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New ASTRO Guideline Establishes Standard of Care for Curative Treatment of Oropharyngeal Cancer with Radiation Therapy

The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) today issued a new clinical guideline for the management of oropharyngeal cancer.
17-Apr-2017 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Call for Entries for ASTRO’s 15th Annual Survivor Circle Award


The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) encourages cancer survivors in or around San Diego to apply for its Survivor Circle Award, an annual honor that recognizes an individual for translating their diagnosis into a commitment to helping...
29-Mar-2017 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Combination of Radiation and Immune Checkpoint Therapy Holds Potential for Lung Cancer


An emerging approach for cancer treatment seeks to combine radiation therapy with immune checkpoint inhibitors (ICPIs) to more effectively control tumors in the chest with an acceptable risk of severe treatment-related side effects.
15-Mar-2017 11:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

SBRT Offers Curative Option for Lung Cancer Patients Age 80 and Older


Patients in their 80s and 90s who have early stage lung cancer but cannot undergo an operation can be treated safely and effectively with stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT), according to research presented today at the 2017 Multidisciplinary...
15-Mar-2017 11:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Biomarker Blood Test Shows Cancer Recurrence Months Before CT Scans


Results from a prospective clinical trial showed that a blood test looking at specific biomarkers was able to detect recurrences of lung cancer an average of six months before conventional imaging methods found evidence of recurrence.
15-Mar-2017 11:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Racial Disparities Persist in Treatment and Survival of Early Stage Lung Cancer


Analysis of the largest American cancer database indicates that racial disparities persist in the treatment and outcomes of patients diagnosed with stage I non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC).
15-Mar-2017 11:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Proton Therapy Offers New Treatment Possibility for Recurrent Lung Cancer


A new study offers hope for patients with recurrent lung cancer, who historically have been considered ineligible for curative treatment.
15-Mar-2017 11:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Genetic Profile of Treatment-Resistant Lung Cancer More Variable Than Previously Understood


The genetic mutations underlying treatment resistance in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) are more complex and dynamic than previously thought.
15-Mar-2017 11:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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