Publications by authors named "Irem Saricanbaz"

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Treatment outcomes of metastasis-directed treatment using Ga-PSMA-PET/CT for oligometastatic or oligorecurrent prostate cancer: Turkish Society for Radiation Oncology group study (TROD 09-002).

Strahlenther Onkol 2020 Nov 2;196(11):1034-1043. Epub 2020 Jul 2.

Faculty of Medicine, Department of Radiation Oncology, Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey.

Purpose: The aim of this study was to evaluate the outcomes of Ga prostate-specific membrane antigen (Ga-PSMA) positron-emission tomography (PET)/CT-based metastasis-directed treatment (MDT) for oligometastatic prostate cancer (PC).

Methods: In this multi-institutional study, clinical data of 176 PC patients with 353 lesions receiving MDT between 2014 and 2019 were retrospectively evaluated. All patients had biopsy proven PC with ≤5 metastases detected with Ga-PSMA-PET/CT. MDT was delivered with conventional fractionation or stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT) techniques. CTCAE v4.0 was used for acute and RTOG/EORTC Late Radiation Morbidity Scoring Schema was used for late toxicity evaluation.

Results: At the time of MDT, 59 patients (33.5%) had synchronous and 117 patients (66.5%) had metachronous metastases. Median number of metastases was one and the MDT technique was SBRT in 73.3% patients. The 2‑year overall survival (OS) and progression-free survival (PFS) rates were 87.6% and 63.1%, respectively. With a median follow-up of 22.9 months, 9 patients had local recurrence at the irradiated site. The 2‑year local control rate at the treated oligometastatic site per patient was 93.2%. In multivariate analysis, an increased number of oligometastases and untreated primary PC were negative predictors for OS; advanced clinical tumor stage, untreated primary PC, BED3 value of ≤108 Gy, and MDT with conventional fractionation were negative predictors for PFS. No patient experienced grade ≥3 acute toxicity, but one patient had a late grade 3 toxicity of compression fracture after spinal SBRT.

Conclusion: Ga-PSMA-PET/CT-based MDT is an efficient and safe treatment for oligometastatic PC patients. Proper patient selection might improve treatment outcomes.
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November 2020

Adjuvant radiotherapy for Stage I seminoma: A Single-institutional experience.

J Cancer Res Ther 2019 Mar;15(Supplement):S87-S90

Department of Radiation Oncology, Kocaeli University Faculty of Medicine, Kocaeli, Turkey.

Objectives: There is no consensus regarding the management of Stage 1 seminomas following inguinal orchiectomy. In this study, we evaluated the treatment results and treatment-related toxicity for patients with Stage 1 seminomas treated with adjuvant radiotherapy (RT) at a single institution.

Methods: Sixty-five patients who underwent adjuvant RT following orchiectomy for Stage 1 seminomas between January 1996 and December 2007 were retrospectively reviewed. The age, tumor location, histopathological type, stage, tumor size, RT field, and radiation dose were recorded for all patients.

Results: The patients' ages ranged from 17 to 61 years (median, 37 years). Sixty-three patients (97%) were diagnosed with classical seminoma and the remaining two patients (3%) had spermatocytic seminoma. After orchiectomy, 37 patients (57%) received para-aortic RT and 28 patients (43%) received dog-leg field RT. RT was applied with 1.8-2 Gy/day fractionation and the median RT dose was 26 Gy (range, 20-38). Follow-up ranged from 0.3 to 18 years (median, 9.5 years). Local control had been achieved in all patients and all of them were alive with no evidence of disease. Fifty-one patients (77%) had at least 5 years of follow-up and 27 patients (41%) had at least 10 years of follow-up. Overall survival at 10 years was 100%.

Conclusion: Although retrospective in nature, this single-institutional study provides useful information about the outcomes and toxicities associated with adjuvant RT in patients with Stage 1 seminomas reporting excellent disease control and survival rates at the expense of acceptable toxicity.
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March 2019

Prognostic significance of expression of CD133 and Ki-67 in gastric cancer.

Asian Pac J Cancer Prev 2014 ;15(19):8215-9

Department of Radiation Oncology, Konya Training and Research Hospital, Konya, Turkey E-mail :

CD133 is one of the most important stem cell markers in solid cancers and Ki-67 is a marker that reflects cell proliferation. The relationships between the expression of CD133 and Ki-67 and prognosis in gastric carcinoma are unknown and need exploring. We examined 50 gastric cancer patients retrospectively in the Radiation Oncology Department of the Faculty of Medicine, Gazi University. CD133 and Ki-67 expression was examined using immunohistochemical staining. The survival rate in patients with CD133 positive expression was significantly worse than that in the patients with negative expression (p=0.04). Expression of CD133 had a positive correlation with that of Ki-67 (r=0.350; p=0.014). Multivariate analysis revealed that the expression of CD133 was an independent prognostic factor in gastric cancer (p=0.02). Conclusion, expression of CD133 may be a useful prognostic marker in gastric cancer.
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June 2015