Tejpal Gupta

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BACKGROUND The dominant pattern of failure for squamous cell carcinoma of head and neck remains loco-regional, although distant metastases are now being increasingly documented. Radical radiotherapy with concurrent chemotherapy is contemporary standard of care in the non-surgical management of these loco-regionally advanced cancers, based on large(More)
Our objective was to conduct a systematic review and meta-analysis of studies assessing the diagnostic performance of 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography (FDG PET) with or without computed tomography (CT) in post-treatment response assessment and/or surveillance imaging of head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC). A systematic search of(More)
BACKGROUND Cilengitide is a selective αvβ3 and αvβ5 integrin inhibitor. Data from phase 2 trials suggest that it has antitumour activity as a single agent in recurrent glioblastoma and in combination with standard temozolomide chemoradiotherapy in newly diagnosed glioblastoma (particularly in tumours with methylated MGMT promoter). We aimed to assess(More)
Glioblastoma progenitor or stem cells residing in the stem-cell niche in the subventricular zones (SVZ) can initiate or promote tumorigenesis. They can also migrate throughout the brain, resulting in disease progression. Irradiation of potential cancer stem-cell niche in the SVZ may influence survival. To analyze radiotherapy dose-volume parameters to the(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS Evening preparation for colonoscopy is often unsatisfactory and inconvenient. We performed this study to compare the efficacy of bowel preparation at two different timings: previous evening and same morning and to compare the loss of working hours and sleep between these groups. PATIENTS AND METHODS In this prospective, investigator(More)
PURPOSE To compare three-dimensional conformal radiotherapy (3D-CRT) with intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) in curative-intent irradiation of head-neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC). METHODS Previously untreated patients with biopsy-proven squamous carcinoma of oropharynx, larynx, or hypopharynx (T1-3, N0-2b) were randomly assigned using(More)
This study aimed to establish the feasibility of intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) in craniospinal irradiation (CSI) using conventional linear accelerator (IMRT_LA) and compare it dosimetrically with helical TomoTherapy (IMRT_Tomo) and three-dimensional conformal radiotherapy (3DCRT). CT datasets of four previously treated patients with(More)
The aim of this study was to objectively assess swallowing function and factors impacting it after curative intent definitive (chemo)radiotherapy (CRT) for head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC). Swallowing function was studied in a cohort of 47 patients with locoregionally advanced (T1–4, N0–3) HNSCC treated with definitive CRT. Objective assessment(More)
INTRODUCTION Hypopharyngeal cancers have extensive submucosal spread, high risk of nodal involvement and relatively high propensity of distant metastases. Contemporary paradigms for hypopharyngeal cancers aim to maximize loco-regional control while attempting to preserve laryngo-pharyngeal form and function. AIMS To retrospectively review outcome of large(More)
Intraoral (oral cavity and oropharynx) adenoid cystic carcinomas are uncommon cancers characterized by slow evolution, protracted clinical course, multiple and/or delayed recurrences, and late distant metastases. The molecular biology behind this enigmatic disease remains poorly characterized. To analyze and correlate prognostic factors with outcome in(More)