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BACKGROUND Intermittent androgen deprivation for prostate-specific antigen (PSA) elevation after radiotherapy may improve quality of life and delay hormone resistance. We assessed overall survival with intermittent versus continuous androgen deprivation in a noninferiority randomized trial. METHODS We enrolled patients with a PSA level greater than 3 ng(More)
8 Background: Radium-223 chloride (Ra-223) is a first-in-class alpha-pharmaceutical targeting bone metastases (mets) with high-energy alpha-particles of extremely short range (<100 μm). ALSYMPCA, a phase III, double-blind, randomized, multinational study, compared efficacy, in terms of overall survival (OS), and safety of Ra-223 plus best standard of care(More)
There is increasing evidence that hypoxia-regulated gene expression influences tumor aggressiveness, contributing to the poorer outcome of patients with hypoxic tumors. The role of the transcriptional complex hypoxia-inducible factor-1 as an important mediator of hypoxia-regulated gene expression is one of the best documented pathways. Recently, it has(More)
LBA4512 Background: Radium-223 chloride (Ra-223), a targeted alpha-emitter, targets bone metastases (mets) with high-energy alpha-particles of short range (<100 µm). ALSYMPCA, a phase III double-blind, randomized, multinational study, compared Ra-223 plus best standard of care (BSC) vs placebo plus BSC in CRPC patients (pts) with bone mets. In a planned(More)
PURPOSE Dose escalation for prostate cancer improves biological control but with a significant increase in late toxicity. Recent estimates of low alpha/beta ratio for prostate cancer suggest that hypofractionation may result in biological advantage. Intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) should enable dose escalation to the prostate while reducing toxicity(More)
The purpose of this work was to develop a robust technique for planning intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) for prostate cancer patients who are to be entered into a proposed hypofractionated dose escalation study. In this study the dose escalation will be restricted to the prostate alone, which may be regarded as a concurrent boost volume within(More)
There is increasing evidence that hypoxia-regulated gene expression influences tumor aggressiveness, contributing to the poorer outcome of patients with hypoxic tumors. The role of the transcriptional complex hypoxia-inducible factor-1 as an important mediator of hypoxia-regulated gene expression is one of the best documented pathways. Recently, it has(More)
A relationship between hypoxia and apoptosis has been identified in vitro and in experimental tumours. The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between apoptosis, hypoxia and the change in oxygenation during radiotherapy in human squamous cell carcinoma of the cervix. Forty-two patients with locally advanced disease underwent pretreatment(More)
BACKGROUND Bone metastases frequently cause skeletal events in patients with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer. Radium-223 dichloride (radium-223) selectively targets bone metastases with high-energy, short-range α-particles. We assessed the effect of radium-223 compared with placebo in patients with castration-resistant prostate cancer and(More)
BACKGROUND Patient-reported outcomes (PROs) might detect more toxic effects of radiotherapy than do clinician-reported outcomes. We did a quality of life (QoL) substudy to assess PROs up to 24 months after conventionally fractionated or hypofractionated radiotherapy in the Conventional or Hypofractionated High Dose Intensity Modulated Radiotherapy in(More)