of-a-pooled-analysis-from-four-international-cooperative-groups
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Veronique Minard-Colin, David Walterhouse, Gianni Bisogno, Helene Martelli, James Anderson, David A Rodeberg, Andrea Ferrari, Meriel Jenney, Suzanne Wolden, Gianluca De Salvo, Carola Arndt, Johannes H M Merks, Soledad Gallego, Dominique Schwob, Christine Haie-Meder, Christophe Bergeron, Michael C G Stevens, Odile Oberlin, Douglas Hawkins
BACKGROUND: Vaginal/uterine rhabdomyosarcoma (VU RMS) is one of the most favorable RMS sites. To determine the optimal therapy, the experience of four cooperative groups (Children's Oncology Group [COG], International Society of Pediatric Oncology (SIOP) Malignant Mesenchymal Tumor Group [MMT], Italian Cooperative Soft Tissue Sarcoma Group [ICG], and European pediatric Soft tissue sarcoma Study Group [EpSSG]) was analyzed. PROCEDURE: From 1981 to 2009, 237 patients were identified...
May 21, 2018: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765944/uveal-melanoma-5-year-update-on-incidence-treatment-and-survival-seer-1973-2013
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Mary E Aronow, Allan K Topham, Arun D Singh
Purpose: To analyze trends in incidence, treatment, and survival of uveal melanoma in the United States from 1973 to 2013 using the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results database. Materials and Methods: Patients were identified using International Classification of Disease for Oncology codes: C69.3 (choroid), C69.4 (ciliary body and iris), and C69.2 (retina). Trends in age-adjusted incidence, treatment (surgery or radiation), and 5-year relative survival were calculated...
April 2018: Ocular Oncology and Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764186/patterns-of-symptom-control-and-palliative-care-focused-original-research-articles-in-the-international-journal-of-radiation-oncology-biology-physics-and-the-radiotherapy-and-oncology-journal-2005-2014
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Diana D Shi, Julia DiGiovanni, Sonia Skamene, Sarah Noveroske Philbrick, Yanbing Wang, Elizabeth A Barnes, Edward Chow, Adam Sullivan, Tracy A Balboni
BACKGROUND: A significant portion of radiation treatment (30-40%) is delivered with palliative intent. Given the frequency of palliative care (PC) in radiation oncology, we determined the patterns of research focusing on symptom control and palliative care (SCPC) in two prominent radiation oncology journals from 2005-2014. METHODS: Original research manuscripts published from 2005-2014 in the International Journal of Radiation Oncology *Biology* Physics (Red Journal) and the Radiotherapy and Oncology Journal (Green Journal) were reviewed to categorize articles as PC and/or SCPC...
April 2018: Annals of Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29753700/spectrum-and-prevalence-of-genetic-predisposition-in-medulloblastoma-a-retrospective-genetic-study-and-prospective-validation-in-a-clinical-trial-cohort
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Sebastian M Waszak, Paul A Northcott, Ivo Buchhalter, Giles W Robinson, Christian Sutter, Susanne Groebner, Kerstin B Grund, Laurence Brugières, David T W Jones, Kristian W Pajtler, A Sorana Morrissy, Marcel Kool, Dominik Sturm, Lukas Chavez, Aurelie Ernst, Sebastian Brabetz, Michael Hain, Thomas Zichner, Maia Segura-Wang, Joachim Weischenfeldt, Tobias Rausch, Balca R Mardin, Xin Zhou, Cristina Baciu, Christian Lawerenz, Jennifer A Chan, Pascale Varlet, Lea Guerrini-Rousseau, Daniel W Fults, Wiesława Grajkowska, Peter Hauser, Nada Jabado, Young-Shin Ra, Karel Zitterbart, Suyash S Shringarpure, Francisco M De La Vega, Carlos D Bustamante, Ho-Keung Ng, Arie Perry, Tobey J MacDonald, Pablo Hernáiz Driever, Anne E Bendel, Daniel C Bowers, Geoffrey McCowage, Murali M Chintagumpala, Richard Cohn, Timothy Hassall, Gudrun Fleischhack, Tone Eggen, Finn Wesenberg, Maria Feychting, Birgitta Lannering, Joachim Schüz, Christoffer Johansen, Tina V Andersen, Martin Röösli, Claudia E Kuehni, Michael Grotzer, Kristina Kjaerheim, Camelia M Monoranu, Tenley C Archer, Elizabeth Duke, Scott L Pomeroy, Redmond Shelagh, Stephan Frank, David Sumerauer, Wolfram Scheurlen, Marina V Ryzhova, Till Milde, Christian P Kratz, David Samuel, Jinghui Zhang, David A Solomon, Marco Marra, Roland Eils, Claus R Bartram, Katja von Hoff, Stefan Rutkowski, Vijay Ramaswamy, Richard J Gilbertson, Andrey Korshunov, Michael D Taylor, Peter Lichter, David Malkin, Amar Gajjar, Jan O Korbel, Stefan M Pfister
BACKGROUND: Medulloblastoma is associated with rare hereditary cancer predisposition syndromes; however, consensus medulloblastoma predisposition genes have not been defined and screening guidelines for genetic counselling and testing for paediatric patients are not available. We aimed to assess and define these genes to provide evidence for future screening guidelines. METHODS: In this international, multicentre study, we analysed patients with medulloblastoma from retrospective cohorts (International Cancer Genome Consortium [ICGC] PedBrain, Medulloblastoma Advanced Genomics International Consortium [MAGIC], and the CEFALO series) and from prospective cohorts from four clinical studies (SJMB03, SJMB12, SJYC07, and I-HIT-MED)...
May 9, 2018: Lancet Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29748099/scholarly-impact-of-student-participation-in-radiation-oncology-research
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Munizay Paracha, Kristine N Kim, Muhammad M Qureshi, Aishwarya Shah, Ankit Agarwal, Teviah Sachs, Suzanne Sarfaty, Ariel E Hirsch
PURPOSE: To evaluate the rate of non-doctoral student authors publishing in an academic journal over time and to analyze the effects student authors have on the scholarly impact of corresponding authors (CAs) by comparing their respective H-index (Hi ). METHODS AND MATERIALS: A database was created of authors who published articles in the International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics in 2006, 2010, and 2014 that included CA, degree, and student author designations...
March 6, 2018: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29734694/hearing-loss-in-adult-survivors-of-childhood-cancer-treated-with-radiotherapy
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Amber Khan, Amy Budnick, Dana Barnea, Darren R Feldman, Kevin C Oeffinger, Emily S Tonorezos
The ototoxic effects of radiotherapy have been poorly characterized. We examined adult survivors of childhood cancer who were treated with radiotherapy, which included the head, before the age of 22 years and between 1952 and 2016. Those who received platinum chemotherapy were excluded. Demographic, diagnosis, and treatment outcomes were captured. Audiograms were graded using the Chang and International Society of Paediatric Oncology ototoxicity (SIOP) scales. Among 276 patients with a history of radiation to sites that included the brain, orbit, nasopharynx, and total body irradiation, the median age at treatment was 10...
May 4, 2018: Children
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29729609/virtual-surgical-planning-and-three-dimensional-printing-in-multidisciplinary-oncologic-chest-wall-resection-and-reconstruction-a-case-report
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Basel Sharaf, M Diya Sabbagh, Aparna Vijayasekaran, Mark Allen, Jane Matsumoto
INTRODUCTION: Primary sarcomas of the sternum are extremely rare and present the surgical teams involved with unique challenges. Historically, local muscle flaps have been utilized to reconstruct the resulting defect. However, when the resulting oncologic defect is larger than anticipated, local tissues have been radiated, or when preservation of chest wall muscles is necessary to optimize function, local reconstructive options are unsuitable. PRESENTATION OF CASE: Virtual surgical planning (VSP) and in house three-dimensional (3D) printing provides the platform for improved understanding of the anatomy of complex tumours, communication amongst surgeons, and meticulous pre-operative planning...
April 30, 2018: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29722655/the-role-of-radiation-therapy-in-patients-with-relapsed-or-refractory-hodgkin-lymphoma-guidelines-from-the-international-lymphoma-radiation-oncology-group
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REVIEW
Louis S Constine, Joachim Yahalom, Andrea K Ng, David C Hodgson, Andrew Wirth, Sarah A Milgrom, N George Mikhaeel, Hans Theodor Eich, Tim Illidge, Umberto Ricardi, Karin Dieckmann, Craig H Moskowitz, Ranjana Advani, Peter M Mauch, Lena Specht, Richard T Hoppe
Relapsed and refractory Hodgkin lymphoma (HL) challenges clinicians to devise treatment strategies that are effective and safe. This problem is particularly prominent in an era when de-escalation trials are designed to minimize therapeutic toxicities in both early- and advanced-stage disease. Radiation therapy is the single most effective treatment modality for HL, and its integration into salvage regimens, or its independent use in select patients, must be understood to maximize our success in treating these patients...
April 1, 2018: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29603636/publication-rates-of-abstracts-presented-at-the-royal-australian-and-new-zealand-college-of-radiologists-annual-scientific-meetings-any-change-since-2004
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Jeremy D Croker, Sean A Bydder
INTRODUCTION: The aim of this study was to determine the publication rate of abstracts presented at annual Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists (RANZCR) conferences. METHODS: The College's Annual Scientific Meetings (ASMs) from 2010 to 2013 were examined, with the goal of comparing these results to the findings of an earlier identical study that examined RANZCR ASMs from 1996 to 1999. RESULTS: Of the 1152 research abstracts presented, 468 (41%) had been published as full articles...
March 30, 2018: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29548553/interventional-radiation-oncology-iro-transition-of-a-magnetic-resonance-simulator-to-a-brachytherapy-suite
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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...
May 2018: Brachytherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29548340/utilizing-clinical-pathways-and-web-based-conferences-to-improve-quality-of-care-in-a-large-integrated-network-using-breast-cancer-radiation-therapy-as-the-model
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29548049/imaging-criteria-in-neuro-oncology
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29528427/addressing-the-challenge-of-proper-delineation-of-lymph-node-stations-in-modern-radiotherapy-for-lung-cancer
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29516952/expert-consensus-statement-on-computed-tomography-guided-125-i-radioactive-seeds-permanent-interstitial-brachytherapy
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REVIEW
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)-guided 125 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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29500633/impaired-lymphocyte-function-in-patients-with-hepatic-malignancies-after-selective-internal-radiotherapy
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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...
May 2018: Cancer Immunology, Immunotherapy: CII
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29486918/selective-internal-radiation-therapy-sirt-before-partial-hepatectomy-or-radiofrequency-destruction-for-treatment-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma-in-cirrhotic-patients-a-feasibility-and-safety-pilot-study
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29485048/improving-quality-and-consistency-in-nrg-oncology-radiation-therapy-oncology-group-0631-for-spine-radiosurgery-via-knowledge-based-planning
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29478741/treatment-challenges-in-and-outside-a-network-setting-head-and-neck-cancers
#18
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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29435293/a-case-of-peritoneal-malignant-mesothelioma-following-radiation-therapy-for-cervical-cancer
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29419944/incident-learning-in-radiation-oncology-a-review
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REVIEW
Eric C Ford, Suzanne B 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 40 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
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