Brita Lavender Danielson

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PURPOSE To systematically review the evidence for the radiotherapeutic and surgical management of patients newly diagnosed with intraparenchymal brain metastases. METHODS AND MATERIALS Key clinical questions to be addressed in this evidence-based Guideline were identified. Fully published randomized controlled trials dealing with the management of newly(More)
PURPOSE To compare preimplant prostate contours and contouring variability between magnetic resonance (MR) and transrectal ultrasound images. METHODS AND MATERIALS Twenty-three patients were imaged using ultrasound (US) and MR before permanent brachytherapy treatment. Images were anonymized, randomized, and duplicated, and the prostate was independently(More)
AIMS Palliative radiotherapy (PRT) plays an important role in women with metastatic breast cancer. However, not all cancer patients with an indication for PRT receive it. The aim of this study was to measure the use of PRT for women who have died of breast cancer in the Canadian province of Alberta, and to identify factors that might affect this use. (More)
CONTEXT Physical activity has demonstrated benefits for quality of life (QoL) and cancer-related fatigue earlier in the cancer trajectory; however, less is known regarding its role in patients with end-stage cancer. OBJECTIVES The primary aim of this study was to examine the association between objectively measured physical activity and QoL in cancer(More)
AIM To evaluate international patterns of practice for the management of metastatic disease to the brain. MATERIALS AND METHODS An online international practice survey was conducted from April to June 2010. Most of the survey questions were based on common management issues for which optimal management using level 1 evidence was lacking. The survey(More)
PURPOSE The 20-item European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer Quality of Life Questionnaire-Brain Neoplasm (QLQ-BN20) is a validated quality-of-life (QOL) questionnaire for patients with primary brain tumors. The European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer Quality of Life Questionnaire-Core 15 Palliative (QLQ-C15-PAL) core(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the technical quality of external beam radiotherapy for prostate cancer in Canada. METHODS This was a multi-institution, retrospective study of a random sample of patients undergoing radiotherapy (RT) for prostate cancer in Canada. Patterns of care were determined by abstracting details of the patients' management from original(More)
PURPOSE The objective of this study is to determine whether there is less contouring variability of the prostate using higher-strength magnetic resonance images (MRI) compared with standard MRI and computed tomography (CT). METHODS AND MATERIALS Forty patients treated with prostate brachytherapy were accrued to a prospective study that included the(More)
The purpose of this study is to determine the feasibility of a multidisciplinary palliative radiotherapy clinic for patients with brain metastases. We designed a 6-month pilot Rapid Access Palliative Radiotherapy Program (RAPRP) brain metastases clinic. The main goals of the clinic were: (1) to provide timely consultation and treatment, (2) to provide(More)
PURPOSE To develop a set of indicators of the quality of radiotherapy (RT) for localized prostate cancer. METHODS AND MATERIALS Following a comprehensive review of the literature to identify candidate quality indicators, we utilized a modified Delphi technique to develop a set of indicators of the quality of RT for localized prostate cancer. The first(More)