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PURPOSE As survival in breast cancer patients is improving, brain metastases are becoming increasingly prevalent. The risk of brain metastases in newly diagnosed human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER-2) -overexpressing breast cancer patients is not yet fully defined. We aimed to analyze the risk of brain metastasis in newly diagnosed HER-2-positive(More)
The fate of breast cancer patients is dependent upon elimination or control of metastases. We studied the effect of antibody-targeted liposomes containing entrapped doxorubicin (DXR) on development of tumours in two models of breast cancer, pseudometastatic and metastatic, in mice. The former used the mouse mammary carcinoma cell line GZHI, which expresses(More)
We investigated the association between the risk of locoregional recurrence (LRR) and biological subtypes defined by hormonal receptors (HR) and HER-2 status in women with invasive breast cancer (BC). A total of 618 newly diagnosed BC patients were identified from a cancer registry within a single institution with standardized methods of tumor assessment(More)
PURPOSE Hybrid radiotherapy-MRI devices promise real time tracking of moving tumors to focus the radiation portals to the tumor during irradiation. This approach will benefit from the increased temporal resolution of MRI's data acquisition and reconstruction. In this work, the authors propose a novel spatial-temporal compressed sensing (CS) imaging strategy(More)
PURPOSE The local control of inoperable non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) using standard radiotherapy (RT) doses is inadequate. Dose escalation is a potential strategy to improve the local control for patients with NSCLC; however, the optimal dose required for local control in this setting is unknown. METHODS AND MATERIALS Patients with unresectable or(More)
PURPOSE Brain metastasis is usually a fatal event in patients with stage IV breast cancer. We hypothesized that its occurrence can be predicted if a clinical nomogram can be developed, thus allowing for selection of enriched patient populations for prevention trials. PATIENTS AND METHODS Electronic medical records of patients with metastatic breast cancer(More)
PURPOSE Small non-coding microRNAs (miRNAs) are key components of cancer development and are considered as potential biomarkers for cancer diagnosis and treatment monitoring. This study investigated miRNA expression profiles of human cancer cells in order to develop a screening method for lung cancer. METHODS A series of lung cancer related miRNAs(More)
AIMS The Canadian Association of Radiation Oncology-Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy (CARO-SBRT) Task Force was established in 2010. The aim was to define the scope of practice guidelines for the profession to ensure safe practice specific for the most common sites of lung, liver and spine SBRT. MATERIALS AND METHODS A group of Canadian SBRT experts were(More)
BACKGROUND The efficacy of aloe extract in reducing radiation-induced skin injury is controversial. The purpose of the present 3-arm randomized trial was to test the efficacy of quality-tested aloe extract in reducing the severity of radiation-induced skin injury and, secondarily, to examine the effect of a moist cream versus a dry powder skin care regimen.(More)
PURPOSE To review outcomes of patients with stage I non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) following the introduction of stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT). METHODS SBRT cases were linked to the cancer registry database along with clinical, treatment and health service parameters for n=2146 cases of stage I NSCLC diagnosed between 2005 and 2011. The(More)