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ASTRO Leadership Visits White House to Participate in Vice President’s Cancer Moonshot Event

Leadership from the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) participated in an event at the White House yesterday hosted by Vice President Joe Biden, who released a report outlining the Cancer Moonshot Initiative’s (CMI) progress to date...
18-Oct-2016 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Radiation Boost Reduces Local Tumor Recurrence for DCIS Patients Following WBRT


A supplemental “boost” of radiation improves local control and provides an incremental benefit in decreasing breast cancer recurrence for patients with Ductal Carcinoma In Situ (DCIS) who receive whole breast radiation therapy radiation (WBRT)...
27-Sep-2016 1:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Hypofractionated RT Can Reduce Treatment Time by One-Third with Comparable QOL for Prostate Cancer Patients


For men with early stage, low-risk prostate cancer, treatment with hypofractionated radiation therapy (RT) offers comparable health-related quality of life outcomes in one-third less treatment time than conventional RT, according to research...
26-Sep-2016 2:15 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Cervical and Endometrial Cancer Patients Report Fewer Side Effects and Better Quality of Life with IMRT


Patients with cervical and endometrial cancer have fewer gastrointestinal and genitourinary side effects and experience better quality of life when treated with intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) than with conventional radiation therapy...
26-Sep-2016 2:15 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Intermediate Risk Prostate Cancer May Be Well Controlled with Brachytherapy Alone


For men with intermediate risk prostate cancer, radiation treatment with brachytherapy alone can result in similar cancer control with fewer long-term side effects, when compared to more aggressive treatment that combines brachytherapy with external...
26-Sep-2016 2:15 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Widespread Adoption of SBRT Has Improved Survival Rates for Elderly Patients with Early Stage Lung Cancer


Survival rates for elderly patients who received stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) for early stage non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) rose from roughly 40 to 60 percent over the past decade, concurrent with the increasing adoption of SBRT,...
26-Sep-2016 10:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Extremely Hypofractionated Radiation Therapy Shows Promising Toxicity Results for Intermediate Risk Prostate Cancer Patients


For men with intermediate risk prostate cancer, side effects at two years following radiation therapy (RT) were comparable for extremely-hypofractionated treatment, which was delivered in seven fractions across two and a half weeks, and conventional...
26-Sep-2016 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Unmet Need for Radiation Therapy Found Among Nearly Half of Eligible Cancer Patients in Nine Developing Countries


Although approximately 50 percent of cancer patients in developing countries need radiation therapy (RT) to treat their disease, up to half of these patients do not have access to it, according to research presented today at the 58th Annual Meeting...
26-Sep-2016 7:45 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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