Jun-Ichi Saitoh

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PURPOSE To analyze the results of radiotherapy (RT) for malignant lymphoma of the orbit and to evaluate them compared with the World Health Organization (WHO) classification published in 2001. METHODS AND MATERIALS The data from 29 patients with malignant lymphoma of the orbit treated with RT at Gunma University Hospital between 1978 and 2001 were(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the efficacy of hypofractionated linac-based stereotactic radiotherapy with a micro-multileaf collimator (mMLC) in lung cancer patients with brain metastases. METHODS Seventy-eight lesions of brain metastases in 49 lung cancer patients treated by stereotactic radiotherapy between September 2003 and December 2006 were analyzed. In the(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this study is to evaluate the amount of hypoxic fraction in a rodent tumor by means of polarographic oxygen electrode, phosphorus-31 magnetic resonance spectroscopy (31P-MRS), and a newly synthesized hypoxic marker, beta-D-iodinated azomycin galactopyranoside (beta-D-IAZGP). We also investigated the radiosensitivity for tumors of(More)
The present study compared the dose-volume histograms of patients with Stage IIIA non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) treated with carbon ion radiotherapy with those of patients treated with X-ray radiotherapy. Patients with Stage IIIA NSCLC (n = 10 patients for each approach) were enrolled. Both radiotherapy plans were calculated with the same targets and(More)
PURPOSE Hypoxia-inducible factor-1alpha (HIF-1alpha) is an intrinsic marker of tumor hypoxia. It has been considered that the hypoxic status reduces radiosensitivity, but the role of HIF-1alpha in advanced cervical carcinoma is still unclear. The objective of this study was to clarify the impact of HIF-1alpha, human papillomavirus (HPV), and other molecular(More)
PURPOSE Several investigations have revealed that the alpha/beta ratio for prostate cancer is atypically low, and that hypofractionation or high-dose-rate (HDR) brachytherapy regimens using appropriate radiation doses may be expected to yield tumor control and late sequelae rates that are better or at least as favorable as those achieved with conventional(More)
Pancreatic cancer is the disease of gastrointestinal cancer with the poorest prognosis. At present, in addition to surgery, multimodality treatment combining a variety of therapeutic methods is used. We usually employ the following combination of surgery, radiotherapy and chemotherapy: D2 surgery with pylorus-preserving pancreatoduodenectomy (PPPD),(More)
Radiotherapy plays an important role in the treatment for thoracic cancers. Accurate diagnosis is essential to correctly perform curative radiotherapy. Tumor delineation is also important to prevent geographic misses in radiotherapy planning. Currently, planning is based on computed tomography (CT) imaging when radiation oncologists manually contour the(More)
The purpose of this study was to compare dose reduction to the small bowel and sacral bone by two-field and four-field techniques when the common iliac lymph node region is excluded from the radiation field in external beam radiotherapy of uterine cervical cancer. Thirteen patients with cervical cancer were entered into the study. Conventional treatment(More)
BACKGROUND A single-institutional prospective study of optimal hypofractionated conformal radiotherapy for large brain metastases with high risk factors was performed based on the risk prediction of radiation-related complications. METHODS Eighty-eight patients with large brain metastases ≥10 cm(3) in critical areas treated from January 2010 to February(More)