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2020 ASTRO Annual Meeting

cns cancers

Jeff M. Michalski, MD, MBA, on Medulloblastoma and Radiation Treatment in Pediatric Patients

Jeff M. Michalski, MD, MBA, of the Washington University School of Medicine, discusses a Children’s Oncology Group study that confirmed data previously reported: Involved-field radiotherapy is noninfe...

prostate cancer

Justin Oh, MD, on Prostate Cancer: Brachytherapy vs External-Beam Radiation Therapy

Justin Oh, MD, of the University of British Columbia, discusses results from the ASCENDE-RT trial, which compared a low-dose–rate brachytherapy boost to a dose-escalated external-beam boost for patien...

supportive care

Jing Li, MD, PhD, on Brain Metastases: Stereotactic Radiosurgery vs Whole-Brain Radiation Therapy

Jing Li, MD, PhD, of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, discusses phase III results showing the use of stereotactic radiosurgery in patients with 4 to 15 brain metastases, compared wit...

cns cancers

Vinai Gondi, MD, on Glioblastoma: Dose Intensification, IMRT, Standard Radiotherapy, and Temozolomide

Vinai Gondi, MD, of Northwestern Medicine Cancer Center and Northwestern Medicine Proton Center, discusses the preliminary results of an NRG Oncology study of radiotherapy dose intensification using i...

breast cancer

Alphonse G. Taghian, MD, PhD, on Irradiation for Breast Cancer: Defining the Optimal Dose

Alphonse G. Taghian, MD, PhD, of Massachusetts General Hospital, reviews the 10-year follow-up of a dose-escalation trial studying accelerated partial-breast irradiation and discusses the optimal dose...

prostate cancer

Daniel E. Spratt, MD, on Prostate Cancer: Relugolix vs Leuprolide

Daniel E. Spratt, MD, of the University of Michigan Rogel Cancer Center, discusses phase III results of the HERO trial, which suggested benefits of the oral medication relugolix: a substantially faste...

prostate cancer

Daniel E. Spratt, MD, on Prostate Cancer: Short-Term Adjuvant vs Neoadjuvant Hormone Therapy

Daniel E. Spratt, MD, of the University of Michigan Rogel Cancer Center, discusses a pooled analysis of two phase III trials showing adjuvant androgen-deprivation therapy (ADT) improves biochemical co...

prostate cancer

Cynthia Menard, MD, on Prostate Cancer: PSMA PET- and CT-Guided Intensification of Radiotherapy

Cynthia Menard, MD, of the University of Montreal, discusses a study on the use of prostate-specific membrane antigen PET and CT to guide treatment. The scans led to high rates of new lesion detection...

breast cancer

Youssef Zeidan, MD, PhD, on HER2-Positive Breast Cancer: Deintensifying Radiation Therapy

Youssef Zeidan, MD, PhD, of the American University of Beirut Medical Center, discusses study findings showing that breast-conserving surgery, whole-breast irradiation, and trastuzumab offer effective...

prostate cancer

Paul Sargos, MD, on Prostate Cancer: Adjuvant or Early Salvage Radiotherapy Plus Androgen Deprivation

Paul Sargos, MD, of the Institut Bergonié, discusses phase III findings from the GETUG-AFU 17 study, which compared adjuvant vs early salvage radiotherapy, both combined with short-term androgen-depri...

breast cancer

Juliane Hörner-Rieber, MD, on Breast Cancer: Boosting Intensity-Modulated and Conventional Radiotherapies

Juliane Hörner-Rieber, MD, of Heidelberg University Hospital, discusses phase III results of the MINT trial, which showed that conventionally fractionated intensity-modulated radiotherapy with a simul...

supportive care
pain management

Arjun Sahgal, MD, on Reducing the Pain of Spinal Metastases: SBRT vs Palliative Radiotherapy

Arjun Sahgal, MD, of the Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, discusses results of the first phase III trial to suggest that dose escalation with stereotactic body radiotherapy may be superior to conven...

prostate cancer

Neha Vapiwala, MD, on Prostate Cancer: Imaging and the Decision to Treat With Radiation

Neha Vapiwala, MD, of the University of Pennsylvania, who served as a discussant for LBA1, summarizes her review of this study of patients with prostate cancer who had biochemical recurrence in the po...

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