Novel use of endoscopically placed fiducial markers for targeted radiation therapy of colonic lymphomas

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Novel use of endoscopically placed fiducial markers for targeted radiation therapy of colonic lymphomas (EN)

Gurvits, Grigoriy E.
Marsano, Joseph
Shin, Samuel
Kobrinsky, Boris
Sanfilippo, Nicholas
Volkov, Dmitri

Non-Hodgkin's lymphomas (NHL) are an important variety of gastrointestinal tumors with increasing incidence and prevalence. Traditional management of NHL with chemotherapy is challenging and expanding evidence points to significant tumor response to radiation therapy (RT). However, there exists a wide range of radiation-related toxicities. Optimization of exact tumor marking coupled with minimization of the radius of radiation delivery is essential to increase patient's tolerance and decrease side effects of the treatment. We report our experience with mantle cell lymphoma of the colon treated with precision RT after endoscopic placement of resolution clips in a "shooting target" fashion in a patient who failed conventional chemotherapy. Fourteen months after completion of RT, the patient remains in complete remission.Keywords Endoscopy, colonoscopy, mantle cell lymphoma, gastrointestinal cancer, radiation therapyAnn Gastroenterol 2014; 27 (4): 421-423 (EN)

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Ελληνική Γαστροεντερολογική Εταιρία (EL)
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2014-10-02


Hellenic Society of Gastroenterology (EN)

1792-7463
1108-7471
Annals of Gastroenterology; Volume 27, No 4 (2014); 421 (EN)



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