ASTRO Annual Meeting

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

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Image-guided IMRT for cervical cancer may reduce late bowel effects

October 30, 2015
Image-guided intensity-modulated radiation therapy reduced moderate-to-severe side effects in the bowel compared with conventional 3D-conformal radio…
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IMRT for locally advanced NSCLC reduces risk for severe pneumonitis

October 30, 2015
Patients with stage III non–small cell lung cancer experienced less inflammation and a better tolerance to follow-up chemotherapy when they…
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Reduced-intensity chemoradiotherapy safe, effective for HPV-related oropharynx cancer

October 29, 2015
Reduced-intensity radiation therapy and chemotherapy appeared as effective as the standard-dose combination among patients with HPV-related…
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Radiotherapy, TKIs improve survival for patients with ALK-rearranged NSCLC, brain metastases

October 20, 2015
Patients with ALK-rearranged non–small cell lung cancer and brain metastases have prolonged survival when treated with radiotherapy and a…
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Adjuvant APBI with multicatheter brachytherapy effective for early-stage breast cancer

October 19, 2015
Patients with early-stage breast cancer who underwent adjuvant accelerated partial breast irradiation with multicatheter brachytherapy demonstrated…
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Men’s health supplements fail to improve prostate cancer outcomes

October 19, 2015
Using men’s health supplements did not help prevent distant metastases, cancer-related death or adverse events among men undergoing definitive…

ASTRO members receive fellows designation

September 5, 2015
The American Society for Radiation Oncology selected 17 members to receive the ASTRO fellows designation. The designees will be recognized during a…
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Addition of chemotherapy to radiation failed to improve outcomes in esophageal cancer

September 18, 2014
The addition of chemotherapy to radiation therapy increased gastrointestinal toxicity but did not confer significant improvement in dysphagia or…
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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…