Joel W. Goldwein

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It has previously been reported in a single-institution trial that progression-free survival of children with medulloblastoma treated with radiotherapy and 1-(2-chloroethyl)-3-cyclohexyl-1-nitrosourea (CCNU), cisplatin, and vincristine chemotherapy during and after radiotherapy was better than the outcome in children treated with radiotherapy alone. To(More)
The feasibility of radical surgery for astrocytomas of the optic chiasm/hypothalamus has been reported by several groups. Such surgery carries significant risks, however, including permanent damage to the pituitary gland, optic apparatus, hypothalamic structures, and carotid arteries. The benefits of radical surgery, both in terms of efficacy and toxicity,(More)
Between 1975 and 1989, 45 children with newly diagnosed intracranial ependymomas were treated at the authors' institution. Patients were managed with aggressive surgical resection, followed by postoperative CT or MRI scans to evaluate the extent of resection. Most patients received involved-field radiation therapy, however 10 were treated with craniospinal(More)
Craniospinal radiation therapy (CSRT) combined with chemotherapy results in significant endocrine morbidity. Between 1987 and 1990, a trial using 18 Gy was conducted to treat 10 young children with medulloblastoma. There were 7 survivors. We compared the endocrine outcome in these children (group 18 Gy) to that of a comparable group treated with(More)
An international research consortium has been formed to facilitate evidence-based introduction of MR-guided radiotherapy (MR-linac) and to address how the MR-linac could be used to achieve an optimized radiation treatment approach to improve patients' survival, local, and regional tumor control and quality of life. The present paper describes the(More)
We read the article by Dr. Louis Potters et al. with great interest and we laud their team's effort to standardize care around evidenced-based clinical pathways. In addition to improving safety and bending the cost curve, standardizing clinical practice around expert clinical pathways has several additional benefits which we would like to highlight. First,(More)
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