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PURPOSE We present results of patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) treated with proton beam therapy. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN We reviewed 162 patients having 192 HCCs treated from November 1985 to July 1998 by proton beam therapy with or without transarterial embolization and percutaneous ethanol injection. The patients in the present series were(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the effectiveness and feasibility of proton therapy for head and neck cancers. PATIENTS AND METHODS From 1983 to 2000, 33 patients with head and neck malignancies but no history of surgical resection were treated with 250-MeV protons with or without X-ray irradiation. This study retrospectively evaluated local control, survival, and(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the safety and efficacy of postoperative hyperfractionated concomitant boost proton radiotherapy with nimustine hydrochloride for supratentorial glioblastoma multiforme (GBM). METHODS AND MATERIALS Twenty patients with histologically confirmed supratentorial GBM met the following criteria: (1) a Karnofsky performance status of >or=60;(More)
To evaluate the feasibility of short-segment coil embolization between 2 balloons for tight packing in an experimental vascular model. Three coil embolization techniques were performed by 5 interventional radiologists as follows: (1) proximal balloon technique (proximal BT) which involved proximal balloon inflation and coil deployment over the balloon, (2)(More)
This study aimed to retrospectively evaluate the efficacy of radiotherapy for primary intraocular non-Hodgkin lymphoma (PIOL). Between May 1998 and October 2010, 22 immunocompetent patients (four men, 18 women; median age 70 years, range 53-79 years) were diagnosed with PIOL. Magnetic resonance imaging showed no intracranial involvement in any patient.(More)
PURPOSE To present treatment outcomes of hypofractionated high-dose proton beam therapy for Stage I non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC). METHODS AND MATERIALS Twenty-one patients with Stage I NSCLC (11 with Stage IA and 10 with Stage IB) underwent hypofractionated high-dose proton beam therapy. At the time of irradiation, patient age ranged from 51 to 85(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate in a retrospective review the role of proton beam therapy for patients with medically inoperable Stage I non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC). PATIENTS AND METHODS From November 2001 to July 2008, 55 medically inoperable patients with Stage I NSCLC were treated with proton beam therapy. A total of 58 (T1/T2, 30/28) tumors were treated.(More)
This study was conducted in order to evaluate the cytotoxicity of high linear-energy-transfer (LET) ionizing radiation (IR) on glioblastoma cells and fibroblasts using different modes of cell inactivation assays. Two human glioblastoma cell lines with or without p53-mutation, and fibroblasts were used as materials. Gamma rays and 290 MeV/u carbon beams with(More)
Small-field radiotherapy based on a 6-MeV linac and a conventional head mold is investigated as an alternative to radiosurgery with stereotactic frames. The system requires no additional device and allows fractionated treatment. The dose distributions obtained are comparable to those reported with a Gamma Unit. Overall positioning errors are within 2 mm.(More)
A 60-year-old man with choroidal melanoma was treated with fractionated stereotactic radiotherapy and followed for 6 years. During this period, the tumor has not changed in size, and the patient has experienced only a slight decrease in visual acuity. In this case, stereotactic radiotherapy appears to have been safe and effective and may also be a(More)