Daniel Hamstra, MD, PhD, on Prostate Cancer: Decreasing Rectal Toxicity
2016 ASTRO Annual Meeting
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)
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.
Joanne B. Weidhaas, MD, PhD, of the University of California, Los Angeles Radiation Oncology, discusses the KRAS variant as a biomarker of cetuximab response and altered immunity in head and neck cancer. (Abstract LBA-11)
Brian Kavanagh, MD, MPH, of the University of Colorado at Denver and ASTRO’s incoming President, discuss his goals for the Society in 2017.
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)
Bradley R. Prestidge, MD, of Bon Secours VA Health System, summarizes his plenary lecture on this phase III trial comparing combined external beam radiation and transperineal interstitial permanent brachytherapy with brachytherapy alone for selected patients with intermediate-risk prostate cancer. (Plenary Lecture 1, Presentation 7)