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Epigenetic silencing of the O(6)-methylguanine-DNA-methyltransferase (MGMT) gene by promoter methylation is correlated with improved progression-free survival (PFS) and overall survival (OS) in adult patients with newly diagnosed glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) who receive alkylating agents. The aim of this study is to determine the correlation between MGMT(More)
OBJECTIVES The optimal treatment for elderly patients (age > 70 years) with glioblastoma remains controversial. We conducted a prospective trial in 32 consecutive elderly patients with glioblastoma who underwent surgery followed by radiotherapy (RT) plus concomitant and adjuvant temozolomide. PATIENTS AND METHODS 32 patients 70 years of age or older with(More)
OBJECTIVES The optimal treatment for elderly patients (age >70 years) with glioblastoma (GBM) remains controversial. We conducted a prospective trial in 43 consecutive elderly patients with GBM treated with hypofractionated radiotherapy (RT) followed by adjuvant temozolomide. PATIENTS AND METHODS Forty-three patients 70 years of age or older with a newly(More)
PURPOSE We assessed the performance of 6-[(18)F]-fluoro-L-3,4-dihydroxyphenylalanine (F-DOPA) PET for differentiating radionecrosis (RN) from tumour progression (PD) in a population of patients with brain metastases, treated with stereotactic radiosurgery. The accuracy of F-DOPA PET was compared with that of perfusion-weighted magnetic resonance(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the clinical outcomes with linear accelerator-based multidose stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) to large postoperative resection cavities in patients with large brain metastases. METHODS AND MATERIALS Between March 2005 to May 2012, 101 patients with a single brain metastasis were treated with surgery and multidose SRS (9 Gy × 3) for(More)
AIM To evaluate efficacy and toxicity of image-guided hypofractionated radiotherapy (HFRT) in the treatment of low-risk prostate cancer. Outcomes and toxicities of this series of patients were compared to another group of 32 low-risk patients treated with conventional fractionation (CFRT). METHODS Fifty-nine patients with low-risk prostate cancer were(More)
OBJECTIVES Radiotherapy is currently used in patients with residual or recurrent pituitary adenomas after surgery. However, there is little information of long-term outcome of patients with Cushing's disease following radiotherapy. We assessed the long-term efficacy and toxicity of conventional radiotherapy in the control of Cushing's disease after(More)
Radiotherapy (RT) is often employed in patients with acromegaly refractory to medical and/or surgical interventions in order to prevent tumour regrowth and normalize elevated GH and IGF-I levels. It achieves tumour control and hormone normalization up to 90% and 70% of patients at 10-15 years. Despite the excellent tumour control, conventional RT is(More)
Few studies have attempted to correlate neuroimaging with outcome in patients with glioblastoma. Our aim was to evaluate the relationship between neuroradiological findings and survival in these patients. We studied 18 consecutive patients with glioblastoma who had undergone surgery and radiotherapy. We assessed the following features, using preoperative CT(More)
The aim of this study was to establish whether combined modality treatment (ABVD plus radiotherapy) can reduce the risk of relapse in Hodgkin's disease patients with mediastinal involvement, as compared to radiotherapy alone. The results obtained suggest that one course of ABVD before irradiation can reduce the incidence of relapse. These findings, however,(More)