Gene Kopelson

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  • G Kopelson
  • 1983
From 1972 to 1981, 7 patients received adjuvant external beam radiation therapy before (5 patients) or after (2 patients) a curative Whipple operation for adenocarcinoma of the pancreas (5 patients) or ampulla of Vater (2 patients). Via supervoltage, 4000-4520 rad/20-25 fractions/4-5 1/2 weeks were delivered to the tumor bed and draining lymphatics. Two(More)
From January 1962 to May 1979, 23 patients with biopsy-proved intramedullary spinal cord tumors were treated initially with total resection, subtotal resection, irradiation, or subtotal resection and irradiation. Local control was achieved in 1/2 patients after total resection, 1/3 after subtotal resection, 8/9 after subtotal resection and radiation(More)
The patterns of clinical-and autopsy-documented tumor spread were evaluated for 15 patients with biopsy-proven infratentorial (8 cerebellar, 2 brainstem, 5 intramedullary spinal cord) glioblastoma. No patient developed clinical nor autopsy evidence of subarachnoid dissemination, even though no patient had received craniospinal axis irradiation. Fully 14 of(More)
During the period from January 1962--June 1979, 17 adults (greater than or equal to 16 years of age) received postoperative supervoltage neuraxis radiation therapy for medulloblastoma. An actuarial five- and ten-year survival rate of 46% was achieved, and the major site of recurrence postirradiation was in the posterior fossa. Compared to previous pediatric(More)
For 43 medulloblastoma patients who had five-and ten-year actuarial survival rates of 56%, prognostic factors of statistical significance included: T-stage (82% T1,2 versus 46% T3,4; P less than 0.02), M-stage (63% M0,1 versus 0% M2,3; P less than 0.03), and histopathologic tumor score (TS, based upon necrosis, desmoplasia, cytoplasmic processes, and(More)