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PURPOSE Cerebral low-grade gliomas (LGG) in adults are mostly composed of astrocytomas, oligodendrogliomas, and mixed oligoastrocytomas. There is at present no consensus in the policy of treatment of these tumors. We sought to determine the efficacy of radiotherapy and the presence of a dose-response relationship for these tumors in two multicentric(More)
Two anthropomorphic phantom breasts and six patients with breast carcinoma were irradiated according the prescriptions of the EORTC protocol 22881 on the conservative management of breast carcinoma by tumorectomy and radiotherapy. During the implantation procedure for an iridium-192 boost, three tubes were implanted, enabling the measurement with TLD rods(More)
In three consecutive phase II trials, 5-fluorouracil (5FU)-low dose leucovorin (20 mg/m2/day) was delivered in two 5-day courses during the first (d1 to d5) and the last (d29 to d33) week of a limited pelvic irradiation (45 Gy, 5 weeks, 25 fractions) in patients with locally extended rectal cancer. The three trials differed only by the 5FU dose in the(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this randomized multicenter study was to assess the impact on disease free and overall survival of low dose irradiation to para-aortic nodes and liver in patients with a locally advanced resected rectal cancer receiving a 50 Gy postoperative pelvic radiotherapy. PATIENTS AND METHODS Main inclusion criteria were: a curative(More)
The changing composition of the patient population in breast cancer, which has been reported over the last decade, has important consequences for prognosis. In the present trial, an analysis of the population in an EORTC trial (22881/10882) on breast-conserving therapy was conducted. A shift towards earlier stages has been seen stage per stage, therefore(More)
BACKGROUND Non small cell lung cancers (NSCLC) are rapidly proliferating tumours, which are characterized by the presence of extensive hypoxic components, especially in patients with advanced loco-regional disease. Previous studies suggest a deleterious impact of acute (perfusion-limited) hypoxia on the outcome of radiotherapy for these tumours. AIM This(More)
A review of the literature on penis cancer has been undertaken. The disease is rare and most of the cumulative experience is reported in retrospective series. Multi-institutional international collaboration will be needed to study prospectively facets of this disease where controversy presently exists. Suggested areas of research are in the treatment of(More)
BACKGROUND Since there is increasing evidence that both acute (perfusion-limited) and chronic (diffusion-limited) hypoxia, and tumor repopulation may prejudice the outcome of radiotherapy, the combination of carbogen (95% oxygen-5% carbon dioxide) and nicotinamide with accelerated radiotherapy (ARCON) should reduce the impact of these factors of(More)