Benjamin Sischy

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PURPOSE The median survival time of patients with locally advanced adenocarcinoma of the pancreas is 8-10 months. Radiation therapy has been used to improve local control and palliate symptoms. This randomized study was undertaken to determine whether the addition of 5-fluorouracil (5-FU) and mitomycin-C (MMC) to radiation therapy improves outcome in this(More)
Elderly women with cancer are often treated non-aggressively. Between January 1972 and March 1984, 128 women greater than 60 years were treated for Stage I or II breast cancer with segmental mastectomy (SGM) plus/minus postoperative radiation at one of our four area hospitals. Whereas 82% of similar patients less than 60 years were referred for postop(More)
Squamous carcinoma of the thoracic esophagus has an extremely poor prognosis. This study, EST-1282, was undertaken by the Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) to determine whether the combined use of 5-fluorouracil (5-FU), mitomycin C, and radiation therapy improved the disease-free survival and overall survival of patients with carcinoma of the(More)
Treatment of rectal carcinomas with endocavitary irradiation is now an established method in the United States and is an important advance in the curative management of patients with selected cancers of the rectum that should be available to all such patients. Excellent palliation can also be achieved in many cases with advanced local disease. The total(More)
During the last 15 years, over 400 patients with adenocarcinoma of the rectum have undergone a course of endocavitary irradiation for cure or palliation of Dukes' A and B disease. This treatment method makes use of an unconventional fractionation scheme, by which the tumour receives 10,000-12,000 cGy in approximately four fractions over a period of about 60(More)
For many years surgery has been the treatment of choice for squamous cell carcinoma of the anus, but it is now becoming apparent that well-planned definitive radiation therapy combined with chemotherapy may obviate the need for an abdomino-perineal resection. Since 1976, 33 patients with this disease were treated at Highland Hospital by radiation therapy(More)
A retrospective review of the outcome of treatment for primary, Stage I and II breast cancer with segmental mastectomy (SGM) alone or segmental mastectomy plus postoperative irradiation (SGM + RT) at four Rochester, New York, city hospitals is reported. Between January 1971 and March 1984, 99 women were treated with SGM and 146 with SGM + RT. Groups were(More)
In the light of the relatively poor response of squamous-cell carcinoma of the anus to surgery, an alternative method of treatment has been sought. During the past five years, in a series of 19 patients, the first four were treated by a combination of preoperative irradiation, 5-fluorouracil (5-FU) and mitomycin C as radiosensitizers plus surgery. As a(More)
Between 1976 and 1986, 64 patients with rectal adenocarcinoma who were considered unresectable or had prognostic signs suggestive of high risk for local failure received preoperative adjuvant therapy. They were treated with pelvic irradiation (40 Gy) combined with 5-fluorouracil (5-FU) and mitomycin-C, followed by surgery. All had definitive resections(More)