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The purpose of this study is to evaluate the efficacy and toxicity of radiation therapy (RT) with concurrent temozolomide (TMZ) chemotherapy followed by adjuvant TMZ in children with diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma (DIPG). Newly diagnosed patients younger than 18 years with histologically proven DIPG were treated with focal radiotherapy to a dose of 54 Gy(More)
PURPOSE To define clinical outcome after definitive chemoradiotherapy (CRT) of anal carcinoma in HIV-infected patients treated with highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART). PATIENTS AND METHODS A multicentric cohort comparison of 40 HIV-positive patients with HAART and 81 HIV-negative patients treated with radiotherapy (RT) or CRT was retrospectively(More)
PURPOSE To retrospectively analyze patient characteristics, treatment, and treatment outcome of pediatric patients with hematologic diseases treated with total body irradiation (TBI) between 1978 and 2006. PATIENTS AND METHODS 32 pediatric patients were referred to the Department of Radiation-Oncology at the University of Zurich for TBI. Records of(More)
PURPOSE This phase I infusion rate escalation trial was undertaken to evaluate the maximum applicable infusion rate for rituximab without steroid premedication in patients having received one previous rituximab infusion. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN Cohorts of at least three patients were assigned to rituximab with or without concomitant chemotherapy. The initial(More)
PURPOSE To compare the dose distribution between three-dimensional conformal radiotherapy (3DCRT), intensity modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) with six coplanar beams (6b-IMRT) and IMRT with nine coplanar beams (9b-IMRT) during adjuvant radiotherapy for retroperitoneal sarcoma. METHODS AND MATERIALS The 10 most recent patients who had received adjuvant(More)
Children with a brain tumor treated with high-dose busulfan-thiotepa with autologous stem cell transplantation (ASCT) and radiation therapy (RT) often experience radiographic changes during follow-up. The purpose of the study was to identify the incidence, time course, risk factors, and clinical outcome of this complication. From May 1988 through May 2007,(More)
PET-imaging is a useful tool for management of certain glioma patients. The variable availability of adequate tracers, their short half-life, but also administrative obstacles and financial constraints are hampering the prospective evaluation of PET. Its impact in tumor localization and accurate diagnosis, in treatment response evaluation and ultimately(More)
The role of involved field radiation therapy (IF-RT) after high dose chemotherapy (HDC) with autologous stem cell transplantation (ASCT) for non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL) has not been conclusively defined. It has been hypothesized that HDC might obviate the need of consolidative IF-RT. A retrospective matched-pair analysis of patients undergoing HDC and ASCT(More)
We report herein our institutional experience in the treatment of diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma (DIPG) with a hypofractionated external-beam radiotherapy schedule. Between April 1996 and January 2004, 22 patients (age 2.9-12.5 years) with newly diagnosed DIPG were treated by hypofractionated radiation therapy delivering a total dose of 45 Gy in daily(More)