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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516202/-plastic-reconstruction-of-radiation-injuries
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P M Vogt, T R Mett, C Henkenberens, C Radtke, R Ipaktchi
In addition to surgical and drug therapy, radiotherapy (or radiation therapy) is one of the three mainstays of modern oncological therapy regimes. It uses ionizing radiation to control tumors by damaging the DNA of cancerous tissue leading to cellular death. Although advances have been made in recent years resulting in a reduced dosage to the surrounding tissues, radiation injuries and tissue-related side effects cannot be completely avoided. Knowledge of the pathophysiology, treatment modalities and interdisciplinary treatment approaches are essential for effective therapy whilst limiting side effects...
May 17, 2017: Der Chirurg; Zeitschrift Für Alle Gebiete der Operativen Medizen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516155/phase-i-clinical-trial-of-everolimus-combined-with-trimodality-therapy-in-patients-with-muscle-invasive-bladder-cancer
#2
Bassel G Bachir, Luis Souhami, Jose João Mansure, Fabio Cury, Marie Vanhuyse, Fadi Brimo, Armen G Aprikian, Simon Tanguay, Jeremy Sturgeon, Wassim Kassouf
Background: Local control following trimodality therapy (TMT) for muscle-invasive bladder cancer (MIBC) requires further optimization. Objective: Evaluating the biologic endpoint, feasibility, and toxicity of integrating everolimus to TMT in patients with MIBC. Methods: This was a phase I trial in patients with MIBC who were not surgical candidates or who refused cystectomy. Following maximal transurethral tumor resection, patients were treated by radiotherapy (50 Gy/20 fractions), gemcitabine (100 mg/m2/weekly) and escalating doses of everolimus (2...
April 27, 2017: Bladder Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515243/nccn-guidelines-update-evolving-radiation-therapy-recommendations-for-breast-cancer
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Kilian E Salerno
In the NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology (NCCN Guidelines) for Breast Cancer, among adjuvant radiotherapy options for whole-breast irradiation after breast-conserving surgery, hypofractionation is preferred. For the use of accelerated partial-breast irradiation, the NCCN Guidelines have adopted the updated definition of "suitability" used by the American Society for Radiation Oncology. Regional nodal irradiation is indicated-either in the setting of breast-conserving surgery or after mastectomy-for women with ≥4 positive nodes and should be strongly considered for 1 to 3 positive lymph nodes and select patients with node-negative disease deemed at high risk for recurrence...
May 2017: Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network: JNCCN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507888/spine-stereotactic-body-radiotherapy-indications-outcomes-and-points-of-caution
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Chia-Lin Tseng, Wietse Eppinga, Raphaele Charest-Morin, Hany Soliman, Sten Myrehaug, Pejman Jabehdar Maralani, Mikki Campbell, Young K Lee, Charles Fisher, Michael G Fehlings, Eric L Chang, Simon S Lo, Arjun Sahgal
STUDY DESIGN: A broad narrative review. OBJECTIVES: The objective of this article is to provide a technical review of spine stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT) planning and delivery, indications for treatment, outcomes, complications, and the challenges of response assessment. The surgical approach to spinal metastases is discussed with an overview of emerging minimally invasive techniques. METHODS: A comprehensive review of the literature was conducted on the techniques, outcomes, and developments in SBRT and surgery for spinal metastases...
April 2017: Global Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502653/heart-sparing-radiotherapy-in-patients-with-breast-cancer-what-are-the-techniques-used-in-the-clinical-routine-a-pattern-of-practice-survey-in-the-german-speaking-countries
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Marciana-Nona Duma, Stefan Münch, Markus Oechsner, Stephanie E Combs
The aim of this study was to understand the practice of care in German-speaking countries with regard to heart-sparing radiotherapy techniques. Between August 2015 and September 2015, an e-mail/fax-based survey was sent to radiation oncology departments in Germany, Austria, and the German-speaking Switzerland. The questionnaire was divided into 3 chapters: a general chapter on the department, a chapter specific for heart-sparing techniques in patients with breast cancer, and a third chapter on personal beliefs on the topic of heart sparing in patients with breast cancer...
May 11, 2017: Medical Dosimetry: Official Journal of the American Association of Medical Dosimetrists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501459/-cancer-radiotherapy-and-immune-system
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J P Nesseler, D Peiffert, G Vogin, P Nickers
Novel paradigms emerge in oncology today. Systemic treatments are more effective and diversified along with an increased life expectancy in oligometastatic patients. Stereotactic radiotherapy using hypofractionation opens new perspectives for local tumour control. The area of radiobiology has expanded with integration of tumour microenvironment in which radiation-induced inflammation mediators and immune system play a major role. Immunity checkpoints inhibitors experience a major development. This rapidly evolving field seems involved in the abscopal effects, especially when radiation is combined with checkpoints inhibitors, as demonstrated in numerous preclinical studies and several clinical trials...
May 10, 2017: Cancer Radiothérapie: Journal de la Société Française de Radiothérapie Oncologique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500765/developing-bayesian-networks-from-a-dependency-layered-ontology-a-proof-of-concept-in-radiation-oncology
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Alan M Kalet, Jason N Doctor, John H Gennari, Mark H Phillips
PURPOSE: Bayesian networks (BNs) are graphical representations of probabilistic knowledge that offer normative reasoning under uncertainty and are well suited for use in medical domains. Traditional knowledge-based network development of BN topology requires that modeling experts establish relevant dependency links between domain concepts by searching and translating published literature, querying domain experts, or applying machine learning algorithms on data. For initial development these methods are time-intensive and this cost hinders the growth of BN applications in medical decision making...
May 13, 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497027/data-based-radiation-oncology-design-of-clinical-trials-in-the-toxicity-biomarkers-era
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REVIEW
David Azria, Ariane Lapierre, Sophie Gourgou, Dirk De Ruysscher, Jacques Colinge, Philippe Lambin, Muriel Brengues, Tim Ward, Søren M Bentzen, Hubert Thierens, Tiziana Rancati, Christopher J Talbot, Ana Vega, Sarah L Kerns, Christian Nicolaj Andreassen, Jenny Chang-Claude, Catharine M L West, Corey M Gill, Barry S Rosenstein
The ability to stratify patients using a set of biomarkers, which predict that toxicity risk would allow for radiotherapy (RT) modulation and serve as a valuable tool for precision medicine and personalized RT. For patients presenting with tumors with a low risk of recurrence, modifying RT schedules to avoid toxicity would be clinically advantageous. Indeed, for the patient at low risk of developing radiation-associated toxicity, use of a hypofractionated protocol could be proposed leading to treatment time reduction and a cost-utility advantage...
2017: Frontiers in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495033/clinical-applications-of-3-dimensional-printing-in-radiation-therapy
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Yizhou Zhao, Kathryn Moran, Mammo Yewondwossen, James Allan, Scott Clarke, Murali Rajaraman, Derek Wilke, Paul Joseph, James L Robar
Three-dimensional (3D) printing is suitable for the fabrication of complex radiotherapy bolus. Although investigated from dosimetric and feasibility standpoints, there are few reports to date of its use for actual patient treatment. This study illustrates the versatile applications of 3D printing in clinical radiation oncology through a selection of patient cases, namely, to create bolus for photon and modulated electron radiotherapy (MERT), as well as applicators for surface high-dose rate (HDR) brachytherapy...
May 8, 2017: Medical Dosimetry: Official Journal of the American Association of Medical Dosimetrists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493848/investigating-multi-objective-fluence-and-beam-orientation-imrt-optimization
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Peter Simon Potrebko, Jason Fiege, Matthew Biagioli, Jan Poleszczuk
Radiation Oncology treatment planning requires compromises to be made between clinical objectives that are invariably in conflict. It would be beneficial to have a "bird's-eye-view" perspective of the full spectrum of treatment plans that represent the possible trade-offs between delivering the intended dose to the planning target volume (PTV) while optimally sparing the organs-at-risk (OARs). In this work, the authors demonstrate Pareto-Aware Radiotherapy Evolutionary Treatment Optimization (PARETO), a multi-objective tool featuring such bird's-eye-view functionality, which optimizes fluence patterns and beam angles for intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) treatment planning...
May 11, 2017: Physics in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490931/treatment-and-outcomes-for-glioblastoma-in-elderly-compared-with-non-elderly-patients-a-population-based-study
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E R Morgan, A Norman, K Laing, M D Seal
PURPOSE: Elderly patients make up a large percentage of the individuals newly diagnosed with glioblastoma (gbm), but they face particular challenges in tolerating standard therapy, and compared with younger patients, they experience significantly shorter survival. We set out to compare clinical characteristics, treatment patterns, and outcomes in a non-elderly group (<65 years) and an elderly group (≥65 years) of patients diagnosed with gbm. METHODS: This retrospective population-based study used a province-wide cancer registry to identify patients with a new diagnosis of gbm within a 6-year period (2006-2012)...
April 2017: Current Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28480870/regional-deep-hyperthermia-impact-of-observer-variability-in-ct-based-manual-tissue-segmentation-on-simulated-temperature-distribution
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Bassim Aklan, Josefin Hartmann, Diana Zink, Hadi Siavooshhaghighi, Ricarda Merten, Florian Putz, Oliver Ott, Rainer Fietkau, Christoph Bert
The aim of this study was to systematically investigate the influence of the inter- and intra-observer segmentation variation of tumors and organs at risk on the simulated temperature coverage of the target. CT scans of six patients with tumors in the pelvic region acquired for radiotherapy treatment planning were used for hyperthermia treatment planning. To study the effect of inter-observer variation, three observers manually segmented in the CT images of each patient the following structures: fat, muscle, bone and the bladder...
May 8, 2017: Physics in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28474791/multi-institutional-retrospective-study-of-mucoepidermoid-carcinoma-treated-with-carbon-ion-radiotherapy
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Katsuyuki Shirai, Masashi Koto, Yusuke Demizu, Hiroaki Suefuji, Tatsuya Ohno, Hiroshi Tsuji, Tomoaki Okimoto, Yoshiyuki Shioyama, Jun-Ichi Saitoh, Kenji Nemoto, Takashi Nakano, Tadashi Kamada
To evaluate the clinical outcomes of patients with mucoepidermoid carcinomas in the head and neck treated with carbon-ion radiotherapy. Data from 26 patients who underwent carbon-ion radiotherapy in four facilities were analyzed in this multi-institutional retrospective study: the Japan Carbon-ion Radiation Oncology Study Group (J-CROS). The median follow-up time was 34 months. One patient experienced local recurrence, and the 3-year local control rate was 95%. One patient developed lymph node recurrence and five developed distant metastases...
May 5, 2017: Cancer Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28470944/patterns-of-practice-survey-for-brachytherapy-for-cervix-cancer-in-australia-and-new-zealand
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Karen Lim, Sylvia van Dyk, Pearly Khaw, Jacqueline Veera, Linda Mileshkin, Lucy Ohanessian, Michelle Harrison, Shalini K Vinod
INTRODUCTION: The purpose of this survey was to explore the current patterns of practice for brachytherapy in cervix cancer in Australia and New Zealand. The survey was also intended to explore clinician attitudes towards image-guided adaptive brachytherapy (IGABT) and identify barriers to the implementation of IGABT. METHODS: Electronic surveys were sent to all radiotherapy centres in Australia and New Zealand under collaboration with Australia New Zealand Gynaecology and Oncology Group (ANZGOG), in order to identify patterns of radiotherapy practice...
May 4, 2017: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28469334/clinical-profile-of-pediatric-oncology-patients-treated-by-external-beam-radiotherapy-an-institutional-experience
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Virender Suhag, B S Sunita, Pankaj Vats, Arti Sarin, A K Singh, Mayuri Jain
INTRODUCTION: Pediatric tumors are a heterogeneous group of malignant conditions requiring multimodal treatment, and management of such cases is at time challenging. We present the clinical profile of pediatric cancer patients who received radiation, either alone or as adjuvant to surgery and chemotherapy; in prophylactic, radical or palliative clinical setting. AIM: This study was envisaged to review our experience of pediatric oncology cases, their clinical and morphological profile, dosage schedule of radiotherapy, and the therapy induced complications...
January 2017: Indian Journal of Medical and Paediatric Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28462790/contemporary-spinal-oncology-treatment-paradigms-and-outcomes-for-metastatic-tumors-to-the-spine-a-systematic-review-of-breast-prostate-renal-and-lung-metastases
#16
REVIEW
Amy Yao, Christopher A Sarkiss, Travis R Ladner, Arthur L Jenkins
Metastatic spinal disease most frequently arises from carcinomas of the breast, lung, prostate, and kidney. Management of spinal metastases (SpM) is controversial in the literature. Recent studies advocate more aggressive surgical resection than older studies which called for radiation therapy alone, challenging previously held beliefs in conservative therapy. A literature search of the PubMed database was performed for spinal oncology outcome studies published in the English language between 2006 and 2016...
April 24, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28458967/improved-head-and-neck-free-flap-outcome-effects-of-a-treatment-protocol-adjustment-from-pre-to-postoperative-radiotherapy
#17
Martin Halle, Bjorn O Eriksson, Ann-Charlott Docherty Skogh, Pehr Sommar, Lalle Hammarstedt, Caroline Gahm
BACKGROUND: The impact of preoperative radiotherapy on microvascular reconstructive surgery outcome has been a subject of debate. However, data are conflicting and often dependent on local treatment protocols. We have studied the effects of radiotherapy in a unique, single-center setting where a treatment protocol change was undertaken from pre- to postoperative radiotherapy administration for microsurgical head and neck reconstructions. METHODS: A cohort study was conducted for 200 consecutive head and neck free flap cases, where 100 were operated on before and 100 after the treatment protocol adjustment in 2006...
March 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Global Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28457723/dosimetric-effect-of-multileaf-collimator-leaf-width-on-volumetric-modulated-arc-stereotactic-radiotherapy-for-spine-tumors
#18
Ahmad Amoush, Huang Long, Laxmi Subedi, Peng Qi, Toufik Djemil, Ping Xia
This work aimed to study the dosimetric effect of multileaf collimator (MLC) leaf widths in treatment plans for patients receiving volumetric modulated arc therapy (VMAT) for spine stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT). Thirteen patients treated with spine SBRT were retrospectively selected for this study. The patients were treated following the protocol of the Radiation Therapy Oncology Group 0631 (RTOG 0631) for spine metastasis. The prescription dose was 16 Gy in 1 fraction to 90% of the target volume (V16 > 90%)...
April 28, 2017: Medical Dosimetry: Official Journal of the American Association of Medical Dosimetrists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28456613/e-cadherin-mediated-cell-contact-controls-the-epidermal-damage-response-in-radiation-dermatitis
#19
Guojiang Xie, Xiulan Ao, Tianmiao Lin, Guixuan Zhou, Ming Wang, Hanwei Wang, Yuangui Chen, Xiaobo Li, Benhua Xu, Wangzhong He, Hao Han, Yuval Ramot, Ralf Paus, Zhicao Yue
Radiotherapy is a primary oncological treatment modality, which also damages normal tissue including the skin and causes radiation dermatitis (RD). Here, we explore the mechanism of acute epidermal damage in RD. Two distinctive phases in the damage response were identified: an early destructive phase where a burst of reactive oxygen species (ROS) induces loss of E-cadherin-mediated cell contact, followed by a regenerative phase where Wnt and Hippo signaling are activated. A blocking peptide, as well as a neutralizing antibody to E-cadherin, works synergistically with ionizing radiation to promote the epidermal damage...
April 26, 2017: Journal of Investigative Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447257/recent-developments-in-radiotherapy-for-small-cell-lung-cancer-a-review-by-the-oncologic-group-for-the-study-of-lung-cancer-spanish-radiation-oncology-society
#20
REVIEW
N Rodriguez de Dios, P Calvo, M Rico, M Martín, F Couñago, A Sotoca, B Taboada, A Rodríguez
Small-cell lung cancer (SCLC) accounts for 13% of all lung tumours. The standard treatment in patients with limited-stage disease is radiotherapy combined with chemotherapy. In extensive SCLC, the importance of consolidation thoracic radiotherapy in patients with a good treatment response has become increasingly recognized. In both limited and extensive disease, prophylactic cranial irradiation is recommended in patients who respond to treatment. New therapeutic approaches such as immunotherapy are being increasingly incorporated into the treatment of SCLC, although more slowly than in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC)...
April 26, 2017: Clinical & Translational Oncology
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