Practical Radiation Oncology

Practical Radiation Oncology (PRO) is a quarterly journal whose mission is to improve the quality of radiation oncology practice. This journal will be a natural complement to the ASTRO’s clinical research journal, the International Journal of Radiation Oncology*Biology *Physics, and aims to be what Medline defines as a clinical or practice journal, a journal that documents the state of current practice, providing background for those in training or the continuing education of practitioners.

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Oncology & Cancer

Vessel boost tied to improved surgical resection rate

(HealthDay)—For patients with borderline resectable pancreatic adenocarcinoma (BRPAC) and locally-advanced PAC (LAPAC) treated with neoadjuvant chemoradiation (NACRT), dose escalation with a vessel boost (VB) correlates ...

Oncology & Cancer

Extended-field IMRT does not increase duodenal toxicity risk

A study of women with cervical or endometrial cancer who require treatment to the para-aortic (PA) lymph nodes can safely receive extended-field intensity modulated radiation therapy (EF-IMRT) without increased risk of duodenal ...

Oncology & Cancer

ASTRO issues clinical guideline for whole breast radiation therapy

The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) today issued a new clinical guideline for the use of whole breast radiation therapy for breast cancer that expands the population of patients recommended to receive accelerated ...

Oncology & Cancer

Active breathing coordinator beneficial in RT for left breast CA

(HealthDay)—For patients with left breast cancer, radiation therapy with the Active Breathing Coordinator (ABC) can reduce the mean heart dose (MHD) by 20 percent or more, while preserving local control, according to a ...

Oncology & Cancer

ASCO/ASTRO/SSO update guidelines on postmastectomy RT

(HealthDay)—New guidelines have been issued by three leading cancer organizations for postmastectomy radiotherapy (PMRT). All three groups published the guidelines online this week in their respective journals: the Journal ...

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