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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147841/radiotherapy-for-extramedullary-leukaemic-manifestation-chloroma
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Michael Oertel, Khaled Elsayad, Uwe Haverkamp, Matthias Stelljes, Hans Theodor Eich
PURPOSE: Extramedullary leukaemic disease (EMD, synonym chloroma) is a rare solid manifestation of myeloid leukaemia for which the value of radiotherapy (RT) as a treatment strategy remains controversial. The aim of this study is to analyse the effectiveness of various RT doses for EMD in the modern treatment era. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Between January 2000 and June 2016, 20 patients with total of 45 lesions underwent RT for EMD at our institution. RESULTS: With a median radiation dose of 26 Gy (range 4-42 Gy), local remission could be achieved in 91% of patients (complete remission rate: 71%)...
November 16, 2017: Strahlentherapie und Onkologie: Organ der Deutschen Röntgengesellschaft ... [et Al]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143875/the-role-of-18f-fdg-pet-ct-and-pet-mri-in-pancreatic-ductal-adenocarcinoma
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Randy Yeh, Laurent Dercle, Ishan Garg, Zhen Jane Wang, David M Hough, Ajit H Goenka
Pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) remains a difficult disease to treat and continues to portend a poor prognosis, as most patients are unresectable at diagnosis. 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) positron emission tomography (PET) combined with CT (PET/CT) has been a cornerstone in oncological imaging of different cancers; however, the role of PET/CT in PDAC is continually evolving and currently not well established. Studies have shown the potential of PET/CT in guiding the management of patients with PDAC, with possible added benefit over anatomic imaging with CT or MRI in certain scenarios...
November 16, 2017: Abdominal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135537/status-and-perception-of-risk-management-in-radiation-therapy-survey-among-korean-medical-physicists
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Sohyun Ahn, Dong Oh Shin, Sang Hyoun Choi, Jihye Koo, Soon Sung Lee, Dong-Wook Park, Yoon-Jin Oh, Sohyun Park, Dong Wook Kim
This study was conducted as part of an endeavor to improve the risk management system of radiation therapy departments in the Republic of Korea. An online survey on the status and perception of Korea's medical physicists on risk management in radiation therapy was carried out. A total of 40 domestic radiation oncology departments participated. This survey is divided into three categories: (1) work environment; (2) risk management status; and (3) opinions on how to improve risk management. Based on the results of the survey, the conclusions that can be derived are (1) the majority of respondents have a high interest in the risk management of radiation therapy; (2) the lack of staffing is one cause of risk management difficulties; (3) a risk-related terminology and classification system at the national or professional association level are required; (4) each hospital should create a voluntary reporting system for the handling of incidents; (5) medical physicists should establish incident reporting, analysis and countermeasures; and (6) government should develop education and training programs...
November 10, 2017: Health Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29123013/-68-ga-psma-pet-ct-mapping-of-prostate-cancer-biochemical-recurrence-following-radical-prostatectomy-in-270-patients-with-psa-1-0ng-ml-impact-on-salvage-radiotherapy-planning
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Jérémie Calais, Johannes Czernin, Minsong Cao, Amar U Kishan, John V Hegde, Narek Shaverdian, Kiri A Sandler, Fang-I Chu, Chris R King, Michael L Steinberg, Isabel Rausher, Nina-Sophie Schmidt-Hegemann, Thorsten Poeppel, Philipp Hetkamp, Francesco Ceci, Ken Herrmann, Wolfgang P Fendler, Matthias Eiber, Nicholas G Nickols
Background: Target volume delineations for prostate cancer (PCa) salvage radiotherapy (SRT) after radical prostatectomy are usually drawn in the absence of visibly recurrent disease. Gallium-68 Prostate Specific Membrane Antigen Positron Emission Tomography/Computed Tomography ((68)Ga-PSMA-11 PET/CT) detects recurrent PCa with sensitivity superior to standard of care imaging at serum prostate specific antigen (PSA) values low enough to impact target volume delineations for routine SRT. OBJECTIVE: To i) map the recurrence pattern of PCa early biochemical recurrence (BCR) after radical prostatectomy with (68)Ga-PSMA-11 PET/CT in patients with serum PSA levels <1 ng/ml, ii) determine how often consensus clinical target volumes (CTV) based on the Radiation Therapy Oncology Group (RTOG) guidelines cover (68)Ga-PSMA-11 PET/CT-defined disease, and iii) assess the potential impact of (68)Ga-PSMA-11 PET/CT on SRT...
November 9, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Medicine: Official Publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29120832/cost-benefit-analysis-of-establishing-and-operating-radiation-oncology-services-in-fiji
#5
Eunkyoung Kim, Yoon-Min Cho, Soonman Kwon, Kunhee Park
BACKGROUND: Rising demand for services of cancer patients has been recognised by the Government of Fiji as a national health priority. Increasing attention has been paid to the lack of service of radiation therapy or radiotherapy in Fiji. OBJECTIVE: This study aims to estimate and compare the costs and benefits of introducing radiation oncology services in Fiji from the societal perspective. METHODS: Time horizon for cost-benefit analysis (CBA) was 15 years from 2021 to 2035...
October 2017: Cancer Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29110277/meta-analysis-of-local-invasive-breast-cancer-recurrence-after-electron-intraoperative-radiotherapy
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Jay K Harness, Kalatu Davies, Christina Via, Elizabeth Brooks, April Zambelli-Weiner, Chirag Shah, Frank Vicini
BACKGROUND: Electron intraoperative radiotherapy (IORT) can be used during breast conserving surgery to treat early-stage invasive breast cancer. Using data from current clinical and observational studies, this study aimed to assess the impact of single-fraction electron IORT on local recurrence rates. METHODS: Studies on single-fraction electron IORT during breast conserving surgery were identified through a search of PubMed and Google Scholar, as well as through secondary referencing...
November 6, 2017: Annals of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29108254/the-impacts-of-genetic-polymorphisms-in-genes-of-base-excision-repair-pathway-on-the-efficacy-and-acute-toxicities-of-chemo-radiotherapy-in-patients-with-nasopharyngeal-carcinoma
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Jing Wang, Chengxian Guo, Xiaochang Gong, Fan Ao, Yuling Huang, Lihua Huang, Yiqiang Tang, Chunling Jiang, Xiaoxue Xie, Qing Dong, Min Huang, Jingao Li
Purpose: To explore whether polymorphisms in base excision repair (BER) pathway genes are predictors of (chemo)radiotherapy outcome in patients with nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC). Methods: We genotyped five potentially functional single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) of three genes in the BER pathway in 174 NPC patients who were treated with (chemo)radiotherapy. Sequenom MassArray was used for SNPs analysis. The efficacy at the end of radiotherapy and at 3 months after radiotherapy was evaluated by Response Evaluation Criteria in Solid Tumors (RECIST)...
October 3, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29106810/stereotactic-body-radiotherapy-for-early-stage-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-american-society-of-clinical-oncology-endorsement-of-the-american-society-for-radiation-oncology-evidence-based-guideline
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Bryan J Schneider, Megan E Daly, Erin B Kennedy, Mara B Antonoff, Stephen Broderick, Jill Feldman, Shruti Jolly, Bryan Meyers, Gaetano Rocco, Chad Rusthoven, Ben J Slotman, Daniel H Sterman, Brendon M Stiles
Purpose The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) produced an evidence-based guideline on treatment with stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT) for patients with early-stage non-small-cell lung cancer. ASCO has a policy and set of procedures for endorsing and/or adapting clinical practice guidelines that have been developed by other professional organizations. Methods The ASTRO Evidence-Based Guideline for Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy for Early-Stage Non-Small-Cell Lung Cancer was reviewed for developmental rigor by methodologists...
November 6, 2017: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29105051/tumour-bed-boost-radiotherapy-for-women-after-breast-conserving-surgery
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REVIEW
Isabelle Kindts, Annouschka Laenen, Tom Depuydt, Caroline Weltens
BACKGROUND: Breast-conserving therapy, involving breast-conserving surgery followed by whole-breast irradiation and optionally a boost to the tumour bed, is a standard therapeutic option for women with early-stage breast cancer. A boost to the tumour bed means that an extra dose of radiation is applied that covers the initial tumour site. The rationale for a boost of radiotherapy to the tumour bed is that (i) local recurrence occurs mostly at the site of the primary tumour because remaining microscopic tumour cells are most likely situated there; and (ii) radiation can eliminate these causative microscopic tumour cells...
November 6, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29104835/online-adaptive-radiation-therapy-implementation-of-a-new-process-of-care
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James Lamb, Minsong Cao, Amar Kishan, Nzhde Agazaryan, David H Thomas, Narek Shaverdian, Yingli Yang, Suzette Ray, Daniel A Low, Ann Raldow, Michael L Steinberg, Percy Lee
Onboard magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) guided radiotherapy is now clinically available in nine centers in the world. This technology has facilitated the clinical implementation of online adaptive radiotherapy (OART), or the ability to alter the daily treatment plan based on tumor and anatomical changes in real-time while the patient is on the treatment table. However, due to the time sensitive nature of OART, implementation in a large and busy clinic has many potential obstacles as well as patient-related safety considerations...
August 27, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29103854/variation-in-radiotherapy-referral-and-treatment-for-high-risk-pathological-features-after-radical-prostatectomy-results-from-a%C3%A2-population-based-study
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C J Jin, T P Hanna, E F Cook, Q Miao, M D Brundage
AIMS: Guidelines recommend the discussion of adjuvant radiotherapy post-prostatectomy for prostate cancer patients with high-risk pathology to consider all of their treatment options. We determine whether patterns of radiotherapy referral and treatment post-prostatectomy reflect guideline-based use in a contemporary prostatectomy cohort. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Electronic treatment records were linked to Ontario's cancer registry. Multivariable regression was used to evaluate clinical and health systems factors associated with referral and the use of adjuvant radiotherapy within 6 months post-prostatectomy...
November 2, 2017: Clinical Oncology: a Journal of the Royal College of Radiologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29097931/uptake-of-18-f-fet-and-18-f-fch-in-human-glioblastoma-t98g-cell-line-after-irradiation-with-photons-or-carbon-ions
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Francesca Pasi, Marco Giovanni Persico, Federica Eleonora Buroni, Carlo Aprile, Marina Hodolic, Franco Corbella, Rosanna Nano, Angelica Facoetti, Lorenzo Lodola
The differential diagnosis between recurrence of gliomas or brain metastases and this phenomenon is important in order to choose the best therapy and predict the prognosis but is still a big problem for physicians. The new emerging MRI, CT, and PET diagnostic modalities still lack sufficient accuracy. Radiolabeled choline and amino acids have been reported to show great tumor specificity. We studied the uptake kinetics of [(18)F]fluoromethyl-choline (FCH) and O-(2-[(18)F]fluoroethyl)-L-tyrosine (FET) by the T98G human glioblastoma cells from 20 to 120 min after irradiation either with photons at 2-10-20 Gy or with carbon ions at 2 Gy (at the National Centre for Oncological Hadrontherapy (CNAO), Pavia, Italy)...
2017: Contrast Media & Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29097074/a-phase-ii-toxicity-end-point-trial-icorg-99-09-of-accelerated-dose-escalated-hypofractionated-radiation-in-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
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D N Cagney, P G Thirion, M T Dunne, C Fleming, D Fitzpatrick, C M O'Shea, M A Finn, S O'Sullivan, C Booth, C D Collins, S J Buckney, A Shannon, J G Armstrong
AIMS: The objective of this phase II clinical trial was to prospectively evaluate the safety and efficacy of accelerated hypofractionated three-dimensional conformal radiation therapy (3DCRT) in localised non-resectable/non-operable non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Sixty patients with stage I-III NSCLC were enrolled in a prospective single-arm All Ireland Co-operative Oncology Research Group (ICORG 99-09) toxicity end point phase II trial...
October 30, 2017: Clinical Oncology: a Journal of the Royal College of Radiologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29081039/clinical-implications-of-in-silico-mathematical-modeling-for-glioblastoma-a-critical-review
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REVIEW
Maria Protopapa, Anna Zygogianni, Georgios S Stamatakos, Christos Antypas, Christina Armpilia, Nikolaos K Uzunoglu, Vassilis Kouloulias
Glioblastoma remains a clinical challenge in spite of years of extensive research. Novel approaches are needed in order to integrate the existing knowledge. This is the potential role of mathematical oncology. This paper reviews mathematical models on glioblastoma from the clinical doctor's point of view, with focus on 3D modeling approaches of radiation response of in vivo glioblastomas based on contemporary imaging techniques. As these models aim to provide a clinically useful tool in the era of personalized medicine, the integration of the latest advances in molecular and imaging science and in clinical practice by the in silico models is crucial for their clinical relevance...
October 28, 2017: Journal of Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29079897/the-case-volume-issue-in-head-and-neck-oncology
#15
REVIEW
Salvatore Alfieri, Ester Orlandi, Paolo Bossi
In the past few years, several evidences reported better outcomes, in terms of reduced toxicities and longer survival, for head and neck cancer (HNC) patients when "regionalized," namely if they are managed at "high-volume" cancer referral centers (CRC). The benefit of case volume has been demonstrated in HNC patients primarily treated with surgery and in those receiving curative radiotherapy and chemotherapy. Many factors could explain these positive results: organization, facilities, processes of care, quality assurance programs, professional expertise, technology, and patient referral bias...
October 27, 2017: Current Treatment Options in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29077894/radiation-oncology-in-canada
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Meredith Giuliani, Mary Gospodarowicz
In this article we provide an overview of the Canadian healthcare system and the cancer care system in Canada as it pertains to the governance, funding and delivery of radiotherapy programmes. We also review the training and practice for radiation oncologists, medical physicists and radiation therapists in Canada. We describe the clinical practice of radiation medicine from patients' referral, assessment, case conferences and the radiotherapy process. Finally, we provide an overview of the practice culture for Radiation Oncology in Canada...
October 25, 2017: Japanese Journal of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29071800/national-survey-on-image-guided-radiotherapy-practice-in-new-zealand
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Jerusha Padayachee, Jasmin Loh, Albert Tiong, Louis Lao
INTRODUCTION: This survey aimed to assess the use of image-guided radiotherapy (IGRT) within New Zealand (NZ) and evaluate the quality of IGRT delivery. METHOD: All nine centres in NZ were invited to participate in an online survey in November 2015. Questions were asked on type of IGRT technologies available, IGRT use by tumour site and frequency of imaging. In addition, questions were asked in reference to the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) White Paper recommendations on safe practice of IGRT...
October 26, 2017: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29069831/stereotactic-ablative-body-radiotherapy-for-spinal-metastasis-from-hepatocellular-carcinoma-its-oncologic-outcomes-and-risk-of-vertebral-compression-fracture
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Gyu Sang Yoo, Hee Chul Park, Jeong Il Yu, Do Hoon Lim, Won Kyung Cho, Eonju Lee, Sang Hoon Jung, Youngyih Han, Eun-Sang Kim, Sun-Ho Lee, Whan Eoh, Se-Jun Park, Sung-Soo Chung, Chong-Suh Lee, Joon Hyuk Lee
Spinal metastases from hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) require high-dose irradiation for durable pain and tumor control. Stereotactic ablative body radiotherapy (SABR) enables the delivery of high-dose radiation. However, but vertebral compression fracture (VCF) can be problematic. The aim of his study is to evaluate the outcome and risk of VCF after SABR for spinal metastasis from HCC. We retrospectively reviewed 33 lesions in 42 spinal segments from 29 patients who received SABR with 1 fraction (16-20 Gy), or 3 fractions (18-45 Gy) from September 2009 to January 2015...
September 22, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29064744/radiation-therapy-for-oropharyngeal-squamous-cell-carcinoma-american-society-of-clinical-oncology-endorsement-of-the-american-society-for-radiation-oncology-evidence-based-clinical-practice-guideline
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Harry Quon, Neha Vapiwala, Arlene Forastiere, Erin B Kennedy, David J Adelstein, Holly Boykin, Joseph A Califano, F Chris Holsinger, Brian Nussenbaum, David I Rosenthal, Lillian L Siu, John N Waldron
Purpose The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) produced an evidence-based guideline on radiation therapy in oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma (OPSCC) that was determined to be relevant to the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) membership. After applying standard critical appraisal policy and endorsement procedures, ASCO chose to endorse the ASTRO guideline. Methods The ASTRO guideline was reviewed by ASCO content experts for clinical accuracy and by ASCO methodologists for developmental rigor...
October 24, 2017: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29057339/composite-peek-carbon-fiber-implants-can-increase-the-effectiveness-of-radiotherapy-in-the-management-of-spine-tumors
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Giuseppe Tedesco, Alessandro Gasbarrini, Stefano Bandiera, Riccardo Ghermandi, Stefano Boriani
BACKGROUND: Combination of surgery and radiotherapy in the treatment of primary spine tumour can be indicated in some cases where a satisfactory oncological margin cannot be achieved. The presence of metal hardware has always limited post-operative radiotherapy due to the scattering effects of ionizing radiation or particles. The use of a fixation system (including rods and screw) fully made in PEEK embedded Carbon fiber (CFR-PEEK) could make easier and more effective the post-operative radiotherapy as it is radiolucent and does not interfere with ionizing radiation and accelerated particles...
September 2017: Journal of Spine Surgery (Hong Kong)
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