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Coverage from the

American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) 2018

October 20 - 24, 2018; San Antonio, Texas

October 20 - 24, 2018 San Antonio, Texas

Conference News

Popular News from ASTRO 2017

  • RT Plus Chemo Triples PFS in Limited Metastatic Lung Cancer RT Plus Chemo Triples PFS in Limited Metastatic Lung Cancer Adding consolidative radiotherapy to maintenance chemotherapy for patients with limited metastatic non-small cell lung cancer significantly improved progression-free survival (PFS).
  • Why Smart Oncologists Do Dumb Things Why Smart Oncologists Do Dumb Things In a session on decision-making, bias, and medical error at an oncology conference, a management guru said there was only one surefire way to avoid the danger of overconfidence.
  • Radiation Therapy for Cancer: Feared, Misunderstood Radiation Therapy for Cancer: Feared, Misunderstood The word 'radiation' triggers scary associations. But a study of breast cancer patients' attitudes about radiation therapy revealed that experience trumps fears. Still, the specialty has a lot of work to do

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