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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533807/malignant-soft-tissue-sarcoma-of-the-shoulder-treated-by-surface-mould-brachytherapy-boost-in-an-adjuvant-setting
#1
Ashutosh Mukherji, Mourougan Sinnatamby
PURPOSE: Soft tissue sarcomas of the extremities account for half of all soft tissue sarcomas. Radiotherapy and surgery have been the standard modalities in the treatment of this type of cancer. Brachytherapy can be used as the sole therapy, if the target volume is localized and easily accessible. This work reports three cases of shoulder soft tissue sarcomas with positive deep resected margins, treated with a combination of external beam radiotherapy and surface mould brachytherapy boost technique...
April 2017: Journal of Contemporary Brachytherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533800/high-dose-rate-interstitial-brachytherapy-in-head-and-neck-cancer-do-we-need-a-look-back-into-a-forgotten-art-a-single-institute-experience
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Rajendra Bhalavat, Manish Chandra, Vibhay Pareek, Lalitha Nellore, Karishma George, P Nandakumar, Pratibha Bauskar
PURPOSE: To evaluate the treatment outcomes with high-dose-rate (HDR) interstitial brachytherapy (HDR-BRT) in head and neck cancers (HNC). MATERIAL AND METHODS: Fifty-eight patients with HNC as per American Joint Committee on Cancer (AJCC) TNM staging criteria were analyzed retrospectively between 2008 and 2015. Forty-two patients received external beam radiotherapy (EBRT) with HDR-BRT and 16 patients received BRT alone. The survival was calculated with respect to median biological equivalent doses (BED) and median 2 Gy equivalent dose (EQD2), keeping α/β = 10 for tumor...
April 2017: Journal of Contemporary Brachytherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533799/definitive-three-dimensional-high-dose-rate-brachytherapy-for-inoperable-endometrial-cancer
#3
Lorena Draghini, Ernesto Maranzano, Michelina Casale, Fabio Trippa, Paola Anselmo, Fabio Arcidiacono, Stefania Fabiani, Marco Italiani, Luigia Chirico, Marco Muti
PURPOSE: To report our experience on high-dose-rate brachytherapy (HDR-BT) in patients with stage I-III endometrial cancer unfit to surgery. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Seventeen patients underwent HDR-BT as definitive treatment. Median age was 79 years (range, 60-95), median Karnofsky performance status 90% (range, 60-100). Histology was endometrial adenocarcinoma in 14 (82%), and non-endometrial in 3 (18%) patients. In 15 (88%) patients, clinical stage was I and in remaining 2 (12%) was III...
April 2017: Journal of Contemporary Brachytherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533162/which-patients-with-inoperable-vulvar-cancer-may-benefit-from-brachytherapy-in-addition-to-external-beam-radiation-a-surveillance-epidemiology-and-end-results-analysis
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Yuan James Rao, Caressa Hui, Anupama Chundury, Julie K Schwarz, Todd DeWees, Matthew A Powell, David G Mutch, Perry W Grigsby
PURPOSE: It is unknown whether brachytherapy after external beam radiation (EBRT + BT) results in improved outcomes compared with EBRT alone for patients with inoperable vulvar cancer. The purpose of this study was to compare survival outcomes for patients who received these treatment modalities. METHODS AND MATERIALS: Data between 1973 and 2011 from the National Cancer Institute's Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) database were analyzed. Patients with Federation of International Gynecologists and Obstetricians stage I-IVA vulvar cancer treated with definitive EBRT + BT or EBRT alone were included...
May 19, 2017: Brachytherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532618/-pain-flare-following-palliative-external-beam-radiotherapy-prospective-study-of-41-cases
#5
A Lachgar, N Sahli, N Benjaafar
PURPOSE: Radiotherapy plays a major role in relieving pain caused by bone metastases; paradoxically initial flare of symptom is common. Our objectives were to assess prospectively the incidence, and to identify predictor's factors of this acute complication. PATIENT AND METHODS: Forty-one patients treated with analgesic external beam radiotherapy were followed prospectively. Patients recorded pain severity and analgesic intake was documented. Pain flare was defined as an increase of two points in the intensity of pain on the numerical scale with no reduction in analgesic intake and/or 25% increase of the analgesic intake without decreasing pain intensity...
May 19, 2017: Cancer Radiothérapie: Journal de la Société Française de Radiothérapie Oncologique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532608/assessment-of-the-novel-online-delineation-workshop-dummy-run-approach-using-falcon-within-a-european-multicentre-trial-in-cervical-cancer-raids
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Eleonor Rivin Del Campo, Sofia Rivera, María Martínez-Paredes, Philippe Hupé, Andrea Slocker Escarpa, Isabelle Borget, Renaud Mazeron, Suzy Scholl, Amalia Palacios Eito, Christine Haie-Meder, Cyrus Chargari, Eric Deutsch
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Online delineation workshops (ODW) permit training of geographically dispersed participants. The purpose is to evaluate the methodology of an ODW using FALCON to harmonize delineation within a European multicentre trial on locally advanced cervical cancer (LACC). MATERIAL AND METHODS: Two ODW included 46 clinicians (14 centres). Clinicians completed baseline (C1), guideline (C2) and final contours (C3) for external beam radiotherapy (EBRT) and brachytherapy (BT) for LACC...
May 19, 2017: Radiotherapy and Oncology: Journal of the European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532607/three-dimensional-intrafractional-internal-target-motions-in-accelerated-partial-breast-irradiation-using-three-dimensional-conformal-external-beam-radiotherapy
#7
Kimiko Hirata, Michio Yoshimura, Nobutaka Mukumoto, Mitsuhiro Nakamura, Minoru Inoue, Makoto Sasaki, Takahiro Fujimoto, Shinsuke Yano, Manabu Nakata, Takashi Mizowaki, Masahiro Hiraoka
PURPOSE: We evaluated three-dimensional intrafractional target motion, divided into respiratory-induced motion and baseline drift, in accelerated partial breast irradiation (APBI). METHODS: Paired fluoroscopic images were acquired simultaneously using orthogonal kV X-ray imaging systems at pre- and post-treatment for 23 patients who underwent APBI with external beam radiotherapy. The internal target motion was calculated from the surgical clips placed around the tumour cavity...
May 19, 2017: Radiotherapy and Oncology: Journal of the European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527010/glioblastoma-multiforme-gbm-in-the-elderly-initial-treatment-strategy-and-overall-survival
#8
Scott M Glaser, Michael J Dohopolski, Goundappa K Balasubramani, John C Flickinger, Sushil Beriwal
The EORTC trial which solidified the role of external beam radiotherapy (EBRT) plus temozolomide (TMZ) in the management of GBM excluded patients over age 70. Randomized studies of elderly patients showed that hypofractionated EBRT (HFRT) alone or TMZ alone was at least equivalent to conventionally fractionated EBRT (CFRT) alone. We sought to investigate the practice patterns and survival in elderly patients with GBM. We identified patients age 65-90 in the National Cancer Data Base (NCDB) with histologically confirmed GBM from 1998 to 2012 and known chemotherapy and radiotherapy status...
May 19, 2017: Journal of Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525260/three-dimensional-visualization-and-characterization-of-polymeric-self-assemblies-by-transmission-electron-microtomography
#9
Hiroshi Jinnai, Takeshi Higuchi, Xiaodong Zhuge, Akihito Kumamoto, Kees Joost Batenburg, Yuichi Ikuhara
Self-assembling structures and their dynamical processes in polymeric systems have been investigated using three-dimensional transmission electron microscopy (3D-TEM). Block copolymers (BCPs) self-assemble into nanoscale periodic structures called microphase-separated structures, a deep understanding of which is important for creating nanomaterials with superior physical properties, such as high-performance membranes with well-defined pore size and high-density data storage media. Because microphase-separated structures have become increasingly complicated with advances in precision polymerization, characterizing these complex morphologies is becoming increasingly difficult...
May 19, 2017: Accounts of Chemical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515807/external-validation-of-the-procars-nomograms-and-comparison-of-existing-risk-stratification-tools-for-localized-prostate-cancer
#10
David Tiberi, George Rodrigues, Tom Pickles, Jim Morris, Juanita Crook, Andre-Guy Martin, Fabio Cury, Charles Catton, Himu Lukka, Andrew Warner, Daniel Taussky
INTRODUCTION: The purpose of this study was to perform a direct comparison of several existing risk-stratification tools for localized prostate cancer in terms of their ability to predict for biochemical failure-free survival (BFFS). Two large databases were used and an external validation of two recently developed nomograms on an independent cohort was also performed in this analysis. METHODS: Patients who were treated with external beam radiotherapy (EBRT) and/or brachytherapy for localized prostate cancer were selected from the multi-institutional Genitourinary Radiation Oncologists of Canada (GUROC) Prostate Cancer Risk Stratification (ProCaRS) database (n=7974) and the Centre Hospitalier de l'Université de Montréal (CHUM) validation database (n=2266)...
March 2017: Canadian Urological Association Journal, Journal de L'Association des Urologues du Canada
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515675/utility-of-intraoral-stents-in-external-beam-radiotherapy-for-head-and-neck-cancer
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Hiroshi Doi, Masao Tanooka, Toshihisa Ishida, Kuniyasu Moridera, Kenji Ichimiya, Kazuo Tarutani, Kazuhiro Kitajima, Masayuki Fujiwara, Hiromitsu Kishimoto, Norihiko Kamikonya
AIM: This study aimed to assess the utility and stability of intraoral stent during intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT). BACKGROUND: The benefits of intraoral stents in radiotherapy are unclear. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We analyzed 386 setup errors in 12 patients who received IMRT for head and neck cancers without intraoral stents (intraoral stent [-]) and 183 setup errors in 6 patients who received IMRT with intraoral stents (intraoral stent [+])...
July 2017: Reports of Practical Oncology and Radiotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512482/effect-of-field-of-view-on-detection-of-external-root-resorption-in-cone-beam-computed-tomography
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INTRODUCTION: Conventional methods for diagnosis of external root resorption (ERR) are based on clinical findings and x-ray observations which are not appropriate for early diagnosis. The present study assessed the effect of different sizes and field of views (FOVs) in the diagnosis of simulated external root resorption by cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT). METHODS AND MATERIALS: In this diagnostic in vitro trial, 100 human extracted mandibular central incisors were collected and marked in 3 apical, middle and coronal areas...
2017: Iranian Endodontic Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511891/external-pelvic-and-vaginal-irradiation-vs-vaginal-irradiation-alone-as-postoperative-therapy-in-women-with-early-stage-uterine-serous-carcinoma-results-of-a-national-cancer-database-analysis
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Ankit Modh, Charlotte Burmeister, Adnan R Munkarah, Mohamed A Elshaikh
PURPOSE: Adjuvant treatment in early stage uterine serous carcinoma (USC) usually consists of chemotherapy with vaginal brachytherapy (VB), pelvic external beam radiation therapy (EBRT), or combination. We compared survival outcomes across these various radiation treatment modalities using the National Cancer Database. METHODS AND MATERIALS: The National Cancer Database was queried for adult females with histologically confirmed International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics 1988 Stage I-II USC diagnosed from 2003 to 2013 treated definitively with hysterectomy, adjuvant chemotherapy, and radiation therapy...
May 13, 2017: Brachytherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511491/choroidal-metastasis-as-initial-presentation-in-adenocarcinoma-of-lung-a-case-report
#14
Saroj Kumar Das, Tapan Kumar Sahoo, Sucheta Parija, Saroj Kumar Das Majumdar, Dillip Kumar Parida
Vision impairment as an initial presentation detecting choroid metastasis in primary lung cancer is rare. Prevention or treatment of visual loss and improvement in quality of life can be achieved by treatment of intraocular metastasis. The survival of the patient in choroid metastasis with lung primary is poor with the median survival being 3.3 months. However, proper treatment may increase the quality of life and survival to an extent. We report a case of adenocarcinoma of lung in a female patient, presented initially with visual impairment as a result of choroidal metastasis and treated with external beam radiotherapy for choroidal metastasis followed by palliative chemotherapy...
March 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508846/assessment-of-three-dimensional-setup-errors-in-image-guided-pelvic-radiotherapy-for-uterine-and-cervical-cancer-using-kilovoltage-cone-beam-computed-tomography-and-its-effect-on-planning-target-volume-margins
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Nidhi Patni, Nagarjuna Burela, Rajesh Pasricha, Jaishree Goyal, Tej Prakash Soni, T Senthil Kumar, T Natarajan
PURPOSE: To achieve the best possible therapeutic ratio using high-precision techniques (image-guided radiation therapy/volumetric modulated arc therapy [IGRT/VMAT]) of external beam radiation therapy in cases of carcinoma cervix using kilovoltage cone-beam computed tomography (kV-CBCT). MATERIALS AND METHODS: One hundred and five patients of gynecological malignancies who were treated with IGRT (IGRT/VMAT) were included in the study. CBCT was done once a week for intensity-modulated radiation therapy and daily in IGRT/VMAT...
January 2017: Journal of Cancer Research and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507839/issues-in-managing-hurthle-cell-carcinoma-of-thyroid-a-case-report
#16
Patricia Tai, Martin Korzeniowski, Evgeny Sadikov, Kurian Joseph, Angus Kirby, Jon Tonita, Aamer Mahmud
A 61-year-old woman noticed a right neck lump in October 2001. Fine needle aspiration showed follicular neoplasm, adenoma versus carcinoma. The ultrasound scan showed a solid mass of maximum dimension of 3.7 cm. She had a right thyroid lobectomy and isthmectomy in January 2002 (first surgery). The tissue specimen showed a 4.5 cm Hurthle cell carcinoma (HCC) with vascular invasion. There were no capsular invasion, extra-thyroidal extension, or margin involvement. A completion left lobectomy (second surgery) was performed two weeks later...
April 14, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499487/external-beam-radiation-therapy-with-or-without-low-dose-rate-brachytherapy-analysis-of-favorable-and-unfavorable-intermediate-risk-prostate-cancer-patients
#17
Ahmed E Abugharib, Robert T Dess, Payal D Soni, Vrinda Narayana, Cheryl Evans, Mohamed S Gaber, Felix Y Feng, Patrick W McLaughlin, Daniel E Spratt
PURPOSE: To compare the tumor control and toxicity in men with intermediate-risk prostate cancer treated with either external beam radiation therapy (EBRT) or EBRT plus low-dose-rate brachytherapy (combo-RT). METHODS AND MATERIALS: Between 1995 and 2012, 579 men with intermediate-risk prostate cancer were treated with either EBRT (n = 388) or combo-RT (n = 191). Outcomes assessed included biochemical recurrence-free survival (bRFS), distant metastasis-free survival (DMFS), and cumulative incidence of genitourinary (GU) and gastrointestinal toxicity...
May 9, 2017: Brachytherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28496372/choroidal-extranodal-marginal-zone-lymphoma-diagnosed-by-full-thickness-retinochoroidal-biopsy-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#18
Ali Dirani, Guy Allaire, Sonia Callejo, Marie Lyne Belair, Katarzyna Biernacki, Christine Corriveau, Karim Hammamji
The case of an 89-year-old man who was referred for a painless decrease of vision in his right eye (RE) is reported. Fundus examination of the RE showed an elevated amelanotic lesion located in the posterior pole with an adjacent focal round pigmented lesion. There was also a more peripheral amelanotic lesion extending from 6 to 9 o'clock clockwise inferotemporally. Uveitis workup and imaging studies of brain and orbits were normal. A retinochoroidal biopsy was done and showed the presence of choroidal extranodal marginal zone lymphoma...
2017: International Medical Case Reports Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28491448/multimodal-non-surgical-treatment-of-a-feline-tracheal-adenocarcinoma
#19
Carolina Azevedo, William Brawner, Stephanie Schleis Lindley, Annette Smith
CASE SUMMARY: A 10-year-old, castrated male domestic shorthair cat presented with a 2-3 month history of weight loss, lethargy and coughing. Thoracic radiographs revealed a soft tissue opacity overlying the dorsal trachea from the first rib to second rib and the ventral aspect of the trachea extending from the second rib to approximately the fourth rib. CT confirmed a mass involving the dorsal, right lateral and ventral aspects of the trachea narrowing the lumen and extending from vertebra C7 through T4...
January 2017: JFMS Open Rep
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28491264/priming-radioimmunotherapy-with-external-beam-radiation-in-patients-with-relapsed-low-grade-non-hodgkin-lymphoma
#20
Yazan Abuodeh, Kamran Ahmed, Michelle Echevarria, Arash Naghavi, G Daniel Grass, Timothy J Robinson, Michael Tomblyn, Bijal Shah, Julio Chavez, Celeste Bello, Ghassan El-Haddad, Louis Harrison, Sungjune Kim
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to evaluate the outcomes of priming salvage radioimmunotherapy (RIT) with a low dose of external beam radiotherapy (EBRT) in patients with relapsed low grade non-Hodgkin lymphoma (LG-NHL). METHODS: Patients who received salvage RIT with or without 2 × 2 Gy EBRT between March 2009 and February 2013 were retrospectively reviewed at a single institution. Planning target volume (PTV) for EBRT was created by adding a 1-2 cm expansion to the gross tumor volume depending on the anatomical location...
April 2017: Therapeutic Advances in Hematology
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