Articles by Hester Burger in JoVE
Radiation Planning Assistant - A Streamlined, Fully Automated Radiotherapy Treatment Planning System Laurence E. Court1, Kelly Kisling1, Rachel McCarroll1, Lifei Zhang1, Jinzhong Yang1, Hannah Simonds2, Monique du Toit2, Chris Trauernicht2, Hester Burger3, Jeannette Parkes3, Mike Mejia4, Maureen Bojador4, Peter Balter1, Daniela Branco1, Angela Steinmann1, Garrett Baltz1, Skylar Gay1, Brian Anderson1, Carlos Cardenas1, Anuja Jhingran5, Simona Shaitelman5, Oliver Bogler6, Kathleen Schmeller7, David Followill1, Rebecca Howell1, Christopher Nelson1, Christine Peterson8, Beth Beadle5,9 1Department of Radiation Physics, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, 2Department of Radiation Oncology, Stellenbosch University and Tygerberg Hospital, 3Departments of Radiation Oncology and Medical Physics, Groote Schuur Hospital and University of Cape Town, 4Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Santo Tomas Hospital, Benavides Cancer Institute, 5Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, 6Academic Affairs, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, 7Department of Gynecological Oncology and Reproductive Medicine, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, 8Department of Biostatistics, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, 9Department of Radiation Oncology, Stanford University Radiation therapy is a highly complex cancer treatment that requires multiple specialists to create a treatment plan and provide quality assurance (QA) prior to delivery to a patient. This protocol describes the use of a fully automated system, the Radiation Planning Assistant (RPA), to create high-quality radiation treatment plans.
Other articles by Hester Burger on PubMed
Evaluation of the Potential of Inducing Neurocognitive Changes in Patients Receiving Intracranial Stereotactic Irradiation for Benign Tumors: a Preliminary Study Journal of Radiosurgery and SBRT. | Pubmed ID: 29296379 To fully evaluate the efficacy of intracranial stereotactic irradiation, tumour control needs to be assessed in conjunction with the effects of radiation on normal tissue and the potential for changes in physiology, cognition and quality of life. This prospective pilot study investigated whether intracranial stereotactic irradiation induces cognitive changes in patients with cranial and base of skull lesions that did not directly involve the brain parenchyma. The value of a software-based psychometric approach to neurocognitive testing was also examined.
SIOP PODC Adapted Treatment Guidelines for Low Grade Gliomas in Low and Middle Income Settings Pediatric Blood & Cancer. | Pubmed ID: 29297618 Effective treatment of children with low grade glioma (LGG) requires a functioning multi-disciplinary team with adequate neurosurgical, neuroradiological, pathological, radiotherapy and chemotherapy facilities and personnel. In addition, the treating centre should have the capacity to manage a variety of LGG and treatment-associated complications. These requirements have made it difficult for many centers in low and middle-income countries (LMIC) to offer effective treatment and follow up. This article provides management recommendations for children with LGG according to the level of facilities available.