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PURPOSE To compare the toxicity and efficacy of hypofractionated (62 Gy/20 fractions/5 weeks, 4 fractions per week) vs. conventional fractionation radiotherapy (80 Gy/40 fractions/8 weeks) in patients with high-risk prostate cancer. METHODS AND MATERIALS From January 2003 to December 2007, 168 patients were randomized to receive either hypofractionated or(More)
PURPOSE To report long-term results and patterns of failure after conventional and hypofractionated radiation therapy in high-risk prostate cancer. METHODS AND MATERIALS This randomized phase III trial compared conventional fractionation (80 Gy at 2 Gy per fraction in 8 weeks) vs hypofractionation (62 Gy at 3.1 Gy per fraction in 5 weeks) in combination(More)
The EANM Dosimetry Committee Series "Standard Operational Procedures for Pre-Therapeutic Dosimetry" (SOP) provides advice to scientists and clinicians on how to perform patient-specific absorbed dose assessments. This particular SOP describes how to tailor the therapeutic activity to be administered for radioiodine therapy of benign thyroid diseases such as(More)
Acceptance tests quantitatively determine equipment performance characteristics. Before a new probe is accepted, performance tests can be also used to compare performance of other probes. Routine performance tests verify device operational stability over the time. We developed an efficient and effective testing programme aiming to demonstrate changes in(More)
Radioembolization (RE) of liver cancer with (90)Y-microspheres has been applied in the last two decades with notable responses and acceptable toxicity. Two types of microspheres are available, glass and resin, the main difference being the activity/sphere. Generally, administered activities are established by empirical methods and differ for the two types.(More)
PURPOSE A large-scale multi-institutional planning comparison on lung cancer SABR is presented with the aim of investigating possible criticism in carrying out retrospective multicentre data analysis from a dosimetric perspective. METHODS Five CT series were sent to the participants. The dose prescription to PTV was 54Gy in 3 fractions of 18Gy. The plans(More)
PURPOSE Because of the lack of conclusive and well-conducted randomized studies, the optimal therapy for prostate tumors remains controversial. The aim of this study was to retrospectively compare the results of radical surgery vs. a conservative approach such as external beam radiotherapy (EBRT) plus androgen deprivation therapy using an intent-to-treat(More)
BACKGROUND Radical cystectomy (RC) represents the mainstay of treatment in patients with muscle-invasive urinary bladder cancer but how it compares with the best organ preservation approach is not known. MATERIALS AND METHODS The objective of our review is to compare the 5-year overall survival (OS) rates from retrospective and prospective studies of RC(More)
PURPOSE To compare the toxicity between hypofractionation vs. conventional fractionation schedules in patients with high-risk prostate cancer. METHODS AND MATERIALS Between January 2003 and December 2007, 168 patients were randomized to receive either hypofractionated (62 Gy in 20 fractions within 5 weeks, 4 fractions/wk) or conventionally fractionated(More)
UNLABELLED Radioactive (90)Y-selective internal radiation (SIR) sphere therapy is increasingly used for the treatment of nonresectable hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). However, the maximum delivered dose is limited by severe injury to the nontarget tissue, including liver parenchyma. Our study aimed to implement radiobiologic models for both tumor control(More)