Radiotherapy See what happens during radiotherapy treatment. An expert describes what happens and advises what questions to ask if you're referred for radiotherapy
NCRI 2010: The role of radiotherapy in the treatment of prostate cancer Prof Malcolm Mason, Cardiff University, UK, discusses the results of an intergroup study - carried out by the UK Medical Research Council (MRC), the National Cancer Institute of Canada (NCIC) and the Southwest Oncology Group (SWOG) from the United States - looking at patients with locally advanced prostate cancer or high risk localised prostate cancer who would normally be treated with androgen deprivation therapy (ADT). This trial compared ADT alone with ADT plus radiotherapy and conclusively demonstrated the benefit of adding radiotherapy to ADT. Prof Mason speaks about the level of side effects experienced by the patients and looks forward to the results of the ongoing NCRI CHHIP study into hypofractionated radiotherapy.
Image Guided Radiotherapy (IGRT) Trilogy The goal of the IGRT process is to improve the accuracy of the radiation field placement, and to reduce the exposure of healthy tissue during radiation treatments. In years past, larger planning target volume (PTV) margins were used to compensate for localization errors during treatment. (Jaffray et al. 1999) This resulted in healthy human tissues receiving unnecessary doses of radiation during treatment. PTV margins are the most widely used method to correct geometric uncertainties. By improving precision and accuracy through IGRT, radiation is decreased to surrounding healthy tissues, allowing for increased radiation to the tumour for control. (Jaffray et al. 1999) References: Jaffray, DA; JP Bissonnette, T Craig . "X-ray Imaging for Verification and Localization in Radiation Therapy in Modern Technology of Radiation Oncology (suppl. 1)", Modern Technology of Radiation Oncology. ISBN 0-944838-38-
Radiotherapy Discover more about Radiotherapy at Birmingham City University. Our three-year course combines equal elements of theory with clinical practice.
Principles of cancer management. Radiotherapy. part. 2 Management of cancer has tremendous improvement in last two decades, the improvement is related to better understanding of tumor biology, measurement to prevent some common types of cancer, the major development in different medical specialty concerned in the management as surgery, radiotherapy and chemotherapy and the multidisciplinary approach to the management of cancer. The lecture is part of several lectures, basically tailored to fourth year medical students at the University of Jordan. It may be useful for under and postgraduate students and all others concerned in the cancer management
Last Day of Radiotherapy So, I had my LAST day of Radiotherapy today!! I am still on a clinical trial - I will take a Bondronat pill every day for the next three years (2 years, 9 months, really), but I really feel like I reached the end of a long journey (and, realistically, the beginning of another). There are no dances in this video, but I promise and End of Radiotherapy Dance in a couple weeks!! :)
Respiratory Gating System Radiotherapy - Trilogy The Varian® Real-time Position Management™ (RPM) system is a non-invasive, video-based system that allows for clean imaging and treatment of lung, breast, and upper abdominal sites. The RPM system is accurate, easy to use, and fast. It is comfortable for the patient and accommodates both breath hold and free breathing protocols. The RPM system allows clinicians to correlate tumor position in relation to the patient's respiratory cycle. Using an infrared tracking camera and a reflective marker, the system measures the patient's respiratory pattern and range of motion and displays them as a waveform. The gating thresholds are set when the tumor is in the desired portion of the respiratory cycle. These thresholds determine when the gating system turns the treatment beam on and off. The RPM system facilitates the treatment of the lungs, liver, and pancreas, and helps minimize the dose to the heart in breast treatments. The system provides clean images for planning so that you can more clearly visualize the target with fewer of the image artifacts associated with respiratory motion. Key Features: Only Varian RPM has clinically proven interfaces to CT and CT/positron emission tomography scanners. A lightweight marker ensures patient comfort. The specially designed predictive filter monitors and predicts the patient's breathing pattern and can account for patient's coughing or changes from the predicted breathing pattern.
USQ - Australia: Bioinformatics Radiotherapy, Dr Jesus Lopez USQ Bioinformatics Senior Lecturer, Dr Jesus Lopez, will lead a world first study that will look at genes and their responsiveness to radiotherapy in bladder cancer sufferers. The study will be undertaken from next year and is of great importance to bladder cancer patients worldwide. 'When treating bladder cancer there are two types of treatment, radiotherapy and removing the bladder,' Dr Lopez said. 'About 45 percent of bladder cancer patients require radiotherapy or surgery and radiotherapy has a failure rate of 50 percent, while surgery (bladder removal) diminishes quality of life considerably. 'What we want to do is use Bioinformatics to test patient's genes and see if we can predict whether or not radiation will work and discover which genes are involved in tumour-death.' Support for the research has come from abroad, with interested stakeholders in the UK keeping an eye on the results. 'The project is in collaboration with Cancer Research UK, The University of Ulster and the University of Leicester,' Dr Lopez said. 'Patients used in the study will be from the UK, while we will use bioinformatics to ***yse data here.' Dr Lopez has also received backing from the Australian Research Council (ARC) for the study after receiving a Discovery Grant worth $170000. 'These Discovery Grants are very competitive and are not only based on the project that you want to do but also on your background,' he said. 'It is a vote of confidence and if you get some promising results there ...
ECCO 15 ESMO 34 Berlin 2009: Advanced radiotherapy Professor Michael Baumann - Medical Faculty Carl Gustav Carus, University of Technology, Dresden, Germany Advanced radiotherapy - the state of art in more precise and individualised cancer treatment Professor Michael Baumann: Advanced radiotherapy the state of art in more precise and individualised cancer treatment. German Language press conference at ECCO 15 ESMO 34, Berlin, 2009.
Targeted Radiotherapy for Neuroendocrine Tumors - Part 1 of 7 Dr. Baum is among the world's experts in targeted radiotherapy for neuroendocrine tumors, and his clinic treats over 1000 patients per year using this new approach. His talk covers the needs of neuroendocrine patients, interdisciplinary collaboration, targeted radiotherapy, how therapy is personalised, and how the molecular response to treatment is measured.
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02 RADIOTHERAPY TIMING COMPARISON AND SIDE EFFECTS.wmv Clip from RADICALS radiotherapy timing comparison patient information DVD. Features Professor Lesley Fallowfield, Dr John Staffurth and actor Peter Symonds. Directed by Tim Paine. ECP Video production.
Advanced Radiotherapy Treatments at North Estonia Regional Hospital A television news story about doctors in Estonia using the country's first advanced radiotherapy machine made by Varian. This story ran on ERR, the countrys leading public broadcasting station.
ESSO 2010: Targeted intraoperative radiotherapy in low risk breast cancer patients Dr Jayant Vaidya speaks about his work investigating localised intraoperative radiotherapy for breast cancer patients with invasive duct carcinoma. This technique makes use of x-rays rather than radioactive seeds, a feature that reduces radiotoxicity and the results of this study after four years are not inferior to those of traditional radiotherapy. Dr Jayant Vaidya of University College London in the UK speaking to eacncer.tv at the 2010 European Society of Surgical Oncology meeting in Bordeaux.
The Story of Radiotherapy A short film about radiotherapy and Cancer Research UK's groundbreaking work in developing new treatments Our impact on radiotherapy:
The Genesis Care Chair of Radiotherapy Mr Robert Glynn, Chief Executive Officer, Macquarie University Hospital Mr Dan Collins, Managing Director, Genesis Care Pty Ltd
Part 3 - Lisa Connell - Gamma Knife Radiotherapy - The Treatment Lisa Connell was given a total of 3.5 hours of radiotherapy. Imaging: With the frame in place, the patient undergoes MRI or other imaging studies to precisely determine the position of the lesion within a coordinate field.These localization coordinates are entered into the Gamma Knife's three-dimensional computer planning program. The Treatment: Once planning is complete, the patient is moved to the treatment room that houses the Gamma Unit. The apparatus is composed of a moveable couch and a hemispherical radiation unit containing 201 sources of cobalt-60. For patient and team safety, the unit is heavily shielded. The Gamma Unit is FDA approved and meets the safety standards of the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission. The patient is placed on the couch and positioned into the collimator helmet. The stereotactic frame is still in place, immobilizing the patient's head to ensure a safe, accurate procedure. After the patient is properly aligned on the couch, the team enters the adjacent control room to administer the treatment, observing the procedure via video monitors. Two-way microphone communication between the team and the patient is ongoing. The couch slides the patient into the unit for exposure. During treatment, the helmet's 201 ports will focus the unit's carefully collimated gamma rays to converge simultaneously and precisely at the target tumor, with accuracy within 0.1 millimeter. The arrangement of radiation sources and the exacting collimation ensure minimal ...
Radiotherapy - Brain Tumour treatment in December 2003 Footage of my radiotherapy treatment for oligodendroglioma brain tumour (graded II/III), 12th December 2003. Tumour was first diagnosed in early Jan 2003, after I'd experienced morning sickness, fading in and out of eyesight and a weakening to the left side of my body. I was booked in to Glasgows 'Southern General Hospital' by my doctor, where CT and MRI scans showed I had a primary brain tumour located towards the frontal region of my brain, and was 'between the size of a golf ball and a lemon', biopsy determined it was an oligodendroglioma, benign, but life threatening nonetheless. As I was due that summer to go to France with girlfriend, I was more concerned about getting a decent 'before surgery' photo for my passport! Surgeon talked sense into me and I underwent surgery the next morning! Tumour was surgically debulked. After the surgery (diagnosis through operation to going home; 10 days! Can't praise the NHS enough) it was a couple of weeks before I decided the paultry statutory sick pay wasn't worth sitting around the house for, so started working from home again. I then underwent a course of Temozolamide chemotherapy (tablet form, I took a reaction to the intravenous PCV drugs they'd started me on). I did the radiotherapy treatment later that year in Dec 2003. My hair fell out (from region of head irradiated) when I ran my hand through it after seeing 'The Lord of the Rings' at an Aberdeen Cinema! I was then MRI scanned every 6 months, which is when, at the end of ...
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Brain Cancer: Surgery, Radiotherapy and Death In August 2007, patient suffered unbearable pain and vomitted blood. She underwent immediate brain surgery. 2 doctors gave 2 different opinions.
Mum, 28th January 2007 Radiotherapy Mum getting ready for 3rd week of radiotherapy
Martin receiving radiotherapy for prostate cancer Martin receiving radiotherapy - two green lasers are used to align my body (using four tattoos on my chest lower abdomen and thighs) then after alignment the nurses must leave the irradiation area they dim the lights and the x-ray machine (10MV) delivers five fractions of radiation to my abdomen. In December 2007 (aged 53) I was diagnosed with adenocarcinoma of the prostate. My PSA was 13.6 staging was T2c N0 M0 and my Gleason score was 4+4=8. I had a radical retropubic prosatectomy February 2008. Three months later my PSA was still high indicating the cancer was still present and had spread. A tumour was found in my abdominal lymph system. I started radiotherapy in spring of 2009 (attending 5 weeks (25 days) at Royal Preston) and it was one of the most depressing times of my cancer treatment - each day for five weeks I was reminded I had (probably) incurable cancer.
One of a Kind - A Guide to Radiotherapy Director: Emma Lazenby
Stereotactic Radiosurgery and Radiotherapy - Treatment Options Did you know that Jefferson was the first hospital in the Delaware Valley to offer stereotactic radiosurgery and radiotherapy treatment? Listen to Dr. Andrews discuss these treatment options. To learn more about stereotactic radiosurgery and radiotherapy click here: bit.ly
Star wars radiotherapy Nathaniel is a very long term survivor of acute leucoblastic leukemia (ALL) twice relapsed. This video was made by Peter McCallum Hospital video unit in Oct 2009 as a record of his craniospinal radiation. Second time he has had such radiation, taking him way over any acceptable limit. Hang out for the exciting ending! Its great!
Neuroendocrine Tumors: Diagnosis & Treatment w/ Peptide Receptor Radiotherapy(PRRT); Dr Baum (2of2) Neuroendocrine Tumors: Diagnosis & Treatment with Peptide Receptor Radiotherapy (PRRT) by Prof. Dr. Richard P. Baum Part II
ELCC 2010: The use of targeted radiotherapy to treat lung cancer Prof Paul van Houtte, speaking at the 2010 ELCC conference, discusses the use of targeted radiotherapy to treat lung cancer. Advances such as the use of stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) have had significant effects on the outcome of treatments in stage one patients. Prof van Houtte also speaks about possible future advances in identifying specifically where treatment should be targeted and his preference for epidermal growth factors over vascular targeting agents. Prof Paul van Houtte; Institut Jules Bordet, Brussels
Real-time Motion Detection for radiotherapy This video shows how a Time-of-Flight (ToF) Camera enables real-time motion detection for eg radiotherapy. For further information visit www5
Chapter 9: Radiotherapy Understanding Pancreatic Cancer
Raigmore Stars In Their Eyes 2008 - Radiotherapy does FAME ((Watch in high quality)) The winners of Raigmore Hospital's Stars in their Eyes 2008. (lr: Vicki, Laura, Arlene, Ally, Diane)
Neuroendocrine Tumors: Diagnosis & Treatment w/ Peptide Receptor Radiotherapy(PRRT); Dr Baum (1of2) Neuroendocrine Tumors: Diagnosis & Treatment with Peptide Receptor Radiotherapy (PRRT) by Prof. Dr. Richard P. Baum Part I
PARSPORT head and neck cancer radiotherapy trial Dr Chris Nutting talks about PARSPORT, a clinical trial of a new radiotherapy technique for head and neck cancer, funded by Cancer Research UK and run by The Institute of Cancer Research and The Royal Marsden Hospital
Living with Lung Cancer - Radiotherapy If you or someone you care for has just been diagnosed with lung cancer, then it is almost certain that you will be feeling shocked and frightened. Fear of the unknown and uncertainty about the future can be stressful to you and those close to you. Our Living with Lung Cancer Cancer video series has been produced with the help of people whose lives have been affected by lung cancer, and healthcare professionals, to help you and your family prepare for and best manage the journey ahead.
Radiotherapy In Sri Lanka Cancer is not a death sentence if treatment, including radiation is available. Reporting: Vadim Mouchkin
7. RADICALS Trial - Radiotherapy Timing Randomisation - Questions & Answers - Part 2
The Novel Technique of TARGeted Interoperative RadioTherapy The Novel Technique of TARGeted Interoperative RadioTherapy using the Intrabeam™ device. is collaboratively building the most comprehensive and trusted free surgical encyclopaedia. With over 1100 articles for surgeons and patients, including news, articles, operation scripts, biographies and images.
Intensity Modulated Radiotherapy (IMRT) San Francisco is one of a handful of academic medical centers in this country using a new cancer-fighting radiation technique called Intensity Modulated Radiotherapy (IMRT). This technology allows doctors to target tumors while reducing patients' exposure to radiation.
Ask an expert: Prostate cancer: Radiotherapy treatement Want to know more about prostate cancer? Dr Nick Plowman, Clinical Oncologist at St Bartholomew's Hospital in London answers some common questions about the symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of prostate cancer. Use the video clip menu below to select a question.
An insight into Radiotherapy An introduction into various methods used to treat different types of cancer. Taken from the OU course 'Radiotherapy and its physics' (S819) www3 -