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Leading Lung Cancer Research to be Presented at the 2014 Chicago Multidisciplinary Symposium in Thoracic Oncology

The 2014 Chicago Multidisciplinary Symposium in Thoracic Oncology, sponsored by the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO), the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC)...
21-Oct-2014 1:00 PM EDT

Patients Treated with Radiation Therapy Who Have Tumors in Left Breast Have Comparable Overall Survival to Those with Tumors in the Right Breast

Tumor laterality (left-side vs. right-side) does not impact overall survival in breast cancer patients treated with breast-conserving surgery and adjuvant external beam radiation therapy, according to a study published in the October 1, 2014 issue...
20-Oct-2014 1:00 PM EDT

Image Guided Radiation Therapy Is Commonly Used to Ensure Accuracy in Treating Pediatric Tumors

Image guided radiation therapy (IGRT) is a commonly used modality to ensure treatment accuracy in the management of pediatric tumors; however, consensus recommendations are needed in order to guide clinical decisions on the use of IGRT in treating...
17-Oct-2014 11:00 AM EDT

Leading Lung Cancer Research to Be Presented at the 2014 Chicago Multidisciplinary Symposium in Thoracic Oncology

The 2014 Chicago Multidisciplinary Symposium in Thoracic Oncology, sponsored by the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO), the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC)...
8-Oct-2014 1:00 PM EDT

Analysis Finds Select Group of Stage IV Lung Cancer Patient Population Achieves Long-Term Survival After Aggressive Treatments

A large, international analysis of patients with stage IV non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) indicates that a patient’s overall survival (OS) rate can be related to factors including the timing of when metastases develop and lymph node...
16-Sep-2014 10:00 AM EDT

Patients with Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC) Who Have Never Smoked or Who Have Quit Smoking Have Lower Risk of Developing Secondary Primary Lung Cancers Than Current Smokers

Non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) survivors who never smoked or who are former smokers at the time of diagnosis have a lower risk of developing secondary primary lung cancers (SPLC) compared to those who are current smokers, suggesting that...
16-Sep-2014 10:00 AM EDT

Long-Term Results of RTOG 0236 Confirm Good Primary Tumor Control and Positive Five-Year Survival Rates for Lung Cancer Patients Who Received Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy

Patients with inoperable, early-stage lung cancer who receive stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) have a five-year survival rate of 40 percent, according to research presented today at the American Society for Radiation Oncology’s...
16-Sep-2014 10:00 AM EDT

Patient Reported Data Indicates That Single Fraction Radiation Therapy Is as Effective as Multiple Fraction Radiation Therapy for Patients with Bone Metastases in a Broad Clinical Setting

A prospective study that compared patient-reported outcomes of a broad set of cancer patients with bone metastases demonstrates that single fraction radiation therapy (SFRT) is equally as effective as multiple fraction radiation therapy (MFRT) when...
16-Sep-2014 10:00 AM EDT

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