Browsing Radiation Oncology by Title

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    • 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 ...

    • 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 ...

    • 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 ...

    • 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 ...

    • Managing AIDS-related Kaposi’s sarcoma and pregnancy 

      Barnardt, Pieter (AOSIS Publishing, 2013-05)
      An estimated 30 - 40% of HIV-infected patients are likely to develop cancer during the progression of their disease. The occurrence of malignancy among these patients represents a difficult challenge in their care. Kaposi’s ...

    • Morphine and chronic cancer pain 

      Smit, B. J. (Health & Medical Publishing Group, 2001-10)
      Cancer pain can be broken down into the following categories: (i),pain caused by the cancer process itself, i.e. bony invasion or nerve compression or infiltration that is likely to present with the features of acute pain; ...

    • 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 ...

    • 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. ...

    • 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 ...

    • 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. ...

    • Primary breast lymphoma and HIV/AIDS 

      Barnardt, Pieter; Narinesingh, Dylan (AOSIS OpenJournals, 2011-09)
      Primary extranodal lymphoma of the breast is rare and accounts for 0.04 - 0.53% of all malignant tumours, less than 1% of non-Hodgkin’s lymphomas (NHLs) and 1.7% of extranodal NHLs.1 Extranodal lymphoma arises from tissue ...

    • 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 ...

    • 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 ...

    • Radiotherapy in the management of carcinoma of the vulva in HIV positive and negative patients : an institutional experience 

      Opakas, Jesse Elungat (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2015-04)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Radiotherapy in the Management of Carcinoma of the Vulva in Human Immune-Deficiency Virus (HIV) Positive and Negative Patients: An Institutional Experience. Opakas J. Department of Medical Imaging and ...

    • 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 ...