2014 ASTRO Annual Meeting

lung cancer

Study in Survivors of NSCLC Reports Lower Risk of Developing Secondary Primary Lung Cancers in Never and Former Smokers vs Current Smokers

Survivors of non–small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) who never smoked or who are former smokers at the time of diagnosis have a lower risk of developing secondary primary lung cancers compared to those who...

prostate cancer

Duration of Androgen-Deprivation Therapy for Patients With High-Risk Prostate Cancer

Optimal duration of androgen-deprivation therapy as part of primary therapy for prostate cancer continues to be an important question. Two well-conducted studies reported recently at the 56th Annual M...

gastroesophageal cancer
palliative care

Radiation Alone Is as Effective as and Less Toxic Than Chemoradiation for Advanced Esophageal Cancer

Radiation therapy alone was found to be as effective as chemoradiation in reducing dysphagia associated with advanced esophageal cancer in the palliative setting and was less toxic, according to resul...

breast cancer

Hypofractionated Radiation Much Less Toxic Than Conventionally Fractionated Radiation in Early Breast Cancer

Hypofractionated whole-breast irradiation was associated with much less acute toxicity during radiation therapy compared with conventionally fractionated whole-breast irradiation and also led to impro...

lymphoma

Radiation Therapy Improves 10-Year Survival for Patients With Early Hodgkin Lymphoma, but Frequently Omitted in Treatment Plans

Adding consolidation radiation therapy to chemotherapy significantly improves 10-year survival in patients with stage I and II Hodgkin lymphoma, according to a large observational study based on the N...

lung cancer

Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy Benefits Patients With Early-Stage Inoperable or Advanced Oligometastatic Lung Cancer

The door is open for expanded use of stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) in patients with inoperable early-stage lung cancer and for patients with oligometastatic stage IV non-small cell lung c...

lung cancer

Chest Radiation Improves Survival and Intrathoracic Recurrence Rates in Extended-Stage Small Cell Lung Cancer

Thoracic radiotherapy extended progression-free survival, reduced intrathoracic recurrences, and improved overall survival at 2 years when added to prophylactic cranial irradiation in patients with ex...

breast cancer

Patient-Reported Data Indicate that Radiation Therapy Does Not Increase Risk of Lymphedema in Patients With Node-Negative Breast Cancer

A secondary analysis of the National Surgical Adjuvant Breast and Bowel Project B-32 trial1 indicates that radiation therapy does not increase the incidence of lymphedema in patients with node-negativ...

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