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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211218/the-integration-of-mri-in-radiation-therapy-collaboration-of-radiographers-and-radiation-therapists
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Robba Rai, Shivani Kumar, Vikneswary Batumalai, Doaa Elwadia, Lucy Ohanessian, Ewa Juresic, Lynette Cassapi, Shalini K Vinod, Lois Holloway, Paul J Keall, Gary P Liney
The increased utilisation of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in radiation therapy (RT) has led to the implementation of MRI simulators for RT treatment planning and influenced the development of MRI-guided treatment systems. There is extensive literature on the advantages of MRI for tumour volume and organ-at-risk delineation compared to computed tomography. MRI provides both anatomical and functional information for RT treatment planning (RTP) as well as quantitative information to assess tumour response for adaptive treatment...
February 16, 2017: Journal of Medical Radiation Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28156606/role-of-emergent-palliative-radiation-therapy-in-the-care-of-patients-with-cancer
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Michael Zhang, Steve E Braunstein, Shannon E Fogh
: 201 Background: Radiation therapy (RT) provides an important role in the palliative care of patients with cancer. For patients with metastatic spinal cord compression not amenable to surgery, the value of timely palliative RT is well established; however, the value of the rapid application of RT for other chief complaints is less clear. The importance of palliative care service (PCS) involvement in patients treated with RT is becoming increasingly recognized and rapidly instituted RT could compromise this involvement...
October 9, 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152762/ro-ils-radiation-oncology-incident-learning-system-data-trends-2014-2015
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Eric C Ford, Nadine L Eads, Ksenija Kapetanovic, Cindy Tomlinson
: 59 Background: Incident learning is one of the most effective ways to improve quality care. To facilitate patient safety improvement at a national level, American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) and American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) launched RO-ILS: Radiation Oncology Incident Learning System in June 2014. RO-ILS mission is to facilitate safer and higher quality care through a shared learning environment that is secure and non-punitive. METHODS: To ensure the security and protection of data, ASTRO contracted with Clarity PSO, a federally-certified patient safety organization that operates under the auspices of the Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Act of 2005...
March 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28142149/cancer-stem-cells-in-prostate-cancer-implications-for-targeted-therapy
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Ricardo Leão, Célia Domingos, Arnaldo Figueiredo, Robert Hamilton, Uri Tabori, Pedro Castelo-Branco
Prostate cancer (PCa) is the most frequently diagnosed cancer in men and the second most common cause of cancer-related mortality among men in the developed world. Conventional anti-PCa therapies include surgery, radiation, hormonal ablation, and chemotherapy. Despite increasing efforts, these therapies are not effective for patients with advanced and/or metastatic disease. In most cases, cancer therapies fail due to an incomplete depletion of tumor cells, resulting in tumor relapse. The cancer stem cell (CSC) hypothesis is an emerging model that explains many of the molecular characteristics of oncological disease as well as the tendency of cancers to relapse, metastasize, and develop resistance to conventional therapies...
February 1, 2017: Urologia Internationalis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28133121/-a-case-of-advanced-hepatocellular-carcinoma-its-disease-progression-could-be-controlled-by-multimodal-treatment
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Takahiro Yoshikawa, Takeo Nomi, Daisuke Hokuto, Ichirou Yamato, Satoshi Yasuda, Shinsaku Obara, Chihiro Kawaguchi, Shoichi Kinoshita, Satoshi Nishiwada, Minako Nagai, Takahiro Akahori, Takatsugu Yamada, Masayuki Sho, Hiromichi Kanehiro, Yoshiyuki Nakajima
The patient was a 73-year-old man, diagnosed with advanced huge hepatocellular carcinoma with a tumor thrombus extending into the inferior vena cava and extrahepatic metastases. Radiation therapy(50 Gy)was applied for the bone metastases, primary tumor, and tumor thrombus, and the patient received a cisplatin transcatheter arterial infusion(100mg/ body, 5 courses). Sorafenib was administered orally once the local lesion was under control. The tumor showed a partial response according to the RECIST criteria, but the tumor thrombus in the inferior vena cava almost disappeared...
November 2016: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109369/successful-treatment-of-an-aggressive-tracheal-malignancy-with-immunotherapy
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Asishana A Osho, Christopher J Azzoli, Sara Pai, Mari Mino-Kenudson, William C Faquin, Tiffany G Huynh, Michael Lanuti, Douglas J Mathisen, Ashok Muniappan
Immune checkpoint inhibitors are emerging as therapeutic options for oncology patients in whom conventional treatment regimens have failed. These immunotherapies counteract tumor-induced tolerance and have been shown to be effective in thoracic malignancies, including non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). This report highlights the successful use of nivolumab-an immunotherapeutic agent that binds to proteins involved in T-cell proliferation-for the management of recurrent tracheal squamous cell cancer after exhaustion of conventional surgical, chemotherapeutic, and radiation therapy options...
February 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28064436/mir-181b-5p-ets1-and-c-met-pathway-exacerbates-the-prognosis-of-pancreatic-ductal-adenocarcinoma-after-radiation-therapy
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Hideo Tomihara, Daisaku Yamada, Hidetoshi Eguchi, Yoshifumi Iwagami, Takehiro Noda, Tadafumi Asaoka, Hiroshi Wada, Koichi Kawamoto, Kunihito Gotoh, Yutaka Takeda, Masahiro Tanemura, Masaki Mori, Yuichiro Doki
Preoperative chemoradiation therapy (CRT) for pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) has emerged as a reasonable strategy that shows good prognostic impact. However, after preoperative CRT, resected specimens exhibited remnant tumor cells, which indicated that some tumor cells had acquired or were selected for resistance to CRT. Recently, two oncological mechanisms, the epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) and the presence of cancer stem cells (CSCs) were reported to be associated with resistance in various cancers...
January 8, 2017: Cancer Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048331/su-f-j-110-mri-guided-single-session-simulation-online-adaptation-and-treatment
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P Hill, M Geurts, K Mittauer, J Bayouth
PURPOSE: To develop a combined simulation and treatment workflow for MRI-guided radiation therapy using the ViewRay treatment planning and delivery system. METHODS: Several features of the ViewRay MRIdian planning and treatment workflows are used to simulate and treat patients that require emergent radiotherapy. A simple "pre-plan" is created on diagnostic imaging retrieved from radiology PACS, where conformal fields are created to target a volume defined by a physician based on review of the diagnostic images and chart notes...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28027167/meeting-the-needs-of-the-nation-for-radiation-protection-summary-of-the-52nd-annual-meeting-of-the-national-council-on-radiation-protection-and-measurements
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Richard E Toohey
The 52nd Annual Meeting of the National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements (NCRP) was held in Bethesda, MD, 11-12 April 2016, on the topic of "Meeting National Needs for Radiation Protection." This meeting was an outgrowth of the NCRP initiative "Where are the Radiation Professionals?" (WARP), which addresses looming shortages in professional personnel trained in the radiological disciplines, including but not limited to health physics, radiological engineering, radiobiology, radiochemistry, radioecology, radiation emergency response; and the medical disciplines of diagnostic and interventional radiology, radiation oncology, nuclear medicine, and medical physics...
February 2017: Health Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28008773/radiotherapy-response-evaluation-using-fdg-pet-ct-established-and-emerging-applications
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Helen Cliffe, Chirag Patel, Robin Prestwich, Andrew Scarsbrook
Radiation therapy is a common component of curative cancer treatment. However, there is a significant incidence of treatment failure. In these cases salvage surgical options are sometimes appropriate. Accurate assessment of response and early recognition of treatment success or failure is therefore critical to guide treatment decisions and impacts on survival and the morbidity of treatment. Traditionally, treatment response has depended upon anatomical measurement of disease. However, this may not correlate well with the presence of disease, especially after radiotherapy...
December 23, 2016: British Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28006719/male-breast-cancer-modified-radical-mastectomy-or-breast-conservation-surgery-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Gabriele Giunta, Matteo Rossi, Francesca Toia, Gaetana Rinaldi, Adriana Cordova
INTRODUCTION: Male breast cancer (MBC) is a rare disease that accounts for <1% of breast cancer cases. The most common treatment is modified radical mastectomy (MRM). Recently, breast conservative surgery (BCS) is getting popular for MBC treatment. We report a case and reviewed the literature to investigate whether emerging BCS can be considered as an alternative of a more radical surgery. PRESENTATION OF CASE: A 46 y.o. patient, presented with a painless left breast lump over a period of six months...
November 19, 2016: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27736871/determinants-of-treatment-abandonment-in-childhood-cancer-results-from-a-global-survey
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Paola Friedrich, Catherine G Lam, Geetinder Kaur, Elena Itriago, Raul C Ribeiro, Ramandeep S Arora
BACKGROUND: Understanding and addressing treatment abandonment (TxA) is crucial for bridging the pediatric cancer survival gap between high-income (HIC) and low-and middle-income countries (LMC). In childhood cancer, TxA is defined as failure to start or complete curative cancer therapy and known to be a complex phenomenon. With rising interest on causes and consequences of TxA in LMC, this study aimed to establish the lay-of-the-land regarding determinants of TxA globally, perform and promote comparative research, and raise awareness on this subject...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27724969/survival-outcomes-in-patients-with-oropharyngeal-cancer-treated-with-carboplatin-paclitaxel-and-concurrent-radiotherapy
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M Roskies, E Kay-Rivest, M A Mascarella, K Sultanem, A Mlynarek, M Hier
BACKGROUND: A commonly employed treatment for advanced staged oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma (OPSCC) is concurrent radiation and chemotherapy with cisplatin as the gold standard. Carboplatin is reported to have the same radiopotentiation properties and a superior side effect profile; however, its use in head and neck cancer has been limited due to the paucity of data and reported hematologic side effects. In this study, we describe our institution's experience with carboplatin, paclitaxel and radiation in the treatment of oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma over a 10 year period...
October 10, 2016: Journal of Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27721934/novel-concepts-in-radiation-induced-cardiovascular-disease
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Jason R Cuomo, Gyanendra K Sharma, Preston D Conger, Neal L Weintraub
Radiation-induced cardiovascular disease (RICVD) is the most common nonmalignant cause of morbidity and mortality among cancer survivors who have undergone mediastinal radiation therapy (RT). Cardiovascular complications include effusive or constrictive pericarditis, cardiomyopathy, valvular heart disease, and coronary/vascular disease. These are pathophysiologically distinct disease entities whose prevalence varies depending on the timing and extent of radiation exposure to the heart and great vessels. Although refinements in RT dosimetry and shielding will inevitably limit future cases of RICVD, the increasing number of long-term cancer survivors, including those treated with older higher-dose RT regimens, will ensure a steady flow of afflicted patients for the foreseeable future...
September 26, 2016: World Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27718437/extreme-oncoplastic-breast-surgery-a-case-report
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Daniele Bordoni, Pierfrancesco Cadenelli, Giuseppe Falco, Nicola Rocco, Paola Manna, Ariel Tessone, Matteo Ornelli, Cesare Magalotti
INTRODUCTION: So called "extreme oncoplastic surgery" is emerging as a new promising concept in breast cancer surgery allowing successful breast conservation in selected patients with multicentric tumors. PRESENTATION OF CASE: We report the case of a 48-year-old woman presenting with a multicentric breast cancer and successfully treated with an oncoplastic technique consisting in three radical lumpectomies followed by breast reshaping and simultaneous contralateral symmetrization...
September 28, 2016: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27619250/success-and-failures-of-combined-modalities-in-glioblastoma-multiforme-old-problems-and-new-directions
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REVIEW
Christopher D Corso, Ranjit S Bindra
Glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) is an aggressive intracranial tumor characterized by local and distant brain relapse despite aggressive therapy. Current standard treatment includes surgical resection followed by radiation with concurrent and adjuvant temozolomide as part of a combined modality approach. In this review, the historical basis for the current standard treatment is discussed as well as other recent combined modality successes and failures. An overview of emerging combined modality therapies for GBM is presented including immunotherapy, and rationally designed radiosensitizers...
October 2016: Seminars in Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27614498/-conformal-radiotherapy-for-vertebral-bone-metastasis
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REVIEW
J C Faivre, J F Py, G Vogin, G Martinage, J Salleron, P Royer, N Grandgirard, D Pasquier, S Thureau
Analgesic external beam radiation therapy is a standard of care for patients with uncomplicated painful bone metastases and/or prevention of bone complications. In case of fracture risk, radiation therapy is performed after surgery in a consolidation of an analgesic purpose and stabilizing osteosynthesis. Radiotherapy is mandatory after vertebroplasty or kyphoplasty. Spinal cord compression - the only emergency in radiation therapy - is indicated postoperatively either exclusively for non surgical indication...
October 2016: Cancer Radiothérapie: Journal de la Société Française de Radiothérapie Oncologique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27574585/a-comparison-of-robotic-arm-versus-gantry-linear-accelerator-stereotactic-body-radiation-therapy-for-prostate-cancer
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REVIEW
Vladimir Avkshtol, Yanqun Dong, Shelly B Hayes, Mark A Hallman, Robert A Price, Mark L Sobczak, Eric M Horwitz, Nicholas G Zaorsky
Prostate cancer is the most prevalent cancer diagnosed in men in the United States besides skin cancer. Stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT; 6-15 Gy per fraction, up to 45 minutes per fraction, delivered in five fractions or less, over the course of approximately 2 weeks) is emerging as a popular treatment option for prostate cancer. The American Society for Radiation Oncology now recognizes SBRT for select low- and intermediate-risk prostate cancer patients. SBRT grew from the notion that high doses of radiation typical of brachytherapy could be delivered noninvasively using modern external-beam radiation therapy planning and delivery methods...
2016: Research and Reports in Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27566332/echocardiographic-assessment-of-cardiotoxic-effects-of-cancer-therapy
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REVIEW
Wendy J Bottinor, Christopher K Migliore, Carrie A Lenneman, Marcus F Stoddard
Patients with cancer can present with difficult management issues, as the medicine can sometimes cause sequelae destructive to healthy tissue. As this population lives longer, cardiotoxic effects are beginning to emerge, but the early recognition of this signal can prove difficult, with too late a recognition leading to lifelong cardiac impairment and dysfunction. Cardio-oncology can bridge this difficulty, and echocardiography and its newer imaging abilities are proving efficacious in this population. This article will address common sequelae of cardiotoxic treatment regimens and offer recommendations for echocardiographic surveillance...
October 2016: Current Cardiology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27503589/organization-and-implementation-of-a-cardio-oncology-program
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Manuela Fiuza, Leonor Ribeiro, Andreia Magalhães, Ana Rita Sousa, Miguel Nobre Menezes, Marília Jorge, Luís Costa, Fausto José Pinto
Considerable advances in cancer therapies in recent decades have reshaped the prognosis of cancer patients. There are now estimated to be over 20 million cancer survivors in the USA and Europe, numbers unimaginable a few years ago. However, this increase in survival, along with the aging of the patient population, has been accompanied by a rise in adverse cardiovascular effects, particularly when there is a previous history of heart disease. The incidence of cardiotoxicity continues to grow, which can compromise the effectiveness of cancer therapy...
September 2016: Portuguese Journal of Cardiology: An Official Journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology
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