Arthur T. Porter

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PURPOSE To determine whether adding 2 years of androgen-deprivation therapy (ADT) improved outcome for patients electively treated with ADT before and during radiation therapy (RT). PATIENTS AND METHODS Prostate cancer patients with T2c-T4 prostate cancer with no extra pelvic lymph node involvement and prostate-specific antigen (PSA) less than 150 ng/mL(More)
PURPOSE Radiation Therapy Oncology Group (RTOG) Protocol 92-02 was a randomized trial testing long-term (LT) adjuvant androgen deprivation (AD) after initial AD with external-beam radiotherapy (RT) in patients with locally advanced prostate cancer (PC; T2c-4) and with prostate-specific antigen level less than 150 ng/mL. PATIENTS AND METHODS Patients(More)
The palliative efficacy of strontium-89 chloride has been evaluated in a prospective double-blind crossover study comparing it with stable strontium as placebo in 32 patients with prostate cancer metastatic to bone. Response was assessed 5 weeks after each treatment. 26 patients were evaluable. Complete pain relief was only reported following strontium-89(More)
PURPOSE A large proportion of the practice of radiotherapy in the management of metastatic adenocarcinoma of the prostate is associated with palliation of pain from osseous metastases and improving quality of life. Radiation therapy is well known to be effective in treating painful sites and may also be effective in reducing the propensity for adjuvantly(More)
BACKGROUND Radiation-induced necrosis (RIN) of the brain is a complication associated with the use of aggressive focal treatments such as radioactive implants and stereotactic radiosurgery. In an attempt to treat patients with central nervous system (CNS) RIN, ten patients received hyperbaric oxygen treatment (HBOT). METHODS Patients presented with new or(More)
PURPOSE Although androgen suppression results in a tumor response/remission in the majority of patients with carcinoma of the prostate, its potential value as an adjuvant has not been substantiated. MATERIALS AND METHODS In 1987, the Radiation Therapy Oncology Group (RTOG) initiated a randomized phase III trial of adjuvant goserelin in definitively(More)
BACKGROUND Prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed neoplasm and the second leading cause of male death in this country. Multiple genetic and epigenetic factors have been implicated in the oncogenesis and progression of prostate cancer. However, the molecular mechanisms underlying the disease remain largely unknown. The major difficulty in the(More)
PURPOSE This Phase II study was designed to test the tolerance and effectiveness of concurrent cisplatin-radiotherapy in the treatment of invasive bladder cancer. Objectives were to determine toxicity, complete response rate, bladder preservation rate, and survival. METHODS AND MATERIALS Patients with invasive bladder cancer, clinical Stages T2-4, NO-2 or(More)
OBJECTIVES Prostate cancer is the most frequently diagnosed cancer and the second leading cause of cancer death in males in the United States. The mortality is due mainly to distant metastasis. Therefore, predicting the prognosis of prostate cancer patients is an important clinical problem. Previously, we demonstrated that a 12-lipoxygenase (12-LOX)(More)
PURPOSE Understanding growth regulation in hormone-refractory prostate cancer may provide avenues for novel treatment interventions. This study was conducted to characterize the expression of the receptor (FSHR) for follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) in androgen-independent prostate cancer cell lines and in human malignant prostate tissues. MATERIALS AND(More)