Alan Herschtal

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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)
To review the response and outcomes of 177Lu-DOTA-octreotate chemoradionuclide therapy (LuTate PRCRT) in patients with neuroendocrine tumour (NET) expressing high levels of somatostatin receptors with uncontrolled symptoms or disease progression. A total of 68 patients (39 men; 17 – 76 years of age) who had completed an induction course of at least three(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)
PURPOSE To determine the advantages and disadvantages of daily online adaptive image-guided radiotherapy (RT) compared with conventional RT for muscle-invasive bladder cancer. METHODS AND MATERIALS Twenty-seven patients with T2-T4 transitional cell carcinoma of the bladder were treated with daily online adaptive image-guided RT using cone-beam computed(More)
BACKGROUND Preoperative radiotherapy (RT) is commonly used to treat localised soft-tissue sarcomas (STS). Hypoxia is an important determinant of radioresistance. Whether antiangiogenic therapy can 'normalise' tumour vasculature, thereby improving oxygenation, remains unknown. METHODS Two cohorts were prospectively enrolled. Cohort A evaluated the(More)
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)
We present the results of a pilot study designed to investigate methods that may be applied to develop a patient position correction protocol for the post-prostatectomy patient receiving radiotherapy. Imaging was carried out with cone beam CT (CBCT) to investigate its suitability for detecting changes in rectal and bladder volumes and movements of these(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 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)