Daniel Petereit

Learn More
PURPOSE This report presents guidelines for using high-dose-rate (HDR) brachytherapy in the management of patients with cervical cancer, taking into consideration the current availability of resources in most institutions. METHODS Members of the American Brachytherapy Society (ABS) with expertise in HDR brachytherapy for cervical cancer performed a(More)
PURPOSE Proliferation of surviving tumor clonogens during a course of protracted radiation therapy may be a cause of local failure in cervical carcinoma. The effect of total treatment time was analyzed retrospectively in relation to pelvic control and overall survival for squamous cell carcinomas of the uterine cervix. METHODS AND MATERIALS Two hundred(More)
OBJECTIVE Disparities in cancer-related health outcomes exist among Native Americans. This article assesses barriers to timely and effective cancer care among Native American cancer patients. METHODS We conducted a community-based participatory survey of newly diagnosed cancer patients to assess their basic knowledge of cancer screening and their beliefs(More)
Human papillomaviruses (HPVs), such as HPV-16, are associated with >99% of cervical cancers in women. Two viral oncogenes, E6 and E7, are selectively expressed in these cancers. K14E6 and K14E7 transgenic mouse strains, which express the HPV16 E6 or E7 gene in stratified squamous epithelia, display many acute and long-term phenotypes indicative of the(More)
PURPOSE To assess barriers to cancer care among Native Americans, whose health outcomes compare unfavorably with those of the general U.S. population. METHODS AND PATIENTS We undertook a comparative community-based participatory research project in which newly-diagnosed cancer patients were prospectively surveyed using novel scales for medical mistrust(More)
BACKGROUND American Indians (AIs) in the Northern Plains region suffer disproportionately high cancer mortality rates compared with the general US population and with AIs from other regions in the United States. METHODS The National Cancer Institute developed the Cancer Disparity Research Partnership to address these inequities. This initiative in Rapid(More)
PURPOSE Toxicity concerns have limited pelvic nodal prescriptions to doses that may be suboptimal for controlling microscopic disease. In a prospective trial, we tested whether image-guided intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) can safely deliver escalated nodal doses while treating the prostate with hypofractionated radiotherapy in 5½ weeks. (More)
PURPOSE To determine the 30-day morbidity and mortality rates for patients with an intact uterus undergoing high-dose-rate (HDR) brachytherapy, and to assess risk factors which may predict for these potentially life-threatening complications. METHODS AND MATERIALS From August 1989 to December 1994, 128 cervical and 41 medically inoperable endometrial(More)
PURPOSE A literature review and analysis was performed to determine whether or not efficacious high dose rate (HDR) brachytherapy fractionation schedules exist for the treatment of cervical cancer. METHODS AND MATERIALS English language publications from peer reviewed journals were assessed to calculate the total contribution of dose to Point A from both(More)
Native Americans served by the Aberdeen, Billings, and Bemidji areas of the Indian Health Service (IHS) have a cancer mortality rate approximately 40% higher than that of the overall US population. The National Cancer Institute has funded Rapid City Regional Hospital to provide clinical trials, behavioral research, a genetic protocol, patient navigator(More)