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Accident Analysis & Prevention     Partially Free   (Followers: 84, SJR: 1.109, h-index: 94)
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Acta Anaesthesiologica Taiwanica     Open Access   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.338, h-index: 19)
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Ad Hoc Networks     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.967, h-index: 57)
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Advanced Drug Delivery Reviews     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 135, SJR: 5.2, h-index: 222)
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African J. of Emergency Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.344, h-index: 6)
Ageing Research Reviews     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 3.289, h-index: 78)
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Ain Shams Engineering J.     Open Access   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.434, h-index: 14)
Air Medical J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.234, h-index: 18)
AKCE Intl. J. of Graphs and Combinatorics     Open Access   (SJR: 0.285, h-index: 3)
Alcohol     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.922, h-index: 66)
Alcoholism and Drug Addiction     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Alergologia Polska : Polish J. of Allergology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
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Alzheimer's & Dementia     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 48, SJR: 4.289, h-index: 64)
Alzheimer's & Dementia: Diagnosis, Assessment & Disease Monitoring     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
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American Heart J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 49, SJR: 3.157, h-index: 153)
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American J. of Infection Control     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25, SJR: 1.259, h-index: 81)
American J. of Kidney Diseases     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 32, SJR: 2.313, h-index: 172)
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American J. of Ophthalmology Case Reports     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
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American J. of Otolaryngology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25, SJR: 0.59, h-index: 45)
American J. of Pathology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26, SJR: 2.653, h-index: 228)
American J. of Preventive Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22, SJR: 2.764, h-index: 154)
American J. of Surgery     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 34, SJR: 1.286, h-index: 125)
American J. of the Medical Sciences     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12, SJR: 0.653, h-index: 70)
Ampersand : An Intl. J. of General and Applied Linguistics     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
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  • Lymphangioleiomyomatosis: a new relative contraindication for breast
           conservation therapy

    • Authors: M. Mallory; M.P. Mitchell
      Abstract: Evidence is overwhelming that breast conservation, consisting of lumpectomy and radiation, is equivalent to mastectomy for patients with early stage breast cancer. These two local therapy options are presented to early stage breast patients, and decisions are a personal choice after weighing the risks and benefits of both approaches. However, for some patients, breast conservation is not an option due to contraindications for radiation. Radiation oncology residents are taught to quickly cite the standard contraindications for breast conservation, including Li-Fraumeni syndrome and scleroderma.
      Citation: Advances in Radiation Oncology (2017)
      PubDate: 2017-10-13
       
  • Brachial plexopathy after stereotactic body radiotherapy for apical lung
           cancer: dosimetric analysis and preliminary clinical outcomes

    • Authors: By Sumit Sood; Christopher McClinton, Rajeev Badkul, Nathan Aguilera, Fen Wang, Allen M. Chen
      Abstract: The treatment of apical lung tumors with stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT) is challenging due to the proximity of the brachial plexus and the concern for nerve damage.
      Citation: Advances in Radiation Oncology (2017)
      PubDate: 2017-10-13
       
  • Trends in intensity-modulated radiotherapy use for locally advanced rectal
           cancer at national comprehensive cancer network (NCCN) centers

    • Authors: Marsha Reyngold; Joyce Niland, Anna ter Veer, Tanios Bekaii-Saab, Lily Lai, Joshua E. Meyer, Steven J. Nurkin, Deborah Schrag, John M. Skibber, Al B. Benson, Martin R. Weiser, Christopher H. Crane, Karyn A. Goodman
      Abstract: Intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) has been rapidly incorporated into clinical practice due to technological advantages over three-dimensional conformal radiotherapy (3D-CRT). We characterized trends in IMRT utilization in trimodality treatment of locally advanced rectal cancer at NCCN cancer centers during 2005-2011.
      Citation: Advances in Radiation Oncology (2017)
      PubDate: 2017-10-13
       
  • Impact of care disparities in radiation oncology

    • Authors: Tasneem Kaleem; Grace Li Smith, Robert C. Miller
      Abstract: Disparities have a multifaceted impact in oncology—with adverse differences in cancer outcomes such as mortality, morbidity, and prevalence that often translate into health inequities11. The contemporary understanding of disparities has expanded beyond describing racial differences and has expanded to explain inequities by gender, age, income, education level, geography, insurance coverage, lifestyle, and cultural differences. Nevertheless, even these categorizations are fluid, in that they can still be imprecise, overlapping, interrelated, and/or synergistic, representing complex relationships between sociological, biological, structural, and even policy concepts.
      Citation: Advances in Radiation Oncology (2017)
      PubDate: 2017-09-27
      DOI: 10.1016/j.adro.2017.09.003
       
  • Salvage image-guided radiotherapy to the prostate after cryotherapy
           failure

    • Authors: Austin B. Hopper; Ajay P.S. Sandhu, J. Kellogg Parsons, Brent Rose, John P. Einck
      Abstract: Cryotherapy is an option for the primary treatment of localized prostate cancer, along with radical prostatectomy, external beam radiotherapy (EBRT) and brachytherapy. While it is known that local recurrence can occur in >20% of patients treated with primary cryotherapy, unfortunately there is a paucity of data on salvage treatments after. The use of EBRT is an attractive option after cryotherapy failure but there is little data on efficacy and toxicity. We evaluated the biochemical control and complication rates of salvage dose-escalated IG-IMRT after cryotherapy failure.
      Citation: Advances in Radiation Oncology (2017)
      PubDate: 2017-09-26
      DOI: 10.1016/j.adro.2017.09.001
       
  • Congenital ichthyosis patient with squamous cell carcinoma of the skin who
           received concurrent chemo-radiation: a case report

    • Authors: Alberto Cerra-Franco; Sara J. Grethlein, Todd E. Bertrand, William A. Wooden, Naoyuki G. Saito
      Abstract: There is a lack of published reports regarding how well patients with ichthyosis, a disorder of keratinization, tolerate a course of radiation therapy. We report here a case of a 51 year old male with congenital ichthyosis presenting with a large squamous cell carcinoma of the skin in his left knee. Initial staging studies showed no evidence of distant metastasis or invasion of the disease beyond the skin. The patient underwent a course of definitive radiation therapy (1.8 Gy/fraction to total dose of 54 Gy) concurrently with weekly infusions of 40 mg/m2 cisplatin.
      Citation: Advances in Radiation Oncology (2017)
      PubDate: 2017-09-25
      DOI: 10.1016/j.adro.2017.09.006
       
  • Estimating changes in the rate of synchronous and metachronous metastases
           over time: analysis of SEER data

    • Authors: Ugur Yilmaz; Lawrence B. Marks
      Abstract: Cancers are typically staged at diagnosis based on the anatomic extent of disease. A cornerstone of the formal staging systems used for most cancers is the absence or presence clinically-evident distant metastatic spread; i.e. the M-term of the TNM staging system (1). Typically, patients who present without evidence of distant metastases are considered potentially curable, and patients who present with evidence of distant metastases are considered largely incurable.
      Citation: Advances in Radiation Oncology (2017)
      PubDate: 2017-09-18
      DOI: 10.1016/j.adro.2017.09.007
       
  • Single fraction stereotactic radiosurgery for multiple brain metastases

    • Authors: Dror Limon; Frances McSherry, James Herndon, John Sampson, Peter Fecci, Justus Adamson, Zhiheng Wang, Fang-Fang Yin, Scott Floyd, John Kirkpatrick, Grace J. Kim
      Abstract: Due to whole brain radiotherapy (WBRT) neurocognitive side effects, stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) is being used with increased frequency. For patients with multiple (>4) brain metastases (BM), the use of SRS is expanding. This study summarizes our institutional experience using single-fraction linear-accelerator-based SRS for multiple BM.
      Citation: Advances in Radiation Oncology (2017)
      PubDate: 2017-09-11
      DOI: 10.1016/j.adro.2017.09.002
       
  • Late small bowel toxicity after aggressive abdominopelvic intensity
           modulated radiation therapy

    • Authors: Andrew Ling; Eli Furhang, Shannon N. Ryemon, Ronald D. Ennis
      Abstract: We retrospectively analyzed late small bowel toxicity in patients who received abdominal or pelvic intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) to the small bowel with a maximum dose greater than the generally accepted maximal tolerable dose of 45 Gy.
      Citation: Advances in Radiation Oncology (2017)
      PubDate: 2017-09-08
      DOI: 10.1016/j.adro.2017.09.005
       
  • Pentoxifylline and vitamin E drug compliance following adjuvant breast
           radiotherapy

    • Authors: Justin M. Famoso; Ali McBride, Victor J. Gonzalez
      Abstract: Breast fibrosis is a common late effect following therapeutic irradiation which can potentially result in pain, poor cosmesis, and functional impairment. Randomized trials have demonstrated that radiation fibrosis may be preventable using a medication regimen of pentoxifylline and Vitamin E. This study investigates patient compliance with pentoxifylline therapy while examining possible correlates to compliance.
      Citation: Advances in Radiation Oncology (2017)
      PubDate: 2017-09-08
      DOI: 10.1016/j.adro.2017.09.004
       
  • Hippocampal dose volume histogram predicts hopkins verbal learning test
           scores after brain irradiation

    • Authors: Catherine Okoukoni; Emory R. McTyre, Diandra N. Ayala Peacock, Ann M. Peiffer, Roy Strowd, Christina Cramer, William H. Hinson, Steve Rapp, Linda Metheny-Barlow, Edward G. Shaw, Michael D. Chan
      Abstract: Radiation-induced cognitive decline (RICD) is relatively common after treatment of primary and metastatic brain tumors, however identifying dosimetric parameters predictive of RICD is difficult due to the heterogeneity of patient characteristics. Memory function is especially susceptible to radiation effect after treatment. The objective of this study is to correlate volumetric radiation doses received by critical neuroanatomic structures to post-RT memory impairment.
      Citation: Advances in Radiation Oncology (2017)
      PubDate: 2017-08-28
      DOI: 10.1016/j.adro.2017.08.013
       
  • Stereotactic body radiation therapy for medically-inoperable,
           clinically-localized urothelial carcinoma of the renal pelvis: a case
           report

    • Authors: Jaden D. Evans; Chase C. Hansen, Matthew K. Tollefson, Christopher L. Hallemeier
      Abstract: Upper urinary tract urothelial carcinoma (UUTUC) is rare, accounting for less than 5% of urothelial malignancies. Standard treatment is radical nephroureterectomy (RNU) with systematic excision of bladder cuff. While commonly used for bladder urothelial carcinoma, the role of primary or adjuvant radiotherapy for UUTUC is unclear. Furthermore, there are no guidelines for management of inoperable patients, whether due to extensive disease burden, solitary kidney, poor performance status, or patient refusal.
      Citation: Advances in Radiation Oncology (2017)
      PubDate: 2017-08-28
      DOI: 10.1016/j.adro.2017.08.012
       
  • The pervasive crisis of diminishing radiotherapy access for vulnerable
           populations in the united states – part 2: american indian patients

    • Authors: Shearwood McClelland; Jennifer Leberknight, B Ashleigh Guadagnolo, C Norman Coleman, Daniel G Petereit
      Abstract: American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) cancer patients disproportionally present with more advanced stages of disease and have the worst cancer-specific survival rates of any racial/ethnic group in the United States. The presence of disparities in radiotherapy (RT) access for AI/AN patients has rarely been examined.
      Citation: Advances in Radiation Oncology (2017)
      PubDate: 2017-08-25
      DOI: 10.1016/j.adro.2017.08.010
       
  • Cardiac sparing radiotherapy using positioning breast shell for left sided
           breast cancer patients ineligible for breath hold techniques.

    • Authors: Kurian Joseph; Heather Warkentin, Sunita Ghosh, Lee-Anne Polkosnik, Kent Powell, Matthew Brennan, Brad Warkentin, Johanna Jacobs, Khalifa Alkaabi, Susan Chafe, Keith Tankel, Zsolt Gabos, Hong-Wei Liu, Patricia Tai
      Abstract: Patients with left sided breast cancer (LSBC) are at increased risk of cardiac morbidity from adjuvant breast radiotherapy (ABRT). Breath-hold (BH) techniques substantially reduce the radiation received by heart during left-sided breast radiotherapy. However, a subset of LSBC patients will be ineligible for BH due to an inability to breath-hold or other co-morbidities. We routinely use a custom made breast shell for the treatment of LSBC patients who are ineligible for BH techniques to reduce radiation to the heart.
      Citation: Advances in Radiation Oncology (2017)
      PubDate: 2017-08-25
      DOI: 10.1016/j.adro.2017.08.002
       
  • Comprehensive assessment of circulating immune cell populations in
           response to stereotactic body radiotherapy in liver cancer patients

    • Authors: Michael P. Gustafson; Svetlana Bornschlegl, Sean S. Park, Dennis A. Gastineau, Lewis R. Roberts, Allan B. Dietz, Christopher L. Hallemeier
      Abstract: Stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT) can positively influence an anti-tumor immune response by inducing necrotic cell death. SBRT also been shown to eliminate tumors outside the radiotherapy field through an immune-mediated process known as the abscopal effect. Recent advances in immunotherapy may provide new therapeutic approaches for patients with liver cancer. Therefore, understanding the immune status in cancer patients will likely guide how immunotherapy might be utilized in combination with SBRT.
      Citation: Advances in Radiation Oncology (2017)
      PubDate: 2017-08-17
      DOI: 10.1016/j.adro.2017.08.003
       
  • Distant intracranial failure in melanoma brain metastases treated with
           

    • Authors: Sahaja Acharya; Mustafaa Mahmood, Daniel Mullen, Deshan Yang, Christina Tsien, Jiayi Huang, Stephanie Perkins, Keith Rich, Michael Chicoine, Eric Leuthardt, Joshua Dowling, Gavin Dunn, Jesse Keller, Clifford Robinson, Christopher Abraham
      Abstract: Stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) in combination with immunotherapy (IMT) or targeted therapy is increasingly being used in the setting of melanoma brain metastases (MBMs). The synergistic properties of combination therapy are not well understood. We compared distant intracranial failure rates of intact MBMs treated with: (1) SRS, (2) SRS + IMT, (3) SRS + targeted therapy.
      Citation: Advances in Radiation Oncology (2017)
      PubDate: 2017-08-11
      DOI: 10.1016/j.adro.2017.07.003
       
  • Outcomes and toxicity of 313 prostate cancer patients receiving helical
           tomotherapy after radical prostatectomy

    • Authors: Lindsay Jensen; Bertram Yuh, Jeffrey Y.C. Wong, Timothy Schultheiss, Jonathan Cheng, Nora Ruel, Przemyslaw Twardowski, Sagus Sampath
      Abstract: There are limited long-term data on patients treated with image-guided intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IG-IMRT) for prostate cancer recurrence or high risk disease features following radical prostatectomy. We report single institution results for patients treated with IG-IMRT and identify variables associated with outcome.
      Citation: Advances in Radiation Oncology (2017)
      PubDate: 2017-08-08
      DOI: 10.1016/j.adro.2017.08.004
       
  • Factors influencing the utilization of prophylactic cranial irradiation in
           patients with limited-stage small cell lung cancer

    • Authors: Benjamin H. Lok; Jennifer Ma, Amanda Foster, Carmen A. Perez, Weiji Shi, Zhigang Zhang, Bob T. Li, Charles M. Rudin, Andreas Rimner, Abraham J. Wu
      Abstract: Brain metastases are common in limited-stage small cell lung cancer (LS-SCLC) due to the inability of most chemotherapeutics to penetrate the blood-brain barrier. Prophylactic cranial irradiation (PCI) is therefore recommended for use in patients with a good response to concurrent chemoradiotherapy. However, PCI is not always delivered; therefore we investigate the reasons for PCI omission in patients who underwent therapy with curative intent.
      Citation: Advances in Radiation Oncology (2017)
      PubDate: 2017-08-08
      DOI: 10.1016/j.adro.2017.08.001
       
  • SBRT to adrenal metastases provides high local control with minimal
           toxicity

    • Authors: Kristin Plichta; Nathan Camden, Muhammed Furqan, Taher Abu Hejleh, Gerald H. Clamon, Jun Zhang, Ryan T. Flynn, Sudershan K. Bhatia, Mark C. Smith, John M. Buatti, Bryan G. Allen
      Abstract: The adrenal glands are a common site of metastases because of their rich blood supply. Previously, adrenal metastases were treated with systemic chemotherapy or, more rarely, with surgical resection or palliative radiation therapy. Stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) has recently emerged as an attractive non-invasive approach to definitively treat these lesions. We present our experience in treating adrenal metastases with SBRT and review the currentliterature.
      Citation: Advances in Radiation Oncology (2017)
      PubDate: 2017-08-04
      DOI: 10.1016/j.adro.2017.07.011
       
  • Long-term analysis of two prospective studies that incorporate mitomycin C
           into an adjuvant chemoradiation regimen for pancreatic and periampullary
           cancers

    • Authors: Kathryn J. Schunke; Lauren M. Rosati, Marianna Zahurak, Joseph M. Herman, Amol K. Narang, Irina Usach, Alison P. Klein, Charles J. Yeo, Larry T. Korman, Ralph H. Hruban, John L. Cameron, Daniel A. Laheru, Ross A. Abrams
      Abstract: To report toxicity and long-term survival outcomes of two prospective trials evaluating mitomycin C (MMC) with 5-fluorouracil-based adjuvant chemoradiation in resected periampullary adenocarcinoma.
      Citation: Advances in Radiation Oncology (2017)
      PubDate: 2017-08-03
      DOI: 10.1016/j.adro.2017.07.008
       
  • Serum testosterone changes in patients treated with radiotherapy alone for
           prostate cancer on nrg oncology rtog 9408

    • Authors: R. Charles Nichols; Chen Hu, Jean-Paul Bahary, Kenneth L. Zeitzer, Luis Souhami, Mark H. Leibenhaut, Marvin Rotman, Elizabeth M. Gore, Alexander G. Balogh, David McGowan, Jeff Michalski, Adam Raben, Shari Rudoler, Christopher U. Jones, Howard Sandler
      Abstract: We reviewed testosterone changes for patients treated with radiotherapy (RT) alone on XXXX.
      Citation: Advances in Radiation Oncology (2017)
      PubDate: 2017-08-03
      DOI: 10.1016/j.adro.2017.07.004
       
  • The pervasive crisis of diminishing radiotherapy access for vulnerable
           populations in the united states – part 1: african-american patients

    • Authors: Shearwood McClelland; Brandi R Page, Jerry J Jaboin, Christina H Chapman, Curtiland Deville, Charles R Thomas
      Abstract: African-Americans suffer the highest burden of cancer incidence and mortality in the United States, and have been persistently less likely to receive interventional care, even when such care has been proven superior to conservative management by randomized controlled trials. The presence of disparities in access to radiotherapy (RT) for African-American cancer patients has rarely been examined in an expansive fashion.
      Citation: Advances in Radiation Oncology (2017)
      PubDate: 2017-08-03
      DOI: 10.1016/j.adro.2017.07.002
       
  • Outcomes and patterns of care in a nationwide cohort of pediatric
           medulloblastoma: factors affecting proton therapy utilization

    • Authors: Andrew S. Kopecky; Atif J Khan, Wilbur Pan, Richard Drachtman, Rahul R. Parikh
      Abstract: We examined national outcomes and patterns of care for pediatric patients with medulloblastoma (MB) in a large observational cohort.
      Citation: Advances in Radiation Oncology (2017)
      PubDate: 2017-07-19
      DOI: 10.1016/j.adro.2017.07.007
       
  • Fractionated stereotactic radiation therapy for intact brain metastases

    • Authors: Samuel R. Marcrom; Andrew M. McDonald, Jonathan W. Thompson, Richard A. Popple, Kristen O. Riley, James M. Markert, Christopher D. Willey, Markus Bredel, John B. Fiveash
      Abstract: Limited data exists on fractionated stereotactic radiation therapy (FSRT) for brain metastases. We sought to evaluate the safety and efficacy of FSRT while further defining its role in brain metastasis management.
      Citation: Advances in Radiation Oncology (2017)
      PubDate: 2017-07-19
      DOI: 10.1016/j.adro.2017.07.006
       
  • Axillary lymph node coverage with 3D tangential field irradiation and
           correlation with heart and lung dose

    • Authors: Geraldine Jacobson; Nicole Bunda-Randall, Sijin Wen, Matthew Miller
      Abstract: Purpose: The ACOSOG Z0011 trial indicated no benefit of axillary lymph node (LN) dissection following positive sentinel LN biopsy in patients receiving breast irradiation, suggesting that level I/II LNs were covered in tangential fieldsMethods and materials: We evaluated 50 CT-based tangential breast plans and contoured level I-III axillary LNs using RTOG guidelines. Volumes of level I-III LN regions covered by 90% and 95% of the prescription dose (PD) were calculated and correlated with the V20 ipsilateral lung and mean heart dose (MHD).
      Citation: Advances in Radiation Oncology (2017)
      PubDate: 2017-07-17
      DOI: 10.1016/j.adro.2017.07.005
       
  • A rare case of appendicular skeleton localization in a patient with
           Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL) successfully treated with salvage
           radiotherapy

    • Authors: Carmelo Tuscano; Iolanda Donatella Vincelli, Demetrio Arico’, Anna Maria Marchione, Paolo Versace, Caterina Stelitano, Giuseppe Sceni, Francesca Ronco, Elvio Grazioso Russi, Said Al Sayyad
      Abstract: Bone involvments by Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL) are considered rare events and English Medical Literature describes them only in sporadic case reports. Consequently robust indications for a rational clinical management are lacking. We report the case of a middle age man in clinical follow-up for a CLL who complained about a Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs) refractory pain at right tibial level and an acute episode of anemia. Instrumental exams and a bioptic sample surprisingly demonstrated a bone tibial localization by CLL.
      Citation: Advances in Radiation Oncology (2017)
      PubDate: 2017-01-24
      DOI: 10.1016/j.adro.2017.01.007
       
  • ASTRO’s Advances in Radiation Oncology – Success to date and
           future plans

    • Authors: Robert C. Miller; Sharad Goyal, Shearwood McClelland, Sabin Motwani, Charles Mayo, Tasneem Kaleem, Gregory Videtic, Kathleen Hintenlang
      First page: 245
      Abstract: ASTRO’s Advances in Radiation Oncology was launched as a new, peer reviewed scientific journal in December of 2015. Over 200 manuscripts have been submitted and 97 accepted for publication as of May 2017. As Advances enters its second year of publication, we have chosen to highlight subjects that will transform the way we practice radiation oncology in special issues or ongoing series: Immunotherapy, biomedical analytics, and social media. A teaching case report contest for North American radiation oncology residents will be launched at ASTRO 2017 to encourage participation by trainees in the scientific publication early in their careers.
      Citation: Advances in Radiation Oncology (2017)
      PubDate: 2017-05-26
      DOI: 10.1016/j.adro.2017.05.004
       
  • The long-term economic value of hypofractionated prostate radiation:
           secondary analysis of a randomized trial

    • Authors: K. Ranh Voong; Lincy S. Lal, Deborah A. Kuban, Thomas J. Pugh, J. Michael Swint, Joy Godby, Seungtaek Choi, Andrew K. Lee, Pamela J. Schlembach, Steven J. Frank, Sean E. McGuire, Karen E. Hoffman
      First page: 249
      Abstract: Moderately hypofractionated prostate radiation (HIMRT) shortens the treatment course while providing outcomes comparable to conventionally fractionated radiation (CIMRT). To determine the long-term economic value of HIMRT including the costs of managing long-term radiation toxicities, a cost minimization analysis compared CIMRT to dose-escalated HIMRT using patient-level data from a randomized trial.
      Citation: Advances in Radiation Oncology (2017)
      PubDate: 2017-08-01
      DOI: 10.1016/j.adro.2017.07.010
       
  • Oncological outcomes from trimodality therapy receiving definitive doses
           of neoadjuvant chemoradiation (≥60 gy) and factors influencing
           consideration for surgery in stage III non-small cell lung cancer

    • Authors: Melissa A.L. Vyfhuis; Neha Bhooshan, Whitney M. Burrows, Michelle Turner, Mohan Suntharalingam, James Donahue, Elizabeth M. Nichols, Josephine Feliciano, Søren Bentzen, Shahed Badiyan, Shamus R. Carr, Joseph Friedberg, Charles B. Simone, Martin J. Edelman, Steven J. Feigenberg, Pranshu Mohindra
      First page: 259
      Abstract: Guidelines for locally advanced non-small cell lung cancer (LA-NSCLC) recommend definitive chemoradiation for cN2-N3 disease, reserving surgery for patients with minimal nodal involvement at presentation. Current literature suggests that surgery after chemoradiation (CRT) for stage III NSCLC can improve freedom-from-recurrence (FFR), but has not consistently demonstrated an improvement in overall survival (OS), perhaps partly due to low (45-50.4Gy) preoperative doses delivered resulting in low rates of mediastinal nodal clearance (MNC).
      Citation: Advances in Radiation Oncology (2017)
      PubDate: 2017-07-31
      DOI: 10.1016/j.adro.2017.07.009
       
  • Tweet for the cure: a Snapshot of Twitter Usage by Three U.S. Oncologic
           Professional Societies

    • Authors: Sachin R. Jhawar; Vinay Prabhu, Matthew S. Katz, Sabin B. Motwani
      First page: 270
      Abstract: Medical societies are incorporating Twitter to communicate with their members and connect with their patients. This study compares the online presence of three major oncologic societies.
      Citation: Advances in Radiation Oncology (2017)
      PubDate: 2017-06-13
      DOI: 10.1016/j.adro.2017.06.003
       
  • Social Media for Radiation oncologists: A Practical Primer

    • Authors: Jean-Emmanuel Bibault; Matthew S. Katz, Sabin Motwani
      First page: 277
      Abstract: Social media is a powerful tool to exchange and disseminate knowledge. It can be used to enhance and share the value of our profession to a wider audience by creating an online presence, connecting to other healthcare professionals, sharing information with patients, keeping up to date on specific subjects, and facilitating virtual attendance at medical conferences. However, using these new tools can be difficult and a set of best practices is now available to physicians who wish to engage with patients or colleagues through social media.
      Citation: Advances in Radiation Oncology (2017)
      PubDate: 2017-05-09
      DOI: 10.1016/j.adro.2017.04.009
       
  • Quantitative FDG - PET/CT Predicts Local Recurrence and Survival for
           Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Anus

    • Authors: Michael L. Cardenas; Christopher R. Spencer, Stephanie Markovina, Todd A. DeWees, Thomas R. Mazur, Ashley A. Weiner, Parag J. Parikh, Jeffrey R. Olsen
      First page: 281
      Abstract: We sought to investigate the relationship of FDG avidity on PET/CT scan with clinical outcomes for patients treated definitively with radiotherapy for squamous cell carcinoma of the anus.This was a retrospective study assessing pre-treatment and post-treatment PET/CT. FDG avidity is quantified by the maximum standardized uptake value as computed on medical imaging analysis software.Our data show this quantitative metric of avidity to be predictive of clinical outcomes.
      Citation: Advances in Radiation Oncology (2017)
      PubDate: 2017-04-28
      DOI: 10.1016/j.adro.2017.04.007
       
  • A Method to Improve Dose Uniformity during Total Skin Electron Beam
           Therapy in Patients with Pendulous Breasts

    • Authors: Brian J. King; Christopher L. Deufel, Sarah E. Locher, Luke B. McLemore, Barbara S. Brekke-Hackman, James A. Martenson
      First page: 288
      Abstract: Total skin electron beam therapy will not provide adequate radiation dose to the inframammary folds in patients with pendulous breasts. We utilized a nylon breast support sling during treatment. In vivo dosimetry revealed satisfactory radiation dose to the inframammary folds through the nylon support.
      Citation: Advances in Radiation Oncology (2017)
      PubDate: 2017-06-06
      DOI: 10.1016/j.adro.2017.05.009
       
  • Use of Regional Nodal Irradiation and its Association with Survival for
           Women with High-Risk, Early-Stage Breast Cancer: A National Cancer Data
           Base Analysis

    • Authors: Amy C. Moreno; Yan Heather Lin, Isabelle Bedrosian, Yu Shen, Michael C. Stauder, Benjamin D. Smith, Thomas A. Buchholz, Gildy V. Babiera, Wendy A. Woodward, Simona F. Shaitelman
      First page: 291
      Abstract: The role of regional nodal irradiation (RNI) in the management of subgroups of patients with early stage breast cancer remains controversial. Using the National Cancer Data Base, we demonstrate that nearly one-third of women who met the selection criteria for the large National Cancer Institute of Canada MA.20 trial received RNI between 2004-2012. No significant improvement in 5-year overall survival was identified, regardless of pathological nodal involvement, in accordance with the MA.20 trial findings.
      Citation: Advances in Radiation Oncology (2017)
      PubDate: 2017-05-03
      DOI: 10.1016/j.adro.2017.04.008
       
  • Clinical outcomes of intensity-modulated proton therapy and concurrent
           chemotherapy in esophageal carcinoma: a single institutional experience.

    • Authors: Anussara Prayongrat; Cai Xu, Heng Li, Steven H. Lin
      First page: 301
      Abstract: Intensity-modulated proton therapy (IMPT) is an emerging advanced radiation technique. While dosimetric studies demonstrate the superiority of IMPT for improving target conformity and reducing unnecessary dose to critical normal tissues, clinical experience is currently limited. We aim to describe our preliminary experience implementing IMPT concurrently with chemotherapy in esophageal carcinoma (EC).
      Citation: Advances in Radiation Oncology (2017)
      PubDate: 2017-06-13
      DOI: 10.1016/j.adro.2017.06.002
       
  • Neoadjuvant twice daily chemoradiotherapy for esophageal cancer: treatment
           related mortality and long-term outcomes

    • Authors: Stuart E. Samuels; Matthew H. Stenmark, Jae Y. Lee, Jonathan B. McHugh, James A. Hayman, Mark B. Orringer, Susan G. Urba, Libin Sun, Congying Xie, Feng-Ming Kong, Kyle C. Cuneo
      First page: 308
      Abstract: In this report we investigate the treatment related mortality risk and survival outcomes of 250 patients treated with twice daily neoadjuvant chemoradiation followed by transhiatal esophagectomy. This treatment regimen is an effective therapy with outcomes equivalent or better to those reported in other studies and is associated with minimal treatment related mortality. Additionally, pathological response to hyperfractioned accelerated chemoradiation therapy is associated with improved overall survival and local control.
      Citation: Advances in Radiation Oncology (2017)
      PubDate: 2017-05-24
      DOI: 10.1016/j.adro.2017.05.003
       
  • Long Term Survival and Toxicity Outcomes of Intensity-Modulated Radiation
           Therapy for the Treatment of Esophageal Cancer: A Large
           Single-Institutional Cohort Study

    • Authors: Anhui Shi; Zhongxing Liao, Pamela K. Allen, Linus Ho, Mariela Blum Murphy, Dipen M. Maru, Stephen G. Swisher, Wayne L. Hofstetter, Reza J. Mehran, James D. Cox, Ritsuko Komaki, Steven H. Lin
      First page: 316
      Abstract: Radiotherapy is an integral part in the management of esophageal cancer. While the current standard is 3D conformal radiotherapy, Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT) affords improved organ sparing effects over the 3D technique. However, reported clinical experience using IMRT has been sparse. Herein we report the largest single institutional experience using IMRT, demonstrating excellent toxicity and survival outcomes relative to historical controls for patients treated with neoadjuvant or definitive chemoradiotherapy.
      Citation: Advances in Radiation Oncology (2017)
      PubDate: 2017-04-18
      DOI: 10.1016/j.adro.2017.04.002
       
  • Dosimetric and Clinical Outcomes After Volumetric Modulated arc Therapy
           for Carcinoma of the Thoracic Esophagus

    • Authors: Cai Xu; Mian Xi, Ritsuko Komaki, Peter A. Balter, Meilin Huang, Brian P. Hobbs, Luhua Wang, Steven H. Lin
      First page: 325
      Abstract: Outcomes after Volumetric Modulated Arc Therapy (VMAT) for thoracic esophageal carcinoma are largely unknown. We conducted a propensity matched analysis of 65 patients treated with VMAT and concurrent chemotherapy with 130 patients treated with step-and-shoot (ss)IMRT and concurrent chemotherapy and found VMAT had better target conformity with comparable toxicity, response, recurrence and survival outcomes. VMAT is an efficient, safe and effective radiation delivery method for the treatment of esophageal cancer.
      Citation: Advances in Radiation Oncology (2017)
      PubDate: 2017-03-27
      DOI: 10.1016/j.adro.2017.03.006
       
  • Abscopal effect in recurrent colorectal cancer treated with carbon-ion
           radiotherapy: two case reports

    • Authors: Daniel K. Ebner; Tadashi Kamada, Shigeru Yamada
      First page: 333
      Abstract: The abscopal effect involves distant tumor regression following localized irradiation. It is rare and the mechanism of its behavior remains unclear. Two patients treated for recurrent colorectal cancer with carbon-ion radiotherapy demonstrated an apparent abscopal effect, with unirradiated, distant metastases shrinking or stable following treatment. Their cases are reported here.
      Citation: Advances in Radiation Oncology (2017)
      PubDate: 2017-06-07
      DOI: 10.1016/j.adro.2017.06.001
       
  • Elective nodal dose of 60gy or 50gy in head and neck cancers: a matched
           pair analysis of outcomes and toxicity

    • Authors: Vedang Murthy; Lavanya Gurram, Sadhana Kannan, Minakshi Gandhi, Tejpal Gupta, Sarbani Ghosh Laskar, Ashwini Budrukkar, Jai Prakash Agarwal
      First page: 339
      Abstract: The main objective of the present study was to evaluate appropriate doses for elective nodal irradiation (ENI) in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) patients to optimize therapeutic ratio.
      Citation: Advances in Radiation Oncology (2017)
      PubDate: 2017-06-21
      DOI: 10.1016/j.adro.2017.06.005
       
  • Impact on quality of life of IMRT versus 3-D conformal radiotherapy in
           head and neck cancer patients: A case-control study

    • Authors: Edvard Abel; Ewa Silander, Jan Nyman, Mogens Bove, Leif Johansson, Thomas Björk-Eriksson, Eva Hammerlid
      First page: 346
      Abstract: Intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) is believed to be advantageous compared to conventional dose-planning in terms of decreasing radiation burden to organs at risk. In this case-control study we aimed at collecting health-realted quality of life(HRQOL) data in patients with head and neck cancer treated with either IMRT or three-dimensional conventional radiotherapy(3D-CRT). The results of the study further adds to the knowledgebase of the actual clinical benefits of adopting new radiotherapy techniques.
      Citation: Advances in Radiation Oncology (2017)
      PubDate: 2017-05-12
      DOI: 10.1016/j.adro.2017.05.002
       
  • Audiovisual biofeedback guided breath-hold improves lung tumor position
           reproducibility and volume consistency

    • Authors: Danny Lee; Peter B. Greer, Carminia Lapuz, Joanna Ludbrook, Perry Hunter, Jameen Arm, Sean Pollock, Kuldeep Makhija, Ricky T. O'Brien, Taeho Kim, Paul Keall
      First page: 354
      Abstract: We investigated the impact of audiovisual biofeedback breath-hold guidance on MRI measured lung tumor position reproducibility and volume consistency. Inhalation and exhalation breath-hold positions determined in a breath-hold training session were utilized across two MRI sessions (pre- and mid-treatment). Inter-fraction lung tumor position and volume were significantly more reproducible and consistent respectively when utilizing audiovisual biofeedback breath-hold compared to conventional breath-hold with audio-instructions alone.
      Citation: Advances in Radiation Oncology (2017)
      PubDate: 2017-03-09
      DOI: 10.1016/j.adro.2017.03.002
       
  • Effectiveness of low-dose radiation for primary cutaneous anaplastic large
           cell lymphoma

    • Authors: Grace L Smith; Madeleine Duvic, Zeinab Abou Yehia, Pamela Allen, Naveen Garg, Tina Suki, Sarah A Milgrom, Chelsea C Pinnix, Yasuhiro Oki, Joseph D. Khoury, Bouthaina S Dabaja
      First page: 363
      Abstract: Primary cutaneous anaplastic large cell lymphoma (pcALCL) is conventionally treated with radiation (RT) doses ≥30 Gray (Gy), but effectiveness of lower doses is unclear. We compared responses after a range of RT doses for pcALCL.
      Citation: Advances in Radiation Oncology (2017)
      PubDate: 2017-06-14
      DOI: 10.1016/j.adro.2017.06.004
       
  • Diffuse large B- cell lymphoma in very elderly patients over 80 years old:
           incorporating consolidative radiation therapy into management decisions

    • Authors: Chelsea C. Pinnix; Therese Y. Andraos, Bouthaina Dabaja, Sarah Milgrom, Grace Smith, Dai Chihara, Andrea Ng, Luis E. Fayad, Yasuhiro Oki, Sattva Neelapu, Jason Westin, M. Alma Rodriguez, Loretta J. Nastoupil
      First page: 370
      Abstract: In a cohort of 131 patients with DLBCL age 80 and older with chemo-sensitive disease, outcomes rivaled those of younger patients. For limited stage disease, abbreviated chemotherapy followed by consolidative radiation therapy was equivalent in efficacy to chemotherapy alone (6-8 cycles), but was associated with lower rates of myelosuppression, neuropathy and congestive heart failure. In advanced stage patients, radiation therapy appeared to improve local control. Older patients should be considered for consolidative RT after immunochemotherapy.
      Citation: Advances in Radiation Oncology (2017)
      PubDate: 2017-04-21
      DOI: 10.1016/j.adro.2017.04.004
       
  • Estimating prognosis at the time of repeat whole brain radiotherapy for
           multiple brain metastases: The ReRT score

    • Authors: Natalie Logie; Rachel Jimenez, Natalie Pulenzas, Kelly Linden, Denise Ciafone, Sunita Ghosh, Yuhui Xu, Shilo Lefresne, Erin Wong, Christina H. Son, Helen A. Shih, William Wong, Scott Tyldesley, Kristopher Dennis, Edward Chow, Alysa Fairchild
      First page: 381
      Abstract: More than half of patients treated for multiple brain metastases with whole brain radiotherapy (WBRT) will develop intracranial progression. This multi-institutional pooled analysis included 205 patients from nine centres receiving two courses of WBRT, each for multiple metastases. In this cohort, application of the recursive partitioning analysis score was not predictive of median survival, leading to the construction of a new index, the ReRT score.
      Citation: Advances in Radiation Oncology (2017)
      PubDate: 2017-06-13
      DOI: 10.1016/j.adro.2017.05.010
       
  • The Impact of Different Stereotactic Radiotherapy Regimens for Brain
           Metastases on Local Control and Toxicity

    • Authors: Rachel B. Jimenez; Brian M. Alexander, Anand Mahadevan, Andrzej Niemierko, Selvan Rajakesari, Nils D. Arvold, Scott R. Floyd, Kevin S. Oh, Jay S. Loeffler, Helen A. Shih
      First page: 391
      Abstract: Stereotactic radiotherapy (hSRT) uses precisely focused radiation, often delivered in short courses, to brain metastases unsuited for single fraction treatment, but the optimal dose and fractionation schema remains unclear. We performed a multi-institutional retrospective review of patients treated with various SRT regimens. Total prescription dose was the only factor significantly associated with local control. Dose per fraction was not found to be associated with tumor control.
      Citation: Advances in Radiation Oncology (2017)
      PubDate: 2017-06-06
      DOI: 10.1016/j.adro.2017.05.008
       
  • 4-1BB (CD137) and radiotherapy: A Case report and Literature Review

    • Authors: Jay Shiao; Nathan Bowers, Tahseen H. Nasti, Faisal Khosa, Mohammad K. Khan
      First page: 398
      Abstract: Emerging immuno-oncology combination strategies include utilizing radiotherapy (RT) with immunotherapeutic checkpoint blockade monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) such as CTLA-4 and PD-1, represent a new and exciting strategy to improve outcomes in solid tumor malignancies [1, 2]. RT has the potential to augment immune responses [3, 4], and cancer cells destroyed by RT are considered to be a source of tumor associated antigens that can be processed by professional antigen presenting cells (APCs) [5].
      Citation: Advances in Radiation Oncology (2017)
      PubDate: 2017-04-03
      DOI: 10.1016/j.adro.2017.03.007
       
  • Dose escalation with an IMRT technique in 15 to 28 fractions is better
           tolerated than standard doses of 3DCRT for LAPC

    • Authors: Lauren E. Colbert; Shalini Moningi, Awalpreet Chadha, Ahmed Amer, Yeonju Lee, Robert A. Wolff, Gauri Varadhachary, Jason Fleming, Matthew Katz, Prajnan Das, Sunil Krishnan, Eugene J. Koay, Peter Park, Christopher H. Crane, Cullen M. Taniguchi
      First page: 403
      Abstract: Patients with LAPC who received induction chemotherapy followed by chemoradiation with definitive intent between 2005 and 2016 were reviewed. Toxicities for patients treated with escalated dose radiation therapy (EDR) utilizing an intensity modulated radiation therapy technique were recorded. Overall acute and late toxicity rates with EDR were low. Patients experienced lower gastrointestinal and overall toxicity as compared to patients treated with conventional doses and 3D conformal techniques.
      Citation: Advances in Radiation Oncology (2017)
      PubDate: 2017-03-18
      DOI: 10.1016/j.adro.2017.02.004
       
  • Initiative to reduce bone scans for low-risk prostate cancer patients: a
           quasi-experimental before-and-after study in a veterans affairs hospital

    • Authors: Eric Ojerholm; Keith N. Van Arsdalen, Robert E. Roses, Patrick Tripp
      First page: 416
      Abstract: Bone scans (BS) are a low-value test for asymptomatic men with low-risk prostate cancer. We performed a quality improvement intervention aimed at reducing BS for these patients.
      Citation: Advances in Radiation Oncology (2017)
      PubDate: 2017-07-11
      DOI: 10.1016/j.adro.2017.07.001
       
  • 2D kV Orthogonal Imaging with Fiducial Markers is More Precise for Daily
           Image-Guided Alignments than Soft-tissue Cone Beam Computed Tomography for
           Prostate Radiotherapy

    • Authors: Peter H. Goff; Louis B. Harrison, Eli Furhang, Evan Ng, Stephen Bhatia, Frieda Trichter, Ronald D. Ennis
      First page: 420
      Abstract: Summary
      Citation: Advances in Radiation Oncology (2017)
      PubDate: 2017-05-04
      DOI: 10.1016/j.adro.2017.05.001
       
  • Simulating Intrafraction Prostate Motion with a Random Walk Model

    • Authors: Tobias Pommer; Jung Hun Oh, Per Munck af Rosenschöld, Joseph O. Deasy
      First page: 429
      Abstract: Prostate motion during radiotherapy is one of the factors limiting its accuracy. In this study, we modeled prostate motion as a random walk. With access to time-resolved prostate motion during radiotherapy from 17 patients we performed a detailed analysis and time-resolved simulations. We found that random walk is a viable option for prostate motion modeling and can potentially be used to simulate radiotherapy delivery and analyze treatment margins.
      Citation: Advances in Radiation Oncology (2017)
      PubDate: 2017-03-27
      DOI: 10.1016/j.adro.2017.03.005
       
  • ACR Appropriateness Criteria® External Beam Radiation Therapy Treatment
           Planning for Clinically Localized Prostate Cancer, Part II of II

    • Authors: Expert Panel on Radiation Oncology–Prostate; Nicholas G. Zaorsky, Timothy N. Showalter, Gary A. Ezzell, Paul L. Nguyen, Dean G. Assimos, Anthony V. D'Amico, Alexander R. Gottschalk, Gary S. Gustafson, Sameer R. Keole, Stanley L. Liauw, Shane Lloyd, Patrick W. McLaughlin, Benjamin Movsas, Bradley R. Prestidge, Al V. Taira, Neha Vapiwala, Brian J. Davis
      First page: 437
      Abstract: To (1) present the most updated American College of Radiology Appropriateness Criteria formed from an expert panel on the appropriate delivery of external beam radiation to manage stage T1 and T2 prostate cancer (in the definitive setting and post-prostatectomy); and (2) provide clinical variants with expert recommendations, based on an accompanying Appropriateness Criteria for target volumes and treatment planning.
      Citation: Advances in Radiation Oncology (2017)
      PubDate: 2017-03-21
      DOI: 10.1016/j.adro.2017.03.003
       
  • Preoperative radiation dose escalation for rectal cancer using a
           concomitant boost strategy improves tumor downstaging without increasing
           toxicity: A matched-pair analysis

    • Authors: Jillian R. Gunther; Awalpreet S. Chadha, Ui Sup Shin, In Ja Park, Kiran V. Kattepogu, Jonathan D. Grant, David C. Weksberg, Cathy Eng, Scott E. Kopetz, Prajnan Das, Marc E. Delclos, Harmeet Kaur, Dipen M. Maru, John M. Skibber, Miguel A. Rodriguez-Bigas, Y Nancy You, Sunil Krishnan, George J. Chang.
      First page: 455
      Abstract: Locally advanced rectal cancer (LARC) patients who achieve complete pathologic response after neoadjuvant chemoradiation experience improved outcomes. Radiation dose escalation has been shown to improve rates of tumor response. We conducted a case-control study of LARC patients who received standard dose or concomitant boost chemoradiation prior to surgical resection. Boost patients had improved tumor downstaging and local control without increases in early or late toxicity including surgical complications.
      Citation: Advances in Radiation Oncology (2017)
      PubDate: 2017-04-11
      DOI: 10.1016/j.adro.2017.04.001
       
  • Carotid blowout after reirradiation with particle therapy

    • Authors: Jon Espen Dale; Silvia Molinelli, Elisa Ciurlia, Mario Ciocca, Maria Bonora, Viviana Vitolo, Alfredo Mirandola, Stefania Russo, Roberto Orecchia, Olav Dahl, Piero Fossati
      First page: 465
      Abstract: We analyzed 96 patients reirradiated with particle therapy for recurrent cancer in the head and neck and skull base region, focusing on carotid blowout. Cumulative dose to the carotid was reconstructed. There were two cases of carotid blowout. Both events occurred in patients treated with protons, no event was observed with carbon ions. More data is needed to evaluate the impact of dosimetric variables and the potential role of selective carotid sparing.
      Citation: Advances in Radiation Oncology (2017)
      PubDate: 2017-06-05
      DOI: 10.1016/j.adro.2017.05.007
       
  • Detection of Regional Radiation-Induced Lung Injury using Hyperpolarized
           129Xe Chemical Shift Imaging in a Rat Model involving Partial Lung
           Irradiation: Proof-of-concept Demonstration

    • Authors: Brandon Zanette; Elaine Stirrat, Salomeh Jelveh, Andrew Hope, Giles E. Santyr
      First page: 475
      Abstract: Dissolved 129Xe MRI signal intensity and heterogeneity were observed to change asymmetrically between the right and left lungs after partial right lung irradiation in a rat model of RILI four weeks post irradiation. These results correlated with quantitative histology of pulmonary tissue and red blood cells.
      Citation: Advances in Radiation Oncology (2017)
      PubDate: 2017-05-26
      DOI: 10.1016/j.adro.2017.05.005
       
  • Two-and-a-half year clinical experience with the world’s first magnetic
           resonance image-guided radiation therapy system

    • Authors: Benjamin Fischer-Valuck; Lauren Henke, Olga Green, Rojano Kashani, Sahaja Acharya, Jeffrey Bradley, Cliff Robinson, Maria Thomas, Imran Zoberi, Wade Thorstad, Hiram Gay, Jiayi Huang, Michael Roach, Vivian Rodriguez, Lakshmi Santanam, Harold Li, Hua Li, Jessika Contreras, Thomas Mazur, Dennis Hallahan, Jeff Olsen, Parag Parikh, Sasa Mutic, Jeff Michalski
      First page: 485
      Abstract: MR-IGRT has been successfully implemented into a high-volume radiation clinic and provides unique advantages in the treatment of a variety of malignancies. We describe our initial clinical experience and integration of this new technology within a high-volume clinical practice, highlight the technical capabilities of the system, and describe the selection of patients who benefited most from MR-IGRT.
      Citation: Advances in Radiation Oncology (2017)
      PubDate: 2017-06-01
      DOI: 10.1016/j.adro.2017.05.006
       
  • Orthogonal Image Pairs Coupled with OSMS for Non-Coplanar Beam Angle
           Intracranial Single-Isocenter SRS Treatments with Multiple Targets on the
           Varian Edge™ Radiosurgery System

    • Authors: Jasmine A. Oliver; Patrick Kelly, Sanford L. Meeks, Twyla R. Willoughby, Amish P. Shah
      First page: 494
      Abstract: To reduce the number of CBCTs during SRS treatments, we characterized the accuracy of non-coplanar IGRT on the Varian EDGE™ Radiosurgery System for intracranial SRS treatments using a CIRS head phantom and Encompass SRS Immobilization System by determining collision-free space that orthogonal pairs can be obtained and assessing accuracy of kV-kV orthogonal pair registration with OSMS monitoring relative to CBCT as the gold standard. This technique provides accurate and safe treatments with negligible dosimetric effects.
      Citation: Advances in Radiation Oncology (2017)
      PubDate: 2017-04-26
      DOI: 10.1016/j.adro.2017.04.006
       
  • Incorporating Big Data into Treatment Plan Evaluation – Development of
           Statistical DVH Metrics and Visualization Dashboards

    • Authors: Charles Mayo; John Yao, Avraham Eisbruch, James Balter, Dale Litzenberg, Martha Matuszak, Marc Kessler, Grant Weyburn, Carlos Anderson, Dawn Owen, William Jackson, Randall Ten Haken
      First page: 503
      Abstract: We demonstrate the utility of an in house developed DVH-based metrics and visualization method. Use of the metrics to summarize historical experience for two patient groups: 1) head and neck and 2) prostate patients was demonstrated. This tool allows for simple and intuitive quantification of the comparison of individual treatment plans against historical experiences. As such, this may allow for superior treatment planning which has the potential to result in improved patient care.
      Citation: Advances in Radiation Oncology (2017)
      PubDate: 2017-04-26
      DOI: 10.1016/j.adro.2017.04.005
       
  • Reducing Radiation Dose and Enhancing Imaging Quality of 4DCT for
           Radiation Therapy Using Iterative Reconstruction Algorithms

    • Authors: George Noid; An Tai, Guang-Pei Chen, Jared Robbins, X. Allen Li
      First page: 515
      Abstract: Time sorted 4DCT scans are used in radiation therapy (RT) for motion management; however these scans are associated with elevated dose to the patient. Iterative image reconstruction algorithms are known to reduce the imaging dose by 30-50% while maintaining the signal to noise ratio. The study aims to evaluate whether one such iterative reconstruction algorithm, SAFIRE, can reduce imaging dose while maintaining the necessary contrast-to-noise to generate clinically valid 4DCT datasets.
      Citation: Advances in Radiation Oncology (2017)
      PubDate: 2017-04-21
      DOI: 10.1016/j.adro.2017.04.003
       
 
 
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