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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Single-fraction radiation effective for bone metastases

September 17, 2014
Patients with bone metastases who underwent single-fraction palliative radiation therapy reported similar improvements in pain, function and distress…
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Shorter ADT regimen improved quality of life among men with high-risk prostate cancer

September 16, 2014
Men with high-risk prostate cancer who underwent treatment with radiotherapy plus 18 months of androgen deprivation therapy demonstrated improved…
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Sulfasalazine during, after pelvic radiation therapy may increase diarrhea risk

September 30, 2013
The use of sulfasalazine during and after pelvic radiation may increase risk for diarrhea, according to the results of a randomized phase 3 study…
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Stereotactic radiosurgery superior to WBRT in younger adults with brain metastases

September 27, 2013
Younger patients with brain metastasis demonstrated longer OS when treated with stereotactic radiosurgery alone compared with whole-brain radiation…
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Radiation plus cisplatin improved DFS in patients with cervical cancer

September 24, 2013
The addition of cisplatin to radiation therapy significantly extended DFS among women with stage IIIB squamous cervical cancer, according to study…
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Proton therapy effective for pediatric CNS ependymoma

September 24, 2013
Children and adolescents with localized, intracranial ependymoma who underwent proton radiation therapy demonstrated favorable cognitive and survival…
In the JournalsPerspective

Triple-negative breast cancer increased risk for local recurrence

HemOnc Today, December 25, 2012
Women with triple-negative breast cancer and no more than three positive lymph nodes after a mastectomy have an increased risk for local recurrence…
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Doxepin rinse significantly reduced oral mucositis pain

HemOnc Today, November 25, 2012
The tricyclic antidepressant doxepin reduces oral mucositis when used as a mouth rinse, according to findings of a randomized study presented at the…
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Sildenafil citrate improved sexual function of patients with prostate cancer

HemOnc Today, November 25, 2012
Daily use of sildenafil citrate, administered during and after radiotherapy, resulted in improved sexual function for patients with prostate cancer…
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Memantine delayed cognitive decline in patients undergoing WBRT

HemOnc Today, November 25, 2012
Memantine slows cognitive function decline in patients with brain cancer who received whole-brain radiation therapy, according to results of a phase…