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PURPOSE High-dose radiation may improve outcomes in non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC). By using three-dimensional conformal radiation therapy and limiting the target volume, we hypothesized that the dose could be safely escalated. MATERIALS AND METHODS A standard phase I design was used. Five bins were created based on the volume of normal lung(More)
PURPOSE Prostate movement is a major consideration in the formation of target volumes for conformal radiation therapy of prostate cancer. The goal of this study was to determine the technical feasibility of using implanted radiopaque markers and digital imaging to localize the prostate at the time of treatment, thus allowing for reduction of the margin(More)
PURPOSE To examine the feasibility and dose-limiting toxicity (DLT) of once-weekly gemcitabine at doses predicted in preclinical studies to produce radiosensitization, concurrent with a standard course of radiation for locally advanced head and neck cancer. Tumor incorporation of gemcitabine triphosphate (dFdCTP) was measured to assess whether adequate(More)
PURPOSE Improved local control of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) may be possible with an increased dose of radiation. Three-dimensional radiation treatment planning (3D RTP) was used to design a radiation therapy (RT) dose escalation trial, where the dose was determined by (a) the effective volume of normal lung irradiated, and (b) the estimated risk of(More)
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