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Article ID: 705006

Radiation therapy’s pivotal role in treating breast cancer featured at SABCS 2018

American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO)

This year’s San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium (SABCS) features a record number of radiation oncology trials among its oral presentations. Today’s General Session 4 (3:15-5:00 p.m. CT in Hall 3) will showcase five major studies designed to improve outcomes for the majority of breast cancer patients who receive radiation therapy to cure and/or provide relief from the disease.

Released:
6-Dec-2018 9:30 AM EST
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Article ID: 704768

Experts in immunotherapy, medical physics and cervical cancer named 2018 ASTRO Gold Medalists

American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO)

The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) recently named three leaders in radiation oncology as the recipients of its Gold Medal award. Patricia Eifel, MD, FASTRO, David Jaffray, PhD, and Ralph Weichselbaum, MD, were awarded the highest honor bestowed upon ASTRO members and recognized for their achievements at ASTRO’s 60th Annual Meeting in San Antonio.

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3-Dec-2018 10:05 AM EST
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Article ID: 703944

Research on imaging in radiation oncology featured in Red Journal special issue

American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO)

A new special edition of the International Journal of Radiation Oncology•Biology•Physics (Red Journal) focuses on the roles of imaging in radiation oncology. The collection explores topics such as improving accuracy with patient positioning, defining radiation therapy volumes using imaging, imaging of functional biomarkers, the role of imaging in post-treatment care, machine learning and artificial intelligence.

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14-Nov-2018 2:15 PM EST

Article ID: 703681

Statement in response to HHS Secretary Azar’s comments on a radiation oncology alternative payment model

American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO)

Following comments today from Alex Azar, the Secretary of Health and Human Services, on an alternative payment model for radiation oncology, the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) issued the following statement from CEO Laura Thevenot.

Released:
8-Nov-2018 4:05 PM EST

Article ID: 703546

Advances in Radiation Therapy Extend and Improve Lives of Patients with Anal Cancer, Studies Find

American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO)

Two recent studies find advances in radiation therapy are helping to prolong or improve the lives of people with anal cancer, including those whose cancer has advanced to stage IV. Both studies were published in the International Journal of Radiation Oncology • Biology • Physics (Red Journal), the flagship scientific journal of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO).

Released:
8-Nov-2018 7:45 AM EST

Article ID: 702999

Long-Term Side Effects Similarly Low for Once-Weekly and Conventional Breast Radiation Therapies, Trial Finds

American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO)

In a 10-year study of women who received radiation therapy to treat early-stage breast cancer, those receiving fewer, larger individual doses experienced similarly low rates of late-onset side effects as those undergoing conventional radiation therapy. Findings from the multi-institutional U.K. FAST clinical trial were presented last week at the 60th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO).

Released:
29-Oct-2018 4:50 PM EDT

Article ID: 702997

Radiation therapy cuts low risk of recurrence by nearly three-fourths for patients with “good risk” breast cancer

American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO)

A subset of patients with low-risk breast cancer is highly unlikely to see cancer return following breast conservation surgery but can lower that risk even further with radiation therapy, finds a new long-term clinical trial report. These 12-year follow-up data from the only prospective, randomized trial to compare recurrence outcomes after treatment for low-risk ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) were presented last week at the 60th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO).

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29-Oct-2018 4:45 PM EDT

Article ID: 702998

Aggressive treatment for some stage IV lung cancer patients can dramatically improve overall survival

American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO)

Adding radiation therapy or surgery to systemic therapy for stage IV lung cancer patients whose cancer has spread to a limited number of sites can extend overall survival time significantly, according to new results from a multicenter, randomized, controlled phase II study. The findings were presented last week at the 60th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO).

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29-Oct-2018 4:40 PM EDT

Article ID: 702619

Biomarker blood test accurately confirms remission in patients with HPV-associated oral cancer

American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO)

A highly sensitive blood test that detects minute traces of cancer-specific DNA has been shown to accurately determine whether patients with HPV-related oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma (OPSCC) are free from cancer following radiation therapy. Findings will be presented today at the 60th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO).

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23-Oct-2018 9:30 AM EDT
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    22-Oct-2018 3:15 PM EDT

Article ID: 702538

Radiation/Cisplatin Combination Established as Standard of Care for HPV-Related Head and Neck Cancer

American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO)

Combinations of radiation and chemotherapy drugs have been shown to cure HPV-related head and neck cancer with a high success rate. A new phase III trial has now determined that cisplatin chemotherapy, combined with radiation therapy, produces the best results and should be considered the standard of care. Findings will be presented in a news briefing Tuesday at 3pm ET from the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) Annual Meeting.

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22-Oct-2018 12:05 AM EDT

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