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Intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) has found widespread use in the treatment of head and neck cancers. This technology allows for conformal dose distributions around a tumor target while a rapid dose fall-off spares surrounding critical structures. The properties of IMRT are particularly suited for treating head and neck cancers due to the close(More)
PURPOSE We assessed clinical outcome and long-term tumor control after fractionated stereotactic radiotherapy (FSRT) for unilateral schwannoma. METHODS AND MATERIALS Between 1995 and 2007, 496 patients were treated with fractionated stereotactic radiotherapy at Johns Hopkins Hospital (Baltimore, MD); 385 patients had radiologic follow-up that met the(More)
INTRODUCTION Myxopapillary ependymoma (MPE) is a rare tumor in children. The primary treatment is gross total resection (GTR), with no clearly defined role for adjuvant radiation therapy (RT). Published reports, however, suggest that children with MPE present with a more aggressive disease course. The goal of this study was to assess the role of adjuvant RT(More)
BACKGROUND Retroperitoneal sarcomas are connective tissue tumors arising in the retroperitoneum. Surgical resection is the mainstay of treatment. Debate has arisen over extent of resection, changes in histological classification/grading, and interest in incorporating radiotherapy. Therefore, we reviewed our institution's experience to evaluate prognostic(More)
Among the clinically used nucleoside analogue inhibitors that target human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) reverse transcriptase (RT), there is little detailed mechanistic information on the interactions of 2',3'-didehydro-2', 3'-dideoxythymidine-5'-triphosphate (d4TTP) with the enzyme. primer-template complex and how these interactions compare with(More)
PURPOSE Positron emission-tomography (PET) using 2-[(18)F]fluoro-2-deoxyglucose (FDG-PET) increases sensitivity and specificity of disease detection in lymphoma and thus is standard in lymphoma management. This study examines the effects of coregistering FDG-PET and computed tomography (CT) (PET/CT) scans on treatment planning for lymphoma patients. (More)
Substantial technologic advances in radiation treatment planning and delivery have made possible exquisite tailoring of three-dimensional radiation dose distributions that conform to the tumor treatment volume while avoiding adjacent normal tissues. Although such highly precise treatment can increase the therapeutic ratio, it also introduces the potential(More)
Rhabdomyosarcoma is the most common soft tissue sarcoma of childhood. Improvements in the clinical outcomes of rhabdomyosarcoma have been secondary to the intensification and refinement of treatment investigated by the Intergroup Rhabdomyosarcoma Study Group. Advances in diagnostic imaging techniques have led to improvements in staging and contribute to(More)