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Radiotherapy is a critical and inseparable component of comprehensive cancer treatment and care. For many of the most common cancers in low-income and middle-income countries, radiotherapy is essential for effective treatment. In high-income countries, radiotherapy is used in more than half of all cases of cancer to cure localised disease, palliate(More)
AIMS Computed tomography (CT)-based radiotherapy dose escalation for locally advanced non-small cell lung cancer (LA-NSCLC) has had limited success. In this planning study, we investigated the potential for adaptive dose escalation using respiratory-gated 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) positron emission tomography/computed tomography scans (4DPET/4DCT)(More)
INTRODUCTION There are limited treatment options for patients with prior pneumonectomy and a new lung malignancy. The safety and efficacy of stereotactic body radiotherapy in this subpopulation has not been well defined. METHODS Postpneumonectomy patients treated with lung SBRT were identified from a prospective single institution database. Treatment(More)
INTRODUCTION Detailed, published surveys specific to Australian breast radiotherapy practice were last conducted in 2002. More recent international surveys specific to breast radiotherapy practice include a European survey conducted in 2008/2009 and a Spanish survey conducted in 2009. Radiotherapy techniques continue to evolve, and the utilisation of new(More)
The massive global shortfall in radiotherapy equipment and human resources in developing countries is an enormous challenge for international efforts in cancer control. This lack of access to treatment has been long-standing, but there is now a growing consensus about the urgent need to prioritize solutions to this problem and that a global strategy is(More)
More than half of all cancer diagnoses worldwide occur in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) and the incidence is projected to rise substantially within the next 20 years. Radiotherapy is a vital, cost-effective treatment for cancer; yet there is currently a huge deficit in radiotherapy services within these countries. The aim of this study was to(More)
PURPOSE Radiographic changes after lung stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) have been categorized into 4 groups: modified conventional pattern (A), mass-like fibrosis; (B), scar-like fibrosis (C), and no evidence of increased density (D). The purpose of this study was to assess the interrater reliability of this categorization system in patients with(More)
INTRODUCTION Patients with locally advanced nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) commonly present with cranial nerve (CN) involvement, which can cause significant morbidity. We aimed to characterise the pattern of involvement and outcomes of these patients, as well as determine if these differed according to the mode of diagnosis. METHODS Patients were included(More)
AIMS Pelvic lymph node positivity in cervical cancer is known to be an adverse prognostic factor and is associated with an elevated risk of clinically occult para-aortic lymph node metastases. The purpose of this study was to examine the benefit of elective para-aortic lymph node radiotherapy (PART) in patients with no clinical or radiographic evidence of(More)