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UNLABELLED We aimed to prospectively observe cellular metabolism and proliferation in patients with non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) during radical chemoradiation therapy using serial PET/CT with (18)F-FDG and 3'-deoxy-3'-(18)F-fluorothymidine ((18)F-FLT). METHODS Twenty patients with stage I-III NSCLC and candidates for radical chemoradiation therapy(More)
PURPOSE To review the response and outcomes of (177)Lu-DOTA-octreotate chemoradionuclide therapy (LuTate PRCRT) in patients with neuroendocrine tumour (NET) expressing high levels of somatostatin receptors with uncontrolled symptoms or disease progression. METHODS A total of 68 patients (39 men; 17 - 76 years of age) who had completed an induction course(More)
PURPOSE Given that proliferating hematopoietic stem cells are especially radiosensitive, the bone marrow is a potential organ at risk, particularly with the use of concurrent chemotherapy and radiotherapy. Existing data on bone marrow distribution have been determined from the weight and visual appearance of the marrow in cadavers.(More)
PURPOSE To determine intra-fraction displacement of the prostate gland from imaging pre- and post-radiotherapy delivery of prostate cancer patients with three implanted fiducial markers. METHODS AND MATERIALS Data were collected from 184 patients who had two orthogonal X-rays pre- and post-delivery on at least 20 occasions using a Varian On Board kV(More)
BACKGROUND A study was undertaken to investigate the detection of relapse and survival outcomes in patients with cervical cancer treated with curative intent chemoradiotherapy, and evaluated with a post-therapy (18) F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography (FDG-PET) scan. METHODS Between January 2002 and June 2007, 105 consecutive patients were(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to determine if extrapulmonary small cell carcinomas (EPSCC) should be managed using protocols similar to those for small cell lung cancer (SCLC). METHODS Treatment strategies, survival, patterns of failure, and prognostic factors for patients with EPSCC were analyzed retrospectively at a large cancer center. SCLC was(More)
AIMS It has been suggested that large rectal filling is associated with an increased risk of prostate motion in radiotherapy. The aim of the present study was to determine if there is a correlation between rectal distension on planning computed tomography and the intrafraction and interfraction stability of the prostate gland during a course of radical(More)
PURPOSE The LIVESTRONG Young Adult Alliance has conducted a meta-analysis of individual patient data from prospective neoadjuvant chemotherapy osteosarcoma studies and registries to examine the relationships of sex, age, and toxicity on survival. PATIENTS AND METHODS Suitable data sets were identified by a survey of published data reported in PubMed. The(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE To investigate the impact of treatment delays on radiation therapy (RT) target volumes and overall survival (OS) in patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) who underwent two baseline FDG PET/CT scans. MATERIAL AND METHODS Patients underwent a staging (PET1) and RT planning (PET2) FDG PET/CT scan. At PET1 all patients were(More)