Peer‑Reviewed Abstracts

Abstracts presented at our Annual Oncology Research Day

Waiting times and access to care for non-metastatic non-small cell lung cancer in mainland Nova Scotia

Bowes D, Rheaume DE, Casson A. Radiother Oncol. 2006;80(S1):36.

Effects of a weekend retreat for young adult cancer patients

Robinson L, Rutledge R, Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS, Nova Scotia Cancer Centre, Halifax, NS. Psyco-Oncology A598;2010;19(S2):154.

'I am not alone': How a weekend retreat helps cancer survivors to cope

Robinson L, Rutledge R, Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS, Nova Scotia Cancer Centre, Halifax, NS. Psycho-Oncology A599;2010;19(S2):154.

Evaluation of inter-institutional pathology consultations for breast cancer in Nova Scotia

Price J, Grunfeld E, Barnes P, Rheaume D, Rayson D. Canadian Association of Medical Oncology Meeting abstracts May 2008 Current Onc 2010;17:25-32.

A case of metastatic adenocarcinoma of the prostate arising in a meningioma

Pugsley D, Bailly G, Gupta R, Wilke D, Wood L. CUAJ 2009;3(3):E4-E6.

Improvement of megavoltage cone-beam CT image quality using a low-atomic number X-ray target. Proceedings of the AAPM Annual Meeting

Robar J, Kelly R. Medical Physics 2009;36(6);2811.

Isolated metastasis to the cerebellopontine angle secondary to breast cancer

Chiong Y, Younis T, Mulroy L, Fleetwood I. 2009;52 (5)E213–E214.

Concurrent chemotherapy (CHT) and Intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) versus IMRT alone for the treatment (TT) of the stage (STG) III-IV oropharyngeal carcinoma (OPC): A retrospective study at the Nova Scotia Cancer Centre (NSCC)

Atrchian S, Hollenhorst H, Davis M, Dulung B, Wilke D, Rajaraman M, Robar J, Clancey J, Day  A. Radiother Oncol. 2009;92 (S2):139.

Isolated metastasis to the cerebellopontine angle secondary to breast cancer.

Chiong Y, Mulroy L, Fleetwood IG, Younis T. Can J Surg 2009;52(5):E213.

Palliative radiotherapy: Associations with age and nursing home residency for adults dying of cancer in Nova Scotia, 2000-2004

Johnston G, Gao J, Lavergne R, Rheaume D, Dummer T, MacIntyre M. J Palliative Care 2008.

A geometric index for beam orientation optimization in lung conformal radiotherapy

Meng, J. Radiother Oncol. 2008; 88 (S2): S415.

Comparison of intensity-modulated radiation therapy versus stereotactic radiotherapy for pituitary adenoma

Hsu F, Robar J, Mulroy L, Rheaume D, Fleetwood I. Radiother Oncol. 2007;80 (S2):86

Guideline Development for the Delineation of the Femoral Head and Neck Anatomy

D. Bowes, D. Wilke, J. Robar, R. Sandeski, J. Wells, T. Day. CARO 22nd Annual Meeting 2007;S42 #145.

Irradiation technique for uveal melanomas using flexible borescope and webcam

Yewondwossen M, Mulroy  L, Robar J, Kelly  R, Lakosha H. Radiother Oncol. 2007;84 (1):S296

Visual fields are preserved in acromegalic patients treated with SRT.

Fleetwood IG, Clarke DB, Clarke L, Imran SA, Ur E, Rheaume DE, Mulroy LA. Canadian Journal of Neurological Sciences 2007;34(2):S9.

Stem cells, senescence, neosis and self-renewal in cancer

Rajaraman R, Guernsey DL, Rajaraman MM, Rajaraman SR. Cancer Cell Intern 2006;6:25.

Features of long term management of thyroid cancer

Rajaraman MM. Apr 2006;S36 #121.

Stereotactic radiotherapy in the treatment of meningioma: A dose-fall-off study

Pochini C, Mulroy L, Robar  J, Wilke D, Fleetwood I, Rheaume  D, Schella  J. Radiother Oncol. 2006; 80 (1):S24.

Differentiated thyroid cancer in Nova Scotia 1992-2001: Updated analysis and patterns of care and outcome

Rajaraman M, Sampson E, Lovesey N, Dewar R, Behl M. Radiother Oncol. 2006;81(Sup 1):S336.

Analysis of quality of life in patients with brain metastasis treated with stereotactic radiosurgery

Hsu F, Mulroy L, Fleetwood I, Wilke D, Rheaume DE, Eastham L, et al.  Radiother Oncol. 2006; 80(S1):28.

Preferences for short- versus long-term androgen deprivation in prostate cancer survivors microform

Wilke, DR. Ottawa : Library and Archives Canada = Bibliothèque et Archives Canada, 2006. Thesis (M.Sc.) – University of Toronto.

Testosterone and erectile function recovery after radiotherapy and long - term androgen deprivation with LHRH analogues

Wilke D, Parker C, Andronowski A, Tsuji D, Catton C, Gospodarowicz M, Warde P. Radiother Oncol. 2005;76(S11):S7.

Investigation of surface dose and port obliquity in head and neck IMRT

Hirmiz KRobar JMulroy L, Rajaraman M, Wilke D. Radiother Oncol 2005:76(S1):S9.

Dosimetric feasibility of a two - phase versus a simultaneous integrated boost technique for dose escalated radiotherapy

Meng J, Wilke D, Clancey J, MacArthur J, Rutledge R. Radiother Oncol.  2005;76(S1):S28.

Effect of treatment room design on patient mood and mood changes during external beam radiotherapy

Robinson D, Wilke D, Bourne L, Nolan M. Radiother Oncol. 2005;76(S1):S49.

Application of routine quality assurance measures in stereotactic radiosurgery

Hsu F, Mulroy L, Robar J, Rheaume D, Fleetwood I, Yewondwossen M, Wilke D, Schella J. Radiother Oncol. 2005;76(S1):S62.

Validation of Planned Surface and Build-Up Dose in Head and Neck Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy

Hirmiz K, Robar J, Rajaraman M, Mulroy L, Wilke D. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 2005:63(2); S496.

How do lung cancer patients experience others' attitudes about lung cancer?

Baille C, McLean L, Mulroy L, Day T. Radiother Oncol 2005;76 (1):S44.

Guidelines for the management of prostate cancer

Wood L, Wilke D, Rendon R, Broadfield L, Rutledge R, Gupta R, Marsh S, and Members of the Genitourinary Cancer Site Team. Genitourinary Cancer Site Team, Cancer Care Nova Scotia, 2005.

Guidelines for the management of lung cancer

Bethune D, Mulroy L, Davis M, Broadfield L and Members of the Thoracic Cancer Site Team Thoracic Cancer Site Team. Cancer Care Nova Scotia. 2005:1-38.

Trends in the Incidence of small cell lung cancer in Nova Scotia

Mulroy L, Petrie D, Dewar R, Davis M. Radiother Oncol 2004;72 (1):S41.