ASTRO Annual Meeting

Healio.com brings you the highlights from the American Society for Radiation Oncology Annual Meeting. Refer back to this page often to read the latest news from ASTRO, see perspectives and interviews with leading researchers and clinicians, and review archives of past meetings.

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Whole-breast radiation reduces local recurrence in favorable-risk ductal carcinoma in situ

December 5, 2018
Whole-breast radiation significantly decreased local recurrence and invasive local recurrence among a subset of women with favorable-riskductal…
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Once-weekly, conventional breast radiotherapy yield similarly low long-term adverse effects

December 5, 2018
Women with early breast cancer who received once-weekly, hypofractionated radiotherapy exhibited low rates of normal tissue effects comparable to…
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Proton therapy for pediatric brain tumors yields better cognitive outcomes than X-ray therapy

November 15, 2018
Proton therapy appeared associated with better neuropsychological outcomes than X-ray radiation therapy among children with brain tumors, according…
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Liquid biopsy test confirms remission in HPV-associated oral cancer

October 24, 2018
A novel liquid biopsy test showed compelling specificity and sensitivity in detecting HPV DNA among patients who underwent chemoradiotherapy for…
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Cisplatin with radiation ‘standard of care’ for HPV-related oral cancers

October 24, 2018
Chemoradiotherapy produced superior survival outcomes compared with radiation and cetuximab in a cohort of patients with HPV-associated oropharyngeal…
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Stereotactic ablative radiotherapy for renal cell carcinoma safe in patients with solitary kidney

October 23, 2018
Stereotactic ablative radiotherapy for renal cell carcinoma produced comparable outcomes among patients with solitary and bilateral kidneys…
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Pelvic lymph node treatment, short-term ADT improve outcomes in prostate cancer

October 23, 2018
The addition of pelvic lymph node treatment and short-term androgen deprivation therapy to prostate bed salvage radiotherapy reduced risk for disease…
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Undiagnosed depression common among patients with cancer

September 28, 2017
Forty percent of adults at an urban cancer center received a diagnosis of depression, according to a study presented at the American Society for…
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Medicaid expansion cuts uninsured rate by half among patients with cancer

September 27, 2017
States that enacted Medicaid expansion as part of the…
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Survey: Breast cancer radiation therapy ‘less scary’ than anticipated

September 27, 2017
More than 75% of women with breast cancer said radiation therapy, including short- and long-term side effects, was “less scary” than…