Ryan S. Youland

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BACKGROUND Delineation of glioma extent for surgical or radiotherapy planning is routinely based on MRI. There is increasing awareness that contrast enhancement on T1-weighted images (T1-CE) may not reflect the entire extent of disease. The amino acid tracer (18)F-DOPA (3,4-dihydroxy-6-[18F] fluoro-l-phenylalanine) has a high tumor-to-background signal and(More)
Positron emission tomography (PET) imaging with the amino acid tracer 6-18F-fluoro-l-3,4-dihydroxy-phenylalanine (18F-DOPA) may provide better spatial and functional information in human gliomas than CT or MRI alone. The l-type amino acid transporter 1 (LAT1) is responsible for membrane transport of large neutral amino acids in normal cells. This study(More)
BACKGROUND To identify changes in patient presentation, treatment, and outcomes of low-grade gliomas (LGGs) over the past 50 years. METHODS Records of 852 adults who received a diagnosis at Mayo Clinic from 1960 through 2011 with World Health Organization grade II LGGs were reviewed and grouped by those who received a diagnosis before (group I: 1960-1989)(More)
The purpose of this study was to assess the health-related quality of life (HRQOL) and the impact of treatment on HRQOL in long-term survivors of pediatric low-grade gliomas (LGGs) using an adult instrument. QOL of 121 patients with a diagnosis of LGG from the Mayo Clinic were assessed using the European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer(More)
BACKGROUND This study reports changes in long-term survival after the introduction of modern imaging in pediatric patients with low-grade gliomas (LGGs). METHODS Records from 351 consecutive pediatric patients diagnosed with LGG between 1970 and 2009 at Mayo Clinic Rochester were reviewed and divided into diagnosis before (group I: 1970 to 1989) and after(More)
OBJECTIVES To determine prognostic factors and optimal timing of postoperative radiation therapy (RT) in adult low-grade gliomas. METHODS Records from 554 adults diagnosed with nonpilocytic low-grade gliomas at Mayo Clinic between 1992 and 2011 were retrospectively reviewed. RESULTS Median follow-up was 5.2 years. Histology revealed astrocytoma in 22%,(More)
Despite recent randomized, prospective evidence supporting use of RT and chemotherapy (CRT) for high-risk low-grade gliomas (LGG), many patients have historically received RT alone, chemotherapy alone or observation postoperatively. The purpose of this study is to evaluate outcomes for historical treatments in comparison to CRT for high-risk diffuse WHO(More)
BACKGROUND Clinical data that support stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) metastatic malignant melanoma (MM) are limited. Furthermore, functional imaging with 18F-fludeoxyglucose positron emission tomography (PET) may offer a more accurate post-SBRT assessment. Therefore, we assessed the clinical outcomes and metabolic response of metastatic MM after(More)
Delivering an adequate and homogenous dose to a large volume of recurrent cutaneous disease can be challenging even with modern techniques. Here, the authors describe a 3-isocenter hybrid electron and rapid arc photon radiation treatment plan to provide optimal tumor coverage to an extensive recurrence of inflammatory breast carcinoma. This approach allowed(More)
The purpose of this study was to identify changes in presentation, treatment and outcomes of older patients with low-grade glioma (LGG) over the past 50 years. 94 adults aged 55 or older upon diagnosis of a WHO grade II LGG at Mayo Clinic between 1960 and 2011 were included and grouped by those diagnosed before (group I: 1960–1989) and after (group II:(More)
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