Sheema Chawla

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Stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT) and stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) for spinal metastases are emerging treatment paradigms in the multidisciplinary management of metastases located within or adjacent (paraspinal) to the vertebral bodies/spinal cord. In this review, we provide a brief overview of spine SBRT/SRS indications, technology, planning, and(More)
PURPOSE To investigate the dosimetry and outcomes of patients undergoing stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT) for metastases to the adrenal glands. METHODS AND MATERIALS At the University of Rochester, patients have been undergoing SBRT for limited metastases since 2001. We retrospectively reviewed 30 patients who had undergone SBRT for adrenal(More)
PURPOSE We sought to determine efficacy, safety, and outcome of stereotactic hypofractionated radiation therapy (SHORT) as a suitable bridging therapy for patients awaiting liver transplantation (LT) for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). We also examined histological response to radiation in the resected or explanted livers. METHODS AND MATERIALS Between(More)
Approximately 10% to 25% of patients have a pathologic complete response after neoadjuvant chemoradiation. There is a compelling argument for attempting to avoid surgery in carefully selected groups of patients. Although nerve-preserving surgical techniques are now standard, the rates of urinary and sexual dysfunction are significant. Also, although(More)
In this study, we sought to characterize post-therapy MRI changes mimicking progression, which we refer to as “spurious progression” (SP) in children with brain tumors. We analyzed whether SP is associated with particular tumor types or therapeutic modalities. Between 2000 and 2009, we identified 181 consecutive children <21 years of age at our center who(More)
The spine is the most common site for bone metastases. Spinal metastases can impact quality of life by causing severe pain, limitation of motion, and increased requirements for pain medication. Radiation therapy is a common form of treatment reserved for palliation of pain and for prevention or treatment of spinal cord compression. Newer approaches such as(More)
The aim of this study was to determine the impact of the results of the 12-gene DCIS Score assay on (i) radiotherapy recommendations for patients with pure ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) following breast-conserving surgery (BCS), and (ii) patient decisional conflict and state anxiety. Thirteen sites across the US enrolled patients (March 2014–August 2015)(More)
Cutaneous angiosarcoma is a rare, malignant, vascular tumor that usually occurs in the scalp and face region of elderly white men. The tumor also can involve areas of prior irradiation; chronic lymphedema, otherwise known as Stewart-Treves syndrome; and preexisting vascular lesions. We report an unusual case of angiosarcoma occurring on the knee of a(More)
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