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  1. Breast cancer patients show a wide variation in normal tissue reactions after radiotherapy. The individual sensitivity to x-rays limits the efficiency of the therapy. Prediction of individual sensitivity to ra...

    Authors: Luis Alberto Henríquez Hernández, Pedro Carlos Lara, Beatriz Pinar, Elisa Bordón, Carlos Rodríguez Gallego, Cristina Bilbao, Leandro Fernández Pérez and Amílcar Flores Morales
    Citation: Radiation Oncology 2009 4:17
  2. The purpose of this study was to analyze the radiotherapy (RT) quality assurance (QA) assessment in Japan Clinical Oncology Group (JCOG) 0202, which was the first trial that required on-going RT QA review in t...

    Authors: Naoko Sanuki-Fujimoto, Satoshi Ishikura, Kazushige Hayakawa, Kaoru Kubota, Yutaka Nishiwaki and Tomohide Tamura
    Citation: Radiation Oncology 2009 4:16
  3. In stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT) for lung tumors, reducing tumor movement is necessary. In this study, we evaluated changes in tumor movement and percutaneous oxygen saturation (SpO2) levels, and prelimin...

    Authors: Fumiya Baba, Yuta Shibamoto, Natsuo Tomita, Chisa Ikeya-Hashizume, Kyota Oda, Shiho Ayakawa, Hiroyuki Ogino and Chikao Sugie
    Citation: Radiation Oncology 2009 4:15
  4. To evaluate the impact of four different rectum contouring techniques and rectal toxicities in patients with treated with 3D conformal radiotherapy (3DCRT).

    Authors: Cem Onal, Erkan Topkan, Esma Efe, Melek Yavuz, Serhat Sonmez and Aydin Yavuz
    Citation: Radiation Oncology 2009 4:14
  5. To evaluate the benefit of an on-line correction protocol based on implanted markers and weekly portal imaging in external beam radiotherapy of prostate cancer. To compare the use of bony anatomy versus implan...

    Authors: Reinhold Graf, Peter Wust, Volker Budach and Dirk Boehmer
    Citation: Radiation Oncology 2009 4:13
  6. The optimal sequencing of chemotherapy and radiotherapy after breast surgery was largely studied but remains controversial. Concurrent chemo-radiotherapy is a valuable method for adjuvant treatment of breast c...

    Authors: Nabil Ismaili, Nawfel Mellas, Ouafae Masbah, Sanaa Elmajjaoui, Samia Arifi, Imane Bekkouch, Samir Ahid, Zakaria Bazid, Mohammed Adnane Tazi, Abdelouahed Erraki, Omar El Mesbahi, Noureddine Benjaafar, Brahim El Khalil El Gueddari, Mohammed Ismaili, Said Afqir and Hassan Errihani
    Citation: Radiation Oncology 2009 4:12
  7. This retrospective study was done to better understand the conditions for which stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) for glioblastoma may be efficacious.

    Authors: Tithi Biswas, Paul Okunieff, Michael C Schell, Therese Smudzin, Webster H Pilcher, Robert S Bakos, G Edward Vates, Kevin A Walter, Andrew Wensel, David N Korones and Michael T Milano
    Citation: Radiation Oncology 2009 4:11
  8. The reproducibility of patient setup for radiotherapy is based on various methods including external markers, X-rays with planar or computerized image acquisition, and, more recently, surface matching imaging....

    Authors: Marco Krengli, Simone Gaiano, Eleonora Mones, Andrea Ballarè, Debora Beldì, Cesare Bolchini and Gianfranco Loi
    Citation: Radiation Oncology 2009 4:9
  9. The Script Concordance test (SCT) is a reliable and valid tool to evaluate clinical reasoning in complex situations where experts' opinions may be divided. Scores reflect the degree of concordance between the ...

    Authors: Carole Lambert, Robert Gagnon, David Nguyen and Bernard Charlin
    Citation: Radiation Oncology 2009 4:7
  10. Ongoing changes in cancer care cause an increase in the complexity of cases which is characterized by modern treatment techniques and a higher demand for patient information about the underlying disease and th...

    Authors: Susanne Sehlen, Dirk Vordermark, Christof Schäfer, Peter Herschbach, Anja Bayerl, Steffi Pigorsch, Jutta Rittweger, Claudia Dormin, Tobias Bölling, Hans Joachim Wypior, Franz Zehentmayr, Wolfgang Schulze and Hans Geinitz
    Citation: Radiation Oncology 2009 4:6
  11. Controversy still exists regarding the long-term outcome of patients whose uninvolved lymph node stations are not prophylactically irradiated for non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) treated with definitive radi...

    Authors: Erik P Sulman, Ritsuko Komaki, Ann H Klopp, James D Cox and Joe Y Chang
    Citation: Radiation Oncology 2009 4:5
  12. To determine the optimal approach to delineating patient-specific internal gross target volumes (IGTV) from four-dimensional (4-D) computed tomography (CT) image data sets used in the planning of radiation tre...

    Authors: Muthuveni Ezhil, Sastry Vedam, Peter Balter, Bum Choi, Dragan Mirkovic, George Starkschall and Joe Y Chang
    Citation: Radiation Oncology 2009 4:4
  13. This study evaluated the dosimetric impact of various treatment techniques as well as collimator leaf width (2.5 vs 5 mm) for three groups of tumors – spine tumors, brain tumors abutting the brainstem, and liv...

    Authors: Q Jackie Wu, Zhiheng Wang, John P Kirkpatrick, Zheng Chang, Jeffrey J Meyer, Mei Lu, Calvin Huntzinger and Fang-Fang Yin
    Citation: Radiation Oncology 2009 4:3
  14. A phase III multi-centre randomised trial (ROSEL) has been initiated to establish the role of stereotactic radiotherapy in patients with operable stage IA lung cancer. Due to rapid changes in radiotherapy tech...

    Authors: Coen W Hurkmans, Johan P Cuijpers, Frank J Lagerwaard, Joachim Widder, Uulke A van der Heide, Danny Schuring and Suresh Senan
    Citation: Radiation Oncology 2009 4:1
  15. To compare morphological gross tumor volumes (GTVs), defined as pre- and postoperative gadolinium enhancement on T1-weighted magnetic resonance imaging to biological tumor volumes (BTVs), defined by the uptake of...

    Authors: Damien C Weber, Thomas Zilli, Franz Buchegger, Nathalie Casanova, Guy Haller, Michel Rouzaud, Philippe Nouet, Giovanna Dipasquale, Osman Ratib, Habib Zaidi, Hansjorg Vees and Raymond Miralbell
    Citation: Radiation Oncology 2008 3:44
  16. Radiation therapy is generally contraindicated for cancer patients with collagen vascular diseases (CVD) such as scleroderma due to an increased risk of fibrosis. The tight skin (TSK) mouse has skin which, in ...

    Authors: Sanath Kumar, Andrew Kolozsvary, Robert Kohl, Mei Lu, Stephen Brown and Jae Ho Kim
    Citation: Radiation Oncology 2008 3:40
  17. To assess the radiation dose delivered to the heart and ipsilateral lung during accelerated partial breast brachytherapy using a MammoSite™ applicator and compare to those produced by whole breast external bea...

    Authors: Alexandra J Stewart, Desmond A O'Farrell, Robert A Cormack, Jorgen L Hansen, Atif J Khan, Subhakar Mutyala and Phillip M Devlin
    Citation: Radiation Oncology 2008 3:39
  18. Image-guidance systems allow accurate interfractional repositioning of IMRT treatments, however, these may require up to 15 minutes. Therefore intrafraction motion might have an impact on treatment precision. ...

    Authors: Judit Boda-Heggemann, Frederick Marc Köhler, Hansjörg Wertz, Michael Ehmann, Brigitte Hermann, Nadja Riesenacker, Beate Küpper, Frank Lohr and Frederik Wenz
    Citation: Radiation Oncology 2008 3:37
  19. To report acute and late toxicity in prostate cancer patients treated by dose escalated intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) and organ tracking.

    Authors: Pirus Ghadjar, Jacqueline Vock, Daniel Vetterli, Peter Manser, Roland Bigler, Jan Tille, Axel Madlung, Frank Behrensmeier, Roberto Mini and Daniel M Aebersold
    Citation: Radiation Oncology 2008 3:35
  20. Intrafractional motion results in local over- and under-dosage in particle therapy with a scanned beam. Scanned beam delivery offers the possibility to compensate target motion by tracking with the treatment b...

    Authors: Sven Oliver Grözinger, Christoph Bert, Thomas Haberer, Gerhard Kraft and Eike Rietzel
    Citation: Radiation Oncology 2008 3:34
  21. Nestin is an intermediate filament protein that has been implicated in early stages of neuronal lineage commitment. Based on the heterogeneous expression of nestin in GBM and its potential to serve as a marker...

    Authors: Prakash Chinnaiyan, Meihua Wang, Amyn M Rojiani, Philip J Tofilon, Arnab Chakravarti, K Kian Ang, Hua-Zhong Zhang, Elizabeth Hammond, Walter Curran Jr and Minesh P Mehta
    Citation: Radiation Oncology 2008 3:32
  22. Intensity modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) using sliding window technique utilises a leaf sequencing algorithm, which takes some control system limitations like dose rates (DR) and velocity of the leafs (LV) into...

    Authors: Hilke Vorwerk, Daniela Wagner and Clemens F Hess
    Citation: Radiation Oncology 2008 3:31
  23. The primary objective of this study was to determine the maximum tolerated dose (MTD) of escalating doses of radiotherapy (RT) concomitantly with a fixed dose of gemcitabine (300 mg/m2/week) within the same overa...

    Authors: Tom Budiharto, Karin Haustermans, Eric Van Cutsem, Werner Van Steenbergen, Baki Topal, Raymond Aerts, Nadine Ectors, Didier Bielen, Dirk Vanbeckevoort, Laurence Goethals and Chris Verslype
    Citation: Radiation Oncology 2008 3:30
  24. Positron emission tomography (PET) has a potential improvement for staging and radiation treatment planning of various tumor sites. We analyzed the use of 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG)-PET/computed tomography (CT)...

    Authors: Letizia Deantonio, Debora Beldì, Giuseppina Gambaro, Gianfranco Loi, Marco Brambilla, Eugenio Inglese and Marco Krengli
    Citation: Radiation Oncology 2008 3:29
  25. Treatment options for loco-regional recurrent breast cancer after previous irradiation are limited. The efficacy of chemotherapy might be hampered because of impaired tissue perfusion in preirradiated tissue. ...

    Authors: Florian Würschmidt, Jörg Dahle, Cordula Petersen, Claudia Wenzel, Matthias Kretschmer and Christoph Bastian
    Citation: Radiation Oncology 2008 3:28
  26. A lot of retrospective data concerning the effect of radiotherapy on the painful heel spur (plantar fasciitis) is available in the literature. Nevertheless, a randomized proof of this effect is still missing. ...

    Authors: Marcus Niewald, M Heinrich Seegenschmiedt, Oliver Micke and Stefan Gräber
    Citation: Radiation Oncology 2008 3:27
  27. Radiation medicine has previously utilized planning methods based primarily on anatomic and volumetric imaging technologies such as CT (Computerized Tomography), ultrasound, and MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging...

    Authors: Nidhi Sharma, Donald Neumann and Roger Macklis
    Citation: Radiation Oncology 2008 3:25
  28. To expand and test the dosimetric procedure, known as GLAaS, for amorphous silicon detectors to the RapidArc intensity modulated arc delivery with Varian infrastructures and to test the RapidArc dosimetric rel...

    Authors: Giorgia Nicolini, Eugenio Vanetti, Alessandro Clivio, Antonella Fogliata, Stine Korreman, Jiri Bocanek and Luca Cozzi
    Citation: Radiation Oncology 2008 3:24
  29. To use amifostine concurrently with radiochemotherapy (CT-RT) or radiotherapy (RT) alone in order to prevent dry eye syndrome in patients with malignancies located in the fronto-orbital region.

    Authors: David Goldblum, Pirus Ghadjar, Juergen Curschmann, Richard Greiner and Daniel Aebersold
    Citation: Radiation Oncology 2008 3:22
  30. Prostate cancer is the leading form of cancer diagnosed among North American men. Most patients present with localized disease, which can be effectively treated with a variety of different modalities. These ar...

    Authors: Kurian Jones Joseph, Riaz Alvi, David Skarsgard, Jon Tonita, Nadeem Pervez, Cormac Small and Patricia Tai
    Citation: Radiation Oncology 2008 3:20
  31. As the majority of prostate cancers (PC) express estrogen receptors, we evaluated the combination of radiation and estrogenic stimulation (estrogen and genistein) on the radiosensitivity of PC cells in vitro.

    Authors: Robert Michael Hermann, Hendrik Andreas Wolff, Hubertus Jarry, Paul Thelen, Carsten Gruendker, Margret Rave-Fraenk, Heinz Schmidberger and Hans Christiansen
    Citation: Radiation Oncology 2008 3:19
  32. Radiotherapy (RT) has become an important treatment modality in pediatric oncology, but its delivery to young children with cancer is challenging and general anesthesia is often needed.

    Authors: Sonja Haeberli, Michael A Grotzer, Felix K Niggli, Markus A Landolt, Claudia Linsenmeier, Roland A Ammann and Nicole Bodmer
    Citation: Radiation Oncology 2008 3:17
  33. Hypofractionated radiotherapy has been used for the treatment of AVMs and brain metastases. Hypofractionation necessitates the use of a relocatable stereotactic frame that has to be applied on several occasion...

    Authors: Peter Lindvall, Per Bergström, Per-Olov Löfroth, Roger Henriksson and A Tommy Bergenheim
    Citation: Radiation Oncology 2008 3:16
  34. We evaluated the acute and late toxicity after high-dose intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) with fiducial marker-based position verification for prostate cancer. Between 2001 and 2004, 331 patients with p...

    Authors: Irene M Lips, Homan Dehnad, Carla H van Gils, Arto E Boeken Kruger, Uulke A van der Heide and Marco van Vulpen
    Citation: Radiation Oncology 2008 3:15
  35. The shape of the dose-response curve at low doses differs from the linear quadratic model. The effect of a radio-adaptive response is the centre of many studies and well known inspite that the clinical applica...

    Authors: Silke B Schwarz, Pamela M Schaffer, Ulrike Kulka, Birgit Ertl-Wagner, Roswitha Hell and Moshe Schaffer
    Citation: Radiation Oncology 2008 3:12

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