ASTRO Annual Meeting | Conference

Newly Identified Molecular Subtypes Could Guide Treatment Decisions in Prostate Cancer

November 16th 2016

Researchers have identified 3 distinct molecular subtypes of primary prostate cancer that correlate with distant metastasis-free survival and response to radiation therapy.

Dr. Elizabeth H. Baldini on Systemic Therapy for Sarcoma

November 2nd 2016

Elizabeth H. Baldini, MD, MPH, director, radiation oncology, center for sarcoma and bone oncology, associate professor of radiation oncology, Harvard Medical School, discusses sarcoma

Dr. Den on Radiation Therapy in Prostate Cancer

October 31st 2016

Robert B. Den, MD, associate professor of Radiation Oncology, Jefferson Health, discusses the use of radiation therapy as a treatment for patients with prostate cancer.

Dr. Adam Dicker on Combination Treatments With Radiation Therapy

October 31st 2016

Adam Dicker, MD, PhD, professor, chair, department of Radiation Oncology Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center, Thomas Jefferson University, discusses the potential for radiation combinations.

Intensified Radiotherapy Emerging as New Standard

October 26th 2016

Radiation therapy can be effectively delivered in more focused, intensive, and shorter-course treatment regimens that offer patients at least equivalent—and in some cases superior—outcomes in several tumor types, thus helping to mitigate challenging adverse effects of standard approaches.

Bridgett Harr on Managing Long-term Side Effects in Head and Neck Cancer

October 19th 2016

Bridgett Harr, CNP, radiation oncology, Cleveland Clinic, discusses survivorship and managing long-term side effects in head and neck cancer.

Dr. Iyengar on the Rationale Behind Hypofractionated Radiation in NSCLC

October 18th 2016

Puneeth Iyengar, MD, radiation oncologist, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, discusses the rationale behind the use of hypofractionated radiation as a treatment for patients with non–small cell lung cancer.

Dr. Daniel Eidelberg Spratt on Risk Factors in Prostate Cancer

October 17th 2016

​Daniel Eidelberg Spratt, MD, assistant professor, radiation oncology, University of Michigan Health System, discusses challenges regarding the classification of risk groups in prostate cancer.

Concurrent Chemoradiation, Radical Cystectomy Demonstrate Similar Median OS Rates in Urothelial Cancer

October 14th 2016

In a propensity-matched analysis of a national cancer registry, patients who underwent radical cystectomy or concurrent chemoradiation to treat urothelial cancer demonstrated statistically similar median overall survival rates. Further analysis suggests that the hazard ratios between the two treatments change over time and is hypothesis generating.

Computer Simulation Helps Plan Transducer Placement in Glioblastoma

October 13th 2016

For patients who are likely to experience contiguous recurrence of glioblastoma, a new computer simulation using tumor treating fields and employing a personalized transducer array, delivered electric field intensities that exceeded therapeutic intensities in 3 different tumor locations. The findings may aid treatment planning when using the NovoTAL System, which optimizes therapeutic delivery in 2 orthogonal directions to the gross tumor volume and proximal peri-tumoral brain zone.

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