ASTRO Annual Meeting

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Shorter-course radiation noninferior to conventional therapy for low-risk prostate cancer

November 1, 2015
Hypofractionated radiation therapy yielded a similar rate of DFS and toxicity profile as conventional radiotherapy among men with low-risk prostate…
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Targeted radiation for esophageal cancer therapy reduces toxicity without increasing recurrence

October 31, 2015
Involved-field irradiation therapy reduced toxicity without increasing loco-regional lymph node recurrence compared with elective nodal irradiation…
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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…