Savita V. Dandapani

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IMPORTANCE The University of Southern California Eye Physics plaques compare favorably with the Collaborative Ocular Melanoma Study plaques in terms of late adverse effects from radiation, metastasis, and local tumor recurrence. OBJECTIVE To review the University of Southern California experience using Eye Physics plaques and Plaque Simulator software to(More)
52 Background: One of every three non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients is diagnosed with terminal stage IV disease. As systemic treatments have evolved, other tumor sites such as kidney have demonstrated benefits of aggressive management of the primary location and oligo-metastases. The purpose of this study is to use the SEER database to evaluate(More)
Anal cancer used to be a rare cancer traditionally associated with elderly women. There are approximately 5260 cases per year in the U.S. (1). The onslaught of the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) virus has led to a change in anal cancer demographics. Anal cancer is on the rise in the U.S and the number of anal cases documented has quadrupled in the past(More)
PURPOSE The Collaborative Ocular Melanoma Study (COMS) established iodine-125 (I-125) plaque brachytherapy for eye preserving treatment of medium-sized choroidal melanomas in the United States. Eye Physics I-125 plaque treatment modeled with Plaque Simulator (PS) software yields similar results to COMS. Herein, we report results from a series of 15 patients(More)
PURPOSE The study characterizes the impact of obesity on postoperative radiation-associated toxicities in women with endometrial cancer (EC). MATERIAL AND METHODS A retrospective study identified 96 women with EC referred to a large urban institution's radiation oncology practice for postoperative whole pelvic radiotherapy (WPRT) and/or intracavitary(More)
The diagnosis of bone metastases in cervical cancer defines advanced disease with a median overall survival of b1 year (Matsuyama et al., 1989; Abdul-Karimet al., 1990). Themost common bones affected are the lumbar spine and pelvis; distal extremity metastases are rare, accounting for b5% of bone metastases (Ratanatharathorn et al., 1994; Rangarajan et al.,(More)
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