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Twenty patients with solitary plasmacytoma of bone were treated by radiation therapy. Local control was achieved in 19 and most patients developed systemic myeloma. To evaluate disease progression, 65 patients, including 45 from published series, were analyzed. Younger patients seemed less likely to progress (P = .06), but other clinical characteristics(More)
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) was performed in 22 patients at various times (0-3) years) following radiation therapy to the spine. T1 and T2 weighted images were obtained at 0.5 Tesla. Increased signal was seen after 800-6000 rads (8-60 Gy). Marrow effects corresponded to radiation ports. Recurrent tumor was clearly separated from fatty replacement. This(More)
Primary central nervous system (CNS) lymphoma is one of the clinical presentations of the acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS). Ten patients had biopsy-proven high-grade lymphomas that were confirmed by further staging as limited to the CNS. All ten patients received cranial irradiation (total dose, 2200 to 5000 cGy). Six patients demonstrated(More)
Fibroblasts cultured from skin biopsies of patients with AIDS and Kaposi's sarcoma were found to be more radiosensitive than fibroblasts from non-HIV-infected-sources. This supports clinical observations of overt sensitivity to radiotherapy in some AIDS patients with Kaposi's sarcoma.
The initial sites and frequencies of disease progression in 97 patients with small cell carcinoma of the lung treated in a Northern California Oncology protocol were analyzed. Among the extensive disease complete responders (25 patients), the chest was the most frequent initial relapse site (18 patients), followed by the liver (nine patients) and bone (six(More)
Fifty-four courses of radiotherapy were given to 33 patients with symptomatic extramedullary involvement by non-lymphocytic leukemia. Among them were 23 cases of granulocytic sarcoma. Analysis of the treatment response showed that age, hematopathologic type and quality of irradiation did not influence the radiation response. However, a dose response(More)
A group of 158 patients with small cell carcinoma of the lung were followed for 174.5 person-years of observation to determine the risk of acute leukemia. Three cases of acute nonlymphocytic leukemia were observed at 2.3, 2.7, and 3.0 years. The relative risk of developing leukemia was 316 (95% confidence limit, 76-818) and the actuarial risk was 25% +/-(More)
One hundred forty-seven eligible patients with small-cell carcinoma of the lung (SCCL) have been randomized to receive alternating (A) or sequential (S) combination chemotherapy. Initial treatment was with three cycles of VAM (A) or two cycles of POCC (S). VAM consists of VP16-213 200 mg/m2 intravenously (IV) day 1, Adriamycin (Adria Laboratories, Columbus,(More)
From 1969 to 1978, 11 patients with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma presenting as thyroid enlargement were evaluated and treated in the Division of Radiation Therapy at Stanford University Hospital. All patients were staged with lymphangiogram and bone marrow biopsy. Eight patients had Stage I-II disease and three patients had Stage III-IV disease. The histologic(More)
From 1956 to 1978, 646 patients were treated with radiotherapy for carcinoma of the nose (350 patients, 54 percent), eyelids (159 patients, 25 percent), pinna (93 patients, 14 percent), and skin adjacent to the lip (44 patients, 7 percent). The histologic distribution was 72 percent basal cell carcinoma, 18 percent squamous cell carcinoma, and 10 percent(More)