Mar 31st, 2017 - Accelerated Partial Breast Irradiation (APBI) is a localized form of radiotherapy in which focused radiation is delivered after lumpectomy to the tumor bed. Several options exist for delivery of APBI, including brachytherapy using either intracavitary or interstitial approaches, and external beam radiation (EBRT) using either three-dimensional conformal radiotherapy (3D-CRT), intensity modulate.
Ian Murchie Thompson
Mar 31st, 2013 - The purpose of this guideline is to provide a clinical framework for the use of radiotherapy after prostatectomy in patients with and without evidence of prostate cancer recurrence.
Alvin R. Cabrera
Jun 30th, 2016 - The guideline addresses the following four areas regarding effective treatment of glioblastoma with radiation therapy: 1) when radiation is indicated following biopsy or resection of glioblastoma and how it is impacted by systemic therapy; 2) optimal dose-fractionation schemes for EBRT following biopsy or section and whether pretreatment characteristics like age or performance status affect app.
Aug 30th, 2016 - This update to the ASCO guideline on use of postmastectomy radiotherapy (PMRT) focuses on key areas of ongoing controversy, including the use of PMRT for patient with one to three positive lymph nodes or who are undergoing neoadjuvant systemic therapy, selected technical aspects of PMRT, particularly the extent of regional nodal irradiation, and whether PMRT is indicated in women with T1-2 tumo.
Journal of Clinical Oncology : Official Journal of the Am... Chin J, Rumble RB et. al.
Mar 27th, 2017 - Purpose To jointly update the Cancer Care Ontario guideline on brachytherapy for patients with prostate cancer to account for new evidence. Methods An Update Panel conducted a targeted systematic literature review and identified more recent randomized controlled trials comparing dose-escalated external beam radiation therapy (EBRT) with brachytherapy in men with prostate cancer. Results Five ra...
Radiotherapy and Oncology : Journal of the European Socie... Guckenberger M, Andratschke N et. al.
Jul 8th, 2017 - Stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT) has become the standard of care for medically inoperable patients with peripherally located, early stage non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), and for those refusing surgical resection. Despite the availability of national and international guidelines, there exists substantial variability in many aspects of SBRT practice. The ESTRO ACROP guideline is based on...
Radiotherapy and Oncology : Journal of the European Socie... Nestle U, De Ruysscher D et. al.
Apr 1st, 2018 - Radiotherapy (RT) plays a major role in the curative treatment of locally advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Therefore, the ACROP committee was asked by the ESTRO to provide recommendations on target volume delineation for standard clinical scenarios in definitive (chemo)radiotherapy (RT) and adjuvant RT for locally advanced NSCLC. The guidelines given here are a result of the evaluat...
International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Phy... Baldini EH, Wang D et. al.
Jun 12th, 2015 - Evidence for external beam radiation therapy (RT) as part of treatment for retroperitoneal sarcoma (RPS) is limited. Preoperative RT is the subject of a current randomized trial, but the results will not be available for many years. In the meantime, many practitioners use preoperative RT for RPS, and although this approach is used in practice, there are no radiation treatment guidelines. An int...
International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Phy... Moran MS, Schnitt SJ et. al.
Feb 13th, 2014 - To convene a multidisciplinary panel of breast experts to examine the relationship between margin width and ipsilateral breast tumor recurrence (IBTR) and develop a guideline for defining adequate margins in the setting of breast conserving surgery and adjuvant radiation therapy. A multidisciplinary consensus panel used a meta-analysis of margin width and IBTR from a systematic review of 33 stu...
Neurology Miller RG, Jackson CE et. al.
Oct 13th, 2009 - To systematically review evidence bearing on the management of patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). The authors analyzed studies from 1998 to 2007 to update the 1999 practice parameter. Topics covered in this section include breaking the news, multidisciplinary clinics, symptom management, cognitive and behavioral impairment, communication, and palliative care for patients with AL...
Thyroid : Official Journal of the American Thyroid Associ... , Sisson JC et. al.
Mar 22nd, 2011 - Radiation safety is an essential component in the treatment of patients with thyroid diseases by ¹³¹I. The American Thyroid Association created a task force to develop recommendations that would inform medical professionals about attainment of radiation safety for patients, family members, and the public. The task force was constituted so as to obtain advice, experience, and methods from releva...
Cancer Kaufmann M, Morrow M et. al.
Jan 20th, 2010 - Guidelines for the locoregional treatment of primary breast cancer were last published by the US National Institutes of Health in 1991. Since then, new surgical and radiotherapeutic techniques have been developed, clinical trials have provided new evidence, and intriguing long-term effects have emerged from global metadatabases. A revision of these guidelines is therefore necessary and timely. ...
International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Phy... Salama JK, Haddad RI et. al.
Apr 13th, 2009 - The use of induction chemotherapy (IC) for locoregionally advanced head-and-neck cancer is increasing. The response to IC often causes significant alterations in tumor volume and location and shifts in normal anatomy. Proper determination of the radiotherapy (RT) targets after IC becomes challenging, especially with the use of conformal and precision RT techniques. Therefore, a consensus confer...
The Journal of Urology; Thompson IM, Valicenti RK et. al.
May 27th, 2013 - The purpose of this guideline is to provide a clinical framework for the use of radiotherapy after radical prostatectomy as adjuvant or salvage therapy. A systematic literature review using the PubMed®, Embase, and Cochrane databases was conducted to identify peer-reviewed publications relevant to the use of radiotherapy after prostatectomy. The review yielded 294 articles; these publications w...
Journal of Clinical Oncology : Official Journal of the Am... Moran MS, Schnitt SJ et. al.
Feb 11th, 2014 - Controversy exists regarding the optimal margin width in breast-conserving surgery for invasive breast cancer. A multidisciplinary consensus panel used a meta-analysis of margin width and ipsilateral breast tumor recurrence (IBTR) from a systematic review of 33 studies including 28,162 patients as the primary evidence base for consensus. Positive margins (ink on invasive carcinoma or ductal car...
Radiation Oncology (London, England); Hurkmans CW, Knegjens JL et. al.
Nov 27th, 2012 - Current clinical guidelines for the management of radiotherapy patients having either a pacemaker or implantable cardioverter defibrillator (both CIEDs: Cardiac Implantable Electronic Devices) do not cover modern radiotherapy techniques and do not take the patient's perspective into account. Available data on the frequency and cause of CIED failure during radiation therapy are limited and do no...
Journal of Neurosurgery. Spine; Myrehaug S, Sahgal A et. al.
Jul 14th, 2017 - OBJECTIVE Spinal metastases that recur after conventional palliative radiotherapy have historically been difficult to manage due to concerns of spinal cord toxicity in the retreatment setting. Spine stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT), also known as stereotactic radiosurgery, is emerging as an effective and safe means of delivering ablative doses to these recurrent tumors. The authors pe...
American Journal of Clinical Oncology; Nguyen PL, Aizer A et. al.
Sep 2nd, 2014 - To present the most updated American College of Radiology consensus guidelines formed from an expert panel on the appropriate use of external-beam radiation to manage stage T1 and T2 prostate cancer. The American College of Radiology Appropriateness Criteria are evidence-based guidelines for specific clinical conditions that are reviewed every 2 years by a multidisciplinary expert panel. The gu...
International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Phy... Loblaw DA, Mitera G et. al.
Mar 16th, 2012 - To update the 2005 Cancer Care Ontario practice guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of adult patients with a suspected or confirmed diagnosis of extradural malignant spinal cord compression (MESCC). A review and analysis of data published from January 2004 to May 2011. The systematic literature review included published randomized control trials (RCTs), systematic reviews, meta-analyses,...
The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism; Melmed S, Colao A et. al.
Feb 11th, 2009 - The Acromegaly Consensus Group reconvened in November 2007 to update guidelines for acromegaly management. The meeting participants comprised 68 pituitary specialists, including neurosurgeons and endocrinologists with extensive experience treating patients with acromegaly. EVIDENCE/CONSENSUS PROCESS: Goals of treatment and the appropriate imaging and biochemical and clinical monitoring of patie...