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PURPOSE To evaluate a retrospective single-institution outcome after hypofractionated stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT) for adrenal metastases. METHODS AND MATERIALS Between February 2002 and December 2009, we treated 48 patients with SBRT for adrenal metastases. The median age of the patient population was 62.7 years (range, 43-77 years). In the(More)
BACKGROUND Accelerated partial breast irradiation (APBI) has been introduced as an alternative treatment method for selected patients with early stage breast cancer (BC). Intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) has the theoretical advantage of a further increase in dose conformity compared with three-dimensional techniques, with more normal tissue sparing.(More)
To evaluate efficacy and safety of fotemustine chemotherapy in temozolomide (TMZ) pretreated adults with recurrent glioblastoma multiforme (GBM). Primary endpoint was progression-free survival at 6 months. Twenty-seven patients (median age: 56 years; median Karnofsky performance status at progression: 80) with relapsed glioblastoma multiforme underwent(More)
AIMS Image-guided 14-gauge (G) core biopsy (CB) has been shown to be an accurate method providing histological diagnosis of breast lesions. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the reliability of image-guided 14-G CB in the diagnosis of phyllodes tumours (PT) reported as B3 category and its accuracy in distinguishing this lesion from fibroadenomas(More)
PURPOSE This study sought to evaluate acute toxicity and local control in patients who underwent extracranial stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) for paracardiac and cardiac metastatic lesions, defined as such when located at a maximum distance of 1 cm from the heart or inside its parenchyma. MATERIALS AND METHODS Between January 2009 and May 2011,(More)
PURPOSE Accurate organs at risk definition is essential for radiation treatment of brain tumors. The aim of this study is to provide a stepwise and simplified contouring guide to delineate the OARs in the brain as it would be done in the everyday practice of planning radiotherapy for brain cancer treatment. METHODS Anatomical descriptions and neuroimaging(More)
INTRODUCTION The efficacy of postoperative radiotherapy (RT) in the treatment of early-stage endometrial carcinoma (EC) is still under debate. This study was aimed to review the outcome and adverse effects in patients treated for EC with postoperative RT at a single center. METHODS A total of 883 patients with pathological stages I to II EC were(More)
BACKGROUND The objective of this study was to evaluate prognostic factors of local and distant recurrence in patients diagnosed with T1a and T1b, lymph node-negative breast carcinoma (BC) with emphasis on human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2) status. METHODS The authors reviewed 704 women with T1aT1bN0M0 BC who received treatment at the(More)
Inflammatory breast cancer represents a rare and extremely aggressive subtype of breast cancer. Due to its rarity, prospective studies are a difficult goal to obtain in this field. Nowadays a multimodal approach seems to be the standard approach. Role and timing of surgery, radiotherapy and chemotherapy are still debated issues. In this scenario interest is(More)
AIMS AND BACKGROUND Anthracyclines such as doxorubicin play a central role in the management of advanced breast cancer. Unfortunately, the clinical benefits of anthracyclines are limited by cardiotoxicity that can lead to the development of potentially fatal congestive heart failure. In order to limit anthracycline-related cardiotoxicity, liposomal(More)