Efficacy of radiofrequency ablation in eradication of low grade dysplasia Barrett’s esophagus: a meta-analysis

Mary Grace Astudillo. MD, Lordan Carreon. MD, Marco Luciano Medina. MD

Barrett esophagus containing low-grade dysplasia (LGD) is associatd with an increased risk of developing esophageal adenocarcinoma, a cancer with a rapidly increasing incidence noted for the past decades. Currently, the standard of care is intensive medical therapy with proton pump inhibition and endoscopic surveillance.

Stereotactic Radiosurgery (SRS) for spinal tumors: the Philippines experience

Delivery of a single high dose or a few fractionated radiation treatments for spinal tumors through stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) is now available in the Philippines.

Radiotherapy for locally advanced pancreatic adenocarcinoma at St. Luke’s Medical Center in the Philippines

Miriam Joy Calaguas, Carlos Dy, Michael Vincent Saniel. M.D

Patients with locally advanced pancreatic malignancies are known to have poor prognosis. If untreated, 6 months survival is expected. Options available include chemotherapy and/ or radiotherapy. This retrospective study seeks to examine the survival time of patients with biopsy?proven pancreatic adenocarcinoma of the pancreatic head, who underwent abdominal irradiation at the St. Luke’s Medical Center Quezon City.

Total body irradiation (TBI) prior to bone marrow transplantation – the St. Luke’s Medical Center experience

Miriam Joy Calaguas, Caissa Elvira Tangco, Julius Cezar Rojales. BSc, Lilian Rodriguez. MSc, Dan Joseph Manlapaz. BSc, Janet Martinez. MMP, Fredison Ruiz. MMP, Francisco Lopez. MD, Honorata Baylon. MD

In recent years, total body irradiation (TBI) has been utilized mainly as a conditioning regimen prior to transplantation for its cytotoxic and immunologic effects. The technique of fractionated TBI prior to bone marrow transplantation for hematologic malignancies, and the immediate toxicities while undergoing TBI in the Department of Radiation Oncology, St. Luke’s Medical Center, Quezon City, are presented.