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PURPOSE To verify how the classification according to the American Society for Therapeutic Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) consensus statement (CS) for the application of accelerated partial breast irradiation (APBI) fits patients treated with intraoperative radiotherapy with electrons (ELIOT) at a single institution. METHODS AND MATERIALS The study included(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate outcomes among early-stage breast cancer patients after conservative surgery and full-dose intraoperative radiotherapy electrons (ELIOT) by applying the Groupe Européen de Curiethérapie-European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology (GEC-ESTRO) recommendations for partial breast irradiation (APBI). MATERIALS AND METHODS(More)
PURPOSE To report the acute and preliminary data on late toxicity of a pilot study of boost with electron intraoperative therapy followed by hypofractionated external beam radiotherapy (HEBRT) of the whole breast. METHODS AND MATERIALS Between June 2004 and March 2007, 211 women with a diagnosis of early-stage breast cancer were treated with(More)
BACKGROUND Adjuvant radiotherapy (RTE) still has a fundamental role as a post-operative treatment of locally advanced soft tissues sarcomas of the extremities. Moreover the employment of combined modalities in locally advanced soft tissues sarcomas of the extremities allow to maximize the chance of local cure even in difficult presentation cases, and(More)
AIMS To evaluate late toxicity and cosmetic outcome after intraoperative radiotherapy using electrons (ELIOT) as sole treatment modality in early breast cancer patients. METHODS A total of 119 patients selected randomly among 1200 cases was analyzed. Late toxicities were documented using the LENT-SOMA scoring system, cosmesis was evaluated with the(More)
BACKGROUND The prognostic implications of internal mammary (IM) and supraclavicular (SC) node involvement in locally advanced breast cancer is still unclear. PATIENTS AND METHODS We evaluated 107 patients with IM (n = 65) or SC (n = 42) node involvement who underwent operation at the European Institute of Oncology between 1997 and 2009 to assess their(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS A minimal part of patients treated with radiotherapy on the entire breast may present an acute, subacute or chronic cutaneous damage of the healthy tissues involved in the radiation fields. The aim of this retrospective study was to evaluate the most efficient topical hydrating treatment in the prevention of cutaneous radio-induced acute(More)
Let K be an imaginary quadratic number field with class number 1. We describe a new, essentially linear-time algorithm, to list all isomor-phism classes of cubic extensions L/K up to a bound X on the norm of the relative discriminant ideal. The main tools are Taniguchi's [18] generalization of Davenport-Heilbronn parametrisation of cubic extensions, and(More)
BACKGROUND Despite numerous randomized trials suggesting a benefit of unconventional fractionation in locally advanced head and neck cancer, the role of this approach in nasopharyngeal carcinoma is debatable. Based on the current clinical experience, the authors introduced hyperfractionated irradiation in the treatment of locally advanced head and neck(More)
AIMS AND BACKGROUND Radiotherapy has remarkable success rates for the cure of patients affected by glottic carcinoma; local control rates are similar to surgery with lower morbidity and better functional results. Our aim was to determine local-regional control rates, overall survival, second cancer incidence, acute-late toxicity and prognostic factors in(More)