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BACKGROUND The most common regimen of stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT) for stage I nonsmall cell lung cancer in Japan is 48 grays (Gy) in 4 fractions over 4 days. Radiobiologically, however, higher doses are necessary to control larger tumors, and interfraction intervals should be >24 hours to take advantage of reoxygenation. In this study, the authors(More)
PURPOSE The prognostic significance of human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG) level in central nervous system germinoma remains controversial. The purpose of this study was to compare clinical characteristics and prognosis of germinoma patients with normal and high HCG titers in the serum. METHODS AND MATERIALS We undertook a multi-institutional retrospective(More)
The purpose of this study was to evaluate acute toxicity of craniospinal irradiation (CSI) using helical tomotherapy (HT) and compare its dose distribution with that of conventional linac-based plans. Twelve patients with various brain tumors were treated with HT-CSI. Median patient age was 14 years (range: 4-37 years). Median CSI dose was 30.6 Gy in 18(More)
BACKGROUND Radiation proctitis after intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) differs from that seen after pelvic irradiation in that this adverse event is a result of high-dose radiation to a very small area in the rectum. We evaluated the results of treatment for hemorrhagic proctitis after IMRT for prostate cancer. METHODS Between November 2004 and(More)
PURPOSE The aim of this study was to evaluate the technical and clinical efficacy and safety of CT-guided hookwire marking before video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) for small pulmonary lesions. MATERIALS AND METHODS This procedure was performed on 161 lesions in 154 patients (75 men and 79 women; median age, 62 years; age range 23-89 years).(More)
The prognosis of localized extranodal natural killer/T-cell lymphoma, nasal type (ENKTL), has improved with the development of chemoradiotherapy. However, conventional extended-field radiotherapy may cause optic disorders. Our group has employed smaller radiation fields in an attempt to avoid toxicity. The efficacy and toxicity of treatments were evaluated.(More)
We analyzed the therapeutic results and prognostic factors of 46 primary central nervous system lymphoma (PCNSL) patients who were treated at twelve institutions in the Tokai district of Japan between 1995 and 1999. We compared the results with those of a Japanese nationwide survey performed in the past. We sent each institution a questionnaire about the(More)
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