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J Vet Sci 2018 Dec 4. Epub 2018 Dec 4.
Institute of Animal Medicine, College of Veterinary Medicine, Gyeongsang National University, Jinju 52828, Korea.
White blood cells (WBCs) and storage period are the main factors of transfusion reactions. In the present study, cytokine/chemokine concentrations after leukoreduction (LR) and irradiation (IR) in stored canine whole blood were measured. Red blood cell (RBC) storage lesion caused by IR and LR were also compared. Read More
Nucleic Acids Res 2018 Dec 12. Epub 2018 Dec 12.
Department of Radiation Biology, Institute for Cancer Research, Norwegian Radium Hospital, Oslo University Hospital, Oslo, Norway.
Ataxia telangiectasia mutated and Rad3-related (ATR) kinase is a key factor activated by DNA damage and replication stress. An alternative pathway for ATR activation has been proposed to occur via stalled RNA polymerase II (RNAPII). However, how RNAPII might signal to activate ATR remains unknown. Read More
Jpn J Clin Oncol 2018 Dec 12. Epub 2018 Dec 12.
Department of Gastroenterological Surgery, Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine, Osaka, Japan.
The classical cancer therapies, including chemotherapy and radiation therapy, can initially show good results and tumor shrinkage; however, for most cancer patients disease recurrence is a common event. This tumor regrowth following therapy is now thought to depend on a small population of cancer stem cells (CSCs), which, similar to other stem cells, have the capacity for self-renewal and multipotent differentiation. Cancer stem cells have been identified based on cell surface protein expression in many tumor types, and for all diseases studied, this specific cell population is required for serial transplantation in animal models. Read More
J Natl Cancer Inst 2018 Dec 12. Epub 2018 Dec 12.
Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD.
Background: Genome-wide association studies (GWAS) identify associations of individual single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) with cancer risk but usually only explain a fraction of the inherited variability. Pathway analysis of genetic variants is a powerful tool to identify networks of susceptibility genes.
Methods: We conducted a large agnostic pathway-based meta-analysis of GWAS data using the summary-based adaptive rank truncated product method to identify gene sets and pathways associated with pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) in 9040 cases and 12 496 controls. Read More
Horm Res Paediatr 2018 Dec 12:1-14. Epub 2018 Dec 12.
The hypothalamic-pituitary-thyroid axis is a common site of unintended, acquired disease either during or after the treatment of cancer. Children treated with external radiation therapy are at the highest risk for developing a thyroid-related late effect, but thyroid dysfunction and second primary thyroid neoplasms can also occur after treatment with radiopharmaceutical agents such as 131I-metaiodobenzylguanidine. Increasingly recognized is the development of early thyroid dysfunction as an off-target consequence of the more novel cancer therapeutics such as the tyrosine kinase inhibitors and immune checkpoint inhibitors. Read More
Gynecol Obstet Invest 2018 Dec 12:1-7. Epub 2018 Dec 12.
Department of Radiation Oncology, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, Michigan,
Objective: To compare survival endpoints between African American (AA) and non-AA (NAA) women with endometrial carcinoma (EC) stage I-II using a robust matching analysis.
Methods And Materials: Patients were matched by stage, grade, adjuvant management (surveillance, vaginal brachytherapy or pelvic radiation treatment), age, and year of hysterectomy. Recurrence-free survival (RFS), disease-specific survival (DSS) and overall survival (OS) were calculated. Read More
Oncology 2018 Dec 12:1-2. Epub 2018 Dec 12.
Department of Radiation Oncology, Kantonsspital St. Gallen, St. Gallen,
Phys Med Biol 2018 Dec 12. Epub 2018 Dec 12.
Center for Proton Therapy, Paul Scherrer Institute, WMSA/C12, Villigen - PSI, 5232, SWITZERLAND.
Patient specific quality assurance is crucial to guarantee safety in proton pencil beam scanning. In current clinical practice, this requires extensive, time consuming measurements. Additionally, these measurements do not consider the influence of density heterogeneities in the patient and are insensitive to delivery errors. Read More
Phys Med Biol 2018 Dec 12. Epub 2018 Dec 12.
College of Optics and Photonics, University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida, 32816, UNITED STATES.
X-ray diffraction tomography (XDT) resolves spatially-variant XRD profiles within macroscopic objects, and provides improved material contrast compared to the conventional transmission-based computed tomography (CT). However, due to the small diffraction cross-section, XDT suffers from long imaging acquisition time, which could take tens of hours for a full scan using a table-top X-ray tube. In medical and industrial imaging applications, oftentimes only the XRD measurement within a region-of-interest (ROI) is required, which, together with the demand to reduce imaging time and radiation dose to the sample, motivates the development of interior XDT systems that scan and reconstruct only an internal region within the sample. Read More
Phys Med Biol 2018 Dec 12. Epub 2018 Dec 12.
Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Centre, Dallas, TX 75235, Dallas, Texas, 75205, UNITED STATES.
The aim of this work is to develop a novel recursive ensemble OARs segmentation (REOS) framework for accurate organs-at-risk (OARs) automatic segmentation. The REOS recursively segment individual OARs by ensembling images features extracted from an organ localization module and a contour detection module. Both modules are based on a 3D U-Net architecture. Read More
PLoS Biol 2018 Dec 12;16(12):e2005956. Epub 2018 Dec 12.
Department of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Entomology and Plant Pathology, Mississippi State University, Mississippi State, Mississippi, United States of America.
Plant protein kinases form redundant signaling pathways to perceive microbial pathogens and activate immunity. Bacterial pathogens repress cellular immune responses by secreting effectors, some of which bind and inhibit multiple host kinases. To understand how broadly bacterial effectors may bind protein kinases and the function of these kinase interactors, we first tested kinase-effector (K-E) interactions using the Pseudomonas syringae pv. Read More
Endocr Relat Cancer 2019 Feb;26(2):227-239
Department of Oncology, Haukeland University Hospital, Bergen, Norway.
Peptide receptor radionuclide therapy (PRRT) is an established treatment of metastatic neuroendocrine tumors grade 1-2 (G1-G2). However, its possible benefit in high-grade gastroenteropancreatic (GEP) neuroendocrine neoplasms (NEN G3) is largely unknown. We therefore aimed to assess the benefits and side effects of PRRT in patients with GEP NEN G3. Read More
Clinics (Sao Paulo) 2018 Dec 10;73(suppl 1):e557s. Epub 2018 Dec 10.
Departamento de Radiologia e Oncologia, Divisao de Radioterapia, Faculdade de Medicina FMUSP, Universidade de Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, SP, BR.
Technological developments have allowed improvements in radiotherapy delivery, with higher precision and better sparing of normal tissue. For many years, it has been well known that ionizing radiation has not only local action but also systemic effects by triggering many molecular signaling pathways. There is still a lack of knowledge of this issue. Read More
J Appl Oral Sci 2018 Dec 10;27:e20180044. Epub 2018 Dec 10.
Universidade Federal de Uberlândia, Faculdade de Odontologia, Departamento de Dentística e Materiais Odontológicos, Uberlândia, Minas Gerais, Brasil.
Objective: Radiation-related caries are one the most undesired reactions manifested during or after head and neck radiotherapy. Fluoride application is an important strategy to reduce demineralization and enhance remineralizaton. To evaluate the effect of the topical application of fluoride during irradiation on dental enamel demineralization. Read More
Arq Bras Cir Dig 2018 Dec 6;31(4):e1405. Epub 2018 Dec 6.
Digestive Diseases Surgical Unit and Gastrocenter, Department of Surgery, School of Medical Sciences, State University of Campinas - UNICAMP , Campinas, SP, Brazil.
Background: Esophageal squamous cell carcinoma is an aggressive neoplasia that requires a multidisciplinary treatment in which survival and prognosis are still not satisfactory. The complete pathologic response to neoadjuvant chemotherapy and radiotherapy is considered a good prognosis factor, and esophagectomy is indicated.
Aim: Survival analysis of cases with pathologic complete response (ypT0 ypN0) to neoadjuvant chemotherapy and/or radiotherapy, submmitted to esophagectomy. Read More
Med Sci Monit 2018 Dec 12;24:8993-9000. Epub 2018 Dec 12.
Department of Radiation Oncology, The Second Hospital of Jilin University, Changchun, Jilin, China (mainland).
BACKGROUND Exposure to ionizing radiation (IR) induces severe damage in multiple human tissues. The testes are extremely sensitive to IR, and testes irradiation can result in infertility and abnormality. A novel and safe radioprotector for testes injury from IR is needed. Read More
J Cancer Res Ther 2018 Dec;14(Supplement):S1173-S1177
Department of Radiation Oncology, Qilu Hospital of Shandong University, Jinan 250012, China.
Aim Of The Study: Several studies have evaluated the correlation between xeroderma pigmentosum Group A (XPA) A23G polymorphism (rs 1800975) and esophageal cancer in Chinese people. However, the results are inconsistent. To assess the effects of XPA A23G variants on the risk for development of esophageal cancer in the Chinese population, a meta-analysis was performed. Read More
J Cancer Res Ther 2018 Dec;14(Supplement):S1098-S1104
Department of Radiology and Radiobiology, Faculty of Paramedicine, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran.
Introduction: Skin is highly prone to radiation damage. Radiation burn is defined as damage to the skin or other biological tissues induced by radiofrequency or ionizing radiation. Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) is a heparin-binded pro-angiogenic factor. Read More
J Cancer Res Ther 2018 Dec;14(Supplement):S1070-S1075
Department of Medical Genetics, Faculty of Medicine, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
Objective: Ionizing radiation is a critical threat to biomolecules, especially DNA. Various combinatorial compounds have been studied to protect this biomolecule. Melatonin has been reported as a direct and indirect free radical scavenger, but in this study, we explored the effect of melatonin on assisting in DNA repair by expression of Cdkn1a and Rad50; both of these genes are involved in DNA repair signaling, induced by radiation in rat peripheral blood. Read More
J Cancer Res Ther 2018 Dec;14(Supplement):S1048-S1051
Department of Radiation Oncology, Shandong Cancer Hospital and Institute, Shandong University, Jinan 250117, China.
Aim Of Study: The survival rate in high-grade glioma (HGG) patients receiving a combined regimen of radiotherapy (RT) and temozolomide after tumor resection was increased. However, cognitive deficits and depression after the treatments challenge the treatments. The aim of this study was to evaluate the cognition and depression in postoperative patients with HGG following RT and chemotherapy. Read More
J Cancer Res Ther 2018 Dec;14(Supplement):S1004-S1011
Key Laboratory of Nutrition and Metabolism, Institute for Nutritional Sciences, Shanghai Institutes for Biological Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai, China.
Background: Cancer stem cells (CSCs) are responsible for tumor relapse after chemotherapy and radiotherapy in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). The aim of this study is to explore the profile and role of microRNA (miRNA) in CSC of NSCLC.
Materials And Methods: We studied the expression of stem cell marker in side population cells and serum-free cultured spheres of NSCLC. Read More
J Cancer Res Ther 2018 Dec;14(Supplement):S975-S979
Department of Radiation Oncology, First Affiliated Hospital of Zhengzhou University, Zhengzhou, Henan Province 450052, P.R. China.
Background: Intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) has been more widely used in extranodal nasal-type natural killer/T-cell lymphoma (NKTCL) because it can maximally improve the local control rate of tumor and reduce the radiation dose received by surrounding normal tissues. However, there has been no consensus on whether IMRT can help to lower the toxic and adverse reactions caused by radiation therapy. The aim of this study is to compare skin toxicity caused by IMRT and conventional radiotherapy in Stage I-II NKTCL. Read More
Radiother Oncol 2018 Dec 29;129(3):589-594. Epub 2018 Jun 29.
Wellman Center for Photomedicine, Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School, Boston, United States. Electronic address:
Background And Purpose: Radiation therapy is the gold standard treatment for inoperable malignant tumors. However, due to the heterogeneity of the tumor, some regions are more radio resistant and can lead to metastasis and tumor recurrence. In this study, we propose combining traditional X-ray treatment with UVC-emitting LuPO:Pr nanoparticles (NPs) to increase the tumor control as well as to reduce tumor recurrence and metastasis. Read More
Radiother Oncol 2018 Dec 6;129(3):507-512. Epub 2018 Jul 6.
Department of Radiation Oncology, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, USA. Electronic address:
Background And Purpose: The role of irradiation to non-bulky and bulky sites of disease in advanced stage Hodgkin lymphoma is controversial. We aimed to review the long-term outcomes of patients treated with combined modality therapy to clarify the role of consolidative radiotherapy.
Materials And Methods: Patients with stage III or IV Hodgkin lymphoma treated with Stanford V chemotherapy and consolidative radiotherapy to initial sites of disease ≥5 cm were analyzed retrospectively to determine patient outcomes, patterns of failure, and factors associated with treatment failure. Read More
J Sex Med 2018 Dec 24;15(12):1792-1810. Epub 2018 Oct 24.
Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC, USA; Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC, USA; Department of Radiation Oncology, School of Medicine, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC, USA.
Background: There are multiple treatment options for men with localized prostate cancer that provide similar curative efficacy but differ in their impact on sexual functioning.
Aim: To evaluate the psychometric properties of the Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System (PROMIS) Sexual Function and Satisfaction (SexFS) measures, including items from versions 1 and 2 of the short forms.
Methods: A population-based cohort of men across North Carolina completed surveys via phone interviews at baseline (prior to treatment) and at 3, 12, and 24 months after cancer treatment initiation. Read More
Oral Oncol 2018 Dec 25;87:204-206. Epub 2018 Oct 25.
Medical Oncology Department, Hospital Clínico Universitario San Carlos, Instituto de Investigación Sanitaria San Carlos (IdISSC), Madrid, Spain(1).
Acta Radiol 2018 Dec 12:284185118817906. Epub 2018 Dec 12.
1 Department of Radiology, Jewish General Hospital & McGill University, Montreal, QC, Canada.
Background: There are variations in computed tomography (CT) protocols used for evaluating sialolithiasis, with some protocols including acquisitions before and after IV contrast administration. Dual-energy CT (DECT) can be used to generate virtual unenhanced (VUE) images, potentially precluding the need for an uninfused scan.
Purpose: In this study, we performed a survey in order to assess variations in the imaging approach for sialolithiasis and evaluated the accuracy of DECT VUE images for the detection of salivary stones. Read More
Ann Surg Oncol 2018 Dec 11. Epub 2018 Dec 11.
Department of Medical Oncology, Claudius Regaud Institute, IUCT-Oncopole, Toulouse Cedex 09, France.
Introduction: Improvement in overall survival (OS) by locoregional treatment (LRT) of the primary tumor in de novo metastatic breast cancer (MBC) patients remains controversial.
Objective: The aim of our study was to evaluate the impact of LRT on OS in a large retrospective cohort of de novo MBC patients, with regard to immunohistochemical characteristics and pattern of metastatic dissemination.
Methods: We conducted a multicentric retrospective study of patients diagnosed with de novo MBC selected from the French Epidemiological Strategy and Medical Economics MBC database (NCT03275311) between 2008 and 2014. Read More
Ann Surg Oncol 2018 Dec 11. Epub 2018 Dec 11.
Gynaecologic Oncology Center, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, First Faculty of Medicine, Charles University in Prague, General University Hospital in Prague, Prague, Czech Republic.
Purpose: To evaluate morbidity and oncological outcome in a multicentre series of women with gynaecological malignancies infiltrating pelvic side wall (PSW) that received laterally extended pelvic resection (LEPR).
Methods: Patients operated between 2007 and 2017 at three institutions were included. LEPR was defined as an en bloc lateral resection of a pelvic tumour involving sidewall muscle, and/or bone, and/or major nerve, and/or major vascular structure. Read More
Methods Mol Biol 2019 ;1904:299-306
Department of Cardiac Research, Cumballa Hill Hospital and Heart Institute, Mumbai, India.
Chimeric antigen receptors against CD19 (anti-CD19-CAR) are widely recognized and used by not only researchers associated with immunology, molecular biology, and cell biology but also physicians to treat B-cell malignancies. Anti-CD19-CAR is currently clinically available as one of the therapeutic modalities for refractory acute B-cell-typed lymphoblastic leukemia (B-ALL) patients. However, to detect CAR on the cell surface and investigate the efficacy of CAR-T cells, there are numerous experimental modalities including flow cytometry, the Cr-releasing assay, immunoblot, and immunostaining. Read More
Methods Mol Biol 2019 ;1904:189-212
Department of Radiation Oncology, Universitätsklinikum Erlangen, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Erlangen, Germany.
Recent improvements in the flow cytometry technology allow the determination of the general immune status through the development of multicolor immunofluorescence panels. The one-tube multicolor flow cytometry assay (OTMA) that is presented here identifies 20 different, clinically relevant immune cell subsets and three common activation markers. Thereby, a comprehensive immune status that covers all major immune cells is easily obtained. Read More
Mol Biotechnol 2018 Dec 11. Epub 2018 Dec 11.
Department of Cell Biology, National Translational Science Center for Molecular Medicine, State Key Laboratory of Cancer Biology, Fourth Military Medical University, No. 169 Changle West Road, Xi'an, 710032, China.
Basigin is a well-known extracellular stimulator of fibroblasts and may confer resistance to apoptosis of fibroblasts in vitro under some pathological status, but its exact function in fibroblasts and the underlying mechanism remain poorly understood. The systematic Basigin gene knockout leads to the perinatal lethality of mice, which limits the delineation of its function in vivo. In this study, we generated a fibroblast-specific Basigin knock-out mouse model and demonstrated the successful deletion of Basigin in fibroblasts. Read More
Radiol Med 2018 Dec 11. Epub 2018 Dec 11.
School of Medicine, University of Milano-Bicocca, Via Cadore 48, 20900, Monza, MB, Italy.
Purpose: To evaluate the image quality and radiation dose exposure of low-dose coronary CTA (cCTA) study, reconstructed with the new model-based iterative reconstruction algorithm (IMR), compared with standard hybrid-iterative reconstruction (iDose) cCTA in patients with suspected coronary artery disease.
Materials And Methods: Ninety-eight patients with an indication for coronary CT study were prospectively enrolled. Fifty-two patients (study group) underwent 256-MDCT low-dose cCTA (80 kV; automated-mAs; 60 mL of CM, 350 mgL/mL) with prospective ECG-triggering acquisition and IMR. Read More
Environ Monit Assess 2018 Dec 11;191(1):13. Epub 2018 Dec 11.
Xinjiang Institute of Ecology and Geography, CAS, Urumqi, 830011, China.
Transpiration plays a key role in water and energy fluxes at various scales. While in recent remote sensing offers a fast and convenient method for tracing transpiration at multiple scales, the approach is mostly indirect and relies on energy balance. Although several hyperspectral indices have been reported to show potentials for tracing transpiration directly, both at leaf and canopy scales, they remain in pioneer stages and need extensive validations. Read More
J Cancer Res Clin Oncol 2018 Dec 11. Epub 2018 Dec 11.
Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Michigan, 1500 E Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI, 48109, USA.
Purpose: Following radiation therapy (RT), women with gynecologic malignancies report high rates of sexual dysfunction, but little is known regarding sexual health communication between these patients and health-care providers. This study assessed these patients' beliefs/attitudes toward providers' sexual history taking.
Methods: Surveys were administered to women who presented for follow-up care for gynecologic cancers in an academic radiation oncology department. Read More
World J Urol 2018 Dec 11. Epub 2018 Dec 11.
Department of Urology, National Taiwan University Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan.
Purpose: To analyze the trifecta outcome (functional, anatomical, and surgical aspects) of surgical reconstruction for ureteral lesions and investigate the factors affecting the success rate of such reconstruction.
Methods: We retrospectively reviewed the data of patients who underwent ureteral reconstruction at our institute between March 2007 and November 2016. Patient profiles, surgical methods, complications, ureteral stenting, laboratory data, and image studies were collected. Read More
Drugs Today (Barc) 2018 Nov;54(11):679-693
Tech Micro Services, Bethesda, Maryland, USA.
The potential use by terrorists of an improvised nuclear device, a radiological dispersal device, or an unintended nuclear/radiological accident in heavily populated areas is a national security threat of major consequences. Although this type of security threat is considered to be low-risk, it would have a devastating impact. Health issues would be a major concern; medical care would be necessary for all those who received considerable radiation exposure (> 1 Gy) leading to hematopoietic acute radiation syndrome (ARS). Read More
Virusdisease 2018 Dec 3;29(4):537-539. Epub 2018 Aug 3.
1Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal, 576104 Karnataka India.
Once the recommended 5-year recurrence-free follow-up is achieved for cervical cancers regular annual pelvic examination is mandatory. The main aim of presenting this short report is to emphasize the difficulties in the collection and interpretation of cytology samples from stenosed cervix or vault after pelvic irradiation. Radiotherapy can induce changes in the cellular morphology which may persist for many years. Read More
Oncolytic Virother 2018 19;7:107-116. Epub 2018 Nov 19.
Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Medical University of South Carolina, SC, USA,
Background: Glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) is an aggressive form of brain cancer which is associated with poor prognosis. A variety of oncolytic viruses have previously shown positive efficacy against GBM, potentially offering new treatment options for patients. One such oncolytic virus is Myxoma virus (MYXV), a rabbit-specific poxvirus that has been shown to be efficacious against a variety of tumor models including GBM. Read More
Front Oncol 2018 27;8:564. Epub 2018 Nov 27.
Department of Radiation Oncology, American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon.
The purpose of this study was to evaluate patient-related non-dosimetric predictors of cardiac sparing with the use of deep inspiration breath-hold (DIBH) in patients with left-sided breast cancer undergoing irradiation (RT). We retrospectively reviewed charts and treatment plans of one-hundred and three patients with left-sided breast cancer. All patients had both free-breathing (FB) and DIBH (with body surface tracking) plans available. Read More
J Radiosurg SBRT 2018 ;5(4):335-340
Department of Radiation Physics, Amrita Institute of Medical Science, Kochi, Kerala, India.
J Radiosurg SBRT 2018 ;5(4):331-334
Department of Radiation Medicine, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, OR, USA.
Introduction: Stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT) of the spine has become an increasingly utilized modality in the United States, most commonly for metastatic disease (McClelland et al., 2017). Spinal SBRT in patients with spinal instrumentation has been sparsely examined. Read More
J Radiosurg SBRT 2018 ;5(4):323-330
Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT 84112, USA.
Treatment of intra-cranial lesions sometimes requires a non-coplanar beam configuration. One of the most commonly used IGRT modalities, kV conebeam CT, cannot typically be used when large couch rotations are introduced. However, multiple other systems allow for imaging/tracking the patient for such situations. Read More
J Radiosurg SBRT 2018 ;5(4):315-322
Department of Neurological Surgery, University of Virginia Medical Center, PO Box 800212, Charlottesville, VA 22908-0212, USA.
Background: Cone beam CT (CBCT) imaging has been integrated into the most recent version of the Leksell Gamma Knife for the primary purpose to facilitate fractionated therapy.
Case Description: This case study presents three patients where the CBCT system of the Gamma Knife Icon discovered potentially clinically significant frame shifts. In each case, patients were imaged with volumetric MR prior to stereotactic frame placement. Read More
J Radiosurg SBRT 2018 ;5(4):305-313
Division of Radiation Oncology, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON, Canada.
Background: Successful radiosurgery for intracranial arteriovenous malformations (AVMs) requires accurate delineation of the nidus in 3D. Exact targeting and precise equipment is needed to achieve obliteration of the nidus while minimizing toxicity to the surrounding brain. In some micro-AVMs and poorly visible AVMs we have used cone beam CT angiography (CBCTA) with selective and super-selective angiography where a micro-catheter is advanced into the feeding arteries- to assist with nidus definition for CyberKnife radiosurgery planning. Read More
J Radiosurg SBRT 2018 ;5(4):293-304
Department of Neurological Surgery, Rutgers University, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, New Brunswick, NJ, 08901, USA.
Objective: Local recurrence after stereotactic radiosurgery for brain metastasis is a well-known problem. We analyzed volumetric trends from the time of radiosurgery to time of treatment to understand progression behavior.
Methods: A retrospective review of patients who underwent treatment for post-radiation progressive lesions was performed. Read More
J Radiosurg SBRT 2018 ;5(4):285-291
Department of Radiation Oncology, Wake Forest School of Medicine, Medical Center Blvd, Winston-Salem, NC 27157, USA.
Purpose: To determine the influence of diabetes mellitus (DM) on outcomes in patients with brain metastasis treated with stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS).
Methods: We retrospectively reviewed 498 patients with brain metastasis treated at our institution with SRS between January 2012 and March 2017.
Results: Eight-four patients (16. Read More
J Radiosurg SBRT 2018 ;5(4):277-283
Department of Radiation Oncology, Wake Forest School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, NC 27157, USA.
Purpose/objectives: Stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) is used as a treatment option for breast cancer brain metastases. It is unclear what factors predict neurologic death for these patients.
Materials/methods: A total of 128 patients with breast cancer brain metastases were treated with upfront SRS alone in this study. Read More
J Radiosurg SBRT 2018 ;5(4):269-276
Department of Radiation Oncology at the University of Cincinnati Barrett Cancer Center, 234 Goodman Street, Cincinnati, OH 45219, USA.
Purpose: Single-fraction stereotactic radiosurgery(SRS) for meningioma has high rates of symptomatic perilesional edema in some settings. Fractionated stereotactic radiosurgery(fSRS) could decrease edema rates while maintaining tumor control.
Methods And Materials: Patients at an institution were retrospectively reviewed(2013-2017). Read More