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December 31, 2013

New 125I brachytherapy source IsoSeed I25.S17plus: Monte Carlo dosimetry simulation and comparison to sources of similar design

Purpose: To determine the relative dose rate distribution around the new 125I brachytherapy source IsoSeed I25.S17plus and report results in a form suitable for clinical use. Results for the new source are also compared to corresponding results for other commercially available 125I sources of similar design...

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December 31, 2013

Time to failure after definitive therapy for prostate cancer: implications for importance of aggressive local treatment

Purpose: To explore patterns of time to failure in men receiving high doses of permanent seed brachytherapy with or without external beam radiation therapy as a function of risk status...

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December 31, 2013

Prostate-specific antigen bounce predicts for a favorable prognosis following brachytherapy: a meta-analysis

Purpose: Controversy exists whether the prostate-specific antigen (PSA) bounce phenomenon following definitive radiation for prostate cancer has prognostic significance. Here, we perform a meta-analysis to determine the association between PSA bounce and biochemical control after brachytherapy alone...

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December 24, 2013

The American Brachytherapy Society consensus guidelines for plaque brachytherapy of uveal melanoma and retinoblastoma

PURPOSE: To present the American Brachytherapy Society (ABS) guidelines for plaque brachytherapy of choroidal melanoma and retinoblastoma...

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November 01, 2013

Monotherapeutic high-dose-rate brachytherapy for prostate cancer: A dose reduction trial

Purpose: To report preliminary results of our second regimen with 45.5 Gy/7 fractions aiming to reduce toxicity, compared with our first regimen with 54 Gy/9 fractions, using high-dose-rate (HDR) brachytherapy as monotherapy for prostate cancer...

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September 26, 2013

EGSnrc Monte Carlo-aided dosimetric studies of the new BEBIG 60Co HDR brachytherapy source

Purpose: The purpose of this study is to obtain the dosimetric parameters of the new BEBIG 60Co brachytherapy source following by TG-43U1 recommendation with appropriate electron cutoff energy (0.521 MeV)...

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September 26, 2013

Vaginal cuff dehiscence after vaginal cuff brachytherapy for uterine cancer. A case report

Vaginal cuff dehiscence is a rare, but potentially serious complication after total hysterectomy. We report a case of vaginal cuff dehiscence after vaginal cuff brachytherapy. A 62 year old female underwent a robotic-assisted laparoscopic hysterectomy with bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy...

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July 12, 2013

Biochemical outcomes for patients with intermediate risk prostate cancer treated with I-125 interstitial brachytherapy monotherapy

Background/purpose: Routine use of I-125 interstitial brachytherapy (BT) alone in intermediate risk (IR) prostate cancer is controversial. It is often combined with external beam radiotherapy (EBRT). The biochemical outcome of a large cohort of only IR disease treated with BT monotherapy is reported...

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July 11, 2013

Quality of life impact of treatments for localized prostate cancer: Cohort study with a 5 year follow-up

Purpose: To assess long-term quality of life (QoL) impact of treatments in localized prostate cancer patients treated with radical prostatectomy, external beam radiotherapy or brachytherapy...
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May 20, 2013

Trends in the Utilization of Brachytherapy in Cervical Cancer in the United States

Purpose: To determine the trends in brachytherapy use in cervical cancer in the United States and to identify factors and survival benefits associated with brachytherapy treatment...

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March 29, 2013

Low-dose-rate or high-dose-rate brachytherapy in treatment of prostate cancer – between options

Purpose: Permanent low-dose-rate (LDR-BT) and temporary high-dose-rate (HDR-BT) brachytherapy are competitive techniques for clinically localized prostate radiotherapy. Although a randomized trial will likely never to be conducted comparing these two forms of brachytherapy...

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ABS Brachytherapy Guidelines and Consensus Statements:

www.americanbrachytherapy.org