Implementing an online radiotherapy quality assurance programme with supporting continuous medical education - report from the EMBRACE-II evaluation of cervix cancer IMRT contouring.

CONCLUSION: Expert evaluation with qualitative feedback improved contouring compliance. The JCI is not a reliable alternative to expert assessment. Moderate uptake of optional CME content limited evaluation. PMID: 32240907 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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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Conclusions: Our findings suggest that IMRT may represent a viable alternative in delivering the boost in patients diagnosed with gynaecological cancer not amenable to ICBRT. PMID: 32010217 [PubMed]
Source: Ecancermedicalscience - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Ecancermedicalscience Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: IMRT is associated with lower acute toxicity and better dosimetric parameters in organs at risk (OAR) compared to 3DCRT. Higher hematological toxicity occurred when concomitant chemotherapy was performed, regardless of RT technique. Further reduction of toxicity is expected with protocol and technical improvement and research of gene-related toxicity. PMID: 31983105 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Journal of B.U.ON. - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: J BUON Source Type: research
Conclusions: Our study confirms that the combination of IMRT and PDR-BT can be considered an effective treatment for cervical cancer, ensuring high local control, despite the high percentage of locally advanced disease. PMID: 31969909 [PubMed]
Source: Journal of Contemporary Brachytherapy - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: J Contemp Brachytherapy Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: IMRT is a highly conformal technique. Satisfactory target volume coverage was achieved with both techniques, with better sparing of OARs in the IMRT group. With this technique improvement, we expect better quality of life in cervical cancer patients with good prognosis. PMID: 31786871 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Journal of B.U.ON. - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: J BUON Source Type: research
Conclusion: EF-IMRT is a feasible option for cervical cancer patients with PALN involvement and is associated with acceptable grade III toxicity. Future studies need to focus on minimizing HT toxicity. PMID: 31645885 [PubMed]
Source: Ecancermedicalscience - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Ecancermedicalscience Source Type: research
Conclusion: VMAT combined with IC/IS BT can result in satisfactory curative outcomes and low incidences of late radiation enterocolitis and cystitis in CC treatment.
Source: Frontiers in Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
Conclusions: The clinical results suggest that IMRT concurrent with chemotherapy isan effective treatment with acceptable toxicity for advanced cervical cancer with positive lymph nodes.
Source: Frontiers in Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
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.
Source: Journal of Cancer - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Research Paper Source Type: research
te; N Abstract Brachytherapy has the unique characteristic of being able to deliver high doses to a very localized volume, and remains one of the radiotherapy techniques that has an unparalleled therapeutic index. However, its use has been declining in the past years. Globally, only 55 to 88 % of patients with locally advanced cervical cancer benefit from utero-vaginal brachytherapy, despite the fact that it is proven to enhance both progression-free and overall survival. A decline in the use of low dose rate brachytherapy has likewise been described in the treatment of low-risk and favorable intermediate-ris...
Source: Bulletin du Cancer - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Bull Cancer Source Type: research
The risk of radiation-induced secondary cancer after patients with primary cancer undergo radiation treatment has been widely reported by various investigations [1 –5]. This is a well-known problem, and related studies have focused on successfully using of new procedures and modalities for treating tumours, such as intensity-modulated x-ray therapy (IMRT) and 3D-conformal radiation therapy (3D-CRT); however, these procedures can potentially increase the risk of secondary cancer [6]. Lee et al. [5] indicated that radiation-induced secondary malignancy of 88.6 per 100,000 population for stomach is obtained after cervic...
Source: Physica Medica: European Journal of Medical Physics - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Original paper Source Type: research
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