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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810886/factors-affecting-survival-after-concurrent-chemoradiation-therapy-for-advanced-hepatocellular-carcinoma-a-retrospective-study
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Ja Kyung Kim, Jun Won Kim, Ik Jae Lee, Seung-Moon Joo, Kwang-Hun Lee, Eun-Suk Cho, Jeong-Sik Yu, Tae Joo Jeon, Yonsoo Kim, Jung Il Lee, Kwan Sik Lee
BACKGROUND: Concurrent chemoradiation therapy (CCRT) followed by hepatic arterial infusional chemotherapy (HAIC) was reported to be effective for advanced hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) with portal vein thrombosis. However, transarterial chemoembolization (TACE) is not preferred in this setting. The aim of this study was to assess the factors affecting survival after CCRT, including additional TACE during repeated HAIC. METHODS: Thirty-eight patients who underwent CCRT as the initial treatment for Barcelona Clinic Liver Cancer stage C HCC with vascular invasion between 2009 and 2016 were reviewed retrospectively...
August 15, 2017: Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809085/electric-and-mechanical-switching-of-ferroelectric-and-resistive-states-in-semiconducting-batio3-%C3%AE-films-on-silicon
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Andrés Gómez, José Manuel Vila-Fungueiriño, Rahma Moalla, Guillaume Saint-Girons, Jaume Gázquez, María Varela, Romain Bachelet, Martí Gich, Francisco Rivadulla, Adrián Carretero-Genevrier
Materials that can couple electrical and mechanical properties constitute a key element of smart actuators, energy harvesters, or many sensing devices. Within this class, functional oxides display specific mesoscale responses which often result in great sensitivity to small external stimuli. Here, a novel combination of molecular beam epitaxy and a water-based chemical-solution method is used for the design of mechanically controlled multilevel device integrated on silicon. In particular, the possibility of adding extra functionalities to a ferroelectric oxide heterostructure by n-doping and nanostructuring a BaTiO3 thin film on Si(001) is explored...
August 15, 2017: Small
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807749/high-dose-rate-interstitial-brachytherapy-boost-in-inoperable-locally-advanced-tongue-carcinoma
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Miguel Angel Santos, Jose Luis Guinot, Maria Isabel Tortajada, Paula Santamaría, Valentin Campo, Laura Oliver, Marina Peña, Leoncio Arribas
PURPOSE: Locally advanced tongue carcinomas (LATCs) in inoperable lesions are managed with external beam radiation therapy (EBRT) and chemotherapy. In our institution, the boost to the gross tumor volume is delivered with high-dose-rate brachytherapy (HDR-BT) after EBRT. We review the outcome of these patients when HDR-BT is added as a boost. METHODS AND MATERIALS: From May 2000 to December 2014, a total of 24 patients with LATC, nonsurgical oral tongue, and base of tongue carcinomas were treated with EBRT and with interstitial plastic tubes for brachytherapy; median dose was 18-24 Gy in 6-8 fractions after 50-60 Gy of EBRT...
August 11, 2017: Brachytherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807748/dosimetric-analysis-and-preliminary-clinical-result-of-image-guided-brachytherapy-with-or-without-hybrid-technique-for-cervical-cancer-using-varisource-titanium-ring-applicator-with-siriraj-ring-cap
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Pittaya Dankulchai, Suphalerk Lohasammakul, Janjira Petsuksiri, Pitchayut Nakkrasae, Lalida Tuntipumiamorn, Chumpot Kakanaporn, Yaowalak Chansilpa
PURPOSE: Titanium ring cap applicator (VariSource) was applied in treating cervical cancer patients by using image-guided brachytherapy (IGBT). However, its sizes appeared to be relatively large for most of our patients. Thus, we have developed a specific applicator "Siriraj Ring Cap," which is slightly smaller and more suitable for our patients. This study was to evaluate effectiveness of this equipment. METHODS AND MATERIALS: Locally advanced cervical cancer patients were treated with external beam radiation therapy with or without concomitant chemotherapy...
August 11, 2017: Brachytherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807747/pretreatment-3t-multiparametric-mri-staging-predicts-for-biochemical-failure-in-high-risk-prostate-cancer-treated-with-combination-high-dose-rate-brachytherapy-and-external-beam-radiotherapy
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John V Hegde, D Jeffrey Demanes, Darlene Veruttipong, Jagdeep Raince, Sang-June Park, Steven S Raman, Nicholas G Nickols, Christopher R King, Amar U Kishan, Michael L Steinberg, Mitchell Kamrava
PURPOSE: To determine whether pretreatment 3T multiparametric MRI (mpMRI) staging impacts biochemical recurrence-free survival (BRFS) or distant metastasis-free survival (DMFS) for men with high-risk prostate cancer treated with combination high-dose-rate (HDR) brachytherapy and external beam radiation therapy (EBRT). MATERIALS AND METHODS: This institutional review board-approved retrospective study included a cohort of 37 men with high-risk prostate cancer treated with HDR brachytherapy and EBRT after 3T mpMRI...
August 11, 2017: Brachytherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807441/whole-body-dose-and-energy-measurements-in-radiotherapy-by-a-combination-of-lif-mg-cu-p-and-lif-mg-ti
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Pascal Hauri, Uwe Schneider
PURPOSE: Long-term survivors of cancer who were treated with radiotherapy are at risk of a radiation-induced tumor. Hence, it is important to model the out-of-field dose resulting from a cancer treatment. These models have to be verified with measurements, due to the small size, the high sensitivity to ionizing radiation and the tissue-equivalent composition, LiF thermoluminescence dosimeters (TLD) are well-suited for out-of-field dose measurements. However, the photon energy variation of the stray dose leads to systematic dose errors caused by the variation in response with radiation energy of the TLDs...
August 11, 2017: Zeitschrift Für Medizinische Physik
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807370/descriptive-analysis-of-factors-associated-with-external-cervical-resorption
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Athina M Mavridou, Lars Bergmans, Dick Barendregt, Paul Lambrechts
INTRODUCTION: The aim of this study was to perform a descriptive analysis of the occurrence of external cervical resorption (ECR) in relation to the patients' characteristics (sex, age, and tooth type) and the potentially involved predisposing factors. METHODS: This study includes data on 284 patients (337 teeth with evidence of ECR) referred to the University Hospital Leuven (Leuven, Belgium) and Endo Rotterdam (Rotterdam, the Netherlands) for diagnosis and treatment from 2010 to 2015...
August 11, 2017: Journal of Endodontics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803217/accurate-model-based-segmentation-of-gynecologic-brachytherapy-catheter-collections-in-mri-images
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Andre Mastmeyer, Guillaume Pernelle, Ruibin Ma, Lauren Barber, Tina Kapur
The gynecological cancer mortality rate, including cervical, ovarian, vaginal and vulvar cancers, is more than 20,000 annually in the US alone. In many countries, including the US, external-beam radiotherapy followed by high dose rate brachytherapy is the standard-of-care. The superior ability of MR to visualize soft tissue has led to an increase in its usage in planning and delivering brachytherapy treatment. A technical challenge associated with the use of MRI imaging for brachytherapy, in contrast to that of CT imaging, is the visualization of catheters that are used to place radiation sources into cancerous tissue...
July 18, 2017: Medical Image Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802913/salvage-high-dose-rate-brachytherapy-and-external-beam-radiotherapy-for-isolated-vaginal-recurrences-of-endometrial-cancer-with-no-prior-adjuvant-therapy
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Christopher H Chapman, Kaveh Maghsoudi, Ramey D Littell, Lee-May Chen, I-Chow Hsu
PURPOSE: To evaluate clinical outcomes for isolated vaginal recurrence of endometrial cancer without adjuvant therapy treated with salvage external beam radiation therapy (EBRT) and high-dose-rate CT-based inverse-planned brachytherapy. METHODS AND MATERIALS: Thirty women were included in this retrospective study. Median time to first recurrence was 16.7 months, and median age at recurrence was 73 years. Initial grade was 1 or 2 in 19 patients (63%), and 2009 FIGO stage IA in 19 patients...
August 9, 2017: Brachytherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802187/radiotherapy-access-in-belgium-how-far-are-we-from-evidence-based-utilisation
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Y Lievens, H De Schutter, K Stellamans, M Rosskamp, L Van Eycken
INTRODUCTION: Underutilisation of radiotherapy has been observed worldwide. To evaluate the current situation in Belgium, optimal utilisation proportions (OUPs) adopted from the European SocieTy for Radiotherapy and Oncology - Health Economics in Radiation Oncology (ESTRO-HERO) project were compared to actual utilisation proportions (AUPs) and with radiotherapy advised during the multidisciplinary cancer team (MDT) meetings. In addition, the impact of independent variables was analysed...
August 9, 2017: European Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801517/effect-of-densely-ionizing-radiation-on-cardiomyocyte-differentiation-from-human-induced-pluripotent-stem-cells
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Erdene Baljinnyam, Sundararajan Venkatesh, Richard Gordan, Satvik Mareedu, Jianyi Zhang, Lai-Hua Xie, Edouard I Azzam, Carolyn K Suzuki, Diego Fraidenraich
The process of human cardiac development can be faithfully recapitulated in a culture dish with human pluripotent stem cells, where the impact of environmental stressors can be evaluated. The consequences of ionizing radiation exposure on human cardiac differentiation are largely unknown. In this study, human-induced pluripotent stem cell cultures (hiPSCs) were subjected to an external beam of 3.7 MeV α-particles at low mean absorbed doses of 0.5, 3, and 10 cGy. Subsequently, the hiPSCs were differentiated into beating cardiac myocytes (hiPSC-CMs)...
August 2017: Physiological Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800749/palliative-external-beam-radiotherapy-for-the-treatment-of-tumor-bleeding-in-inoperable-advanced-gastric-cancer
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Yun Hee Lee, Jeong Won Lee, Hong Seok Jang
BACKGROUND: To assess the outcomes and prognostic factors associated with palliative external beam radiotherapy (EBRT), administered to patients with advanced gastric cancer. METHODS: Forty-two patients with bleeding gastric tumors that received EBRT for palliation were analyzed. The response to EBRT was assessed by the palliation of tumor bleeding. Patients were classified as either responders, or non-responders to EBRT. The prognostic utility of clinical and dosimetric variables was examined in a multivariate logistic regression model...
August 12, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798812/clinical-epidemiological-and-therapeutic-profile-of-patients-with-a-retinoblastoma-diagnosis-experience-in-the-costa-rica-national-children-s-hospital-oncology-unit-from-january-2009-to-december-2015
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Jennie Chen Lo, Carlos Rodríguez, Rigoberto Monestel, Arnoldo Zúñiga
INTRODUCTION: Retinoblastoma represents only 3% of paediatric cancers, but it is the most prevalent intraocular tumour in this population. It develops in the retina as a primitive neuroectodermal tumour that affects development during gestation. The tumour presents in two different forms depending on whether or not it expresses a genetic modification. For patients diagnosed at preschool age, 75% are unilateral non-hereditary cases. While enucleation is the preferred treatment for advanced stages of the tumour, other modalities, such as systemic and intraocular chemotherapy, radiotherapy and local treatments with thermotherapy, cryotherapy, and brachytherapy can be used to try to preserve the eye...
2017: Ecancermedicalscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797765/patterns-of-fractionation-and-boost-usage-in-adjuvant-external-beam-radiotherapy-for-ductal-carcinoma-in-situ-in-the-united-states
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William A Stokes, Arya Amini, Matthew W Jackson, S Reed Plimpton, Nicole Kounalakis, Peter Kabos, Rachel A Rabinovitch, Chad G Rusthoven, Christine M Fisher
BACKGROUND: While the roles of hypofractionated (HFxn) radiotherapy and lumpectomy boost in the adjuvant management of invasive breast cancer are supported by the results of clinical trials, randomized data supporting their use for ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) are forthcoming. We sought to evaluate current national trends and identify factors associated with HFxn and boost usage using the National Cancer Database. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We queried the National Cancer Database for women diagnosed with DCIS from 2004 to 2014 undergoing external beam radiotherapy after breast conservation surgery...
June 29, 2017: Clinical Breast Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797595/effects-of-motion-segment-simulation-and-joint-positioning-on-spinal-loads-in-trunk-musculoskeletal-models
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F Ghezelbash, A H Eskandari, A Shirazi-Adl, N Arjmand, Z El-Ouaaid, A Plamondon
Musculoskeletal models represent spinal motion segments by spherical joints/beams with linear/nonlinear properties placed at various locations. We investigated the fidelity of these simplified models (i.e., spherical joints with/without rotational springs and beams considering nonlinear/linear properties) in predicting kinematics of the ligamentous spine in comparison with a detailed finite element (FE) model while considering various anterior-posterior joint placements. Using the simplified models with different joint offsets in a subject-specific musculoskeletal model, we computed local spinal forces during forward flexion and compared results with intradiscal pressure measurements...
July 25, 2017: Journal of Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797587/subcutaneous-adipose-tissue-characteristics-and-the-risk-of-biochemical-recurrence-in-men-with-high-risk-prostate-cancer
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Andrew M McDonald, John B Fiveash, Robert S Kirkland, Rex A Cardan, Rojymon Jacob, Robert Y Kim, Michael C Dobelbower, Eddy S Yang
PURPOSE/OBJECTIVE(S): To assess subcutaneous adipose tissue characteristics by computed tomography (CT) as potential imaging biomarkers predictive of biochemical recurrence in men with high-risk prostate cancer receiving radiotherapy (RT). MATERIALS AND METHODS: This retrospective study included men with high-risk prostate cancer (PSA>20ng/ml, Gleason score ≥8, or clinical extraprostatic extension) treated between 2001 and 2012. All patients received definitive, dose-escalated external beam RT along with a course of neoadjuvant, concurrent, and adjuvant androgen deprivation therapy (ADT)...
August 7, 2017: Urologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796729/postoperative-chemoradiotherapy-after-local-resection-for-high-risk-t1-to-t2-low-rectal-cancer-results-of-a-single-arm-multi-institutional-phase-ii-clinical-trial
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Takeshi Sasaki, Yoshinori Ito, Masayuki Ohue, Yukihide Kanemitsu, Takaya Kobatake, Masaaki Ito, Yoshihiro Moriya, Norio Saito
BACKGROUND: After treatment with local excision for TNM stage I low rectal cancer, the risk of local recurrence is not only high for T2 lesions but also for T1 lesions with features of massive invasion to the submucosal layer and/or lymphovascular invasion. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to determine the efficacy of chemoradiotherapy combined with local excision in the treatment of T1 to T2 low rectal cancer. DESIGN: We conducted a prospective, single-arm, phase II trial...
September 2017: Diseases of the Colon and Rectum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28792468/real-time-external-respiratory-motion-measuring-technique-using-an-rgb-d-camera-and-principal-component-analysis
#18
Udaya Wijenayake, Soon-Yong Park
Accurate tracking and modeling of internal and external respiratory motion in the thoracic and abdominal regions of a human body is a highly discussed topic in external beam radiotherapy treatment. Errors in target/normal tissue delineation and dose calculation and the increment of the healthy tissues being exposed to high radiation doses are some of the unsolicited problems caused due to inaccurate tracking of the respiratory motion. Many related works have been introduced for respiratory motion modeling, but a majority of them highly depend on radiography/fluoroscopy imaging, wearable markers or surgical node implanting techniques...
August 9, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780900/results-from-a-clinical-trial-evaluating-the-efficacy-of-real-time-body-surface-visual-feedback-in-reducing-patient-motion-during-lung-cancer-radiotherapy
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Gareth J Price, Corinne Faivre-Finn, Julia Stratford, Sheena Chauhan, Michelle Bewley, Laura Clarke, Corinne N Johnson, Christopher J Moore
INTRODUCTION: Optical surface measurement devices are a maturing technology in radiotherapy. The challenge for such devices is to demonstrate how they can improve clinical care. We present results from a phase 1 clinical trial designed to test the hypothesis that if presented with live data from a novel optical measurement device, showing their deviation from an ideal radiotherapy treatment position, patients will be able to better control their motion and increase their geometrical conformance...
August 7, 2017: Acta Oncologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780722/validation-and-head-to-head-comparison-of-three-nomograms-predicting-probability-of-lymph-node-invasion-of-prostate-cancer-in-patients-undergoing-extended-and-or-sentinel-lymph-node-dissection
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Nikolaos Grivas, Esther Wit, Corinne Tillier, Erik van Muilekom, Floris Pos, Alexander Winter, Henk van der Poel
PURPOSE: The updated Winter nomogram is the only nomogram predicting lymph node invasion (LNI) in prostate cancer (PCa) patients based on sentinel node (SN) dissection (sLND). The aim of the study was to externally validate the Winter nomogram and examine its performance in patients undergoing extended pelvic lymph node dissection (ePLND), ePLND combined with SN biopsy (SNB) and sLND only. The results were compared with the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC) and updated Briganti nomograms...
August 5, 2017: European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
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