ME & MY OPERATION: Why radiotherapy with a needle could beat cervical cancer

Karen Corrigan, 55, a mother-of-four from Colchester in Essex, tried a brand new treatment for cervical cancer called brachytherapy. This is her story.
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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
In conclusion, HDR-BT was an effective treatment modality for patients with cervical cancer recurrence in the vaginal stump. PMID: 31579327 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Nagoya Journal of Medical Science - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Nagoya J Med Sci Source Type: research
Ultrasound (US) imaging has been proved as an excellent diagnostic tool in gynecology and, due to its wide availability and limited cost, is under intense investigation as base for dose adaptation in cervical ...
Source: Radiation Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Research Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Chemo-brachytherapy is associated with higher acute toxicity with comparable response rates. Small patient numbers and short follow up impedes us from providing conclusive evidence. PMID: 31554360 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Asian Pac J Cancer Prev Source Type: research
Abstract This review provides an overview of the current status of image registration for image guided gynaecological brachytherapy including combination with external beam radiotherapy. Contour propagation between individual fractions and dose accumulation can be useful for cervix cancer radiotherapy. Contour mapping and applicator reconstruction with rigid registration based on the applicator geometry provide good accuracy. However, deformable image registration is particularly challenging in the pelvic region, due to the large and complex deformations caused by tumor shrinkage, bladder and rectum filling, inser...
Source: Radiotherapy and Oncology : journal of the European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology - Category: Radiology Authors: Tags: Radiother Oncol Source Type: research
Conclusions: In 3D brachytherapy of cervical cancer, GO and IPSA optimizations do not present a significant difference in target dose coverage; nevertheless, IPSA may reduce the maximum dose to normal tissue when compared with GO. PMID: 31523240 [PubMed]
Source: Journal of Contemporary Brachytherapy - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: J Contemp Brachytherapy Source Type: research
Conclusions: When the facilities for MR-compatible applicators are not available, MR-based ISBT is feasible with PEEK catheters using available resources for advanced cervical cancer. Doses to HR-CTV and IR-CTV were achieved, restricting doses to OARs as per GEC-ESTRO guidelines. PMID: 31523230 [PubMed]
Source: Journal of Contemporary Brachytherapy - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: J Contemp Brachytherapy Source Type: research
Authors: Mahantshetty U, Gudi S, Singh R, Sasidharan A, Sastri SC, Gurram L, Sharma D, Ganeshrajah S, Mg J, Badakh D, Basu A, James F, Swamidas JV, Kuppuswamy T, Bhalavat R Abstract Brachytherapy (BT) for locally advanced cervical cancer is vital for optimal outcomes. There is heterogeneity in brachytherapy treatment practice for cervical cancer across India. In an attempt to standardize various processes involved in cervical cancer brachytherapy, the expert members of the Indian Brachytherapy Society (IBS) developed a document related to radiation therapy treatment of cervical cancer with special emphasis on brach...
Source: Journal of Contemporary Brachytherapy - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: J Contemp Brachytherapy Source Type: research
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