Radiation Oncology

Recent Submissions

  • Breast cancer diagnosed in women with the Human Immune-Deficiency Virus (HIV) 

    Langenhoven, Lizanne (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2014-12)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Background: HIV is the defining pandemic of our era, with an estimated 5.9 million people infected in South Africa according to World Health Organization (WHO) estimates for 2011. The expression and ...

  • Radiation oncology of lung cancer in the 21st century : a view from building x 

    Jeremic, Branislav (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2013-09)
    Branislav Jeremic obtained his medical degree at the University of Belgrade, Serbia. He followed this with a radiation oncology residency – finishing it in 1987 at the age of 29 – after which he obtained his PhD degree ...

  • Variation in radiosensitivities of different individuals to high energy neutrons and 60Cobalt γ-rays 

    Beukes, Philip Rudolph (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2012-12)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Background: The assignment of radiation weighting factors to high energy neutron sources is important as there is reason to believe that neutron relative biological effectiveness (RBE) may be related ...

  • Cell biological responses of prostatic tumour cell lines to irradiation and anticancer drugs 

    Serafin, Antonio Mendes (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2003-12)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: The "classic" prostate cell lines, DU145, PC-3 and LNCaP, have served as a valuable cell biological model for research into prostate cancer. However, their relevance may be limited because they derive ...

  • The influence of pentoxifylline on damage responses in tumour cells 

    Theron, Catherina S (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2000-04)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Pentoxifylline enhances the toxicity of radiation and has emerged as an effective modulator of the radiation response of tumour cells. The molecular mechanisms involved in the enhancement of radiotoxicity ...

  • Examination of irradiated neuroblastoma and neuroepithelial cell lines for the interrelationship between cell survival, micronucleation, apoptosis and DNA repair 

    Akudugu, John Mbabuni (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2000-12)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Predictive assays are of key importance in clinical radiotherapy, chemotherapy and toxicology. Prior to exposing malignant tissues to irradiation or drugs in the clinic, a good understanding of the ...

  • Plasma sarcosine does not distinguish early and advanced stages of prostate cancer 

    Bohm, L.; Serafin, A. M.; Fernandez, P.; Van der Watt, G.; Bouic, P. J. D.; Harvey, J. (Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG), 2012-08)
    Introduction. Diagnosis of prostate cancer by prostate specific antigen (PSA) is error-prone and cannot distinguish benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) from malignant disease, nor identify aggressive and indolent types. ...

  • Neutron radiotherapy in South Africa : neutron radiotherapy should continue 

    Sauerwein, Wolfgang; Engenhart-Cabillic, Rita; Forman, Jeffrey D.; Gueulette, John; Hachem, Sabet; Jones, Dan; Krull, Andreas; Lukas, Peter; Mandrillon, Pierre; Petry, Winfried; Rosenberg, Ivan; Venimmen, Frederik; Welsh, James S. (Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG), 2012-04)
    To the Editor: Abratt’s letter needs a response. We are currently – or have been directly – involved in treating patients with fast neutrons for decades; some with more than 20 years’ experience in proton therapy, and ...

  • Rabdomiosarkoom van die blaas 

    Malan, P. J. (Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG), 1975-08)
    Two cases of rhabdomyosarcoma of the bladder are reported. These tumors mainly occur in male children. They may arise in any part of the bladder and usually cause dysuria, lower urinary tract obstruction and a palpable ...

  • Photosensitizers and radiosensitizers in dermatology and oncology 

    Bruckner, V. (HMPG, 1979-09)
    Two therapeutic modalities are currently of great interest, namely photo- and radiosensitization. Whereas photosensitizers only function in combination with ultraviolet (UV) light, radiosensitizers act only in combination ...

  • Pentastomiasis (armillifer armillatus infestation) 

    Du Plessis, Vicci; Birnie, Andrew J.; Eloff, Ivor; Reuter, Helmuth; Andronikou, Savvas (Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG), 2007-10)
    Pentastomiasis, also known as ‘tongue worm’ infestation or porocephalosis, is a parasitic zoonosis endemic to western and central Africa. In 1847, Pruner described the first human infection by a pentastomid in Cairo. ...