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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328309/ibpro-a-novel-short-duration-teaching-course-in-advanced-physics-and-biology-underlying-cancer-radiotherapy
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Michael C Joiner, Monica W Tracey, Sara E Kacin, Jay W Burmeister
This article provides a summary and status report of the ongoing advanced education program IBPRO - Integrated course in Biology and Physics of Radiation Oncology. IBPRO is a five-year program funded by NCI. It addresses the recognized deficiency in the number of mentors available who have the required knowledge and skill to provide the teaching and training that is required for future radiation oncologists and researchers in radiation sciences. Each year, IBPRO brings together 50 attendees typically at assistant professor level and upwards, who are already qualified/certified radiation oncologists, medical physicists or biologists...
March 22, 2017: Radiation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302385/primary-cutaneous-interdigitating-dendritic-cell-sarcoma-is-a-morphologic-and-phenotypic-simulator-of-poorly-differentiated-metastatic-melanoma-a-report-of-2-cases-and-review-of-the-literature
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REVIEW
Cynthia M Magro, Luke C Olson, Gerard Nuovo, Garron J Solomon
Interdigitating dendritic cell sarcoma (IDS) is a rare form of hematologic malignancy associated with an aggressive clinical course. Only 4 prior cases have been described as originating in the skin. We encountered two male patients ages 47 and 61years of age who presented with solitary cutaneous neoplasms diagnosed as IDS. Histologic exam showed a coalescing nested and multinodular proliferation of large pleomorphic epithelioid cells. In one case an initial diagnosis of melanoma was rendered. A recurrence 8months later was then interpreted as a primary cutaneous IDS...
February 20, 2017: Annals of Diagnostic Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299525/poems-syndrome-an-enigma
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REVIEW
Rahma Warsame, Uday Yanamandra, Prashant Kapoor
POEMS syndrome is a paraneoplastic disorder secondary to an underlying plasma cell dyscrasia. By definition, all patients with POEMS syndrome must display polyneuropathy and monoclonal plasma cell disorder. In addition, at least one major criterion (Castleman's disease, sclerotic bone lesions, or vascular endothelial growth factor elevation) and one minor criterion (organomegaly, extravascular volume overload, endocrinopathy, skin changes, papilledema, thrombocytosis, or polycythemia) are required for diagnosis...
March 15, 2017: Current Hematologic Malignancy Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296618/short-course-radiation-plus-temozolomide-in-elderly-patients-with-glioblastoma
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James R Perry, Normand Laperriere, Christopher J O'Callaghan, Alba A Brandes, Johan Menten, Claire Phillips, Michael Fay, Ryo Nishikawa, J Gregory Cairncross, Wilson Roa, David Osoba, John P Rossiter, Arjun Sahgal, Hal Hirte, Florence Laigle-Donadey, Enrico Franceschi, Olivier Chinot, Vassilis Golfinopoulos, Laura Fariselli, Antje Wick, Loic Feuvret, Michael Back, Michael Tills, Chad Winch, Brigitta G Baumert, Wolfgang Wick, Keyue Ding, Warren P Mason
Background Glioblastoma is associated with a poor prognosis in the elderly. Survival has been shown to increase among patients 70 years of age or younger when temozolomide chemotherapy is added to standard radiotherapy (60 Gy over a period of 6 weeks). In elderly patients, more convenient shorter courses of radiotherapy are commonly used, but the benefit of adding temozolomide to a shorter course of radiotherapy is unknown. Methods We conducted a trial involving patients 65 years of age or older with newly diagnosed glioblastoma...
March 16, 2017: New England Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291546/acute-toxicity-and-surgical-complications-after-preoperative-chemo-radiation-therapy-for-rectal-cancer-in-patients-with-inflammatory-bowel-disease
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Steven L Bosch, Stefan J van Rooijen, Guus M J Bökkerink, Hidde J W Braam, Lauranne A A P Derikx, Philip Poortmans, Corrie A M Marijnen, Iris D Nagtegaal, Johannes H W de Wilt
PURPOSE: Preoperative therapy reduces local recurrences and may facilitate surgery in rectal cancer patients. However, in patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) this treatment is often withheld due to the perceived risk of excessive side-effects, even though evidence is limited. The purpose of this study is to investigate the effects of preoperative therapy on acute toxicity and post-operative complications in IBD patients with rectal cancer. METHODS: The Dutch pathology registry (PALGA) was searched for patients with IBD and rectal cancer treated between January 1991 and May 2010...
March 10, 2017: Radiotherapy and Oncology: Journal of the European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28276077/quantifying-the-reproducibility-of-lung-ventilation-images-between-4-dimensional-cone-beam-ct-and-4-dimensional-ct
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Henry C Woodruff, Chun-Chien Shieh, Fiona Hegi-Johnson, Paul J Keall, John Kipritidis
PURPOSE: Deformable image registration (DIR) based computed tomography ventilation imaging derived from four-dimensional cone-beam CT (CTVI(4)(DCBCT) ) can complement existing 4DCT-based methods (CTVI(4)(DCT) ) to track lung function changes over a course of lung cancer radiation therapy. However the accuracy of CTVI(4)(DCBCT) needs to be assessed since anatomic 4DCBCT has demonstrably poor image quality and small field of view (FOV) compared to treatment planning 4DCT. We perform a direct comparison between short interval CTVI(4)(DCBCT) and CTVI(4)(DCT) pairs to understand the patient specific image quality factors affecting the intermodality CTVI reproducibility in the clinic...
March 9, 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28273303/association-between-incomplete-neoadjuvant-radiotherapy-and-survival-for-patients-with-locally-advanced-rectal-cancer
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Kyle Freischlag, Zhifei Sun, Mohamed A Adam, Jina Kim, Manisha Palta, Brian G Czito, John Migaly, Christopher R Mantyh
Importance: Failing to complete chemotherapy adversely affects survival in patients with colorectal cancer. However, the effect of incomplete delivery of neoadjuvant radiotherapy is unclear. Objective: To determine whether incomplete radiotherapy delivery is associated with worse clinical outcomes and survival. Design, Setting, and Participants: Data on 17 600 patients with stage II to III rectal adenocarcinoma from the 2006-2012 National Cancer Database who received neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy followed by surgical resection were included...
March 8, 2017: JAMA Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28263018/treatment-considerations-in-actinic-keratosis
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REVIEW
G Goldenberg
The chronic skin condition actinic keratosis (AK) is characterized by the formation of keratotic lesions of variable thickness that are poorly delimited. AK occurs on areas of the skin that have had long-term exposure to the sun or UV radiation. Although AKs may regress, they usually persist and can progress to squamous cell carcinoma (SCC). Clinicians are unable to predict which AKs will progress; therefore, both clinically visible lesions and subclinical, non-visible (i.e. the entire area affected by AK/field cancerization) should be treated...
March 2017: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28259605/hands-on-physics-education-of-residents-in-diagnostic-radiology
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Jie Zhang, Peter A Hardy, David J DiSantis, M Elizabeth Oates
RATIONALE AND OBJECTIVES: The American Board of Radiology Core Examination integrates assessment of physics knowledge into its overall testing of clinical radiology, with an emphasis on understanding image quality and artifacts, radiation dose, and patient safety for each modality or subspecialty organ system. Accordingly, achieving a holistic approach to physics education of radiology residents is a huge challenge. The traditional teaching of radiological physics-simply through didactic lectures-was not designed for such a holistic approach...
March 1, 2017: Academic Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28256956/on-a-prolonged-interval-between-rectal-cancer-chemo-radiotherapy-and-surgery
#10
Bengt Glimelius
Preoperative radiotherapy (RT) or chemoradiotherapy (CRT) is often required before rectal cancer surgery to obtain low local recurrence rates or, in locally advanced tumours, to radically remove the tumour. RT/CRT in tumours responding completely can allow an organ-preserving strategy. The time from the end of the RT/CRT to surgery or to the decision not to operate has been prolonged during recent years. After a brief review of the literature, the relevance of the time interval to surgery is discussed depending upon the indication for RT/CRT...
March 2017: Upsala Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209069/patterns-of-care-and-survival-outcomes-of-palliative-radiation-for-prostate-cancer-with-bone-metastases-comparison-of-%C3%A2-5-fractions-to-%C3%A2-10-fractions
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David Schreiber, Joseph Safdieh, Daniel J Becker, David Schwartz
BACKGROUND: To review the palliative radiation fractionation regimens, trends and survival of men within the National Cancer Database (NCDB) diagnosed with prostate cancer and bony metastases. METHODS: A total of 3,871 patients from the NCDB were included in the analysis (patients treated from 2004-2012). The following fractionation regimens were analyzed [8 Gy × 1, 4 Gy × 5 (short course radiation therapy)], were compared to 3 Gy × 10, 2.50 Gy × 14-15 and 2 Gy × 20-30 (long course radiation therapy)...
January 2017: Annals of Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190762/optimal-fractionation-of-preoperative-radiotherapy-and-timing-to-surgery-for-rectal-cancer-stockholm-iii-a-multicentre-randomised-non-blinded-phase-3-non-inferiority-trial
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Johan Erlandsson, Torbjörn Holm, David Pettersson, Åke Berglund, Björn Cedermark, Calin Radu, Hemming Johansson, Mikael Machado, Fredrik Hjern, Olof Hallböök, Ingvar Syk, Bengt Glimelius, Anna Martling
BACKGROUND: Radiotherapy reduces the risk of local recurrence in rectal cancer. However, the optimal radiotherapy fractionation and interval between radiotherapy and surgery is still under debate. We aimed to study recurrence in patients randomised between three different radiotherapy regimens with respect to fractionation and time to surgery. METHODS: In this multicentre, randomised, non-blinded, phase 3, non-inferiority trial (Stockholm III), all patients with a biopsy-proven adenocarcinoma of the rectum, without signs of non-resectability or distant metastases, without severe cardiovascular comorbidity, and planned for an abdominal resection from 18 Swedish hospitals were eligible...
February 9, 2017: Lancet Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28156464/short-course-radiation-for-palliation-of-squamous-cell-carcinoma-of-an-unknown-primary-of-the-head-and-neck
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William M Mendenhall
62 Background: The purpose of this study was to examine the treatment patterns used for palliative radiotherapy for squamous cell carcinoma of an unknown primary of the head and neck and to compare the acute toxicity and tumor response for these patients for the most common dose-fractionation regimens. METHODS: Patients with biopsy-proven squamous cell carcinoma of an unknown primary with cervical lymphadenopathy were included who were treated with radiation therapy with palliative intent at a single institution between 1966 and 2015 (N = 45)...
October 9, 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28117383/utilization-of-biopsy-based-genomic-classifier-to-predict-distant-metastasis-after-definitive-radiation-and-short-course-adt-for-intermediate-and-high-risk-prostate-cancer
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P L Nguyen, N E Martin, V Choeurng, B Palmer-Aronsten, T Kolisnik, C J Beard, P F Orio, M D Nezolosky, Y-W Chen, H Shin, E Davicioni, F Y Feng
BACKGROUND: We examined the ability of a biopsy-based 22-marker genomic classifier (GC) to predict for distant metastases after radiation and a median of 6 months of androgen deprivation therapy (ADT). METHODS: We studied 100 patients with intermediate-risk (55%) and high-risk (45%) prostate cancer who received definitive radiation plus a median of 6 months of ADT (range 3-39 months) from 2001-2013 at a single center and had available biopsy tissue. Six to ten 4 micron sections of the needle biopsy core with the highest Gleason score and percentage of tumor involvement were macrodissected for RNA extraction...
January 24, 2017: Prostate Cancer and Prostatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28086825/toxicity-and-quality-of-life-report-of-a-phase-ii-study-of-stereotactic-body-radiotherapy-sbrt-for-low-and-intermediate-risk-prostate-cancer
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Matthew J Boyer, Michael A Papagikos, Rex Kiteley, Zeljko Vujaskovic, Jackie Wu, W Robert Lee
BACKGROUND: Clinical data indicates that delivery of larger daily doses of radiation may improve the therapeutic ratio for prostate cancer compared to conventional fractionation. A phase II study of stereotactic body radiotherapy with real-time motion management and daily plan re-optimization for low to intermediate risk prostate cancer was undertaken to evaluate this hypothesis. This report details the toxicity and quality of life following treatment. METHODS: From 2009 to 2013, 60 patients with T1-T2c prostate cancer with a Gleason score of 6 and PSA ≤ 15 or Gleason score of 7 and PSA ≤ 10 were enrolled...
January 13, 2017: Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060889/sequential-pet-ct-with-18f-fdg-predicts-pathological-tumor-response-to-preoperative-short-course-radiotherapy-with-delayed-surgery-in-patients-with-locally-advanced-rectal-cancer-using-logistic-regression-analysis
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Biagio Pecori, Secondo Lastoria, Corradina Caracò, Marco Celentani, Fabiana Tatangelo, Antonio Avallone, Daniela Rega, Giampaolo De Palma, Maria Mormile, Alfredo Budillon, Paolo Muto, Francesco Bianco, Luigi Aloj, Antonella Petrillo, Paolo Delrio
Previous studies indicate that FDG PET/CT may predict pathological response in patients undergoing neoadjuvant chemo-radiotherapy for locally advanced rectal cancer (LARC). Aim of the current study is evaluate if pathological response can be similarly predicted in LARC patients after short course radiation therapy alone. METHODS: Thirty-three patients with cT2-3, N0-2, M0 rectal adenocarcinoma treated with hypo fractionated short course neoadjuvant RT (5x5 Gy) with delayed surgery (SCRTDS) were prospectively studied...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28058956/neuromuscular-blockade-and-inspiratory-breath-hold-during-stereotactic-body-radiation-therapy-for-treatment-of-heart-base-tumors-in-four-dogs
#17
Krista L Kelsey, Lyndsay N Kubicek, Nicholas J Bacon, Terry Torres, Sheilah A Robertson
CASE DESCRIPTION 4 dogs were examined because of pleural effusion and ventricular tachycardia, coughing and supraventricular tachycardia, appendicular osteosarcoma, and syncopal episodes. CLINICAL FINDINGS In all 4 dogs, a heart base tumor was identified by means of thoracic CT. TREATMENT AND OUTCOME In all 4 dogs, the heart base tumors were treated by means of stereotactic body radiation therapy. Dogs were anesthetized, and neuromuscular blockade was achieved with atracurium or vecuronium. A circle rebreathing system with 15 m (50 feet) of anesthetic tubing coursing through the vault wall was used to connect the patient to the anesthesia machine, which was located in the control room...
January 15, 2017: Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28027555/vestibular-and-acustic-dysfunctions-in-clean-up-workers-of-chornobyl-accident-30-years-of-follow-up
#18
D I Zabolotnyi, N S Mishchanchuk
OBJECTIVE: The objective of the work was to study the clinical and electrophysiological disorders in vestibular and acustic dysfunctions in clean up workers of Chornobyl accident depending on the dose and duration of action of ion izing radiation, the peculiarities of determined effects for 30 years after the accident. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The standard clinical and electrophysiological examinations of vestibular and acoustic ana lyzers functions were conducted in 7812 males' clean up workers including 325 persons selected for prolonged stud ies in 1986 2015...
December 2016: Problemy Radiat︠s︡iĭnoï Medyt︠s︡yny Ta Radiobiolohiï
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28027156/education-vs-training-does-it-matter
#19
Kathryn A Higley
The National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements' (NCRP) "Where are the Radiation Professionals?" initiative brought renewed attention to the declining numbers of individuals in radiation protection fields. This paper is an expanded version of the oral presentation by the author at the 2016 NCRP Annual Meeting. Health physics (HP) as a discipline and vocation is at a critical juncture. Perhaps less well recognized is the extreme peril facing academic HP programs. Higher education today is vastly different from what it was even 20 y ago...
February 2017: Health Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27984651/neoadjuvant-long-course-chemoradiation-remains-strongly-favored-over-short-course-radiotherapy-by-radiation-oncologists-in-the-united-states
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Yvonne M Mowery, Joseph K Salama, S Yousuf Zafar, Harvey G Moore, Christopher G Willett, Brian G Czito, M Benjamin Hopkins, Manisha Palta
BACKGROUND: Short-course radiotherapy (SC-RT) and long-course chemoradiotherapy (LC-CRT) are accepted neoadjuvant treatments of rectal cancer. In the current study, the authors surveyed US radiation oncologists to assess practice patterns and attitudes regarding SC-RT and LC-CRT for patients with rectal cancer. METHODS: The authors distributed a survey to 1701 radiation oncologists regarding treatment of neoadjuvant rectal cancer. Respondents were asked questions regarding the number of patients with rectal cancer treated, preference for SC-RT versus LC-CRT, and factors influencing regimen choice...
December 16, 2016: Cancer
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