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PURPOSE To discuss the results obtained by giving adjuvant treatment for childhood ependymoma (EPD) at relapse after complete surgery only. METHODS AND MATERIALS Between 1993 and 2002, 63 children older than 3 years old entered the first Italian Association for Pediatric Hematology and Oncology protocol for EPD (group A), and another 14 patients were(More)
UNLABELLED Study Type - Therapy (decision analysis) Level of Evidence 2b. What's known on the subject? and What does the study add? The benefits of the multidisciplinary approach in oncology are widely recognised. In particular, managing patients with prostate cancer within a multidisciplinarity and multiprofessional context is of paramount importance, to(More)
PURPOSE To validate and apply a method for the quantification of breathing-induced prostate motion (BIPM) for patients treated with radiotherapy and implanted with electromagnetic transponders for prostate localization and tracking. METHODS For the analysis of electromagnetic transponder signal, dedicated software was developed and validated with a(More)
AIMS AND BACKGROUND Bladder preservation is a treatment option in muscle-invasive bladder carcinoma. The most investigated approach is a trimodality schedule including maximum transurethral resection of bladder tumor (TURBT) followed by chemoradiotherapy. Our aim was to evaluate the use of bladder preservation by radiation oncologists of the Lombardy region(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the outcomes of active surveillance (AS) on patients with low-risk prostate cancer (PCa) and to identify predictors of disease reclassification. METHODS In 2005, we defined an institutional AS protocol (Sorveglianza Attiva Istituto Nazionale Tumori [SAINT]), and we joined the Prostate Cancer Research International: Active Surveillance(More)
BACKGROUND This study was based on a survey to investigate perceptions of hadrontherapy of the members of the Italian Association of Medical Physics (AIFM). The survey was digitally submitted to the 991 members between the end of January and the beginning of April 2016. METHODS A 19-item questionnaire was designed focusing on advantages and disadvantages(More)
The files of 183 elderly patients aged >70 years, with localized prostate cancer (T1-3, N0-X, M0), treated with radical external radiation therapy (ERT) from January 1992 to December 2001 at the Radiotherapy Department of the Istituto Nazionale Tumori of Milan, were reviewed. Median age was 75 years. ERT represented the sole treatment for 73 patients(More)
PURPOSE Definition of the optimal treatment schedule for high-risk prostate cancer is under debate. A combination of photon intensity modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) on pelvis with a carbon ion boost might be the optimal treatment scheme to escalate the dose on prostate and deliver curative dose with respect to normal tissue and quality of dose distributions.(More)
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