Taiki Takaoka

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BACKGROUND Efficacy of stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT) in stage I non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) has almost been established. In Japan, the protocol of 48 Gy in 4 fractions over 4 days has been most often employed, but higher doses may be necessary to control large tumors. Previously, we conducted a clinical study using SBRT for stage I NSCLC(More)
INTRODUCTION Although the protocol of 48 Gy in four fractions over 4 days has been most often employed in stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT) for stage I non-small-cell lung cancer in Japan, higher doses are necessary to control larger tumors, and interfraction intervals should be longer than 24 hours to take advantage of reoxygenation. We report the(More)
The recently developed dynamic jaw technology of tomotherapy can reduce craniocaudal dose spread without much prolonging the treatment time. This study aimed to investigate the efficacy of the dynamic jaw mode for tomotherapy of breast cancer. Static tomotherapy plans of the whole breast and supraclavicular regional lymph nodes, and plans for the whole(More)
Despite insufficient laboratory data, radiotherapy after intratumoral injection of hydrogen peroxide (H2 O2 ) is increasingly being used clinically for radioresistant tumors. Especially, this treatment might become an alternative definitive treatment for early and advanced breast cancer in patients who refuse any type of surgery. The purpose of this study(More)
OBJECTIVE Dynamic jaws (DJ) are expected to be useful in stereotactic radiotherapy (SRT) for brain metastases (BM). The efficacy and optimal dose fractionation were investigated. METHODS In a planning study, 63 treatment plans were generated for the following 3 conditions: 1.0-cm fixed jaws (FJ), 2.5-cm FJ and 2.5-cm DJ. In a clinical study, 30 Gy/3 fr,(More)
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