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To retrospectively evaluate the effectiveness of radiotherapy with or without transarterial embolization (TAE) and/or percutaneous ethanol injection (PEI) in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma who were ineligible for surgery. Patients and Methods: From October 1984 to November 1997, 62 patients underwent radiotherapy receiving 50 to 70 Gy in 25 to 35(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE To compare treatment planning methods in high-dose-rate (HDR) brachytherapy of prostate cancer. In particular, to assess quantitatively the dosimetric superiority, if any, of the anatomy-based dwell position (ABDP) and inverse optimization (IO) over the conventional cylindrical dwell position (CDP), geometric optimization (GO), and(More)
Proton beam therapy (PBT) is a potential new alternative to treatment with photon radiotherapy that may reduce the risk of late toxicity and secondary cancer, especially for pediatric tumors. The goal of this study was to evaluate the long-term benefits of PBT in cancer survivors. A retrospective observational study of pediatric patients who received PBT(More)
A new technique based on normalized binary image correlation between two edge images has been proposed for positioning proton-beam radiotherapy patients. A Canny edge detector was used to extract two edge images from a reference x-ray image and a test x-ray image of a patient before positioning. While translating and rotating the edged test image, the(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate dose-volume histogram (DVH) parameters as predictors of radiation pneumonitis (RP) in esophageal cancer patients treated with definitive concurrent chemoradiotherapy. PATIENTS AND METHODS Thirty-seven esophageal cancer patients treated with radiotherapy with concomitant chemotherapy consisting of 5-fluorouracil and cisplatin were(More)
PURPOSE Proton beam therapy (PBT) is theoretically an excellent modality for external beam radiotherapy, providing an ideal dose distribution. However, it is not clear whether PBT for prostate cancer can clinically control toxicities. The purpose of the present study was to estimate prospectively the incidence of late rectal toxicities after PBT for(More)
This study aimed to evaluate the efficacy and safety of reirradiation with intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) for spinal metastases. We retrospectively analyzed 23 patients with spinal metastases who underwent IMRT reirradiation between December 2006 and July 2013. We evaluated the spinal radiation doses during the first and second radiation(More)
PURPOSE The aim of this study was to investigate the frequency and characteristics of a docetaxel-induced radiation recall phenomenon. METHODS AND MATERIALS Past histories of radiotherapy and radiation recall phenomenon (RRP) were analyzed in 461 patients who were administered docetaxel at our hospital between September 2002 and November 2005. RESULTS(More)
We explored the general feasibility of proton beam therapy for chordoma and chondrosarcoma of the skull base. Clinical records and treatment-planning data of patients with the pathological diagnosis of chordoma or chondrosarcoma were examined. Proton beam therapy was administered for gross tumor mass as well as microscopic residual disease after surgery.(More)
Periodic checks for proton machine quality assurance (QA) are significant for machine users safely and accurately to provide proton-beam treatment for cancer. Our aim in this study was to describe a revision to proton machine QA procedures for wobbled-proton-beam therapy at the Shizuoka Cancer Center (SCC) in Japan. The previous daily, monthly, and annual(More)