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Lilian Doerwald-Munoz

Lilian Doerwald-Munoz
Juravinski Cancer Centre

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Publications (18)
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Skin cancer (SC) is a widely spread disease in the USA, Canada, and Australia. Skin cancer patients are mostly of advanced age and therefore more likely to be treated with radiation therapy as many are comorbid and not surgical candidates. However, radiation therapy has side effects, which may range from skin erythema to skin necrosis. As erythema...
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Surveillance and assessment of radiation-induced erythema is an important aspect of managing skin toxicity in radiation therapy treated patients. Upon receiving the early fractions of radiation, an inflammatory response and vascular dilation takes place due to damage of basal cells in the skin’s epidermal layer. This process of skin reddening known...
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Erythema is an inflammatory condition of the skin that is commonly used as a feature to monitor the progression of cutaneous diseases or treatment induced side effects. In radiation therapy, skin erythema is routinely assessed visually by an expert using standardized grading criteria. However, visual assessment (VA) is subjective and commonly used...
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Commercial assays measuring HPV E6 viral oncoproteins, E6/E7 mRNA or DNA were used to test neck lymph node fine needle aspirates (FNA) and oropharyngeal samples (saliva and oral swabs) from 59 Canadian patients with oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinomas (OPSCC). Overall agreements of p16 antigen staining of tumors to FNA tested for OncoE6TM, Aptim...
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Background Human papilloma virus (HPV) has been implicated in the development of a large proportion of oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma (OPSCC). Current techniques used to diagnose HPV etiology require histopathologic analysis. We aim to investigate the diagnostic accuracy of a new application non-histopathologic diagnostic tests to help assis...
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Objective: We report our experience in providing palliative radiotherapy (RT) to patients with head and neck cancers (HNCs). Our hypofractionated regimen, "0-7-21", treats patients with 24 Gy in three fractions. Methods: Patients, disease and response data were retrieved for candidates of 0-7-21 from 2005 to 2012. Primary end points included sym...
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Purpose This radiation treatment planning study compares two approaches to designing a bolus for patients with head and neck cancer. Our current approach, based on clinical examination, is compared with an alternative approach, based on the patient's computed tomographic image data set, to investigate potential improvements in delivering the prescr...
Poster
Implementing change – The Clinical Specialist Radiation Therapist (CSRT) effect on quality assurance & best practices in radiation therapy
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Purpose: To quantitatively characterize the time sequence of skin erythema in head and neck patients undergoing intensity modulated radiation therapy(IMRT)treatments using optical reflectance spectroscopy. The overall goal is to identify patients who will develop extreme skin responses earlier than is possible by visual inspection alone. Methods: T...
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Multi-site clinical specialist radiation therapist collaboration: Increasing aboriginal people’s access to cancer care Award: Best Poster Presentation

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Personalized radiation therapy dose optimization