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This is a phase I study of concurrent chemoradiation with pegulated liposomal doxorubicin (PLDH) and cisplatin for patients with squamous non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) and head and neck carcinoma (SCCHN). Nine patients with NSCLC and 9 with SCCHN were recruited in two phase I dose-escalation trials. The starting dose of PLDH was 7 mg/m2 once a week and(More)
The objective was to compare the dosimetry of Helical TomoTherapy (TOMO) and Gamma Knife (GK) treatment plans for tumor and normal brain in the treatment of single and multiple brain tumors. An anthropomorphic Rando Head phantom was used to compare the dosimetry of TOMO and GK. Eight brain tumors of various shapes, sizes and locations were used to generate(More)
PURPOSE There is an evolving role for combining radiotherapy (RT) with gene therapy in the management of prostate cancer. However, the clinical results of this combined approach are much needed. The preliminary results addressing the safety of this Phase I-II study combining RT and gene therapy (adenovirus/herpes simplex virus-thymidine kinase(More)
In this study, we present a case of laparoscopic ovarian transposition to preserve ovarian function in an adult female patient treated with craniospinal irradiation for standard risk medulloblastoma. The prescribed dose to the craniospinal axis was 2340 cGy at 180 cGy per fraction and was delivered with 6-MV photons. Before ovarian transposition, magnetic(More)
PURPOSE The expression of the bcl-2 proto-oncogene has been associated with resistance to radiation-induced apoptosis. There is evidence that the bcl-2 protein acts in an antioxidant pathway to block the effects of reactive oxygen species that mediate apoptosis possibly by increasing the levels of intracellular glutathione. Our hypothesis is that(More)
Standard therapies for prostate cancer including radiation, prostatectomy, and hormone ablation have significant toxicities and recurrence risk. HSV-tk gene therapy may be effective in combination with radiation therapy due to complementary mechanisms and distinct toxicity profiles. Mouse prostate tumors transplanted subcutaneously were treated by either(More)
PURPOSE Standard therapies for breast cancer lack tumor specificity and have significant risk for recurrence and toxicities. Herpes simplex virus-thymidine kinase (HSV-tk) gene therapy combined with radiation therapy (XRT) may be effective because of complementary mechanisms and distinct toxicity profiles. HSV-tk gene therapy followed by systemic(More)
The present study compared the dosimetry of intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) and three-dimensional conformal radiation therapy (3D-CRT) techniques in patients treated for high-grade glioma. A total of 20 patients underwent computed tomography treatment planning in conjunction with magnetic resonance imaging fusion. Prescription dose and(More)
The purpose of this paper was to assess the effect of setup uncertainty on dosimetry of prostate, seminal vesicles, bladder, rectum, and colon in prostate cancer patients treated with Peacock intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT). Ten patients underwent computed tomography (CT) scans using the "prostate box" for external, and an "endorectal balloon"(More)