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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

Cancer Patients with Malignant Spinal Cord Compression Experienced Preserved Mobility When Administered One High-Dose of Radiation Therapy Compared to More Frequent Lower Doses of RT

Mobility is equally preserved in cancer patients suffering from malignant spinal cord compression (MSCC) who receive a single dose of 10 Gy of radiation therapy (RT), compared to patients who receive five daily doses of 4 Gy of RT each, according to...
16-Sep-2014 10:00 AM EDT

Chemotherapy and Stereotactic Ablative Radiation (SABR) Consecutively May Be Promising Treatment Option for Patients with Advanced Pancreatic Cancer

For patients with locally advanced pancreatic cancer, the combination of chemotherapy and stereotactic ablative radiation (SABR) may be a promising treatment option, ultimately allowing them to undergo surgery that may not otherwise be an option,...
16-Sep-2014 10:00 AM EDT

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