Peter C. Y. Chen

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AIM Thalassaemia is a good candidate disease for control by preventive genetic programmes in developing countries. Accurate population frequency data are needed for planning the control of thalassaemia in the high risk Guangdong Province of southern China. METHODS In total, 13397 consecutive samples from five geographical areas of Guangdong Province were(More)
PURPOSE We analyzed our experience treating localized prostate cancer with image-guided off-line correction with adaptive high-dose radiotherapy (ART) in our Phase II dose escalation study to identify factors predictive of chronic rectal toxicity. MATERIALS AND METHODS From 1999-2002, 331 patients with clinical stage T1-T3N0M0 prostate cancer were(More)
PURPOSE Significant anatomic and volumetric changes occur in head and neck cancer patients during fractionated radiotherapy, and the actual dose can be considerably different from the original plan. The purposes of this study were (1) to evaluate the differences between planned and delivered dose, (2) to investigate margins required for anatomic changes,(More)
PURPOSE Radiation therapy (RT) restricted to the tumor bed, by means of an interstitial implant, and lasting 4 to 5 days after lumpectomy was prospectively evaluated in early-stage breast cancer patients treated with breast-conserving therapy (BCT). The goals of the study were to determine whether treatment time can be reduced and whether elective treatment(More)
BACKGROUND Several phase III trials have demonstrated equivalent long-term survival between breast conserving surgery plus radiation therapy and mastectomy in patients with early-stage breast cancer but have not provided information on the optimal volume of breast tissue requiring post-lumpectomy radiation therapy. Therefore, we examined the 5-year results(More)
INTRODUCTION We present our initial clinical experience using moderate deep-inspiration breath hold (mDIBH) with an active breathing control (ABC) device to reduce heart dose in the treatment of patients with early-stage, left-sided breast cancer using external beam radiation therapy (EBRT) limited to the whole breast. METHODS AND MATERIALS Between(More)
BACKGROUND Polyethylene wear contributes substantially to both periprosthetic osteolysis and aseptic loosening after total hip arthroplasty. Acetabular component orientation has been shown to affect the range of motion of the hip as well as contact stresses. A series of studies was designed to test the hypothesis that acetabular component orientation can(More)
PURPOSE To examine 10-year results of a single institution's experience with radiotherapy limited to the region of the tumor bed (i.e., accelerated partial breast irradiation, [APBI]) in selected patients treated with breast-conserving therapy (BCT) and compare them with results of matched BCT patients who underwent whole-breast irradiation (WBI). (More)
PURPOSE A new device has been developed with the goal of making breast-conserving therapy more widely available, by making breast brachytherapy as monotherapy simpler and more accurate. This is the first published report on the dosimetric characteristics of this device. MATERIALS AND METHODS The experience of a single institution participating in a(More)
PURPOSE This prospective study examines the use of three-dimensional conformal external beam radiation therapy (3D-CRT) to deliver accelerated partial breast irradiation (APBI). Four-year data on efficacy, cosmesis, and toxicity are presented. METHODS Patients with Stage O, I, or II breast cancer with lesions </=3 cm, negative margins, and negative nodes(More)