Early ultrasonographic tumor regression after linear accelerator stereotactic fractionated photon radiotherapy of choroidal melanoma as a predictor for metastatic spread.

Early ultrasonographic tumor regression after linear accelerator stereotactic fractionated photon radiotherapy of choroidal melanoma as a predictor for metastatic spread. Radiother Oncol. 2018 May 08;: Authors: Mitsch C, Zehetmayer M, Gleiss A, Georg D, Dieckmann K, Pötter R, Sayegh R, Schmidt-Erfurth U, Dunavoelgyi R Abstract BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: During extended follow-up (of up to 15 years), approximately fifty percent of patients with choroidal melanoma will develop metastatic disease and eventually die. Thus, continuing research on prognostic factors, early detection and treatment is necessary. Height regression rates both after plaque brachytherapy and proton beam irradiation have been shown to have prognostic value. The purpose of this study was to analyze the influence of early tumor regression rate after treatment of choroidal melanoma with LINAC stereotactic fractionated radiotherapy (SFRT) as an independent risk factor for metastasis. MATERIAL AND METHODS: 256 patients with choroidal melanoma treated with LINAC SFRT were included. Follow-up included standardized echography yielding apical height, smallest and largest basal linear diameter, tumor volume and mean reflectivity. The influence of baseline measurements and of a longitudinal, normalized area under the curve coefficient (NAC) of the latter marker on metastasis risk was assessed. RESULTS: NAC for tumor thickness at months 3, 6, and 12 had a statistically significant ...
Source: Radiotherapy and Oncology : journal of the European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology - Category: Radiology Authors: Tags: Radiother Oncol Source Type: research

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Conditions:   106 Ruthenium Plaque Brachytherapy;   Uveal Melanoma Intervention:   Radiation: 106 Ruthenium plaque brachytherapy Sponsor:   Federico II University Completed
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
CONCLUSION: Hypofractionated stereotactic photon radiotherapy showed a high rate of local tumor control for choroidal melanoma and an acceptable rate of radiogenic side effects. PMID: 32969745 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Acta Oncologica - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Acta Oncol Source Type: research
Inflammatory, angiogenic, and immune processes have been associated with uveal melanoma (UM). The aim of the present study was to evaluate the presence of some specific aqueous humor (AH) soluble biomarkers in eyes affected by UM. Thirty-five eyes affected by primary UM and 35 control eyes, scheduled for cataract surgery, underwent full ophthalmic examination and AH sampling at time of surgery (brachytherapy or cataract surgery, respectively). AH samples were analyzed by means of ELISA, to detect the concentration of selected cytokines, chemokines, and growth factors. Compared with the control group, higher levels of IL-6 ...
Source: Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Research Article: Diagnostic Accuracy Study Source Type: research
Conclusions: The results of this review suggest that there are no important differences in OS when comparing the different current treatment modalities. Most of the differences found seem to be explained by the heterogenicity of the different studies and the presence of biases in their design, rather than actual extensions of patient survival.
Source: Cancers - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Review Source Type: research
Abstract AIM: To assess the outcomes of small choroidal melanoma following iodine-125 episcleral brachytherapy (apical height dose of 85 Gy). METHODS: Patients with small choroidal melanoma that underwent iodine-125 episcleral brachytherapy between January 2004 and December 2017 were reviewed. Inclusion criterion for this study was the COMS small tumour size (tumour apical height of 1.0-2.5 mm and largest basal diameter (LBD)
Source: The British Journal of Ophthalmology - Category: Opthalmology Authors: Tags: Br J Ophthalmol Source Type: research
To evaluate 106Ruthenium Brachytherapy in management of medium sized uveal melanoma, with emphasis on 5-year outcome and toxicity.
Source: Radiation Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Research Source Type: research
Conclusion: Although rare, the possibility of multiple uveal melanoma does exist. Examination of the treated and contralateral eye on a regular basis is crucial, not only to identify local failure but also new metastases from the primary tumor and additional primary tumors.Ocul Oncol Pathol
Source: Ocular Oncology and Pathology - Category: Opthalmology Source Type: research
Abstract INTRODUCTION: Uveal melanoma is most commonly treated with radiotherapy, destroying the tumour cells with adequate safety margins and limiting collateral damage to surrounding structures to preserve maximal vision. We used optical coherence tomography (OCT) to study the effects of radiotherapy on the retina. METHODS: Patients with posteriorly located choroidal melanoma treated with proton beam radiotherapy (PBR) and ruthenium-106 brachytherapy between January 2010 and June 2014 underwent spectral domain OCT. RESULTS: Images of 32 patients following ruthenium-106 brachytherapy and 44 patients fol...
Source: The British Journal of Ophthalmology - Category: Opthalmology Authors: Tags: Br J Ophthalmol Source Type: research
Conclusion: The vertical thickness of the thickest macular cyst, the presence of foveal retinal pigment epithelium atrophy, and IS/OS layer disruption can be used to clinically characterize radiation maculopathy. These parameters allow for separation of the edematous component of radiation maculopathy, which is potentially treatable in early disease stages, from late onset atrophic components, which are theoretically irreversible.
Source: RETINA - Category: Opthalmology Tags: Original Study Source Type: research
Uveal melanoma (UM) is the most common intraocular malignancy. The incidence of UM is 10 cases per million per year in New Zealand (twice the US incidence). Treatment options include enucleation, plaque brachytherapy and localised radiotherapy. Despite successful treatment of the primary tumour, metastasis occurs in up to half of all patients.
Source: Cancer Genetics and Cytogenetics - Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Authors: Source Type: research
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