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PURPOSE To evaluate outcome and describe clinical treatment guidelines for patients with primary squamous cell carcinoma of the vagina treated with definitive radiation therapy. METHODS AND MATERIALS Between 1970 and 2000, a total of 193 patients were treated with definitive radiation therapy for squamous cell carcinoma of the vagina at The University of(More)
PURPOSE To report long-term failure patterns and survival in a randomized radiotherapy dose escalation trial for prostate cancer. MATERIALS AND METHODS A total of 301 patients with Stage T1b-T3 prostate cancer treated to 70 Gy versus 78 Gy now have a median follow-up of 9 years. Failure patterns and survival were compared between dose levels. The(More)
PURPOSE [(18)F]Fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography (FDG-PET)/computed tomography (CT) imaging may improve assessment of radiation response in patients with head and neck cancer, but it is not yet known for which patients this is most useful. We conducted a prospective trial to identify patient populations likely to benefit from the addition of(More)
OBJECTIVES To determine the frequency of disease reclassification and to identify clinicopathological variables associated with it in patients with favourable-risk prostate cancer undergoing active surveillance (AS). PATIENTS AND METHODS We assessed 191 men, selected by what may be the most stringent criteria used in AS studies yet conducted, who were(More)
BACKGROUND Value-based health care has been proposed as a unifying force to drive improved outcomes and cost containment. OBJECTIVE To develop a standard set of multidimensional patient-centered health outcomes for tracking, comparing, and improving localized prostate cancer (PCa) treatment value. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS We convened an(More)
PURPOSE To determine whether a computer-assisted target volume delineation (CAT) system using a deformable image registration approach can reduce the variation of target delineation among physicians with different head and neck (HN) IMRT experiences and reduce the time spent on the contouring process. MATERIALS AND METHODS We developed a deformable image(More)
This review of the literature on late rectal complications after prostate brachytherapy indicated that it is a highly effective treatment modality for patients with clinically localized prostate cancer but can cause chronic radiation proctitis. The most common manifestation of chronic radiation proctitis was anterior rectal wall bleeding, which often(More)
PURPOSE To assess, through a retrospective review, clinical outcomes of patients with squamous cell carcinoma of the tonsil treated at the M. D. Anderson Cancer Center with unilateral radiotherapy techniques that irradiate the involved tonsil region and ipsilateral neck only. METHODS AND MATERIALS Of 901 patients with newly diagnosed squamous cell(More)
BACKGROUND We performed this study to assess outcomes of patients with oropharyngeal cancer treated with modern therapy approaches. METHODS Demographics, treatments and outcomes of patients diagnosed with Stage 3- 4B squamous carcinoma of the oropharynx, between 2000-2007 were tabulated and analyzed. RESULTS The cohort consisted of 1046 patients. The(More)
OBJECTIVES To evaluate prospectively the associations between illness uncertainty, anxiety, fear of progression and general and disease-specific quality of life (QoL) in men with favourable-risk prostate cancer undergoing active surveillance (AS). PATIENTS AND METHODS After meeting stringent enrollment criteria for an AS cohort study at a single tertiary(More)