Alan Pollack, MD, PhD, on Prostate Cancer: Postprostatectomy Radiotherapy
2016 ASTRO Annual Meeting
Alan Pollack, MD, PhD, of the University of Miami Health System, summarizes a session that included discussion of outcomes, dose response, oligometastatic disease, and gene predictor of response. (Presentations 228-235)
Richard T. Hoppe, MD, of Stanford University, summarizes a session on improving outcomes by enhancing old and new indications in follicular lymphoma and Hodgkin lymphoma. (Scientific Session 5)
Louis B. Harrison, MD, of the Moffitt Cancer Center, discusses radiation oncology in the context of personalized medicine, multidisciplinary care, new technology and applications, and the mandate to contain costs.
Howard M. Sandler, MD, of Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, discusses prospective clinical trials as the gold standard of clinical decision-making and examines the infrastructure needed for future cancer research. (Abstract PS 3)
Maria Werner-Wasik, MD, of Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, summarizes a session she moderated on lung toxicity, including the impact of cardiac radiation, the risk of radiation to thoracic vertebral bodies, radiation pneumonitis, and upfront SBRT. (Scientific Session 39)
Daniel A. Hamstra, MD, PhD, of Texas Oncology, discusses phase III findings on the use of an absorbable hydrogel spacer designed to decrease rectal toxicity and improve bowel quality of life for patients with prostate cancer. (Abstract LBA-6)