Louis Harrison, MD, on Radiation Oncology and the Future of Health Care
2016 ASTRO Annual Meeting
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.
Paul L. Nguyen, MD, of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, summarizes a session he moderated, which included talks on local recurrence following brachytherapy, long-term PSA stability after the procedure, and androgen deprivation and high-dose radiotherapy. (Scientific Session 41)
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)
Takeshi Kodaira, MD, PhD, of Aichi Cancer Center Hospital, discusses the final analysis of a randomized phase III trial of accelerated vs conventional fractionation radiotherapy for glottic cancer of T1-2N0M0. (Abstract LBA-8)
Bruce D. Minsky, MD, of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and Chairman of the ASTRO Board, discusses top papers presented at this year’s 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)