Radiation Oncology well-represented at ASTRO

With 16 abstracts, seven presentations, and one press briefing, the faculty of UT Southwestern Radiation Oncology will be well-represented at the 50th annual conference of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO), held this year in Boston from September 25-28.

Puneeth Iyengar, M.D., Ph.D., will be featured in a news briefing on Monday morning as part of a discussion titled “Refining Treatment Decisions.” His topic will be “A Phase III Randomized Study of Image-Guided Conventional (60Gy/30fx) vs. Accelerated, Hypofractionated (60Gy/15fx) Radiation for Poor Performance Status Stage II and III NSCLC Patients – An Interim Analysis.”

Other presenters include:

Sunday, Sept. 25
Scientific Session 1
Breast-Toxicity/Altered Fractionation
Phase I Dose Escalation Trial Using 5-Fraction Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy For Partial Breast Irradiation (S-PBI)
Asal Rahimi, M.D., M.S. (discussant)

Monday, Sept. 26
EDU 8 (Live SA-CME)
Is There A Best Way To Manage Respiratory Motion?
Speakers:
Sean Pollock
Sonja Dieterich, Ph.D.
Asal Rahimi, M.D., M.S.
Christopher McGuinness, Ph.D.
Amit Sawant, Ph.D.

Tuesday, Sept. 27
EDU 25
Primary and Secondary Cancers of the Liver: Overview and Current Management
Speakers:
Tracey Schefter, M.D.
Jeffrey Meyer, M.D., M.S.

Scientific Session 28
GU – Bladder and Renal Cancers
218: Phase II Trial of High Dose Interleukin-2 (IL-2) and Stereotactic Ablative Radiation Therapy (SAbR) for Metastatic Clear Cell Renal Cell Carcinoma (mRCC)—Interim Analysis of i-SAbR IL-2 Trial
Raquibul Hannan, M.D., Ph.D. (discussant)

Scientific Session 29
Physics Special Session: Innovative Technologies in Radiation Oncology
A Biomechanical Modeling Guided Cone Beam Computed Tomography Reconstruction Technique
You Zhang, Ph.D.

ePoster 14
Biology – Translational Research: Risk Stratification and Prediction of Response
1123: Spinal Nerve Tolerance to Single-Session Stereotactic Ablative Radiotherapy (SAbR)
Paul Medin, Ph.D.

Wednesday, Sept. 28
EDU 49
Using Comparative Effectiveness Evidence To Demonstrate Value In Radiation Oncology
Speakers:
Ronald Chen, M.D., M.P.H.
Aileen Chen, M.D.
Cary Gross, M.D.
David Sher, M.D., M.P.H.