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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De-escalated radiation safe, effective for HPV-positive oropharyngeal cancer

September 26, 2017
Aggressive de-escalation of radiation therapy conferred locoregional control comparable with historical data among patients with HPV-positive…
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Pelvic radiation remains standard treatment for early-stage endometrial cancer

September 26, 2017
Vaginal cuff brachytherapy with chemotherapy did not extend RFS or OS compared with pelvic radiation therapy for women with stage I or stage II…
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Efficacy of high-dose brachytherapy for cervical cancer differs by dose

September 26, 2017
High-dose brachytherapy delivered in four fractions of 7 Gy conferred a higher rate of 5-year tumor control than two fractions of 9 Gy among patients…
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Addition of radiation therapy to chemotherapy extends PFS in advanced non-small cell lung cancer

September 25, 2017
Consolidative stereotactic ablative radiotherapy before maintenance chemotherapy nearly tripled PFS among patients with limited metastatic non-small…
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Ipilimumab with radiation may slow late-stage cancer tumor growth

September 25, 2017
The combination of ipilimumab and stereotactic body radiotherapy delivered sequentially demonstrated promising response rates and survival in…
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Radiation boost after whole breast radiation therapy for DCIS reduces local tumor recurrence

September 29, 2016
A radiation boost improved local control and reduced local tumor recurrence among patients with ductal carcinoma in situ who underwent whole breast…
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Researchers identify three novel intrinsic subtypes of prostate cancer

September 29, 2016
Three distinct molecular subtypes of prostate cancer exist and correlate with distant metastasis–free survival, according to research presented…
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IMRT reduces toxicity, improves quality of life in women with cervical, endometrial cancers

September 28, 2016
Women with cervical or endometrial cancers who underwent pelvic intensity-modulated radiation therapy reported fewer acute genitourinary and…
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Late toxicity comparable between extremely hypofractionated, conventional radiotherapy for prostate cancer

September 28, 2016
Treatment with extremely hypofractionated radiotherapy resulted in similar adverse events after 2 years as conventionally fractionated radiotherapy…
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Hypofractionated radiation therapy offers shorter treatment for poor-performance NSCLC

September 28, 2016
The use of accelerated hypofractionated radiation therapy produced equivalent OS and PFS outcomes as conventional radiation therapy in patients with…