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Anxiety is a major issue in the cancer patient population. This randomized phase III trial evaluated the effects of massage therapy on anxiety levels in patients undergoing radiation therapy. Patients undergoing radiation therapy were randomly assigned to either 10 massage sessions or control sessions. Anxiety levels were evaluated throughout the course of(More)
OBJECTIVES Brain metastases from colorectal cancer (crc) are quite rare. Here, we review the characteristics, presentation, and clinical course of such patients at our institution. METHODS We reviewed the medical records of patients with brain metastases from crc treated during 2000-2009. Associations between patient, tumour characteristics, treatment(More)
PURPOSE To determine which parameters allow for CyberKnife fiducial-less tumor tracking in stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) for early-stage non-small cell lung cancer. METHODS AND MATERIALS A total of 133 lung SBRT patients were preselected for direct soft-tissue tracking based on manufacturer recommendations (peripherally located tumors ≥1.5 cm(More)
The aim of this study is to report outcomes and prognostic factors for early stage non-small cell lung cancer treated with patient-adapted Cyberknife stereotactic body radiotherapy. A retrospective analysis of 150 patients with T1-2N0 non-small cell lung cancer treated with stereotactic body radiotherapy was conducted. An algorithm based on tumor and(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to prospectively evaluate the quality of life (QoL) and pulmonary function of patients with early-stage non-small cell lung cancer treated with robotic stereotactic ablative radiation therapy (SABR). METHODS AND MATERIALS Eligible patients all had histologically confirmed stage I non-small cell lung cancer and were(More)
PURPOSE To investigate the incidence and predictive factors of severe radiation pneumonitis (RP) after stereotactic ablative radiation therapy (SABR) in early-stage lung cancer patients with preexisting radiological interstitial lung disease (ILD). METHODS AND MATERIALS A retrospective analysis of patients with stage I lung cancer treated with SABR from(More)
PURPOSE Concomitant chemoradiotherapy (CRT) increases survival rates compared with radical radiotherapy alone (RT) in Stage III non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC), as a result of improved local control. The effect of CRT on local control in Stage I NSCLC is less well documented. We retrospectively reviewed local control and survival following CRT or RT for(More)
INTRODUCTION A recent meta-analysis suggested that patients with non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) whose primary tumors have a higher standardized uptake value (SUV) derived from F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography (PET) have a worse prognosis in comparison with those with tumors with lower values. However, previous analyses have had(More)
OBJECTIVES Stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) is an emerging treatment option for liver tumors unsuitable for ablation or surgery. We report our experience with SBRT in the treatment of liver tumors. MATERIALS AND METHODS Patients with primary or secondary liver cancer were identified in our local SBRT database. Patients were included irrespective(More)
PURPOSE Surgery remains the standard treatment for medically operable patients with early-stage non-small cell lung carcinoma (NSCLC). Following surgical resection, adjuvant chemotherapy is recommended for large tumors >4 cm. For unfit patients, stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) has emerged as an excellent alternative to surgery. This study aims to(More)