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Where Society and Medicine Meet: The Identity of Motherhood.

Miriam A Knoll,

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Standard Tangential Radiation Fields Do Not Provide Incidental Coverage to the Internal Mammary Nodes.

Gokoulakrichenane Loganadane, Megan Kassick, Benjamin H Kann, Melissa R Young, Christin A Knowlton, Suzanne B Evans, Susan A Higgins, Yazid Belkacemi, Mary Potenziani, Nicholas Saltmarsh, Lynn D Wilson, Meena S Moran,

PURPOSE:The purpose of the study was to evaluate the incidental dose delivered to the internal mammary nodes (IMN) in patients treated with tangential three-dimensional conformal radiation therapy (3D CRT) and identify potential parameters that may impact the IMN mean dose. MATERIAL AND METHODS:The study cohort consisted of 362 consecutively treated ... Read more >>

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Narrative Breakthroughs.

Benjamin W Corn,

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Cardiac Dose in Locally Advanced Lung Cancer: Results from a Statewide Consortium.

Robert T Dess, Yilun Sun, Daniel G Muenz, Peter A Paximadis, Michael M Dominello, Inga S Grills, Larry L Kestin, Benjamin Movsas, Kathryn J Masi, Martha M Matuszak, Jeffrey D Radawski, Jean M Moran, Lori J Pierce, James A Hayman, Matthew J Schipper, Shruti Jolly, ,

PURPOSE:The heart has been identified as a potential significant organ at risk in patients with locally-advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) treated with radiation. Practice patterns and radiation dose delivered to the heart in routine practice in academic and community settings are unknown. PATIENTS AND METHODS:Between 2012-2017, 746 patients with ... Read more >>

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Overemphasis of Step 1 Scores May Impact Application Pool Diversity in Radiation Oncology.

Christian Fernandez, Bernard L Lopez, Marlene Kushner, Benjamin E Leiby, Robert B Den,

PURPOSE/OBJECTIVES:Step 1 score metrics are used as a surrogate of intelligence and success to screen applicants by many radiation oncology programs. The impact of this practice on radiation oncology applicant pool diversity is unknown. MATERIALS/METHODS:Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) applications submitted to our institution between 2015 - 2018 match cycles ... Read more >>

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Prediction of severe lymphopenia during chemoradiotherapy for esophageal cancer: development and validation of a pretreatment nomogram.

Peter S N van Rossum, Wei Deng, David M Routman, Amy Y Liu, Cai Xu, Yutaka Shiraishi, Max Peters, Kenneth W Merrell, Christopher L Hallemeier, Radhe Mohan, Steven H Lin,

INTRODUCTION:In esophageal cancer patients, occurrence of severe radiation-induced lymphopenia during chemoradiotherapy has been associated with worse progression-free and overall survival. The aim of this study was to develop and validate a pretreatment clinical nomogram for the prediction of grade 4 lymphopenia. METHODS:A development set of consecutive patients who underwent chemoradiotherapy ... Read more >>

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Radiation Recall Myositis Following Carboplatin/Docetaxel Chemotherapy.

Hann-Hsiang Chao, Emily K Feld, Vivek Narayan, Ronnie Sebro, Joshua A Jones,

Palliative radiation is an effective form of treatment that can provide meaningful symptom relief in a variety of clinical settings. With continuing advances in clinical therapies, long-term survival after palliative treatment for symptomatic disease is increasingly common, and patients may receive a variety of systemic therapy options following radiation. Here, ... Read more >>

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Recommendations for single faction radiation therapy and stereotactic body radiation therapy in palliative treatment of bone metastases: A statewide practice patterns survey.

Laila A Gharzai, Whitney H Beeler, James A Hayman, Brandon Mancini, Reshma Jagsi, Lori Pierce, Jean M Moran, Michael M Dominello, Thomas Boike, Kent Griffith, Shruti Jolly, Daniel E Spratt, ,

PURPOSE:Single fraction (SF) radiotherapy is effective and convenient for patients with painful non-complex bone metastases. Prior survey results reported low recommendation of SF radiotherapy in the US. We sought to assess contemporary treatment recommendations for the management of bone metastases among diverse physicians participating in a statewide quality consortium. METHODS ... Read more >>

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Everything Happens for a Reason.

Anthony V D'Amico,

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The "Lee Decade": Bringing PRO from Conception to Maturity.

Anthony L Zietman,

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Human Error Bowtie Analysis to Enhance Patient Safety in Radiation Oncology.

Brandon T Mullins, Ross McGurk, Ronald W McLeod, Daniel Lindsay, Alison Amos, Deen Gu, Bhishamjit S Chera, Lawrence Marks, Shiva Das, Lukasz Mazur,

While the vast majority of radiation treatments (RT) are effective and carried out without resulting in patient harm, quality and safety events of varying clinical significance do occur. Ensuring safety within RT is of paramount importance. To further support and augment patient safety efforts, a robust methodology is needed for ... Read more >>

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A Comparison of Patient-Reported Health-Related Quality of Life During Proton Versus Photon Chemoradiotherapy for Esophageal Cancer.

Aurelie Garant, Thomas J Whitaker, Grant M Spears, David M Routman, William S Harmsen, Tyler J Wilhite, Jonathan B Ashman, Terence T Sio, William G Rule, Michelle A Neben Wittich, James A Martenson, Erik J Tryggestad, Harry H Yoon, Shanda Blackmon, Kenneth W Merrell, Michael G Haddock, Christopher L Hallemeier,

PURPOSE:The purpose of this study was to compare Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy - Esophagus (FACT-E) questionnaire changes during proton (PRT) or photon (XRT) chemoradiotherapy (CRT) for esophageal cancer (EC). METHODS AND MATERIALS:We reviewed patients enrolled in a prospective registry who received preoperative or definitive CRT for EC. Patients completed ... Read more >>

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Literature Review of Vaginal Stenosis and Dilator Use in Radiation Oncology.

Shari Damast, Diana D Jeffery, Christina H Son, Yasmin Hasan, Jeanne Carter, Stacy Tessler Lindau, Anuja Jhingran,

BACKGROUND:Guidelines for the care of women undergoing pelvic radiation therapy (RT) recommend vaginal dilator therapy (VDT) to prevent radiation-induced vaginal stenosis (VS), however, no standard protocol exists. This review seeks to update our current state of knowledge concerning VS and VDT in radiation oncology. METHODS:A comprehensive literature review (1972-2017) was ... Read more >>

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Biological Indices Evaluation of Various Treatment Techniques for Left-Sided Breast Treatment.

Amitpal Singh Saini, Indra J Das, Catherine S Hwang, Matthew C Biagioli, William E Lee,

PURPOSE:To compare dose to organs at risk (OAR) and biological evaluation using normal tissue complication probability (NTCP) for left-sided breast radiation therapy in four techniques; supine free breathing (SFB), supine deep inspiration breath hold (SDIBH), prone free breathing (PFB) and prone deep inspiration breath hold (PDIBH). METHODS AND MATERIALS:Twenty-five left-sided ... Read more >>

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Electromagnetic Transponder Based Tracking and Gating in the Radiotherapeutic Treatment of Thoracic Malignancies.

Drexell H Boggs, Richard Popple, Andrew McDonald, Doug Minnich, Christopher D Willey, Sharon Spencer, Sui Shen, Michael C Dobelbower,

PURPOSE:This report details our institutional workflow and technique for use of the Calypso electromagnetic transponder system with respiratory gating for localization and tracking of lung tumors during stereotactic radiation therapy for early stage thoracic malignancies. METHODS AND MATERIALS:Sixteen patients underwent bronchoscopic fiducial placement of 3 transponders in small airways in ... Read more >>

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A novel liquid fiducial marker in esophageal cancer image-guided radiotherapy: technical feasibility and visibility on imaging.

Mélanie Machiels, Francine E M Voncken, Peng Jin, Jolanda M van Dieren, Annemarieke Bartels-Rutten, Tanja Alderliesten, Berthe M P Aleman, Jeanin E van Hooft, Maarten C C M Hulshof,

PURPOSE:To assess the technical feasibility of injection, visibility on imaging modalities, and positional stability of a novel liquid fiducial marker (i.e., BioXmark) for radiotherapy in esophageal cancer patients. METHODS:First, the visibility on imaging of different volumes of the liquid marker were analyzed ex-vivo in porcine tissue (i.e., on computed tomography ... Read more >>

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Seeking Consistency in Guidelines: Level of Evidence, Trial Endpoints, and Personalized Recommendations.

Daniel E Spratt,

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On the other side of the desk.

Daniel E Roos,

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Practice patterns among radiation oncologists treating pediatric patients with proton craniospinal irradiation.

Sara Medek, Brian De, Luke Pater, John Breneman, Anita Mahajan, Suzanne Wolden, Ralph E Vatner,

PURPOSE:Craniospinal irradiation (CSI) is an important component of therapy for many pediatric central nervous system (CNS) malignancies. Proton therapy is increasingly available and utilized for minimizing radiation exposure to normal tissues. The absence of exit dose with proton therapy mandates decisions regarding coverage of the vertebral bodies (VB) in non-skeletally ... Read more >>

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Thoracic Radiation Therapy in Patients with Entirely Intracardiac Leadless Cardiovascular Implantable Electronic Devices: 2 Case Reports and a Review of the Literature.

Cory Pierson, Runyon Woods, Rajasekhar Nekkanti, Hyder Arastu, Robert Corns, Andrew W Ju,

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A Case of Mistaken Identity: Paget's Disease of the Bone Causing Cord Compression-Case Report and Review of the Literature.

Claire Browne, Adam Mutsaers, Barbara Fisher,

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In Regard to "Three-Dimensional Bioabsorbable Tissue Marker Placement is Associated With Decreased Tumor Bed Volume Among Patients Receiving Radiation Therapy for Breast Cancer".

Daniel B Vanderbilt,

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A Framework for Clinical Validation of Automatic Contour Propagation: Standardizing Geometric and Dosimetric Evaluation.

Amy Frederick, Michael Roumeliotis, Petra Grendarova, Peter Craighead, Tasnima Abedin, Elizabeth Watt, Ivo A Olivotto, Tyler Meyer, Sarah Quirk,

PURPOSE:The objective of this work was to outline and demonstrate a standardized framework for evaluating automatically propagated contour quality against expert contours. A 2-pronged approach is used to evaluate contour quality: a geometric evaluation to identify geometric and spatial discrepancies between propagated and expert contours, and a comprehensive dosimetric comparison ... Read more >>

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Limited-Stage Small Cell Lung Cancer: Is Prophylactic Cranial Irradiation Necessary?

Michael K Farris, William H Wheless, Ryan T Hughes, Michael H Soike, Adrianna H Masters, Corbin A Helis, Michael D Chan, Christina K Cramer, Jimmy Ruiz, Thomas Lycan, W Jeffrey Petty, Tamjeed Ahmed, C M Leyrer, A William Blackstock,

PURPOSE:Prophylactic cranial irradiation (PCI) reduces the incidence of brain metastases in patients with limited stage small cell lung cancer (LS-SCLC). However, PCI is associated with neurotoxicity. Previous studies have not consistently used pretreatment magnetic resonance imaging. Modern imaging improvements continue to enhance early metastasis detection, potentially decreasing the utility of ... Read more >>

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Quality of Life and Decision Regret After Postoperative Radiation Therapy to the Prostatic Bed Region With or Without Elective Pelvic Nodal Radiation Therapy.

Carola Link, Patrick Honeck, Frank Lohr, Christian Bolenz, Joerg Schaefer, Markus Bohrer, Frank Anton Giordano, Frederik Wenz, Daniel Buergy,

PURPOSE:To evaluate patient-reported health-related quality of life (HRQOL) and decision regret (DR surgery or DR radiation therapy) after radiation therapy to the prostatic bed (PBRT) with or without whole pelvic radiation therapy (WPRT). METHODS AND MATERIALS:Patients received 79.29 Gy (n = 78; R1/detectable tumors) or 71.43 Gy (n = 56; R0/undetectable tumors) equivalent dose in 2-Gy ... Read more >>

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