Helical Tomotherapy re-irradiation for patients affected by local radiorecurrent prostate cancer

ConclusionsDespite the inherent bias of a retrospective analysis, our long-term results showed a low toxicity profile with a relatively low rate of biochemical control for HT re-treatment in patients affected by local radiorecurrent prostate cancer. Prospective trials are needed to investigate the role of EBRT in this setting.
Source: Reports of Practical Oncology and Radiotherapy - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

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Abstract Aim: To determine the effect of bulking and osmotic laxation regimens on reducing rectal gas in patients receiving external beam radiation therapy for prostate cancer. Methods: A single blinded randomized controlled trial was conducted. Participants assigned to the intervention group (IG) were instructed to consume a bulking laxative and probiotic and the standard care group (SC) instructed to consume an osmotic laxative. Both groups followed a standard low gas diet. Rectal gas ratings were determined from cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) scans. Dietary and laxative compliance, bowel habits, fiber and...
Source: Nutrition and Cancer - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Nutr Cancer Source Type: research
Abstract We developed a fast and fully-automated, multi-criteria treatment planning workflow for high dose rate brachytherapy (HDR-BT). In this workflow, the patient-CT with catheter reconstructions and dwell positions are imported from the clinical TPS into a novel system for automated dwell time optimisation. The optimised dwell times are then imported into the clinical TPS. The aims of automation were 1) planner-independent, enhanced plan quality, 2) short optimisation times. Our in-house developed system for fully automated, multi-criteria external beam radiotherapy (EBRT) treatment planning (Erasmus-iCycle) w...
Source: Physics in Medicine and Biology - Category: Physics Authors: Tags: Phys Med Biol Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of Contemporary Brachytherapy - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: J Contemp Brachytherapy Source Type: research
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Source: Strahlentherapie und Onkologie - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
In this study we evaluate the lesion detection efficacy of18F-DCFPyL PET/CT in patients with BCR and determine the detection efficacy as a function of their PSA value.MethodsA total of 248 consecutive patients were evaluated and underwent scanning with18F-DCFPyL PET/CT for BCR between November 2016 and 2018 in two hospitals in the Netherlands. Patients were examined after radical prostatectomy (52%), external-beam radiation therapy (42%) or brachytherapy (6%). Imaging was performed 120  min after injection of a median dose of 311 MBq18F-DCFPyL.ResultsIn 214 out of 248 PET/CT scans (86.3%), at least one lesion sug...
Source: European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging - Category: Nuclear Medicine Source Type: research
592Objectives: 18F-rhPSMA-7 is a new theranostic PSMA-targeting agent which allows fast radiolabeling with 18F and radiometals. This retrospective analysis investigates the efficacy of 18F-rhPSMA-7 PET/computed tomography (CT) in patients with biochemical recurrence of prostate cancer following curative-intent primary treatment with external beam radiotherapy (EBRT) or brachytherapy. Methods: Datasets from patients with non-castrate biochemical recurrence of prostate cancer after treatment with EBRT or brachytherapy who underwent 18F-rhPSMA-7 PET/CT at either the Technical University Munich or Ludwig-Maximillian University...
Source: Journal of Nuclear Medicine - Category: Nuclear Medicine Authors: Tags: Prostate Diagnosis I Source Type: research
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Source: Frontiers in Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
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Source: Frontiers in Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
Abstract External beam radiation therapy for prostate cancer can result in urinary, sexual, and rectal side effects, often impairing quality of life. A polyethylene glycol-based product, SpaceOAR© hydrogel (SOH), implanted into the connective tissue between the prostate gland and rectum can significantly reduce the dose received by the rectum and hence risk of rectal toxicity. The optimal way to manage the hydrogel and rectal structures for plan optimization is therefore of interest. In 13 patients, computerized tomography (CT) scans were taken pre- and post-SpaceOAR© implant. A prescription of 60 G...
Source: Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics - Category: Physics Authors: Tags: J Appl Clin Med Phys Source Type: research
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Source: Hellenic Journal of Nuclear Medicine - Category: Nuclear Medicine Tags: Hell J Nucl Med Source Type: research
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