Alison Calkins

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PURPOSE Concurrent chemoradiotherapy is the standard of care for locally advanced cervix cancer; the optimal chemotherapy regimen is not yet defined. This trial was designed to compare the outcome of protracted venous infusion (PVI) fluorouracil (FU) with standard weekly cisplatin and concurrent radiation therapy (RT). PATIENTS AND METHODS Patients with(More)
The Radiation Therapy Oncology Group (RTOG) initiated a phase I/II study of intraoperative radiotherapy (IORT) in advanced or recurrent rectal cancer to assess therapeutic efficacy, toxicity, and establish quality control guidelines prior to beginning a phase III trial. From October 1985 through December 1989, 87 patients with histologically proven(More)
Fifty-seven patients with ovarian cancer were assessed with computed tomography (CT) prior to undergoing second-look laparotomy. All patients were clinically free of disease following chemotherapy. Patients were scanned from the top of the liver to the symphysis pubis using oral, rectal and intravenous contrast medium. Tumour was correctly identified on CT(More)
A patient with a long-standing history of agnogenic myeloid metaplasia developed weight loss and ascites secondary to gastric/small bowel infiltration and peritoneal implants of myeloid tissue. Moderate doses of radiation were very effective in controlling her gastrointestinal symptoms. In contrast to previous reports, clinical improvement after irradiation(More)
Prior to undergoing second-look laparotomy, 57 patients with ovarian cancer were evaluated with computed axial tomography (CT). All patients were clinically free of disease following chemotherapy. At laparotomy, 25 patients had visible evidence of disease, 9 had microscopic disease only, and 23 were free of cancer. Tumor was correctly identified on CT in 9(More)
OBJECTIVE The aims of this study were to assess the early and late toxicities of multiple-daily-fraction whole pelvic radiation plus concurrent chemotherapy with either hydroxyurea or 5-fluorouracil (5-FU)/cisplatin and to determine the maximum tolerated external radiation dose in conjunction with brachytherapy, when given with either of these drug(More)
From December 1981 through August 1984, 24 patients with spinal cord compression syndrome due to epidural neoplasms were evaluated for radiotherapy with clinical examination, radiographs of the spine, and myelography. All plain films were reviewed, and mock radiotherapy fields designed using specific criteria for margins. The same patients were reviewed a(More)
Fifty-eight patients with ovarian malignancies have been treated using a delayed split whole abdominal irradiation technique (DSA) allowing the entire tumor volume to be irradiated with tumoricidal fractional doses without undue toxicity. The lower hemiabdomen was irradiated with 2 Gy per fraction to a total dose of 40 Gy. A 2-6 hour delay was used between(More)
A dedicated supine breast ultrasound scanner was used to perform 48 bilateral breast sonograms on 21 patients who had undergone segmental resection and radiation therapy for breast cancer. Skin thickening was seen in 13 of 21 patients (62%). There was an increased echogenicity of the fat in 13 patients (62%) and poor definition of Cooper's ligaments in nine(More)