Heather A. Payne

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PURPOSE Photodynamic therapy, using a photosensitizing drug activated by red light, can destroy localized areas of cancer with safe healing and without the cumulative toxicity associated with ionizing radiation. We used photodynamic therapy in a phase I-II study to treat patients with locally recurrent prostate cancer after radiotherapy. MATERIALS AND(More)
Radiotherapy and androgen deprivation in combination after local surgery (RADICALS): A new Medical Research Council/National Cancer Institute of Canada phase III trial of adjuvant treatment after radical prostatectomy Chris Parker, Matthew R. Sydes 1 , Charles Catton 2 , Howard Kynaston 3 , John Logue , Claire Murphy 1 , Rachel C. Morgan 1 , Kilian Mellon 5(More)
In 2010, the International Society of Geriatric Oncology (SIOG) developed treatment guidelines for men with prostate cancer who are older than 70 years old. In 2013, a new multidisciplinary SIOG working group was formed to update these recommendations. The consensus of the task force is that older men with prostate cancer should be managed according to(More)
*Academic Unit of Radiotherapy and Oncology, Institute of Cancer Research and the Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust, Downs Road, Sutton, Surrey SM2 5PT, UK; ySalford Royal Hospitals NHS Trust, Salford M6 8HD, UK; zChristie Hospital NHS Trust, Manchester M20 4BX, UK; xDepartment of Oncology, UCH, 250 Euston Road, London NW1 2PQ, UK; kPrincess Margaret(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the efficacy and tolerability of prophylactic breast irradiation in reducing the incidence and severity of bicalutamide-induced gynecomastia and breast pain. METHODS AND MATERIALS In all, 106 men with prostate cancer (T1b-T4/Nx/M0) and no current gynecomastia/breast pain were enrolled in this randomized, sham-controlled, double-blind,(More)
OBJECTIVES To report the final analysis of a Phase II trial, which investigated the safety and efficacy of the specific endothelin A receptor antagonist zibotentan (AstraZeneca, Macclesfield, UK) in patients with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC). PATIENTS AND METHODS Patients with CRPC and bone metastases who were pain free or mildly(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the role of multiparametric magnetic resonance imaging (mp-MRI) of the prostate in evaluating local recurrence of prostate cancer, using transperineal template-guided 5 mm-spaced biopsies as a reference standard, in men treated with external beam radiotherapy (EBRT) for prostate cancer. PATIENTS AND METHODS The study included 13(More)
As the incidence of prostate cancer rises, the detection and management of men with high-risk non-metastatic prostate cancer is becoming increasingly important. The benefits of radical treatment have been clearly shown in this group from a number of publications. The current mainstays of treatment are radical prostatectomy (with selective use of adjuvant(More)
Language-impaired individuals with autism perform poorly on tests such as non-word repetition that are sensitive clinical markers of specific language impairment (SLI). This has fuelled the theory that language impairment in autism represents a co-morbid SLI. However, the underlying cause of these deficits may be different in each disorder. In a novel task,(More)
INTRODUCTION Because of the lack of published evidence, this study was done to explore the decisions and rationale of uro-oncology consultants regarding the treatment of patients with muscle-invasive bladder cancer who have positive lymph nodes after radical cystectomy (RC) and neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NAC). MATERIALS AND METHODS An electronic survey was(More)