Shuichi Kanamori

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PURPOSE Clinical results of intraoperative radiotherapy (IORT) and/or external beam radiotherapy (EBRT) for both resectable and unresectable pancreatic cancer were analyzed. METHODS AND MATERIALS Between 1980 and 1995, 332 patients with pancreatic cancer were treated with surgery and/or radiation therapy (RT). Of the 332 patients, 157 patients were(More)
OBJECTIVE Our aim was to evaluate predictors of xerostomia in patients with head and neck cancers treated with intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT). METHODS Thirty-three patients with pharyngeal cancer were evaluated for xerostomia after having been treated with IMRT. All patients were treated with whole-neck irradiation of 46-50 Gy by IMRT,(More)
The aim of this article is to report the treatment outcomes, toxicities, and dosimetric feasibility of our simultaneous-boost intensity-modulated radiotherapy (SIB-IMRT) protocol. Thirteen patients with malignant gliomas treated between December 2000 and September 2004 were enrolled in this study. Two planning target volumes (PTVs) were defined in the(More)
PURPOSE To determine the survival of pancreatic cancer patients treated with intraoperative radiotherapy (IORT) and/or external beam radiation therapy (EBRT) following macroscopically curative resection. METHODS AND MATERIALS One hundred and thirty-eight patients with pancreatic cancer who had undergone potentially curative total or regional(More)
UNLABELLED This investigation was undertaken to evaluate 18F-labeled fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) PET in monitoring patients after intraoperative radiotherapy (IORT) for unresectable pancreatic cancer and to compare its usefulness with CT. METHODS FDG PET was performed in 12 consecutive unresectable ductal adenocarcinoma patients before (n = 12) and after(More)
To clarify the role of erythropoietin (Epo) in hepatic tumor angiogenesis, expression of Epo and its receptor (Epo-R) and content of Epo were investigated in murine chemically induced hepatic tumors. To induce hepatic tumors and cirrhosis, diaminobenzidine was administered to Wistar rats for 5 months. In total, 30 hepatic tumors of greater than 3 mm in(More)
BACKGROUND We carried out the present study to investigate the feasibility and effectiveness of concurrent chemoradiotherapy (CT-RT) for postoperative recurrent esophageal cancer, which are, at present, unclear. METHODS Between 1998 and 2002, 16 patients with postoperative loco-regional recurrence of esophageal cancer, and two patients with incompletely(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine an appropriate threshold value for delineation of the target in positron emission tomography (PET) and to investigate whether PET can delineate an internal target volume (ITV), a series of phantom studies were performed. METHODS An ellipse phantom (background) was filled with 1028 Bq/ml of [(18)F] fluoro-2-deoxyglucose ((18)FDG),(More)
BACKGROUND We reviewed clinical results of chemoradiotherapy (CRT) in the treatment of patients with advanced esophageal cancer with fistulae that developed before or during CRT. METHODS AND MATERIALS The study group included 16 patients with fistulous esophageal cancer treated by means of CRT between 1999 and 2006. Nine patients had fistulae before CRT,(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to analyze the clinical results of our adaptive radiation therapy scheme of a two-step intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) method for nasopharyngeal cancer (NPC) at Kinki University Hospital. METHODS Between 2000 and 2007, 35 patients with Stage I-IVB NPC treated by IMRT were included. For all patients,(More)