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Eighteen patients with locally advanced adenocarcinoma of the head, body and tail of the pancreas were treated by a combination of biliary bypass, external and interstitial irradiation at Southern California Cancer Center of California Hospital Medical Center, Los Angeles, and Memorial Hospital Medical Center of Long Beach, Long Beach, CA, from July 31,(More)
Between January 1976 and March 1982, 80 patients with histologically proven diagnosis of squamous cell carcinoma of the tonsillar region were treated with definitive radiotherapy. Sixty-five (81%) of these patients had locally advanced tumors (Stage III and IV); 49% of patients had clinically palpable cervical lymphadenopathy. All patients received a(More)
The dosimetry of ophthalmic plaques designed to hold iridium-192 or iodine-125 seeds is investigated experimentally and by means of a computer model. A phantom for thermoluminescent dosimetry (TLD) which permits measurements to within 2 mm of the plaque surface is described. TLD data are compared with model calculations that take into account the active(More)
Forty patients with prostate adenocarcinoma had bilateral pelvic lymphadenectomy, temporary Ir-192 implantation, and external irradiation. With the implant, the prostate received less than or equal to 3,000 rad (30 Gy) for A2 and B1 and 3,500 rad (35 Gy) for B2 and C lesions in 40-45 hours. Ten days to 2 weeks later, 4,000 rad (40 Gy) external irradiation(More)
The outcome of 100 consecutive newly diagnosed breast cancer patients treated between 1975 and 1985 within a protocol of planned segmental mastectomy and radiation therapy that included an initial brachytherapy boost is reported. Margins were not routinely inked in this study and the tumor bed was determined with the operating surgeon at the time of(More)
The authors treated 83 patients with carcinoma of the breast using a combination of external and interstitial irradiation at Los Angeles County--University of Southern California Medical Center and Southern California Cancer Center between February 1, 1974, and May 31, 1977. All 30 patients who had T1 and T2 lesions, and who were followed for a minimum(More)
Ten patients with carcinoma of the anorectum were treated with a combination of external irradiation and after-loading interstitial 192Ir implant, which seems to be effective in controlling relatively small cancers of the anorectum and providing effective palliation of extensive lesions. Five of the 10 patients remain free of tumor after a minimum follow-up(More)