Luis Pinillos

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This report comprises 149 patients with carcinoma of the maxillary sinus treated with radical surgery and postoperative radiotherapy (5500 to 6000 cGy in 6 weeks) between 1963 and 1980 at the Instituto Nacional de Enfermedades Neoplasicas of Lima. Permanent local control was observed in 67.1% of the cases with a 5-year actuarial survival of 36.2% and a(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Decisions in planning radiotherapy facilities in countries with limited financial resources require information on economic factors to make provision for sustainability. This study aims at acquiring data on some of these factors involved in delivery of teletherapy in 11 countries of different economic status. PATIENTS AND METHODS(More)
Cervical cancer is the leading malignant neoplasm in Peruvian women. This malignancy is a public health problem and several efforts were previously performed to develop cancer control plans. Geographical, cultural, structural, infrastructural and procedural barriers can limit the implementation of such strategies. Several previous studies have characterized(More)
Overexposure to radioactive sources used in radiotherapy or industrial radiography may result in severe health consequences. This report assesses the initial clinical status and the medical and psychological long-term follow-up of two radiation accident patients from Peru during the mid-to-late 1990s: one patient exposed to a radiotherapy (60)Co source in(More)
There are different biological and clinical patterns of lung cancer between genders indicating intrinsic differences leading to increased sensitivity to cigarette smoke-induced DNA damage, mutational patterns of KRAS and better clinical outcomes in women while differences between genders at gene-expression levels was not previously reported. Here we show an(More)
Radiotherapy was the first nonsurgical treatment for malignant tumours and represents one of the oldest disciplines of oncology. In Latin America, as in many parts of the world, the history of modern oncology begins with the implementation of radiation therapy facilities. The development of radiotherapy in Latin America was possible thanks to the seminal(More)
PURPOSE To provide recommendations for the implementation of high dose rate (HDR) 192Ir brachytherapy technology in developing countries. METHODS An Advisory Group Meeting of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) met to address the implementation of HDR 192Ir brachytherapy technology in developing countries. These recommendations reflect only the(More)
A retrospective study of 484 patients with locally advanced cancer of the breast treated with irradiation alone revealed a partial or complete response in 64% of the patients, with a mean duration of 13 months. The 5-year survival was 21.9% for the entire group of patients; 32% for patients responding, and 5% for non-responding patients. The data suggests(More)
PURPOSE Relatively little is known about available resources and patterns of practice for brachytherapy (BT) in Latin America. To rectify this situation, we performed a patterns-of-care survey whose aim was to assess the human and material resources available for BT in Latin America and document current clinical practices. METHODS AND MATERIALS A total of(More)
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