Radiation-induced optic neuropathy after pencil beam scanning proton therapy for skull-base and head and neck tumours.


  • 影响因子:2.12
  • DOI:10.1259/bjr.20190028
  • 作者列表:"Kountouri M","Pica A","Walser M","Albertini F","Bolsi A","Kliebsch U","Bachtiary B","Combescure C","Lomax AJ","Schneider R","Weber DC
  • 发表时间:2020-03-01

OBJECTIVE:To assess the radiation-induced optic neuropathy (RION) prevalence, following high dose pencil beam scanning proton therapy (PBSPT) to skull base and head and neck (H&N) tumours. METHODS:Between 1999 and 2014, 216 adult patients, median age 47 years (range, 18-77), were treated with PBS PT for skull base or H&N malignancies, delivering ≥45 GyRBE to the optic nerve(s) (ON) and/or optic chiasma (OC). The median administered dose to the planning target volume was 74.0 GyRBE (range, 54.0-77.4). The median follow-up was 5.3 years (range, 0.8-15.9). RESULTS:RION was observed in 14 (6.5%) patients at a median time of 13.2 months (range, 4.8-42.6) following PBSPT. Most (92.9%) of RION were symptomatic. Most affected patients (11/14; 79%) developed unilateral toxicity. Grade 4, 3, 2 and 1 toxicity was observed in 10, 2, 1 and 1 patients, respectively. On univariate analyses, age (<70 vs ≥70 years; p < 0.0001), hypertension (p = 0.0007) and tumour abutting the optic apparatus (p = 0.012) were associated with RION. OC's V60 GyRBE was of border line significance (p = 0.06). None of the other evaluated OC-ON dose/volume metrics (Dmax, Dmean, V40-60) were significantly associated with this complication. CONCLUSION:These data suggest that high-dose PBS PT for skull base and H&N tumours is associated with a low prevalence of RION. Caution should be however exercised when treating elderly/hypertensive patients with tumours abutting the optic apparatus. ADVANCES IN KNOWLEDGE:This is the first study reporting the risk of developing RION following proton therapy with PBS technique, demonstrating the safety of this treatment.


目的: 评估颅base和头颈部 (H & N) 肿瘤大剂量笔形束扫描质子治疗 (PBSPT) 后放射性视神经病变 (RION) 的患病率。 方法S: 1999-2014 之间,216 的成年患者s,平均年龄 47 年s (范围为 18-77),采用PB S PT s库尔base s e和H & N malignancie s,≥ 45 GyRBE视神经 (s) (上) 和/或光学chia s ma (OC).计划目标体积的中位给药剂量为 74.0 GyRBE (范围,54.0-77.4)。中位随访时间为 5.3 年 (范围 0.8-15.9)。 结果: 在 14 例 (6.5%) 患者中观察到RION,中位时间为 13.2 个月 (范围,4.8-42.6)。大多数 (92.9%) 的RION有症状。大多数受累患者 (11/14; 79%) 出现单侧毒性。分别在 1 0 、 2 、 1 和 1 例患者中观察到 4 、 3 、 2 和 1 级毒性。在单变量分析中,年龄 (<70 vs ≥ 70 岁; p < 0.0001) 、高血压 (p = 0.0007) 和肿瘤与RION相关 (p = 0.012)。OC's V60 GyRBE具有边界线显著性 (p = 0.06)。其他评估的OC-ON剂量/体积指标 (Dmax、Dmean、V40-60) 均与该并发症无显著相关性。 结论: 这些数据表明,颅base和H & N肿瘤的高剂量PBS PT与RION的低患病率相关。然而,在治疗毗邻视神经装置的老年/高血压患者肿瘤时应谨慎。 知识进步: 这是第一项报告PBS技术质子治疗后发生RION风险的研究,证明了这种治疗的安全性。



作者列表:["Tran S","Puric E","Walser M","Poel R","Datta NR","Heuberger J","Pica A","Marder D","Lomax N","Bolsi A","Morach P","Bachtiary B","Seddon BM","Schneider R","Bodis S","Weber DC"]

METHODS:OBJECTIVE:Large inoperable sacral chordomas show unsatisfactory local control rates even when treated with high dose proton therapy (PT). The aim of this study is assessing feasibility and reporting early results of patients treated with PT and concomitant hyperthermia (HT). METHODS: :Patients had histologically proven unresectable sacral chordomas and received 70 Gy (relative biological effectiveness) in 2.5 Gy fractions with concomitant weekly HT. Toxicity was assessed according to CTCAE_v4. A volumetric tumor response analysis was performed. RESULTS: :Five patients were treated with the combined approach. Median baseline tumor volume was 735 cc (range, 369-1142). All patients completed PT and received a median of 5 HT sessions (range, 2-6). Median follow-up was 18 months (range, 9-26). The volumetric analysis showed an objective response of all tumors (median shrinkage 46%; range, 9-72). All patients experienced acute Grade 2-3 local pain. One patient presented with a late Grade 3 iliac fracture. CONCLUSION:Combining PT and HT in large inoperable sacral chordomas is feasible and causes acceptable toxicity. Volumetric analysis shows promising early results, warranting confirmation in the framework of a prospective trial. ADVANCES IN KNOWLEDGE: :This is an encouraging first report of the feasibility and early results of concomitant HT and PT in treating inoperable sacral chordoma.

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作者列表:["Gyori DJ","Bullington SM","Crawford BS","Vernon VP"]

METHODS:BACKGROUND:National guidelines recommend screening and treatment for cancer-related bone disease and continued monitoring of bone-modifying agents. It is unclear whether a standardized screening tool is utilized to identify eligible patients and ensure appropriate supportive care is implemented. The purpose of this study was to evaluate current prescribing practices and optimize management of bone-modifying agents. METHODS:A retrospective chart review was performed to identify patients who received hormone deprivation therapy or had bone metastases through Hematology/Oncology or Urology clinics from 1 November 2016 to 31 October 2017. The primary endpoints of this study were the incidence of completed baseline dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DEXA) scan for patients on hormone deprivation therapy and percent of patients started on a bone-modifying agent for the prevention of skeletal-related events secondary to bone metastasis. Secondary endpoints included percent of patients with dental examinations prior to initiation, adequate calcium and vitamin D supplementation, incidence of osteonecrosis of the jaw or flu-like symptoms and education, and percent of bisphosphonate doses appropriately adjusted based on renal function. RESULTS:A total of 375 patients were assessed for baseline DEXA scans and bone-modifying therapy. Of the 226 patients on hormone deprivation therapy, 111 (49%) patients were appropriately screened with a DEXA scan prior to initiation of hormone deprivation therapy. Among the 149 patients with bone metastases, only 94 (63.1%) patients were started on a bone-modifying agent. CONCLUSIONS:Opportunities have been identified to optimize management of patients with cancer-related bone disease. Implementation of standardized tools may increase the rate of appropriate screening and initiation of bone-modifying therapy when warranted.

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作者列表:["Dohzono S","Sasaoka R","Takamatsu K","Hoshino M","Nakamura H"]

METHODS:PURPOSE:Low skeletal muscle mass has been associated with poor prognosis in patients with advanced lung cancer. However, little is known about the relationship between skeletal muscle mass and overall survival in patients with bone metastases from lung cancer. The objective of the present study was to evaluate the prognostic value of low trunk muscle mass in predicting overall survival in these patients. METHODS:The data from 198 patients who were diagnosed with bone metastases from lung cancer from April 2009 to May 2017 were retrospectively reviewed. The areas of the psoas and paravertebral muscles were measured at the level of the third lumbar vertebra on computed tomography scans taken at the time nearest to the diagnosis of bone metastasis. Muscle area was evaluated for male and female cohorts separately using different cutoff points. Cox proportional hazards analysis was performed to evaluate the factors independently associated with overall survival. RESULTS:The overall survival of patients in the lowest quartile for psoas muscle area or paravertebral muscle area was significantly shorter than that of patients above the 25th percentile for muscle area (p < 0.001). Multivariate analyses showed that paravertebral muscle mass (hazard ratio, 1.73; 95% confidence interval, 1.17-2.56; p = 0.006), epidermal growth factor receptor-targeted therapy, and performance status were independent prognostic factors. CONCLUSIONS:Low paravertebral muscle mass was associated with shorter survival, independently of known prognostic factors.

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