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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?
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
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
Ronald Chen, M.D., M.P.H.
Aileen Chen, M.D.
Cary Gross, M.D.
David Sher, M.D., M.P.H.