ASTRO Annual Meeting

The latest news out of ASTRO Annual Meeting, including researcher interviews and physician perspective.

Meeting News

ASTRO confers honorary member status to Penn oncologist

October 12, 2019
American Society for Radiation Oncology chose Corey J. Langer, MD, as its 2019 honorary member. The award is the highest honor that ASTRO bestows…
In the Journals

Shorter course of higher-dose radiotherapy does not increase toxicity in localized prostate cancer

September 23, 2019
Ultra-hypofractionated stereotactic body radiotherapy did not appear to increase acute toxicity compared with conventionally fractionated therapy…
Meeting News

ASTRO honors three Gold Medal recipients

September 22, 2019
The American Society for Radiation Oncology honored three of its members with the Gold Medal Award. This year’s recipients were Walter J
Meeting NewsPerspective

Durvalumab reduces local, distant progression in non-small cell lung cancer

September 19, 2019
Durvalumab extended the time to first progression and reduced the risk for local and distant progression among patients with unresectable stage III…
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High-dose radiation effective in oligometastatic prostate cancer

September 18, 2019
Stereotactic ablative radiation appeared to be an effective and safe treatment for men with oligometastatic prostate cancer, with significant…
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Induction radiation therapy before CAR-T reduces treatment-related toxicities

September 17, 2019
Patients who received radiation therapy before chimeric antigen receptor T-cell therapy for relapsed or refractory non-Hodgkin lymphoma were less…
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Radiation improves outcomes with pembrolizumab for metastatic lung cancer

September 17, 2019
The addition of stereotactic body radiotherapy after progression on pembrolizumab prolonged PFS among patients with metastatic non-small cell lung…
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Low PSA levels predict lack of benefit from long-term hormone therapy after prostate surgery

September 16, 2019
Long-term antiandrogen therapy did not improve OS when administered during early salvage radiation therapy among patients with recurrent prostate…
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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…