Anita Mahajan, MD, on Radiotherapy Advances in the CNS and Aerodigestive Tract
2015 ASTRO Annual Meeting
Anita Mahajan, MD, of MD Anderson Cancer Center, summarizes results from three clinical trials on radiation therapy for ependymoma, locally advanced thoracic esophageal squamous cell carcinoma, and meningioma (Abstracts 31, 1, 7).
Roy Decker, MD, PhD, of Yale University School of Medicine, discusses a National Cancer Database analysis that showed elderly patients with limited-stage small cell lung cancer can benefit from adding concurrent radiation to chemotherapy (Abstract 1010).
Bridgett Harr, CNP, of Cleveland Clinic, discusses the advanced practice nurse follow-up clinic, which focuses on symptom management in the first 90 days postchemoradiation (Abstract 3169).
Robert Kuske, MD, of Arizona Breast Cancer Specialists, discusses the evaluation of more than 1,300 patients with accelerated partial-breast irradiation via multicatheter interstitial brachytherapy, focusing on toxicity and cosmetic outcomes (Abstract 133).
Reshma Jagsi, MD, DPhil, of the University of Michigan Health System, discusses this multicenter phase 1 study of veliparib given concurrently with chest wall and nodal radiation therapy in patients with inflammatory or locoregionally recurrent breast cancer (Abstract 312).
Howard M. Sandler, MD, of Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, discusses how adding 24 months of daily antiandrogen therapy during and after radiotherapy was shown to significantly improve long-term overall survival following prostate cancer recurrence after a radical prostatectomy (Abstract LBA5).