Naohiro Kodani

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To analyze outcomes and toxicities of stereotactic body radiotherapy with helical tomotherapy (HT-SBRT) for inoperable lung tumors, the medical records of 30 patients with 31 lung tumors treated with HT-SBRT were reviewed. The 3-year local control, cause-specific survival and overall survival rates (LC, CCS and OS, respectively) were analyzed using the(More)
PURPOSE Re-irradiation has attracted attention as a potential therapy for recurrent head and neck tumors. However, carotid blowout syndrome (CBS) has become a serious complication of re-irradiation because of the associated life-threatening toxicity. Determining of the characteristics of CBS is important. We conducted a multi-institutional study. METHODS(More)
BACKGROUND To examine the feasibility of daily oral administration of the hypoxic tumor radiation sensitizer, sanazole (AK-2123). PATIENTS AND METHODS We analyzed the toxicity associated with 44 treatments of 42 patients, who received daily oral administration of 1 g/day sanazole (level A, 1-9g, 12 treatments; Level B, 10 g, 33 treatments) 2 h before(More)
Permanent prostate brachytherapy is frequently performed worldwide, and many studies have demonstrated its favorable outcomes. Implant seeds used in this procedure contain a precise amount of radionuclide and are completely sealed. Because these seeds are not manufactured in Japan, they are expensive (6300 yen per seed) and therefore need careful management(More)
Differentiated thyroid carcinoma is an uncommon malignancy of childhood and adolescence that is unique because it has an overall favorable prognosis despite its relatively high rate of nodal and distant metastases. Total thyroidectomy and positive 131I therapy are recommended for cases with pulmonary metastases. In contrast, anaplastic thyroid cancer is one(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study is to compare early (3 days after administration) and delayed (7-9 days after administration) post-therapeutic ¹³¹I scanning for detecting metastatic lesions from differentiated thyroid carcinoma. METHODS This study included 24 patients (10 men and 14 women) with differentiated thyroid carcinoma who underwent early and(More)
Reirradiation is a feasible option for patients who do not otherwise have treatment options available. Depending on the location and extent of the tumor, reirradiation may be accomplished with external beam radiotherapy, brachytherapy, radiosurgery, or intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT). Although there has been limited experience with(More)
Reirradiation is a challenging field in the treatment of recurrent brain metastases. Because of the elevated risk of radiation toxicity due to previous irradiation, only a limited dose is prescribed. To enhance radiosensitivity, in the present analysis six patients received hypofractionated stereotactic radiotherapy (hSRT) with daily oral administration of(More)
We evaluated the efficacy and safety of stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) for patients with head and neck tumors. From April 2005 through April 2008, 34 patients with head and neck tumors were treated with CyberKnife SBRT. Twenty-one of them had prior radiotherapy. Treatment sites were orbit (n = 7), cervical lymph nodes (n = 6), nasopharynx (n =(More)
To evaluate the effect of patient factors on radiation dermatitis for patients with breast cancer who underwent postoperative radiotherapy after breast-conserving surgery. The study population comprised 87 patients who underwent breast-conserving surgery followed by 50 Gy/25 fractions (median) of radiotherapy with or without boost radiation (10 Gy/5(More)