Michelle A. Neben-Wittich

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PURPOSE Considerable interobserver variability exists among providers and between providers and patients when measuring subjective symptoms. In the recently published Phase III N06C4 trial of mometasone cream vs. placebo to prevent radiation dermatitis, the primary provider-assessed (PA) endpoint, using the Common Toxicity Criteria for Adverse Events(More)
PURPOSE To define the effectiveness of radiotherapy in the treatment of patients with extramedullary plasmacytoma of the head and neck (EMPHN). METHODS AND MATERIALS We searched the Mayo Clinic Rochester Department of Radiation Oncology electronic Tumor Registry and identified 18 consecutive patients with a diagnosis of solitary EMPHN. Sixteen patients(More)
The purpose of this article is to review pertinent literature assessing the evidence regarding adjuvant chemoradiotherapy for adenocarcinoma of the pancreas following curative resection. This review looks at randomized controlled studies with the emphasis on adjuvant chemoradiotherapy. In assessing the evidence from the studies reviewed in this article, the(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to determine the prevalence of clinical syndromes and pathologic changes of myocardial ischemia due to obstructive intramural coronary amyloidosis among patients with primary amyloidosis and cardiac involvement. SUBJECTS AND METHODS Medical records and pathologic specimens were reviewed from 96 patients with primary(More)
OBJECTIVES Standard treatment for patients with poor-risk, resected head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) is adjuvant radiation therapy combined with high-dose cisplatin. Many patients are treated with weekly cisplatin; it is not known whether weekly and high-dose cisplatin are equivalent. This study compares the outcomes of patients with(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate outcomes in patients with malignant melanoma of the head and neck with resected regional lymph node (LN) metastases treated with adjuvant hypofractionated intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT). METHODS AND MATERIALS A retrospective review was performed of 46 patients with malignant melanoma of the head and neck with regional LN(More)
INTRODUCTION We sought to determine the distribution and the effect of amyloid on epicardial coronary arteries in patients with primary cardiac amyloidosis. METHODS We reviewed pathologic specimens taken after autopsy or cardiac transplantation from 58 patients with primary cardiac amyloidosis. Patients were seen from 1981 to 2000. Multiple sections of(More)
Radiation therapy is an important and effective adjuvant therapy for breast cancer. Numerous health conditions may affect medical decisions regarding tolerance of breast radiation therapy. These factors must be considered during the decision-making process after breast-conserving surgery or mastectomy for breast cancer. Here, we review currently available(More)
Myelofibrosis (MF) is characterized by cytopenias/cytoses, leukoerythroblastic blood picture, bone marrow fibrosis, and extramedullary hematopoiesis. Extremity bone pain can be a feature of MF. There has been one case report of a patient with MF and bone pain treated with radiation. We treated five patients with MF and extremity pain with radiation at our(More)
BACKGROUND Tracheobronchial amyloidosis is a rare form of primary amyloidosis. There have been no regimens for treatment of this disease that have proven to be effective. There have been case reports of external beam radiation therapy (EBRT) providing marked improvement in symptoms and the appearance of lesions. We report a series of seven consecutive(More)