ASTRO updates radiation oncology safety guide
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This study investigated treatment outcomes and prognostic factors of survival in CEC patients undergoing definitive radiotherapy or concurrent chemoradiotherapy (CCRT). Ninety-one CEC patients were treated by intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) and three-dimensional conformal radiation therapy (3DCRT) between July 2007 and September 2017. The mean prescription dose was 64 Gy (range 54-70 Gy) delivered as 1.8-2.2 Gy per fraction per day, 5 days a week. Out of 91 patients, 34 received concurrent cisplatin-based chemotherapy (CT) including 18 patients who also received neoadjuvant CT. Overall survival (OS), locoregio...
Publication date: Available online 4 February 2019Source: Practical Radiation OncologyAuthor(s): Whoon Jong Kil
AbstractSurgical resection and chemoradiation are common modalities of treatment in head and neck cancers. Dysphagia is one of the common complications following these interventions. The severity of dysphagia depends on various factors, site and extent of resection, and radiation therapy to highlight a few. Thirty-five head and neck cancer patients treated with surgical and/or chemoradiation were assessed for parameters of swallowing. Extent of resection was statistically associated with swallowing symptoms phase wise. The results revealed a strong association between the presence of aspiration with resection of the tongue...
This special edition of brachytherapy will focus on intraoperative radiation therapy and electronic brachytherapy. The purpose of this special edition is to highlight these techniques and make our readership and authors aware that we are broadening the scope and purview of the journal to include these modalities. Intraoperative radiation therapy, whether delivered with high-dose-rate, low-dose-rate, electronic, or other techniques is consistent with brachytherapy as a technique as it places radiation therapy close to tumors/tumor beds, offering the ability to maximize the therapeutic ratio by delivering high doses to the t...
To evaluate the long-term urinary outcomes of men with severe pretreatment lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) treated with permanent prostate brachytherapy (PPB) ± external beam radiation therapy for localized prostate cancer.
Condition: Head and Neck Cancer Intervention: Radiation: Radiation therapy Sponsor: Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Not yet recruiting
(MedPage Today) -- Use of radiation therapy post-surgery improved survival
Publication date: March 2019Source: European Urology Supplements, Volume 18, Issue 1Author(s): L.C. Baumgarten, A. Borchert, D. Delela, A. Sood, S. Arora, J. Keeley, Q. Trinh, C.G. Rogers, J.O. Peabody, M. Menon, F. Abdollah
Conclusion: Fifty-two patients (39 males, mean age at diagnosis: 13 ± 5 years, 34 germinoma, 18 nongerminomatous GCT [NGGCT]) were reviewed. Thirty-three percent of the patients reviewed had recurrence (7 germinoma, 11 NGGCT). Recurrence was associated with invasiveness as seen on preoperative imaging (p = 0.0385) and cystic tumor (p = 0.048).Pediatr Neurosurg