Brachytherapy error halts treatment at Canadian center
A cancer center in Hamilton, Ontario, has suspended brachytherapy treatment...Read more on AuntMinnie.com
This study aimed to compare external radiation (beam radiation) and internal radiation as a single radiation therapy to advanced HCC patients (TNA stage III and IV according to the derived AJCC Stage, 6th edition) stratified by other risk factors, based on the data collected from the Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results (SEER) national database. In this cohort study, we mainly clarified the following three points: 1. Choices of radiation therapy for advanced HCC patients vary in demographic and clinical factors. Among these, TNM classification is the key factor. 2. Internal radiation provides a better prognosis in bo...
Conclusions: Our findings demonstrate that a dose of 62.5 Gy to positive LNs using the IMRT with SIB method can achieve excellent clinical outcomes with acceptable toxicity.
Publication date: May 2019Source: European Urology Supplements, Volume 18, Issue 3Author(s): K. Jokubonis, D. Milonas, Z. Venclovas, K. Vaiciunas
CONCLUSION: Among women with stage III uterine cancer, combination chemotherapy and external beam radiation is associated with decreased mortality compared with chemotherapy or radiation alone. PMID: 31188310 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
CONCLUSIONS: The first results of treatment with the Axxent eBT device are promising, as no recurrences have been observed and toxicity is very low. eBT is a good alternative for treating cervical cancer in centers without access to conventional HDR. PMID: 31183970 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
The purpose of this study was to review outcomes of women with Stage II endometrial carcinoma with inner half cervical stromal invasion treated with adjuvant vaginal brachytherapy (VB) alone.
Publication date: Available online 4 June 2019Source: European UrologyAuthor(s): Sebastian Berg, Alexander Cole, Quoc-Dien Trinh
Abstract A patient-specific applicator guide system (PSAG) for tongue-cancer high-dose-rate (HDR) interstitial brachytherapy (ISBT) was developed by utilizing a 3D printing technique. An effectiveness of the 3D-printed PSAG (3D-PSAG) was evaluated for HDR ISBT. Six patients with tongue cancer were retrospectively selected for this study. For each patient, a total of three virtual clinical target volumes (CTV) requiring the insertion of four catheters (CTV4), six catheters (CTV6), and eight catheters (CTV8) were defined. For each CTV, treatment plans were generated to deliver 45 Gy in nine fractions. The 3D-PSAG wa...
This review was to focus on breast brachytherapy cosmetic assessment methods state of the art and to define the advantages and disadvantages related to.
Cancer Gene Therapy, Published online: 03 June 2019; doi:10.1038/s41417-019-0104-zHITM-SIR: phase Ib trial of intraarterial chimeric antigen receptor T-cell therapy and selective internal radiation therapy for CEA+ liver metastases