Religion and particularly the use of religious songs are important aspects of coping with the cancer experience among older African Americans. During diagnosis and treatment, a religious song is likely to be a viable complement to therapies for symptom reduction and mood elevation among this population.
(P137) Seeing Is Believing: Concerns and Solutions in Implementing Magnetic Resonance Image–Guided Radiation Therapy
The system has been used since January 2014 to treat patients. Based on the results of ongoing machine and patient-specific tests and with independent confirmation, the treatments are being delivered accurately and safely.
(P065) Lack of Variation in Pathologic Upgrading and Upstaging by Race Among Patients With Low-Risk Prostate Cancer
Our analysis of this large, population-based database demonstrates that after accounting for other demographics and clinical factors at diagnosis, race does not predict for pathologic upgrading or pathologic upstaging at the time of prostatectomy among patients with low-risk prostate cancer. As such, race by itself should not be used to select potential candidates for active surveillance or treatment.
(P077) Defining the Pendulum Swing From Whole-Pelvic Radiation Therapy (WPRT) Alone to Vaginal Brachytherapy (VB) in the Adjuvant Setting for Endometrial Cancer: A SEER-Based Analysis From Years 2000–2011
This SEER study demonstrates the pronounced increase in the utilization of VB over WPRT alone in the adjuvant setting for endometrial cancer. This observation may spark critical evaluation of US practice patterns seen from 2000 to 2011 and its potential impact on cost, new policies, and the patient’s quality of life.
(P014) Absence of Infection From Injection of a Rectal Spacer Into the Anterior Perirectal Fat Space
With proper preparation and antibiotics, placement of the rectal spacer into the anterior perirectal fat is extremely safe, without any risk of infection, in our series. Also, infections were not found in patients who had rectal wall penetration with the rectal spacer applicator needle.
(P007) Pooled Analysis of Locoregional Relapse After Minimally Invasive Surgery Alone for Intermediate- or High-Risk HPV+ Oropharyngeal Squamous Cell Carcinoma
In the HPV+ population, ECE remains a significant risk factor for LRR without adjuvant therapy after MIS. Patients with intermediate-risk disease after MIS have moderate rates of LRR.
(P062) Comparison of Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy (SBRT) and Conventional External Beam Radiotherapy (EBRT) in Renal Cell Carcinoma (RCC)
The data support that SBRT improves local control over standard fractionation schemes. Higher dose per fraction, with a BED in the range of 48 Gy10, is a safe and effective local treatment modality for RCC.