Kae Okuma

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INTRODUCTION The abscopal effect is the effect of radiation therapy at a site distant to the area of irradiation. This is not a common event and has not been clearly defined, resulting in few reported cases in the literature. We discuss this phenomenon in a patient with hepatocellular carcinoma. CASE PRESENTATION A 63-year-old Japanese man underwent(More)
PURPOSE To determine the risk factors of severe radiation pneumonitis (RP) after stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) for primary or secondary lung tumors. MATERIALS AND METHODS From January 2003 to March 2009, SBRT was performed on 117 patients (32 patients before 2005 and 85 patients after 2006) with lung tumors (primary = 74 patients and(More)
PURPOSE This study assessed the trial of boost intracavitary brachytherapy (ICBT) for the patients of uterine cervical cancer with residual malignant cells detected at the final stage of ICBT. MATERIAL AND METHODS This is a retrospective analysis of 75 patients with cervical cancer treated radically with external beam radiotherapy and high-dose-rate(More)
The expression levels of 16 proteins were analyzed to identify prognostic correlations in esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) treated with concurrent chemoradia-tion therapy (CCRT). The immunohistochemical expression levels of p53, p21 waf1 , molecular immunology borstel-1 (MIB-1, Ki-67), p16 INK4A , cyclin D1, E-cadherin, Bcl-2, tumor necrosis factor(More)
INTRODUCTION Cancer-related fatigue greatly influences quality of life in cancer patients; however, no specific treatments have been established for cancer-related fatigue, and at present, no medication has been approved in Japan. Systematic research using patient-reported outcome to examine symptoms, particularly fatigue, has not been conducted in(More)
PURPOSE To investigate the respiratory motion of metal clips or surgical staples placed in the gastric wall for planning of radiation therapy in gastric cancer patients. METHODS This study examined 15 metal markers in the gastric walls of 12 patients with gastric cancer treated with external-beam photon RT. Motion assessment was analyzed in 41 respiratory(More)
BACKGROUND This retrospective study on early and locally advanced esophageal cancer was conducted to evaluate locoregional failure and its impact on survival by comparing involved field radiotherapy (IFRT) with elective nodal irradiation (ENI) in combination with concurrent chemotherapy. METHODS We assessed all patients with esophageal cancer of stages(More)
OBJECTIVE This is a retrospective study aimed at clarifying the details of recurrence patterns and sites in patients with cervical cancer treated with definitive radiation therapy (RT). METHODS Data were analyzed from consecutive patients, admitted to the University of Tokyo Hospital (Tokyo, Japan) between 2001 and 2013, who had received definitive RT,(More)
BACKGROUND A prospective study was performed on the use of chemoradiotherapy (CRT) for esophageal cancer (EC) with involved-field radiation therapy (IFRT), based on 18-fluorodeoxyglucose positron-emission tomography. Prognostic factors for overall survival (OS) were analyzed. METHODS Eligible patients included 63 adults with newly diagnosed, untreated,(More)
The present retrospective study aimed to examine the association between the expression of long non-protein-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) and clinical prognosis in the pretreatment formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded (FFPE) tissue samples of cervical squamous cell carcinoma patients that underwent platinum-based chemoradiation therapy. Between 2001 and 2013, 49(More)