Intraluminal brachytherapy using the high dose rate microSelectron in the palliation of carcinoma of the oesophagus.

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10541/98835
Title:
Intraluminal brachytherapy using the high dose rate microSelectron in the palliation of carcinoma of the oesophagus.
Authors:
Brewster, Alison E; Davidson, Susan E; Makin, Wendy P; Stout, Ronald; Burt, Paul A
Abstract:
A total of 197 patients, who presented to the Christie Hospital with advanced carcinoma of the oesophagus, were treated with the high dose rate microSelectron between June 1988 and June 1992. In 54%, a single intraluminal brachytherapy treatment resulted in useful palliation, which was sustained for a substantial part of the patient's remaining life. The simplicity of the treatment, which could be completed as a day case procedure and did not cause significant morbidity, commends itself in the palliation of these patients who have poor overall survival and quality of life. Approaches that might improve the response rate in those patients who did not gain significant palliation after a single treatment are discussed.
Affiliation:
Department of Radiotherapy, Christie Hospital, Manchester, UK.
Citation:
Intraluminal brachytherapy using the high dose rate microSelectron in the palliation of carcinoma of the oesophagus. 1995, 7 (2):102-5 Clin Oncol
Journal:
Clinical Oncology
Issue Date:
1995
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10541/98835
DOI:
10.1016/S0936-6555(05)80810-6
PubMed ID:
7542470
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
0936-6555
Appears in Collections:
All Christie Publications

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorBrewster, Alison Een
dc.contributor.authorDavidson, Susan Een
dc.contributor.authorMakin, Wendy Pen
dc.contributor.authorStout, Ronalden
dc.contributor.authorBurt, Paul Aen
dc.date.accessioned2010-05-14T09:55:07Z-
dc.date.available2010-05-14T09:55:07Z-
dc.date.issued1995-
dc.identifier.citationIntraluminal brachytherapy using the high dose rate microSelectron in the palliation of carcinoma of the oesophagus. 1995, 7 (2):102-5 Clin Oncolen
dc.identifier.issn0936-6555-
dc.identifier.pmid7542470-
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/S0936-6555(05)80810-6-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10541/98835-
dc.description.abstractA total of 197 patients, who presented to the Christie Hospital with advanced carcinoma of the oesophagus, were treated with the high dose rate microSelectron between June 1988 and June 1992. In 54%, a single intraluminal brachytherapy treatment resulted in useful palliation, which was sustained for a substantial part of the patient's remaining life. The simplicity of the treatment, which could be completed as a day case procedure and did not cause significant morbidity, commends itself in the palliation of these patients who have poor overall survival and quality of life. Approaches that might improve the response rate in those patients who did not gain significant palliation after a single treatment are discussed.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.subjectOesophageal Canceren
dc.subject.meshAdult-
dc.subject.meshAged-
dc.subject.meshAged, 80 and over-
dc.subject.meshBrachytherapy-
dc.subject.meshCarcinoma-
dc.subject.meshEsophageal Neoplasms-
dc.subject.meshFemale-
dc.subject.meshHumans-
dc.subject.meshMale-
dc.subject.meshMiddle Aged-
dc.subject.meshPalliative Care-
dc.subject.meshRadiotherapy Dosage-
dc.subject.meshRetrospective Studies-
dc.subject.meshTreatment Outcome-
dc.titleIntraluminal brachytherapy using the high dose rate microSelectron in the palliation of carcinoma of the oesophagus.en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Radiotherapy, Christie Hospital, Manchester, UK.en
dc.identifier.journalClinical Oncologyen

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