P. de Ieso

The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust, Londinium, England, United Kingdom

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Publications (6)10.51 Total impact

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    ABSTRACT: To assess long term efficacy of fractionated stereotactic radiotherapy (fSRT) in the treatment of benign intracranial meningiomas. Retrospective study of 222 patients with histologically confirmed (58%) and unverified presumed (42%) grade I intracranial meningioma treated with fSRT in a single institution to doses of 50-55Gy in 30-33 fractions. At a median follow-up of 43months (range 3-144) the 5 and 10years local control (LC) were 93% and 86%. Patients with tumors involving the optic nerve (42 patients) and patients with cavernous sinus/parasellar region meningiomas (78 patients) had 5 and 10years LC of 100%. The 5 and 10years survival probabilities were 93% and 84%. On multivariate analysis gender and tumor site were independent predictors of LC. Worsening of pre-existing cranial nerve deficit occurred in 8 (3.5%) and onset of new deficit in 1 (0.5%) patient. Two patients with optic nerve sheath meningioma (1%) developed radiation retinopathy. There were no cases of radiation necrosis or second brain tumors. fSRT achieves excellent medium and long term tumor control with minimal morbidity particularly in patients with benign meningiomas involving the parasellar region and the optic nerves and questions the role of other treatment modalities for tumors at these locations.
    Radiotherapy and Oncology 10/2013; · 4.52 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Background:The benefits of multidisciplinary working in oncology are now accepted as the norm and widely accepted as being pivotal to the delivery of optimal cancer care. Central to this are the multidisciplinary meetings (MDMs) and we have evaluated decision outcomes and financial costs of these.Methods:We reviewed the electronic patient records of 551 newly referred patients, discussed at 14 tumour site-specific MDMs for adult solid tumours and lymphoma (paediatric oncology and acute leukaemia were excluded) over a 1-month period, a total of 52 MDMs were studied. In addition, the records of a further 81 patients from 10 different MDMs were reviewed where the treating consultant had clearly recorded their opinion of how the patient should be managed and this was compared with the final MDM's consensus view. We also costed the MDMs utilising two different methodologies.Results:The mean age of the 551 patients in the study was 62 years. In all, 536 (97.3%) patients were treatment naive before MDM discussion and 15 (2.7%) had prior treatment. Median time to treatment after the MDM was 16 days. In 535 (97.1%) cases, the MDM discussions were clearly documented, 16 (2.9%) were not clearly documented. In total, 319 (57.9%) patients were discussed once, and 232 (42.1%) were re-discussed (one to six occasions). In 62 (12.7%) patients, there were delays in MDM discussion, 30 (48.4%) were related to radiology, 26 (41.9%) to histopathology and 6 (9.7%) a combination of both. Adherence to the MDM management plan decision occurred 503 times (91.3%) with 48 (8.7%) deviations. In the smaller cohort of 81 patients, the consultant management plan and MDM consensus was compatible 71 (87.6%) times. On four occasions, there were major alterations in management while six were minor. The cost per month of our MDMs ranged from £2192 to £10 050 (median £5136) with total cost of £80 850 per month and the cost per new patient discussed was £415.Conclusion:Adherence to MDM decisions by health-care professionals occurs in the majority of patients. MDMs are costly, which may have relevance in the currently challenged health-care financial environment. There is a need to improve MDM efficiency without losing the considerable benefits associated with regular MDMs.British Journal of Cancer advance online publication, 1 October 2013; doi:10.1038/bjc.2013.586 www.bjcancer.com.
    British Journal of Cancer 10/2013; · 5.08 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Male breast cancer (MBC) is an uncommon disease with a paucity of information in the literature. The treatment of MBC has traditionally been extrapolated from experience with female breast cancer. This study reports on the treatment and outcomes of this disease in South Australia over a 30-year period. From 1977 to 2007 63 patients with a median age of 62 years (range 33-85 years) were identified and treated for MBC. Data obtained, included initial stage, pathological features, treatment and outcomes. With a median follow up of 4.9 years (range 2 months to 19 years) the 5-year overall survival (OS) rate was 85% with median survival of 5.5 years. In all, 18 (29%) were diagnosed with recurrent disease, while 45 (72%) remained disease free. The median time to recurrence was 2.5 years. One patient failed locally, three (4%) had locoregional recurrence and distant recurrence was noted in 14 patients (22%). Disease stage at presentation was a significant predictor of 5-year OS and recurrence (P = 0.012 and P = 0.0001). Tumor diameter was also a significant predictor of 5-year OS and recurrence (P = 0.006 and P = 0.021). This retrospective series has a 5-year OS that compares favorably with other published series of MBC. The positive findings may help change the misperception that MBC is an inherently aggressive disease process with a poor clinical outcome. Further studies are needed to carefully and thoroughly investigate this rare but treatable disease.
    Asia-Pacific Journal of Clinical Oncology 06/2012; 8(2):187-93. · 0.91 Impact Factor
  • Clinical Oncology. 03/2012; 24(2):154–155.
  • Radiotherapy and Oncology - RADIOTHER ONCOL. 01/2011; 99.
  • Radiotherapy and Oncology - RADIOTHER ONCOL. 01/2011; 99.

Publication Stats

7 Citations
10.51 Total Impact Points

Institutions

  • 2013
    • The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust
      Londinium, England, United Kingdom
  • 2012
    • The Hillingdon Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
      अक्सब्रिज, England, United Kingdom
    • Royal Adelaide Hospital
      • Department of Radiation Oncology
      Tarndarnya, South Australia, Australia