Arjun Sahgal

Summary

Affiliation: Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
Country: Canada

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Spinal cord tolerance for stereotactic body radiotherapy
    Arjun Sahgal
    Department of Radiation Oncology, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Princess Margaret Hospital, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 77:548-53. 2010
  2. ncbi request reprint Hypofractionated stereotactic radiotherapy in five daily fractions for post-operative surgical cavities in brain metastases patients with and without prior whole brain radiation
    Ameen Al-Omair
    Department of Radiation Oncology, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Technol Cancer Res Treat 12:493-9. 2013
  3. pmc A multi-national report on methods for institutional credentialing for spine radiosurgery
    Peter C Gerszten
    University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    Radiat Oncol 8:158. 2013
  4. doi request reprint Vertebral compression fracture after stereotactic body radiotherapy for spinal metastases
    Arjun Sahgal
    Department of Radiation Oncology, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada
    Lancet Oncol 14:e310-20. 2013
  5. doi request reprint Factors influencing overall survival specific to adult low-grade astrocytoma: a population-based study
    A Sahgal
    Department of Radiation Oncology, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Clin Oncol (R Coll Radiol) 25:394-9. 2013
  6. ncbi request reprint Single arc volumetric modulated arc therapy for complex brain gliomas: is there an advantage as compared to intensity modulated radiotherapy or by adding a partial arc?
    M T M Davidson
    Department of Medical Physics, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Technol Cancer Res Treat 11:211-20. 2012
  7. ncbi request reprint Image-guided robotic stereotactic body radiotherapy for benign spinal tumors: theUniversity of California San Francisco preliminary experience
    A Sahgal
    Departments of Radiation Oncology, University of California San Francisco, 505 Parnassus Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94143, USA
    Technol Cancer Res Treat 6:595-604. 2007
  8. ncbi request reprint Predictive factors for overall quality of life in patients with advanced cancer
    Gemma Cramarossa
    Rapid Response Radiotherapy Program, Odette Cancer Centre, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada
    Support Care Cancer 21:1709-16. 2013
  9. doi request reprint Comparing baseline symptom severity and demographics over two time periods in an outpatient palliative radiotherapy clinic
    Luluel Khan
    Rapid Response Radiotherapy Program, Department of Radiation Oncology, Odette Cancer Centre, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada
    Support Care Cancer 20:549-55. 2012
  10. doi request reprint Symptom clusters in patients with advanced cancer: a reanalysis comparing different statistical methods
    Emily Chen
    Rapid Response Radiotherapy Program, Odette Cancer Centre, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Pain Symptom Manage 44:23-32. 2012

Detail Information

Publications88

  1. doi request reprint Spinal cord tolerance for stereotactic body radiotherapy
    Arjun Sahgal
    Department of Radiation Oncology, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Princess Margaret Hospital, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 77:548-53. 2010
    ..Dosimetric data are reported for five cases of radiation-induced myelopathy after stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT) to spinal tumors. Analysis per the biologically effective dose (BED) model was performed...
  2. ncbi request reprint Hypofractionated stereotactic radiotherapy in five daily fractions for post-operative surgical cavities in brain metastases patients with and without prior whole brain radiation
    Ameen Al-Omair
    Department of Radiation Oncology, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Technol Cancer Res Treat 12:493-9. 2013
    ..We report favorable outcomes with HCSRT, and well selected patients with prior WBRT and "resistant" disease may have an extended survival favoring aggressive salvage HCSRT at a moderate risk of radiation necrosis. ..
  3. pmc A multi-national report on methods for institutional credentialing for spine radiosurgery
    Peter C Gerszten
    University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    Radiat Oncol 8:158. 2013
    ..This article describes the methods for institutional credentialing for spine radiosurgery at seven highly experienced international institutions...
  4. doi request reprint Vertebral compression fracture after stereotactic body radiotherapy for spinal metastases
    Arjun Sahgal
    Department of Radiation Oncology, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada
    Lancet Oncol 14:e310-20. 2013
    ....
  5. doi request reprint Factors influencing overall survival specific to adult low-grade astrocytoma: a population-based study
    A Sahgal
    Department of Radiation Oncology, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Clin Oncol (R Coll Radiol) 25:394-9. 2013
    ..We report a population-based overall survival and prognostic factor analysis specific to adult patients diagnosed with low-grade astrocytoma (LGA)...
  6. ncbi request reprint Single arc volumetric modulated arc therapy for complex brain gliomas: is there an advantage as compared to intensity modulated radiotherapy or by adding a partial arc?
    M T M Davidson
    Department of Medical Physics, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Technol Cancer Res Treat 11:211-20. 2012
    ..Selective dosimetric advantages in terms of spinal cord sparing and lowering the ID are observed favoring the use of an additional coplanar partial arc...
  7. ncbi request reprint Image-guided robotic stereotactic body radiotherapy for benign spinal tumors: theUniversity of California San Francisco preliminary experience
    A Sahgal
    Departments of Radiation Oncology, University of California San Francisco, 505 Parnassus Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94143, USA
    Technol Cancer Res Treat 6:595-604. 2007
    ..Based on imaging, two tumors had MRI documented progression, three had regressed, and 13 were unchanged (n=18). With short follow-up, local control following Cyberknife spine SBRT for benign spinal tumors appear acceptable...
  8. ncbi request reprint Predictive factors for overall quality of life in patients with advanced cancer
    Gemma Cramarossa
    Rapid Response Radiotherapy Program, Odette Cancer Centre, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada
    Support Care Cancer 21:1709-16. 2013
    ....
  9. doi request reprint Comparing baseline symptom severity and demographics over two time periods in an outpatient palliative radiotherapy clinic
    Luluel Khan
    Rapid Response Radiotherapy Program, Department of Radiation Oncology, Odette Cancer Centre, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada
    Support Care Cancer 20:549-55. 2012
    ..The secondary objective was to assess any changes in the baseline demographics of these patients...
  10. doi request reprint Symptom clusters in patients with advanced cancer: a reanalysis comparing different statistical methods
    Emily Chen
    Rapid Response Radiotherapy Program, Odette Cancer Centre, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Pain Symptom Manage 44:23-32. 2012
    ..The clinical relevance of symptom cluster research remains questionable if inconsistencies, partially attributable to the varying statistical analyses used, exist...
  11. doi request reprint Fatigue in advanced cancer patients attending an outpatient palliative radiotherapy clinic as screened by the Edmonton Symptom Assessment System
    Liang Zeng
    Rapid Response Radiotherapy Program, Department of Radiation Oncology, Odette Cancer Centre, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada
    Support Care Cancer 20:1037-42. 2012
    ..The purpose of this study was to report the presence, severity, and correlating factors of fatigue in advanced cancer patients attending an outpatient palliative radiotherapy clinic...
  12. doi request reprint Comparison of pain response and functional interference outcomes between spinal and non-spinal bone metastases treated with palliative radiotherapy
    Liang Zeng
    Rapid Response Radiotherapy Program, Department of Radiation Oncology, Odette Cancer Centre, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
    Support Care Cancer 20:633-9. 2012
    ....
  13. doi request reprint EORTC QLQ-C15-PAL quality of life scores in patients with advanced cancer referred for palliative radiotherapy
    Amanda Caissie
    Rapid Response Radiotherapy Program, Odette Cancer Centre, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada
    Support Care Cancer 20:841-8. 2012
    ....
  14. doi request reprint Symptom clusters in patients with bone metastases--a reanalysis comparing different statistical methods
    Emily Chen
    Rapid Response Radiotherapy Program, Odette Cancer Centre, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada
    Support Care Cancer 20:2811-20. 2012
    ....
  15. doi request reprint Minimal clinically important differences in the Edmonton symptom assessment system in patients with advanced cancer
    Gillian Bedard
    Rapid Response Radiotherapy Program, Department of Radiation Oncology, Odette Cancer Centre, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Pain Symptom Manage 46:192-200. 2013
    ..Longitudinal symptom monitoring is important in the setting of patients with advanced cancer. Scores over time may naturally fluctuate, although a patient may feel the same...
  16. doi request reprint Dosimetric and late radiation toxicity comparison between iodine-125 brachytherapy and stereotactic radiation therapy for juxtapapillary choroidal melanoma
    Hatem Krema
    Department of Ocular Oncology, Princess Margaret Hospital University Health Network, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 86:510-5. 2013
    ..To compare the dose distributions and late radiation toxicities for (125)I brachytherapy (IBT) and stereotactic radiation therapy (SRT) in the treatment of juxtapapillary choroidal melanoma...
  17. doi request reprint Probabilities of radiation myelopathy specific to stereotactic body radiation therapy to guide safe practice
    Arjun Sahgal
    Department of Radiation Oncology, Princess Margaret Hospital, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada
    Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 85:341-7. 2013
    ..Dose-volume histogram (DVH) results for 9 cases of post spine stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) radiation myelopathy (RM) are reported and compared with a cohort of 66 spine SBRT patients without RM...
  18. doi request reprint Reirradiation human spinal cord tolerance for stereotactic body radiotherapy
    Arjun Sahgal
    Department of Radiation Oncology, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Princess Margaret Hospital, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 82:107-16. 2012
    ....
  19. ncbi request reprint Psychometric validation of the functional assessment of cancer therapy--brain (FACT-Br) for assessing quality of life in patients with brain metastases
    Nemica Thavarajah
    Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada
    Support Care Cancer 22:1017-28. 2014
    ..This study aimed to test the reliability, psychometric, and clinical validity of the use of the Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy--Brain (FACT-Br) in patients with brain metastases...
  20. ncbi request reprint Impact of millimeter-level margins on peripheral normal brain sparing for gamma knife radiosurgery
    Lijun Ma
    Department of Radiation Oncology, University of California, San Francisco, California Electronic address
    Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 89:206-13. 2014
    ..To investigate how millimeter-level margins beyond the gross tumor volume (GTV) impact peripheral normal brain tissue sparing for Gamma Knife radiosurgery...
  21. doi request reprint Vertebral compression fracture (VCF) after spine stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT): analysis of predictive factors
    Marcelo V R Cunha
    Division of Neurosurgery, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 84:e343-9. 2012
    ..The analysis incorporated the recently described Spinal Instability Neoplastic Score (SINS) criteria...
  22. doi request reprint Pain flare is a common adverse event in steroid-naïve patients after spine stereotactic body radiation therapy: a prospective clinical trial
    Andrew Chiang
    Department of Radiation Oncology, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada
    Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 86:638-42. 2013
    ..To determine the incidence of pain flare after spine stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) in steroid-naïve patients and identify predictive factors...
  23. doi request reprint Symptom clusters in patients with advanced cancer: sub-analysis of patients reporting exclusively non-zero ESAS scores
    Emily Chen
    Rapid Response Radiotherapy Program, Odette Cancer Centre, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada
    Palliat Med 26:826-33. 2012
    ..Varying statistical methods may also contribute to inconsistencies of cluster results...
  24. doi request reprint Do elderly patients with metastatic cancer have worse quality of life scores?
    Kaitlin Koo
    Rapid Response Radiotherapy Program, Department of Radiation Oncology, Odette Cancer Centre, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada
    Support Care Cancer 20:2121-7. 2012
    ..The purpose of this study is to compare self-reported quality of life (QOL) scores in old and young patients with metastatic cancer using the European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC) QLQ-C15-PAL questionnaire...
  25. doi request reprint Stereotactic body radiotherapy is effective salvage therapy for patients with prior radiation of spinal metastases
    Arjun Sahgal
    Department of Radiation Oncology, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, USA
    Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 74:723-31. 2009
    ..To provide actuarial outcomes and dosimetric data for spinal/paraspinal metastases, with and without prior radiation, treated with stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT)...
  26. doi request reprint Reliability of contour-based volume calculation for radiosurgery
    Lijun Ma
    Department of Radiation Oncology, University of California, San Francisco, CA 94143, USA
    J Neurosurg 117:203-10. 2012
    ..The aim of this study was to determine the reliability of contour-based volume calculations made by current major SRS platforms...
  27. doi request reprint Prophylaxis of radiotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting in the palliative treatment of bone metastases
    Kristopher Dennis
    Rapid Response Radiotherapy Program, Department of Radiation Oncology, Odette Cancer Centre, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada
    Support Care Cancer 20:1673-8. 2012
    ..To document the incidence and timing of radiotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting (RINV) in the treatment of bone metastases among patients receiving prophylaxis with a 5-HT(3) receptor antagonist...
  28. ncbi request reprint Impact of immobilization on intrafraction motion for spine stereotactic body radiotherapy using cone beam computed tomography
    Winnie Li
    Radiation Medicine Program, Princess Margaret Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 84:520-6. 2012
    ..This study aimed to assess intrafraction motion using cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) for spine SBRT patients treated using three immobilization devices...
  29. ncbi request reprint Minimal clinically important differences in the brief pain inventory in patients with bone metastases
    Karrie Wong
    Rapid Response Radiotherapy Program, Department of Radiation Oncology, Odette Cancer Centre, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, University of Toronto, 2075 Bayview Avenue, Toronto, Ontario M4N 3M5, Canada
    Support Care Cancer 21:1893-9. 2013
    ..The purpose of this study was to determine the minimal clinically important differences (MCID) in the functional BPI in patients with pain due to bone metastases...
  30. pmc Surgical resection of epidural disease improves local control following postoperative spine stereotactic body radiotherapy
    Ameen Al-Omair
    Corresponding Author Dr Arjun Sahgal, MD, Department of Radiation Oncology, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre and Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, University of Toronto, 610 University Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, M5G 2M9, Canada
    Neuro Oncol 15:1413-9. 2013
    ..Spine stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT) is increasingly being applied to the postoperative spine metastases patient. Our aim was to identify clinical and dosimetric predictors of local control (LC) and survival...
  31. doi request reprint Stereotactic radiotherapy in the treatment of juxtapapillary choroidal melanoma: 2-year follow-up
    Sohel Somani
    Department of Ocular Oncology, Princess Margaret Hospital, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ont
    Can J Ophthalmol 44:61-5. 2009
    ..To evaluate the efficacy and complications of stereotactic radiotherapy in the management of patients with juxtapapillary choroidal melanoma...
  32. doi request reprint Equivalence in dose fall-off for isocentric and nonisocentric intracranial treatment modalities and its impact on dose fractionation schemes
    Lijun Ma
    Department of Radiation Oncology, University of California, San Francisco, CA 94143, USA
    Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 76:943-8. 2010
    ..To investigate whether dose fall-off characteristics would be significantly different among intracranial radiosurgery modalities and the influence of these characteristics on fractionation schemes in terms of normal tissue sparing...
  33. doi request reprint Volume specific response criteria for brain metastases following salvage stereotactic radiosurgery and associated predictors of response
    Matthew J Follwell
    Department of Radiation Oncology, Princess Margaret Hospital, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Acta Oncol 51:629-35. 2012
    ....
  34. ncbi request reprint A comparison between ¹²⁵Iodine brachytherapy and stereotactic radiotherapy in the management of juxtapapillary choroidal melanoma
    Hatem Krema
    Department of Ocular Oncology, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Br J Ophthalmol 97:327-32. 2013
    ..To compare the treatment efficacy and radiation complications between (125)Iodine brachytherapy and stereotactic radiotherapy in the management of juxtapapillary choroidal melanoma...
  35. ncbi request reprint Glioblastoma: patterns of recurrence and efficacy of salvage treatments
    Jiwon Oh
    Divison of Neurology, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Can J Neurol Sci 38:621-5. 2011
    ..Optimal therapy for patients with recurrent disease after RT/TMZ is unclear. Our purpose was to evaluate recurrence patterns in glioblastoma and the effect of treatment at recurrence upon survival...
  36. doi request reprint Temporal compartmental dosing effects for robotic prostate stereotactic body radiotherapy
    Stephen L Shiao
    Department of Radiation Oncology, University of California, San Francisco, CA, USA
    Phys Med Biol 56:7767-75. 2011
    ..21). We concluded that non-isocentric small-field Cyberknife delivery produced consistent biological dosing that tracked well with the constant-dose-rate, large-field-type delivery for prostate stereotactic body radiotherapy...
  37. doi request reprint Split-volume treatment planning of multiple consecutive vertebral body metastases for cyberknife image-guided robotic radiosurgery
    Arjun Sahgal
    Department of Radiation Oncology, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA94143, USA
    Med Dosim 33:175-9. 2008
    ..This technique may be of particular importance in clinical situations where stringent spinal cord dose limits are required...
  38. ncbi request reprint Apparatus-dependent dosimetric differences in spine stereotactic body radiotherapy
    Lijun Ma
    Department of Radiation Oncology, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, California, USA
    Technol Cancer Res Treat 9:563-74. 2010
    ....
  39. doi request reprint Stereotactic body radiotherapy for spinal metastases: current status, with a focus on its application in the postoperative patient
    Arjun Sahgal
    Department of Radiation Oncology, Princess Margaret Hospital, University of Toronto, 610 University Avenue, Toronto, Ontario M5G2M9, Canada
    J Neurosurg Spine 14:151-66. 2011
    ..The focus of this review was to examine the evidence pertaining to spine SBRT in the treatment of spinal metastases and to provide a comprehensive analysis of published patterns of failure, with emphasis on the postoperative patient...
  40. doi request reprint Whole brain radiotherapy for the treatment of newly diagnosed multiple brain metastases
    May N Tsao
    Department ofRadiationOncology, OdetteCancerCentre, Toronto, Canada
    Cochrane Database Syst Rev 4:CD003869. 2012
    ..Brain radiotherapy is used to treat cancer participants who have brain metastases from various primary malignancies.This is an update to the original review published in Issue 3, 2006...
  41. doi request reprint Neovascular glaucoma after stereotactic radiotherapy for juxtapapillary choroidal melanoma: histopathologic and dosimetric findings
    Bruno F Fernandes
    Department of Ocular Oncology, Princess Margaret Hospital, University Health Network, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 80:377-84. 2011
    ..We compare pathologic changes and dosimetric findings in those eyes enucleated secondary to NVG as opposed to TP to better understand potential mechanisms...
  42. doi request reprint Prescription dose guideline based on physical criterion for multiple metastatic brain tumors treated with stereotactic radiosurgery
    Arjun Sahgal
    Department of Radiation Oncology, Princess Margaret Hospital and Sunnybrook Health Sciences Center, University of Toronto, Canada
    Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 78:605-8. 2010
    ..Existing dose guidelines for intracranial stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) are primarily based on single-target treatment data. This study investigated dose guidelines for multiple targets treated with SRS...
  43. doi request reprint Nonrandom intrafraction target motions and general strategy for correction of spine stereotactic body radiotherapy
    Lijun Ma
    Department of Radiation Oncology, University of California, San Francisco, California 94143, USA
    Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 75:1261-5. 2009
    ..The dependence of target motions, as well as the effectiveness of the correction strategy for lesions of different locations within the spine, was analyzed...
  44. doi request reprint Apparatus dependence of normal brain tissue dose in stereotactic radiosurgery for multiple brain metastases
    Lijun Ma
    Department of Radiation Oncology, University of California, San Francisco, 94143, USA
    J Neurosurg 114:1580-4. 2011
    ..The goal of this study was to investigate whether the dose to normal brain when planning radiosurgery to multiple targets is apparatus dependent...
  45. ncbi request reprint Minimal important differences in the EORTC QLQ-C30 in patients with advanced cancer
    Gillian Bedard
    Rapid Response Radiotherapy Program, Department of Radiation Oncology, Odette Cancer Centre, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Asia Pac J Clin Oncol 10:109-17. 2014
    ..This study aimed to determine the magnitude of change that is meaningful to advanced cancer patients in the EORTC QLQ-C30...
  46. doi request reprint Predictive factors of overall quality of life in advanced cancer patients using EORTC QLQ-C30
    Gemma Cramarossa
    Department of Radiation Oncology, Odette Cancer Centre, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario M4N 3M5, Canada
    Expert Rev Pharmacoecon Outcomes Res 14:139-46. 2014
    ..To identify which domains/symptoms from the European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer Quality of Life Questionnaire (EORTC QLQ-C30) were predictive of overall quality of life (QoL) in advanced cancer patients...
  47. doi request reprint Correlation of computed tomography imaging features with pain response in patients with spine metastases after radiation therapy
    Gunita Mitera
    Rapid Response Radiotherapy Program, Department of Radiation Oncology, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M4N 3M5
    Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 81:827-30. 2011
    ..To correlate computed tomography (CT) imaging features of spinal metastases with pain relief after radiotherapy (RT)...
  48. doi request reprint High-precision volume-staged Gamma Knife surgery and equivalent hypofractionation dose schedules for treating large arteriovenous malformations
    Shannon Fogh
    Department of Radiation Oncology, University of California, San Francisco, California 94143, USA
    J Neurosurg 117:115-9. 2012
    ....
  49. doi request reprint Elderly patients with painful bone metastases should be offered palliative radiotherapy
    Sarah Campos
    Rapid Response Radiotherapy Program, Department of Radiation Oncology, Odette Cancer Centre, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada
    Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 76:1500-6. 2010
    ..To investigate the efficacy of palliative radiotherapy (RT) in relieving metastatic bone pain in elderly patients...
  50. doi request reprint Long-term outcomes for adult craniopharyngioma following radiation therapy
    Laurence Masson-Côté
    Department of Radiation Oncology, Princess Margaret Hospital, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Acta Oncol 52:153-8. 2013
    ..We report long-term outcomes in adult patients with craniopharyngioma following surgery and radiation therapy (RT)...
  51. ncbi request reprint Cone beam CT (CBCT) evaluation of inter- and intra-fraction motion for patients undergoing brain radiotherapy immobilized using a commercial thermoplastic mask on a robotic couch
    A W Lightstone
    Department of Radiation Oncology, Odette Cancer Centre, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada M4N 3M5
    Technol Cancer Res Treat 11:203-9. 2012
    ....
  52. doi request reprint Quality of life in patients with brain metastases using the EORTC QLQ-BN20+2 and QLQ-C15-PAL
    Amanda Caissie
    Rapid Response Radiotherapy Program, Odette Cancer Centre, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 83:1238-45. 2012
    ....
  53. doi request reprint Spine stereotactic body radiotherapy utilizing cone-beam CT image-guidance with a robotic couch: intrafraction motion analysis accounting for all six degrees of freedom
    Derek Hyde
    Department of Radiation Oncology, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 82:e555-62. 2012
    ....
  54. ncbi request reprint Vertebral compression fracture after spine stereotactic body radiotherapy: a multi-institutional analysis with a focus on radiation dose and the spinal instability neoplastic score
    Arjun Sahgal
    Arjun Sahgal and Ameen Al Omair, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre Arjun Sahgal, Ameen Al Omair, Marcelo Cunha, and Isabelle Thibault, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre Eshetu G Atenafu, University Health Network Michael G Fehlings, Toronto Western Hospital, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada Sam Chao, Ehsan H Balagamwala, Lilyana Angelov, and John Suh, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH Nicholas Boehling, Paul Brown, Laurence D Rhines, and Eric Chang, MD Anderson Cancer Center, University of Texas, Houston, TX and Eric Chang, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
    J Clin Oncol 31:3426-31. 2013
    ..We report a multi-institutional study aimed at clarifying the risk and predictive factors associated with VCF...
  55. doi request reprint Best of International Stereotactic Radiosurgery Society Congress 2013: stereotactic body radiation therapy. Part II: nonspinal tumors
    Simon S Lo
    Department of Radiation Oncology, University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center, Case Comprehensive Cancer Center, Cleveland, OH, USA
    Future Oncol 9:1303-6. 2013
    ..This congress was held on 16-20 June 2013 in Toronto (ON, Canada), and the chairman was Arjun Sahgal, co-chair was Michael Schwartz and president of the society was Jean Regis...
  56. doi request reprint Radiation-induced vertebral compression fracture following spine stereotactic radiosurgery: clinicopathological correlation
    Ameen Al-Omair
    Department of Radiation Oncology, Princess Margaret Hospital, University of Toronto, Canada
    J Neurosurg Spine 18:430-5. 2013
    ..In those scenarios in which it is unclear based on imaging if true tumor progression has occurred, the authors recommend biopsy to rule out radiation-induced effects within the bone prior to initiating salvage therapies...
  57. doi request reprint FACT-Br for assessment of quality of life in patients receiving treatment for brain metastases: a literature review
    Karen Lien
    Department of Radiation Oncology, Odette Cancer Centre, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, University of Toronto, 2075 Bayview Avenue, Toronto, ON, M4N 3M5, Canada
    Expert Rev Pharmacoecon Outcomes Res 11:701-8. 2011
    ..We aim to provide a comprehensive review to examine the use of the FACT-Br as a QoL assessment for patients with brain metastases...
  58. doi request reprint Advances in radiation therapy of brain metastasis
    Simon S Lo
    Department of Radiation Oncology, UH Seidman Cancer Center, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio 44106, USA
    Prog Neurol Surg 25:96-109. 2012
    ..This review provides an overview of advances in the radiotherapeutic management of brain metastases...
  59. doi request reprint Preliminary results of the generation of a shortened quality-of-life assessment for patients with advanced cancer: the FACIT-Pal-14
    Liang Zeng
    Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Palliat Med 16:509-15. 2013
    ..The purpose of this study was to identify the most important items of the Functional Assessment of Chronic Illness Therapy-Palliative Care (FACIT-Pal) to create an abbreviated questionnaire for future palliative care trials...
  60. doi request reprint Preoperative stereotactic body radiotherapy to a skull renal cell metastasis: an alternative to preoperative embolization?
    Gunita Mitera
    Rapid Response Radiotherapy Program, Department of Radiation Oncology, Odette Cancer Centre, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Palliat Med 14:157-60. 2011
    ..This is the first case study to report on using stereotactic body radiotherapy as an alternative and novel treatment modality for embolization to reduce the risk of operative bleeding for a metastatic renal cell tumor...
  61. doi request reprint Assessing small-volume spinal cord dose for repeat spinal stereotactic body radiotherapy treatments
    Lijun Ma
    Department of Radiation Oncology, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, USA
    Phys Med Biol 57:7843-51. 2012
    ....
  62. doi request reprint International Spine Radiosurgery Consortium consensus guidelines for target volume definition in spinal stereotactic radiosurgery
    Brett W Cox
    Department of Radiation Oncology, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York, USA
    Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 83:e597-605. 2012
    ..However, target volume definition varies considerably and no consensus target volume guidelines exist. This study proposes consensus target volume definitions using common scenarios in metastatic spine radiosurgery...
  63. doi request reprint Case report: grade 4 radiation-induced colitis following conventional reirradiation to a hip metastasis
    Giuseppina Laura Masucci
    Department of Radiation Oncology, Princess Margaret Hospital, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Palliat Med 15:370-3. 2012
    ....
  64. doi request reprint Stereotactic body radiotherapy is an effective treatment in reirradiating spinal metastases: current status and practical considerations for safe practice
    Giuseppina Laura Masucci
    Department of Radiation Oncology, Princess Margaret Hospital, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Expert Rev Anticancer Ther 11:1923-33. 2011
    ..The focus of this review is to provide an overview of reirradiation spine SBRT, and address key issues surrounding safe and effective practice...
  65. doi request reprint Self-reported rates of sleep disturbance in patients with symptomatic bone metastases attending an outpatient radiotherapy clinic
    Luluel Khan
    Rapid Response Radiotherapy Program, Department of Radiation Oncology, Sunnybrook Odette Cancer Centre, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Palliat Med 14:708-14. 2011
    ..To examine the reported rates and predictive factors for sleep disturbance in patients with bone metastases...
  66. doi request reprint Performance of a novel repositioning head frame for gamma knife perfexion and image-guided linac-based intracranial stereotactic radiotherapy
    Mark Ruschin
    Princess Margaret Hospital, Toronto, Canada
    Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 78:306-13. 2010
    ..To evaluate the geometric positioning and immobilization performance of a vacuum bite-block repositioning head frame (RHF) system for Perfexion (PFX-SRT) and linac-based intracranial image-guided stereotactic radiotherapy (SRT)...
  67. ncbi request reprint Comparison of dosimetric and biologic effective dose parameters for prostate and urethra using 131 Cs and 125 I for prostate permanent implant brachytherapy
    Arjun Sahgal
    Department of Radiation Oncology, University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine, San Francisco, CA94143, USA
    Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 72:247-54. 2008
    ..To compare the urethral and prostate absolute and biologic effective doses (BEDs) for 131 Cs and 125 I prostate permanent implant brachytherapy (PPI)...
  68. doi request reprint Whole-brain radiation therapy of brain metastasis
    Arjun Sahgal
    Department of Radiation Oncology, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Princess Margaret Hospital, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Prog Neurol Surg 25:82-95. 2012
    ..We present an extreme case of re-re-treatment WBRT with hippocampal sparing and simultaneous integrated boosts to multiple lesions as one of the future directions under evaluation...
  69. doi request reprint Edmonton symptom assessment scale as a prognosticative indicator in patients with advanced cancer
    Liang Zeng
    Rapid Response Radiotherapy Program, Department of Radiation Oncology, Odette Cancer Centre, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, University of Toronto, Canada
    J Palliat Med 14:337-42. 2011
    ..Few studies incorporate patient self-assessment scales in prognostic models of survival prediction. The Edmonton Symptom Assessment Scale (ESAS) is commonly used as a symptom screening tool in cancer patients...
  70. ncbi request reprint Minimal access spine surgery (MASS) for decompression and stabilization performed as an out-patient procedure for metastatic spinal tumours followed by spine stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT): first report of technique and preliminary outcomes
    Eric Massicotte
    Division of Neurosurgery and Krembil Neuroscience Spinal Program, Toronto Western Hospital, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Technol Cancer Res Treat 11:15-25. 2012
    ..Improvements in VAS, ODI and QOL were observed post-SBRT. We report preliminary efficacy for our MASS-SBRT combined approach for patients with spinal metastases, mechanical pain and epidural disease...
  71. doi request reprint A meta-analysis evaluating stereotactic radiosurgery, whole-brain radiotherapy, or both for patients presenting with a limited number of brain metastases
    May Tsao
    Department of Radiation Oncology, Odette Cancer Centre, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Cancer 118:2486-93. 2012
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  72. doi request reprint A treatment planning and acute toxicity comparison of two pelvic nodal volume delineation techniques and delivery comparison of intensity-modulated radiotherapy versus volumetric modulated arc therapy for hypofractionated high-risk prostate cancer radioth
    Sten Myrehaug
    Department of Radiation Oncology, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 82:e657-62. 2012
    ..To perform a comparison of two pelvic lymph node volume delineation strategies used in intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) for high risk prostate cancer and to determine the role of volumetric modulated arc therapy (VMAT)...
  73. doi request reprint Shot sequencing based on biological equivalent dose considerations for multiple isocenter Gamma Knife radiosurgery
    Lijun Ma
    Department of Radiation Oncology, University of California, San Francisco, CA 94143, USA
    Phys Med Biol 56:7247-56. 2011
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  74. doi request reprint Palliative radiotherapy for bone metastases: an ASTRO evidence-based guideline
    Stephen Lutz
    Department of Radiation Oncology, Blanchard Valley Regional Cancer Center, Findlay, OH 45840, USA
    Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 79:965-76. 2011
    ..To present guidance for patients and physicians regarding the use of radiotherapy in the treatment of bone metastases according to current published evidence and complemented by expert opinion...
  75. ncbi request reprint Advances in technology for intracranial stereotactic radiosurgery
    Arjun Sahgal
    Department of Radiation Oncology, Sunnybrook Odette Cancer Centre, The Princess Margaret Hospital, and the Joey Toby Tanenbaum family Gamma Knife Center, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Technol Cancer Res Treat 8:271-80. 2009
    ..The focus of this review is to highlight recent advances and major innovations in SRS technologies relevant to clinical practice and developments allowing for non-invasive frame SRS...
  76. doi request reprint Upfront observation versus radiation for adult pilocytic astrocytoma
    Adrian Ishkanian
    Department of Radiation Oncology, Princess Margaret Hospital, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Cancer 117:4070-9. 2011
    ..Consequently, there are few mature data on the impact of up-front treatment options after surgery that include observation or adjuvant radiotherapy...
  77. doi request reprint Technique for stereotactic body radiotherapy for spinal metastases
    Matthew Foote
    Department of Radiation Oncology, Princess Margaret Hospital, University of Toronto, 610 University Avenue, Toronto, Ontario M5G 2M9, Canada
    J Clin Neurosci 18:276-9. 2011
    ..This case-based technical review outlines the SBRT apparatus, planning and treatment delivery in use at the University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada...
  78. ncbi request reprint Gamma knife radiosurgery for brainstem metastases: the UCSF experience
    Norbert Kased
    Department of Radiation Oncology, University of California San Francisco, 505 Parnassus Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94143 0226, USA
    J Neurooncol 86:195-205. 2008
    ..To assess clinical and imaging outcomes in patients treated with Gamma Knife stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) for brainstem metastases...
  79. doi request reprint The effect of radiation technique and bladder filling on the acute toxicity of pelvic radiotherapy for localized high risk prostate cancer
    Suneil Jain
    Department of Radiation Oncology, Odette Cancer Centre, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada
    Radiother Oncol 105:193-7. 2012
    ..The goal of this project was to see if using IMRT to deliver elective pelvic nodal irradiation (EPNI) for prostate cancer reduced acute treatment toxicity...
  80. ncbi request reprint Effects of residual target motion for image-tracked spine radiosurgery
    Cynthia Chuang
    Department of Radiation Oncology, University of California San Francisco, California 94143 0226, USA
    Med Phys 34:4484-90. 2007
    ..g., 0.1 cc). In such cases, stringent cord constraints and frequent monitoring of the target position should be implemented...
  81. doi request reprint Stereotactic body radiosurgery for spinal metastases: a critical review
    Arjun Sahgal
    Department of Radiation Oncology, Sunnybrook Odette Cancer Center, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada
    Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 71:652-65. 2008
  82. ncbi request reprint Stereotactic body radiation therapy for spinal metastases
    Simon S Lo
    Department of Radiation Oncology, Arthur G James Cancer Hospital, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio 43210, USA
    Discov Med 9:289-96. 2010
    ..The purpose of this review is to provide an overview of the current state of spine SBRT practice...
  83. ncbi request reprint Pseudoprogression following chemoradiotherapy for glioblastoma multiforme
    Paul Sanghera
    Odette Cancer Centre, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Can J Neurol Sci 37:36-42. 2010
    ..The aim of this study was to determine the incidence of psPD following RT/TMZ and the effect of psPD on prognosis...
  84. doi request reprint Retrospective assessment of cancer pain management in an outpatient palliative radiotherapy clinic using the Pain Management Index
    Gunita Mitera
    Rapid Response Radiotherapy Program, Department of Radiation Oncology, Odette Cancer Centre, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M4N 3M5
    J Pain Symptom Manage 39:259-67. 2010
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  85. doi request reprint The palliative performance scale: examining its inter-rater reliability in an outpatient palliative radiation oncology clinic
    Sarah Campos
    Rapid Response Radiotherapy Program, Department of Radiation Oncology, Odette Cancer Center, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, 2075 Bayview Avenue, Toronto, ON M4N 3M5, Canada
    Support Care Cancer 17:685-90. 2009
    ..Currently, it is being used to measure palliative patient performance status in a variety of settings. Despite its widespread use, only one study has examined the inter-rater reliability of the PPS...
  86. ncbi request reprint Stereotactic radiotherapy in the treatment of juxtapapillary choroidal melanoma: preliminary results
    Khaled Emara
    Department of Ocular Oncology, Princess Margaret Hospital, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 59:94-100. 2004
    ..To evaluate the preliminary results of stereotactic radiotherapy in the management of patients with juxtapapillary choroidal melanoma...
  87. ncbi request reprint Permanent prostate seed brachytherapy: a current perspective on the evolution of the technique and its application
    Arjun Sahgal
    Odette Cancer Center of the Sunnybrook Health Sciences Center, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Nat Clin Pract Urol 4:658-70. 2007
    ..We also present our current policies in the treatment of prostate cancer at the University of California, San Francisco...
  88. doi request reprint Neurosurgical rescue of bradycardia induced by intracerebral hypertension: a case report and review of the literature
    Harleen Bedi
    Department of Radiation Oncology, Odette Cancer Centre, Toronto, Canada
    J Palliat Med 12:563-5. 2009
    ..We discuss the case of a brain metastases patient who presented with bradycardia induced by brain edema...