Marika C. Stenfert Kroese

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PURPOSE Studies on quality of life (QOL) among women with endometrial cancer have shown that patients who undergo pelvic radiotherapy report lower role functioning and more diarrhea and fatigue. In the Post Operative Radiation Therapy in Endometrial Cancer (PORTEC) trial, patients with endometrial carcinoma were randomly assigned to receive external-beam(More)
BACKGROUND The PORTEC-2 trial showed efficacy and reduced side-effects of vaginal brachytherapy (VBT) compared with external beam pelvic radiotherapy (EBRT) for patients with high-intermediate risk endometrial cancer. The current analysis was done to evaluate long-term health related quality of life (HRQL), and compare HRQL of patients to an age-matched(More)
PURPOSE Stage IC, grade 3 endometrial cancer is regarded as a high-risk category. Stage IC, grade 3 patients were not eligible for the randomized Postoperative Radiation Therapy in Endometrial Carcinoma (PORTEC) trial, but were registered and received postoperative radiotherapy. PATIENTS AND METHODS The PORTEC trial included 715 patients with stage IC,(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the long-term health-related quality of life (HRQL) after external beam radiation therapy (EBRT) or vaginal brachytherapy (VBT) among PORTEC-2 trial patients, evaluate long-term bowel and bladder symptoms, and assess the impact of cancer on these endometrial cancer (EC) survivors. PATIENTS AND METHODS In the PORTEC-2 trial, 427(More)
During the period 1988-1991, 23 patients with prostatic carcinoma were treated by transperineal iodine seed implantation guided by transrectal ultrasound. We introduce a refinement of the implantation technique using a rigid column of seeds and spacers. The uniformity parameter based on the peak width of the natural volume-dose histogram demonstrated(More)
Objective. The aim of this study is to look at possible differences in outcome between serosa and adnexal involvement stage IIIA endometrial carcinoma. Methods. 67 patients with stage IIIA endometrial carcinoma were included, 46 with adnexal involvement and 21 with serosa. A central histopathological review was performed. Results. The 7-year locoregional(More)
The "natural" volume-dose histogram as described by Anderson visualises graphically even small differences between source arrangements, making it a useful tool to compare planned and realised source configurations. In this study the histogram is applied to demonstrate that the introduction of an applicator in oral cavity implants or of iridium wire spacers(More)
In the Deventer Radiotherapeutic Institute from January 1981 through December 1989, 359 patients who had undergone a breast-saving operation were irradiated. Since 1987, iridium guiding needles were introduced peroperatively in 79 of these patients. Subsequently, irradiation was administered. With this method the total duration of treatment was 16 days(More)
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