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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774779/image-guided-radiation-therapy-for-post-operative-gynaecologic-cancer-patient-set-up-verification-with-and-without-implanted-fiducial-markers
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Donna H Murrell, Andrew Warner, Quinn Benwell, Wendy Wells, Danielle Scott, Vikram Velker, George Hajdok, David P D'Souza
BACKGROUND: Intensity modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) is increasingly being used to treat gynaecological malignancies in the postoperative setting. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the use of image-guided radiotherapy (IGRT) using cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) with fiducial markers for daily localization. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A single institution study was performed of consecutive cervical or endometrial cancer patients receiving adjuvant external beam radiotherapy (n = 15)...
May 18, 2018: Acta Oncologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773338/taking-stock-a-systematic-review-of-archaeological-evidence-of-cancers-in-human-and-early-hominin-remains
#2
Kathryn J Hunt, Charlotte Roberts, Casey Kirkpatrick
This study summarizes data from 154 paleopathological studies documenting 272 archaeologically recovered individuals exhibiting skeletal or soft tissue evidence of cancer (malignant neoplastic disease) between 1.8 million years ago and 1900 CE. The paper reviews and summarizes the temporal, spatial and demographic distribution of the evidence and the methods used to provide the cancer diagnoses. Metastasis to bone is the most widely reported evidence (n = 161), followed by multiple myeloma (n = 55)...
May 14, 2018: International Journal of Paleopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773331/novel-use-of-viewray-mri-guidance-for-high-dose-rate-brachytherapy-in-the-treatment-of-cervical-cancer
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Huaising C Ko, Jessie Y Huang, Jessica R Miller, Rupak K Das, Charles R Wallace, Anna-Maria A De Costa, David M Francis, Margaret R Straub, Bethany M Anderson, Kristin A Bradley
PURPOSE: To characterize image quality and feasibility of using ViewRay MRI (VR)-guided brachytherapy planning for cervical cancer. METHODS AND MATERIALS: Cervical cancer patients receiving intracavitary brachytherapy with tandem and ovoids, planned using 0.35T VR MRI at our institution, were included in this series. The high-risk clinical target volume (HR-CTV), visible gross tumor volume, bladder, sigmoid, bowel, and rectum contours for each fraction of brachytherapy were evaluated for dosimetric parameters...
May 14, 2018: Brachytherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773227/de1sign-of-synthetic-extracellular-matrices-for-probing-breast-cancer-cell-growth-using-robust-cyctocompatible-nucleophilic-thiol-yne-addition-chemistry
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Laura J Macdougall, Katherine L Wiley, April M Kloxin, Andrew P Dove
Controlled, three-dimensional (3D) cell culture systems are of growing interest for both tissue regeneration and disease, including cancer, enabling hypothesis testing about the effects of microenvironment cues on a variety of cellular processes, including aspects of disease progression. In this work, we encapsulate and culture in three dimensions different cancer cell lines in a synthetic extracellular matrix (ECM), using mild and efficient chemistry. Specifically, harnessing the nucleophilic addition of thiols to activated alkynes, we have created hydrogel-based materials with multifunctional poly(ethylene glycol) (PEG) and select biomimetic peptides...
May 7, 2018: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772061/an-image-guided-radiotherapy-decision-support-framework-incorporating-a-bayesian-network-and-visualization-tool
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Catriona Hargrave, Timothy Deegan, Tomasz Bednarz, Michael Poulsen, Fiona Harden, Kerrie Mengersen
PURPOSE: To describe a Bayesian network (BN) and complementary visualization tool, that aim to support decision-making during online cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT)-based image guide radiotherapy (IGRT) for prostate cancer patients. METHODS: The BN was created to represent relationships between observed prostate, proximal seminal vesicle (PSV), bladder and rectum volume variations, an image feature alignment score (FASTV _ OAR ), delivered dose and treatment plan compliance (TPC)...
May 17, 2018: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770995/adolescent-and-young-adult-oncology-patients-in-france-heterogeneity-in-pathways-of-care
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Emmanuel Desandes, Laurence Brugières, Florence Molinié, Gautier Defossez, Patricia Delafosse, Karine Jehannin-Ligier, Michel Velten, Brigitte Trétarre, Brice Amadéo, Emilie Marrer, Anne-Sophie Woronoff, Olivier Ganry, Alain Monnereau, Tania d'Almeida, Xavier Troussard, Laetitia Daubisse-Marliac, Simona Bara, Anne-Valérie Guizard, Isabelle Baldi, Guy Launoy, Jacqueline Clavel, Brigitte Lacour
BACKGROUND: In order to evaluate at the population level the impact of the actions developed in France since 2004 to organize the care of adolescents and young adults (AYAs) with cancer, we conducted the present study to provide an unbiased view of the pathway of care of these patients. METHODS: Using a population-based registry, we conducted a review of all cases of cancer diagnosed during 2012 and 2013 in 15- to 24-year-old patients living in nineteen French administrative areas...
May 17, 2018: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770232/long-term-follow-up-of-adamantinoma-of-the-tibia-complicated-by-metastases-and-a-second-unrelated-primary-cancer-a-case-report-and-literature-review
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Brendan R Southam, Alvin H Crawford, David A Billmire, James Geller, Daniel Von Allmen, Adam P Schumaier, Sara Szabo
Adamantinoma is a rare, low-grade malignant tumor of the bone which grows slowly and typically occurs in the diaphysis of long bones, particularly in the tibia. Adamantinomas have the potential for local recurrence and may metastasize to the lungs, lymph nodes, or bone. We report a case of a 14-year-old female with a tibial adamantinoma who underwent wide resection with limb salvage and has subsequently been followed up for 18 years. The patient went on to have both a local soft tissue recurrence 5 years after the resection and metastases to both an inguinal lymph node and the right lower lobe of the lung 8 years after that recurrence, all of which have been treated successfully with marginal resections...
2018: Case Reports in Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765792/stereotactic-mri-guided-adaptive-radiation-therapy-smart-for-locally-advanced-pancreatic-cancer-a-promising-approach
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Elaine Luterstein, Minsong Cao, James Lamb, Ann C Raldow, Daniel A Low, Michael L Steinberg, Percy Lee
Locally advanced pancreatic cancer (LAPC) is characterized by poor prognosis and low response durability with standard-of-care chemotherapy or chemoradiotherapy treatment. Stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT), which has a shorter treatment course than conventionally fractionated radiotherapy and allows for better integration with systemic therapy, may confer a survival benefit but is limited by gastrointestinal toxicity. Stereotactic MRI-guided adaptive radiation therapy (SMART) has recently gained attention for its potential to increase treatment precision and thus minimize this toxicity through continuous real-time soft-tissue imaging during radiotherapy...
March 14, 2018: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765420/a-feasible-method-of-angiogenesis-assessment-in-gastric-cancer-using-3d-microvessel-density
#9
Lu Zhang, Fei Zheng, Zhigang Peng, Zijing Hu, Zhi Yang
Background: Cancer stem cell (CSC) promotes angiogenesis which plays an important role in tumor occurrence, growth, and metastasis. Accurately, quantifying the tumor vasculature can help understanding CSC characteristics and improve cancer diagnosis, therapy planning, and evaluation. The objective of this study is to present a method for improved angiogenesis assessment. Methods: We proposed a three-dimensional microvessel density (3D MVD) to evaluate tumor angiogenesis and tested it in animal models...
2018: Stem Cells International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764408/congenital-rhabdomyosarcoma-a-different-clinical-presentation-in-two-cases
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Ida Russo, Virginia Di Paolo, Carmelo Gurnari, Angela Mastronuzzi, Francesca Del Bufalo, Pier Luigi Di Paolo, Angela Di Giannatale, Renata Boldrini, Giuseppe Maria Milano
BACKGROUND: Rhabdomyosarcoma (RMS), one of the most common soft tissue sarcomas of childhood, is very rare in the neonatal period (0.4-2% of cases). In order to gain a deeper understanding of this disease at such age, patient and tumor features, as well as treatment modality and outcome need to be reported. CASE PRESENTATION: We describe two cases with congenital RMS treated at Bambino Gesù Children's Hospital between 2000 and 2016. They represent only 2.24% of all RMS patients diagnosed during that period in our Institution; this data is in agreement with the incidence reported in the literature...
May 15, 2018: BMC Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764015/-treatment-and-prognosis-of-264-patients-with-hypopharyngeal-carcinoma
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W Xu, Z H Lyu, N Sa, J K Ma, J J Tian, S H Feng, P Cui, H Y Cao
Objective: To investigate the key factors influencing the prognosis of hypopharyngeal carcinoma and the therapeutic methods improving the efficacy of treatments for hypopharyngeal carcinoma. Methods: Two hundred and sixty-four cases of hypopharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma treated from May 2010 to May 2015 were analyzed retrospectively. There were 211 cases of pyriform sinus carcinoma, 37 cases of posterior pharyngeal wall carcinoma, and 16 cases of postcricoid carcinoma. According to UICC 2002 criteria, 2 cases were for stage Ⅰ, 14 for stage Ⅱ, 32 for stage Ⅲ and 216 for stage Ⅳ...
May 7, 2018: Zhonghua Er Bi Yan Hou Tou Jing Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29763984/laparoscopic-versus-open-approach-to-neurolytic-celiac-plexus-block-in-inoperable-pancreatic-cancer
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Kostas Tepelenis, Konstantinos E Tsimogiannis, Nikolaos Zikos, Spyridon Koulas, George Pappas-Gogos, Nikolaos Benetatos, Ioannis Tsimogiannis, Evangelos C Tsimoyiannis
BACKGROUND: Neurolytic celiac plexus block (NCPB) is an effective method of palliative pain control. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the feasibility and effectiveness of the laparoscopic NCPB versus open approach. METHODS: Eight patients (Group A) underwent diagnostic laparoscopy which revealed an inoperable pancreatic cancer. Forty millilitres of solution (20 mL of 95% ethanol mixed with 20 mL of xylocaine) was injected into either side of para-aortic soft tissue...
May 15, 2018: ANZ Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29757737/hierarchical-vertex-regression-based-segmentation-of-head-and-neck-ct-images-for-radiotherapy-planning
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Zhensong Wang, Lifang Wei, Li Wang, Yaozong Gao, Wufan Chen, Dinggang Shen
Segmenting organs at risk from head and neck CT images is a prerequisite for the treatment of head and neck cancer using intensity modulated radiotherapy. However, accurate and automatic segmentation of organs at risk is a challenging task due to the low contrast of soft tissue and image artifact in CT images. Shape priors have been proved effective in addressing this challenging task. However, conventional methods incorporating shape priors often suffer from sensitivity to shape initialization and also shape variations across individuals...
February 2018: IEEE Transactions on Image Processing: a Publication of the IEEE Signal Processing Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29757721/spectrum-of-extratesticular-and-testicular-pathologic-conditions-at-scrotal-mr-imaging
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Pardeep K Mittal, Ahmed S Abdalla, Argha Chatterjee, Deborah A Baumgarten, Peter A Harri, Jay Patel, Courtney C Moreno, Helena Gabriel, Frank H Miller
Diagnostic workup of scrotal lesions should begin with a complete clinical history and physical examination, including analysis of risk factors such as family history of testicular cancer, personal history of tumor in the contralateral testis, and cryptorchidism, followed by imaging. Scrotal ultrasonography (US) with a combination of gray-scale and color Doppler techniques has been the first-line imaging modality for evaluation of testicular and extratesticular lesions because of its low cost, wide availability, and high diagnostic accuracy...
May 2018: Radiographics: a Review Publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29757719/providing-mr-imaging-for-cervical-cancer-brachytherapy-lessons-for-radiologists
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Thomas Sullivan, Joseph H Yacoub, Matthew M Harkenrider, William Small, Murat Surucu, Steven M Shea
Brachytherapy (BT), the use of a locally placed or implanted radioactive source for treatment of an adjacent tumor, is an important component in the treatment of patients with both early- and advanced-stage cervical cancer and is increasingly part of the standard treatment protocol. When it is feasible, many radiation oncologists choose to include a magnetic resonance (MR) imaging examination for planning BT treatment (ie, an MR imaging examination after placement of the applicator but before radiation dosing)...
May 2018: Radiographics: a Review Publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29756042/skeletal-muscle-metrics-on-clinical-18-f-fdg-pet-ct-predict-health-outcomes-in-patients-with-sarcoma
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Brent Foster, Robert D Boutin, Leon Lenchik, David Gedeon, Yu Liu, Vinay Nittur, Ramsey D Badawi, Chin-Shang Li, Robert J Canter, Abhijit J Chaudhari
The aim of this study was to determine the association of measures of skeletal muscle determined from 18 F-FDG PET/CT with health outcomes in patients with soft-tissue sarcoma. 14 patients (8 women and 6 men; mean age 66.5 years) with sarcoma had PET/CT examinations. On CTs of the abdomen and pelvis, skeletal muscle was segmented, and cross-sectional muscle area, muscle volume, and muscle attenuation were determined. Within the segmented muscle, intramuscular fat area, volume, and density were derived. On PET images, the standardized uptake value (SUV) of muscle was determined...
2018: Journal of Nature and Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29740534/genomic-dna-methylation-derived-algorithm-enables-accurate-detection-of-malignant-prostate-tissues
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Erfan Aref-Eshghi, Laila C Schenkel, Peter Ainsworth, Hanxin Lin, David I Rodenhiser, Jean-Claude Cutz, Bekim Sadikovic
Introduction: The current methodology involving diagnosis of prostate cancer (PCa) relies on the pathology examination of prostate needle biopsies, a method with high false negative rates partly due to temporospatial, molecular, and morphological heterogeneity of prostate adenocarcinoma. It is postulated that molecular markers have a potential to assign diagnosis to a considerable portion of undetected prostate tumors. This study examines the genome-wide DNA methylation changes in PCa in search of genomic markers for the development of a diagnostic algorithm for PCa screening...
2018: Frontiers in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29737458/dental-pulp-stem-cells-exploration-in-a-novel-animal-model-the-tasmanian-devil-sarcophilus-harrisii
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REVIEW
Chelsea M Graham, Karlea L Kremer, Simon A Koblar, Monica A Hamilton-Bruce, Stephen B Pyecroft
Dental pulp stem cells (DPSC) are a heterogeneous population of highly proliferative stem cells located in the soft inner pulp tissue of the tooth. Demonstrated to have an affinity for neural differentiation, DPSC have been reported to generate functional Schwann cells (SC) through in vitro differentiation. Both DPSC and SC have neural crest origins, recently a significant population of DPSC have been reported to derive from peripheral nerve-associated glia. The predisposition DPSC have towards the SC lineage is not only a very useful tool for neural regenerative therapies in the medical field, it also holds great promise in the veterinary field...
May 8, 2018: Stem Cell Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29734509/efficacy-of-cryoablation-to-control-cancer-pain-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Laura Ferrer-Mileo, Ana Isabel Luque Blanco, Jesús González-Barboteo
CONTEXT: The use of opioids to control cancer pain could be insufficient. Interventional techniques such as a cryoablation have emerged as alternatives to opioids. OBJECTIVES: To summarize the current scientific evidence on the use of cryoablation to control cancer pain. METHODS: A systematic search of the Scopus, Pubmed, and Cochrane databases was performed. All articles published before December 31, 2015 whose title or abstract specified cancer pain control as endpoint were selected...
May 7, 2018: Pain Practice: the Official Journal of World Institute of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29733909/radiosensitivity-of-lung-metastases-by-primary-histology-and-implications-for-stereotactic-body-radiation-therapy-using-the-genomically-adjusted-radiation-dose
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Kamran A Ahmed, Jacob G Scott, John A Arrington, Arash O Naghavi, G Daniel Grass, Bradford A Perez, Jimmy J Caudell, Anders E Berglund, Eric A Welsh, Steven A Eschrich, Thomas J Dilling, Javier F Torres-Roca
INTRODUCTION: We assessed the radiosensitivity of lung metastases based on primary histology using a validated gene signature and model lung metastases for the genomically adjusted radiation dose (GARD). METHODS: Tissue samples were identified from our prospective observational protocol. The radiosensitivity index (RSI) 10 gene assay was run on samples and calculated alongside GARD using the previously published algorithms. A cohort of 105 patients with 137 lung metastases treated with SBRT at our institution was used for clinical correlation...
May 4, 2018: Journal of Thoracic Oncology
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