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INTRODUCTION This trial randomly assessed short-term adjuvant hormonal therapy added to radiotherapy (RT) for intermediate- and high-risk (UICC 1997 cT2a or cT1b-c with high PSA or Gleason score) localised prostate cancer. We report acute toxicity (CTCAE v2) assessed weekly during RT in relation to radiation parameters. PATIENTS AND METHODS Centres(More)
Fatty acids are known to decrease insulin-mediated glucose utilization in humans, both at rest and during exercise. To evaluate the effect of endurance training in this process, we infused lipids or saline in groups of sedentary and highly trained subjects. Whole body glucose utilization and substrate oxidation were monitored during a 2.5-h hyperinsulinemic(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the feasibility and efficacy of subcutaneous amifostine therapy in patients with head and neck cancer treated with curative accelerated radiotherapy (RT). DESIGN Retrospective study. SETTING University of Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland. PATIENTS Thirty-three consecutive patients (male-female ratio, 4.5; median age, 54 years [age(More)
INTRODUCTION EORTC trial 22991 was designed to evaluate the addition of concomitant and adjuvant short-term hormonal treatments to curative radiotherapy in terms of disease-free survival for patients with intermediate risk localized prostate cancer. In order to assess the compliance to the 3D conformal radiotherapy protocol guidelines, all participating(More)
An increased frequency of nontyphoidal salmonellosis is well established in cancer patients, but it is unclear whether this represents increased susceptibility to exogenous infection or opportunistic, endogenous reactivation of asymptomatic carriage. In a retrospective study, a simple case definition was used to identify the probable presence of(More)
INTRODUCTION The EORTC 22922/10925 trial investigated the potential survival benefit and toxicity of elective irradiation of the internal mammary and medial supraclavicular (IM-MS) nodes Accrual completed in January 2004 and first results are expected in 2012. We present the toxicity reported until year 3 after treatment. PATIENTS AND METHODS At each(More)
To assess the patterns of failure in the treatment of early-stage squamous cell carcinoma of the glottic larynx. Between 1983–2000, 122 consecutive patients treated for early laryngeal cancer (UICC T1N0 and T2N0) by radical radiation therapy (RT) were retrospectively studied. Male-to-female ratio was 106 : 16, and median age 62 years (35–92 years). There(More)
The aim of this study was to assess feasibility and efficacy of weekly concomitant boost accelerated postoperative radiation therapy (PORT) with concomitant chemotherapy (CT) in patients with locally advanced head and neck cancer (LAHNC). Conformal or intensity-modulated 66-Gy RT was performed in 5.5 weeks in 40 patients. Cisplatin was given at days 1, 22,(More)
Squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck (SCCHN) is a common disease that develops in the upper aerodigestive epithelium. The most important risk factors are tobacco and alcohol consumption. There is also increasing evidence that human papillomavirus plays an important role in the cause of SCCHN. The complex anatomy, the vital functions of the upper(More)
PURPOSE The Gastro-Intestinal Working Party of the EORTC Radiation Oncology Group (GIWP-ROG) developed guidelines for target volume definition in neoadjuvant radiation of adenocarcinomas of the gastroesophageal junction (GEJ) and the stomach. METHODS AND MATERIALS Guidelines about the definition of the clinical target volume (CTV) are based on a(More)