Rafal Tarnawski

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BACKGROUND Cilengitide is a selective αvβ3 and αvβ5 integrin inhibitor. Data from phase 2 trials suggest that it has antitumour activity as a single agent in recurrent glioblastoma and in combination with standard temozolomide chemoradiotherapy in newly diagnosed glioblastoma (particularly in tumours with methylated MGMT promoter). We aimed to assess(More)
PURPOSE Radiation therapy is the treatment of choice for early glottic squamous cell cancer in many institutions over the world. Despite a relatively homogenous clinical model of T1 glottic tumors for the fractionation studies, the relationships between dose-time parameters remain unclear. To analyze the influence of fractionation parameters and hemoglobin(More)
PURPOSE The aim of this work is the estimation of correlations between hemoglobin concentration either before or after radiotherapy and local tumor control probability for laryngeal cancer. METHODS AND MATERIALS Retrospective analysis of 847 cases of laryngeal supraglottic squamous cell carcinoma treated with radiation alone was performed using maximum(More)
The purpose of our study was to evaluate the discriminatory power of MRI in high-field magnet (1.5 T) for differentiation of adrenal non-adenomas vs adenomas assessing the following parameters separately and in combination: mean diameter of adrenal mass; previously described and new ratios as well as index calculated from signal intensity (SI) on SE(More)
PURPOSE To analyze prospectively the prognostic significance of 1H magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS) in vivo recorded from the tumor bed of patients after surgery for malignant glioma. METHODS AND MATERIALS Fifty-one patients aged 20-68 years were examined using a MRI/MRS system (Elscint 2T Prestige). Of the 51 patients, 33 had Grade 3 gliomas and 18(More)
Mass spectrometric analysis of the blood proteome is an emerging method of clinical proteomics. The approach exploiting multi-protein/peptide sets (fingerprints) detected by mass spectrometry that reflect overall features of a specimen's proteome, termed proteome pattern analysis, have been already shown in several studies to have applicability in cancer(More)
LBA2009 Background: Cilengitide (CIL) is a selective αvβ3 and αvβ5 integrin inhibitor. In a phase II study in patients with newly diagnosed glioblastoma, CIL added to standard temozolomide (TMZ) and radiotherapy (RT) was well tolerated and appeared to confer improved survival in patients with glioblastoma and methylated MGMT gene promoter (Stupp et al. J(More)
PURPOSE To study locoregional tumor control in postoperative radiotherapy (PRT) for head-and-neck cancer in relation to the position and duration of treatment gaps, duration of the interval surgery-radiotherapy, and to the other potentially prognostic variables. METHODS AND MATERIALS The retrospective study included 868 patients with cancer of the larynx,(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate tumour and normal tissues 3-year response to 7-day-a-week continuous accelerated irradiation (CAIR) compared to a conventional treatment (5 days per week) in a randomized trial. MATERIALS AND METHODS One hundred patients with squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck in stage T(2-4)N(0-1)M(0) were entered into the trial between(More)
PURPOSE The aim of this study was to evaluate the metabolic profile of uninvolved brain tissue after treatment for pediatric brain tumors. MATERIAL A group of 24 patients aged 4-18 years was analyzed after combined treatment for brain tumors. In this group, there were nine medulloblastomas, seven low-grade gliomas, three high-grade gliomas, two(More)