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Practice-changing cancer studies presented at major cancer meeting
Date:10/29/2009

The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) will host four news briefings with accompanying live webcasts on the top cancer research papers from its 51st Annual Meeting.

News briefing 1

When: Monday, November 2, at 8:00 a.m. (Central); 9:00 a.m. (Eastern)

What: News briefing with live webcast from ASTRO's 51st Annual Meeting.

Study findings previewed:

  • Four months hormone therapy added to radiation increases survival for medium-risk, but not low-risk, prostate cancer patients (late-breaking study).
  • Additional, specialized radiation not necessary for some women after mastectomy.
  • Radiation after surgery reduces chance of melanoma returning.
  • What are the real benefits versus risks of preventative brain radiation for patients with non-small cell lung cancer?

Where: McCormick Place West, Room 176b/c or on the Web at https://astro.webex.com/astro/j.php?ED=117037132&RG=1&UID=0&RT=MiM3

News briefing 2

When: Monday, November 2, at 12:00 p.m. (Central); 1:00 p.m. (Eastern)

What: News briefing with live webcast from ASTRO's 51st Annual Meeting.

Study findings previewed:

  • Stereotactic radiotherapy stops lung cancer from growing in frail patients.
  • Obesity significantly increases side effects of stereotactic body radiation therapy in lung cancer patients.

Where: McCormick Place West, Room 176b/c or on the Web at https://astro.webex.com/astro/j.php?ED=117046102&RG=1&UID=0&RT=MiM3

News briefing 3

When: Tuesday, November 3, at 8:00 a.m. (Central); 9:00 a.m. (Eastern)

What: News briefing with live webcast from ASTRO's 51st Annual Meeting.

Study findings previewed:

  • Adding proton therapy "boost" to X-ray radiation therapy reduces prostate cancer recurrences.
  • Proton therapy is well-tolerated in prostate cancer patients.

Where: McCormick Place West, Room 176b/c or on the Web at https://astro.webex.com/astro/j.php?ED=117046192&RG=1&UID=0&RT=MiM3

News briefing 4

When: Tuesday, November 3, at 12:00 p.m. (Central); 1:00 p.m. (Eastern)

What: News briefing with live webcast from ASTRO's 51st Annual Meeting.

Study findings previewed:

  • Shorter radiation course stops cancer growth in high-risk prostate cancer patients.
  • Shorter radiation course as effective as standard therapy for prostate cancer recurrence.

Where: McCormick Place West, Room 176b/c, or on the Web at https://astro.webex.com/astro/j.php?ED=117047452&RG=1&UID=0&RT=MiM3

How: To participate in the webcasts, click on the links above to view slides and listen to the audio of the conference live over the Internet.


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Contact: Beth Bukata
bethb@astro.org
703-839-7332
American Society for Radiation Oncology
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