Raymond Miralbell

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PURPOSE Temozolomide is a novel oral alkylating agent with demonstrated efficacy as second-line therapy for patients with recurrent anaplastic astrocytoma and glioblastoma multiforme (GBM). This phase II study was performed to determine the safety, tolerability, and efficacy of concomitant radiation plus temozolomide therapy followed by adjuvant(More)
To evaluate the accuracy of [18F]-choline (FCH) positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) for staging and restaging of prostate cancer. FCH PET/CT was performed in 111 patients with prostate cancer using 200 MBq FCH: 43 patients [mean age 63 years; mean prostrate specific antigen (PSA) 11.58 μg/l] were examined for initial staging, and 68(More)
PURPOSE There are reports of a high sensitivity of prostate cancer to radiotherapy dose fractionation, and this has prompted several trials of hypofractionation schedules. It remains unclear whether hypofractionation will provide a significant therapeutic benefit in the treatment of prostate cancer, and whether there are different fractionation(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate retrospectively the cumulative risk probability and factors correlated with renal dysfunction after allogeneic bone marrow transplantation (BMT). PATIENTS AND METHODS From October 1984 to July 1994, 84 patients with malignant hematopoietic diseases received allogeneic BMT after conditioning with high-dose chemotherapy and total-body(More)
AIM Contribution of 3-phase 18F-fluorocholine PET/CT in suspected prostate cancer recurrence at early rise of PSA. PATIENTS, METHODS Retrospective analysis was performed in 47 patients after initial treatment with radiotherapy (n=30) or surgery (n=17). Following CT, 10 minutes list-mode PET acquisition was done over the prostate bed after injection of 300(More)
The appropriate application of 3-D conformal radiotherapy, intensity modulated radiotherapy or image guided radiotherapy for patients undergoing post-operative radiotherapy for prostate cancer requires a standardisation of the target volume definition and delineation as well as standardisation of the clinical quality assurance procedures. Recommendations(More)
In total, 124 adult patients in remission after allogeneic hematopoietic SCT (HSCT) participated in a cross-sectional study to assess health-related quality of life (HRQL). Assessment of HRQL was carried out using two questionnaires: the (EORTC QLQ-C30) and the Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy (FACT) with specific modules for BMT (FACT-BMT).(More)
OBJECTIVES To assess the value of positron emission tomography (PET)/computed tomography (CT) with either (18)F-choline and/or (11)C-acetate, of residual or recurrent tumour after radical prostatectomy (RP) in patients with a prostate-specific antigen (PSA) level of <1 ng/mL and referred for adjuvant or salvage radiotherapy. PATIENTS AND METHODS In all,(More)
PURPOSE A retrospective study of radiation-induced apoptosis in CD4 and CD8 T-lymphocytes, from 12 cancer patients who displayed enhanced toxicity to radiation therapy and 9 ataxia telangiectasia patients, was performed to test for altered response compared to healthy blood-donors and normal cancer patients. METHODS AND MATERIALS Three milliliters of(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the feasibility, tolerance, and preliminary outcome of an open MRI-guided prostate partial-volume high-dose-rate brachytherapy (HDR-BT) schedule in a group of selected patients with nonmetastatic, locally aggressive prostatic tumors. METHODS AND MATERIALS After conventional fractionated three-dimensional conformal external radiotherapy(More)