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.

Meeting News Coverage

Researchers identify genetic osteonecrosis risk factors in pediatric ALL

December 5, 2015
ORLANDO, Fla. — Variants in bone and fat differentiation genes within mesenchymal stem cells appeared associated with development of…
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Gene therapy demonstrates clinical benefit for children with Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome

December 5, 2015
ORLANDO, Fla. — Lentiviral gene therapy appeared well tolerated and produced a sustained clinical benefit in patients with Wiskott-Aldrich…
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Gene therapy reduces transfusion dependence in patients with beta-thalassemia major

December 5, 2015
ORLANDO, Fla. — The infusion of a lentiviral vector containing an engineered betaA-T87Q-globin gene effectively reduced or eliminated the…
Meeting News CoveragePerspective

Anti–B-cell maturation antigen CAR T cells show promise for advanced multiple myeloma

December 5, 2015
ORLANDO, Fla. — T cells genetically modified to express a chimeric antigen receptor targeting B-cell maturation antigens demonstrated strong…
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ASH Annual Meeting and Exposition highlights developments in benign, malignant hematology

December 2, 2015
ORLANDO, Fla. — The HemOnc Today and Healio.com/HemOnc team will present comprehensive live coverage from the ASH Annual Meeting and…
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Ipilimumab plus radiotherapy may benefit patients with metastatic melanoma

November 4, 2015
The combination of ipilimumab and palliative radiation therapy reduced tumor growth and the spread of metastases in some patients with metastatic…
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Daily anti-androgen therapy improves survival for patients with recurrent prostate cancer

November 3, 2015
The addition of 2 years of daily anti-androgen therapy with bicalutamide to salvage radiation therapy significantly prolonged long-term OS without…
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Patient-reported feedback improves end-of-life care, reduces costs among patients with advanced cancers

November 3, 2015
Coordinating palliative care and radiation oncology for advanced cancers based on patient-reported outcomes improved outpatient symptom management…

ASTRO presents Annual Meeting Nurses Abstract Award

November 2, 2015
Bridgett Harr, CPN, of Cleveland Clinic received the American Society for Radiation Oncology’s 2015 Annual Meeting Nurses Abstract Award. The…
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Dexamethasone reduces radiation-induced pain flare among patients with bone metastases

November 2, 2015
Dexamethasone appeared to reduce pain flare and improve quality of life among patients with advanced cancer undergoing radiotherapy for bone…