ASTRO Annual Meeting

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

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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…
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Stereotactic body radiation therapy use increases, yields improved early-stage NSCLC survival

September 28, 2016
The increased use of stereotactic body radiation therapy doubled 4-year survival rates in veterans with stage I non–small cell lung cancer…
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Brachytherapy alone can control intermediate-risk prostate cancer

September 27, 2016
The addition of external beam therapy to brachytherapy did not significantly extend PFS among men with intermediate-risk prostate cancer, according…
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Adoption of stereotactic body radiation therapy improves OS in elderly patients with NSCLC

September 27, 2016
The widespread adoption of stereotactic body radiation therapy to treat elderly patients with early-stage non–small cell lung cancer has…
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Postoperative stereotactic radiosurgery improves local control of brain metastases

September 27, 2016
Stereotactic radiosurgery provided better local control than observation in patients with resected brain metastases, according to randomized study…
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Postoperative stereotactic radiosurgery may represent new standard of care for brain metastases

September 26, 2016
Postoperative stereotactic radiosurgery conferred equivalent OS as whole-brain radiation therapy but improved preservation of cognitive functioning…