EBRT with Brachytherapy Matches Surgery for Prostate Ca (CME/CE)

(MedPage Today) -- Worse survival without boost in high-risk patients
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To compare a standard radio-oncological and a surgical biochemical failure definition after combined-modality radiation therapy (CRT) in men with intermediate- and high-risk prostate cancer.
Source: Brachytherapy - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Source Type: research
Condition:   Cervical Cancer Intervention:   Sponsor:   Peking University Third Hospital Recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
In conclusion, the addition of triapine to cisplatin-radiotherapy improved the rate of metabolic complete response in patients with advanced-stage uterine cervix or vaginal cancers without significant toxicity. A phase III trial adequately powered to evaluate progression-free and overall survival is underway (NCT02466971).
Source: Frontiers in Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
The current MRI-CT fusion-based workflow for post-implant dosimetry of Low-Dose-Rate (LDR) prostate brachytherapy takes advantage of the superior soft tissue contrast of MRI but still relies on CT for seed visualization and detection. Recently an MR-only workflow has been proposed that employs standard MR sequences and visualizes conventional implanted seed with positive contrast solely through MR post-processing. In this work, the novel MR-only based workflow is compared to the clinical CT-MRI fusion approach.
Source: International Journal of Radiation Oncology * Biology * Physics - Category: Radiology Authors: Source Type: research
The objective function considers pairs of dose points and each pair is given a distance-based penalty if the dose is either too high or too low at both dose points. Constraints are included to retain dosimetric indices at acceptable levels. Our model is designed to automate the manual adjustment step in the planning process. In the automatic adjustment step large-scale optimization models are solved. We show reductions of the volumes of the largest hot and cold spots, and the computing times are feasible in clinical practice. PMID: 31610533 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Physics in Medicine and Biology - Category: Physics Authors: Tags: Phys Med Biol Source Type: research
Whole pelvis radiotherapy (WPRT) may improve clinical outcomes over prostate-only radiotherapy (PORT)in high-risk prostate cancer patients by sterilization of micrometastatic nodal disease provided there is optimal control of the primary site.
Source: International Journal of Radiation Oncology * Biology * Physics - Category: Radiology Authors: Source Type: research
Older patients undergoing radiation therapy (RT) for pelvic malignancies are at increased risk for pelvic fracture, which is associated with significant morbidity and mortality. RT techniques such as brachytherapy or intensity modulated RT (IMRT) allow for more conformal dose distributions, but it is not known whether the risk for pelvic fracture varies by RT modality.
Source: International Journal of Radiation Oncology * Biology * Physics - Category: Radiology Authors: Source Type: research
African American men have historically had poorer prostate cancer biochemical and survival outcomes than Caucasians. However, emerging data suggest nononcologic factors drive much of this disparity. Prior evidence has suggested an association between a transient prostate specific antigen (PSA) bounce and improved biochemical control. However, racial differences in this relationship have remained relatively unexplored.
Source: Brachytherapy - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Source Type: research
We presented the physics preparations and clinical workflow required for implementing MRI-based HDR IBT (MRI-HDR-IBT) of gynecologic cancer patients in a high-volume brachytherapy center. The present document is designed to focus on the clinical steps required from a physicist's standpoint. Those steps include: (a) testing IBT equipment with MRI scanner, (b) preparation of templates and catheters, (c) preparation of MRI line markers, (d) acquisition, importation and registration of MRI images, (e) development of treatment plans and (f) treatment evaluation and documentation. The checklists of imaging acquisition, registrat...
Source: Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics - Category: Physics Authors: Tags: J Appl Clin Med Phys Source Type: research
To evaluate local control and survival of high-risk patients with early-stage cervical cancer submitted or not to vaginal cuff brachytherapy in the postoperative setting.
Source: Brachytherapy - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Source Type: research
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