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Benefits, Barriers, and Challenges to Using Proton Therapy for Cancer Treatment
This video reviews the benefits of proton therapy and some of the barriers and challenges preventing the integration of the technology into regular practice.
ctDNA Predicts Outcomes in Lung Cancer Patients Receiving Radiation Therapy
This peer-to-peer exchange highlights results of a study that tested whether analyzing circulating tumor DNA (ctDNA) during treatment with chemoradiotherapy could predict outcomes in patients with localized lung cancer.
ASTRO 2017: Perineural Invasion in Head and Neck Cancer
This video highlights an education session on the challenge of perineural invasion in head and neck cancer from the 2017 ASTRO Annual Meeting.
Genetic Variants Could Predict Cancer's Resistance to Radiation Therapy
This video highlights a large-scale profiling effort that seeks to identify and classify mutant alleles driving resistance to radiation therapy across different cancer types.
RT for Breast Cancer Patients Is 'Less Scary' Than Anticipated
This video examines patient fears and misconceptions regarding radiation therapy for the treatment of breast cancer.
Role for Proton Therapy in Locally Advanced Non–Small-Cell Lung Cancer?
This video reviews results of a randomized trial comparing intensity modulated radiation therapy vs passively scattered proton therapy for locally advanced non–small-cell lung cancer.
Older HPV-Positive Oropharyngeal Cancer Patients Have High Treatment Tolerability
This video examines results of a study that looked at treatment tolerability in elderly patients with HPV-positive oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma.
Rate of Uninsured Cancer Patients Dropped in Medicaid Expansion States
This video examines changes in insurance status after implementation of the Affordable Care Act among cancer patients who received radiation therapy.
Greater Risk of Death in Cancer Patients Who Choose Alternative Therapies
This video highlights a recent study that looked at the survival impact of cancer patients who chose alternative medicine instead of conventional cancer treatments.
Aggressive Treatment De-Escalation Feasible in HPV-Positive Oropharyngeal Cancer?
This video highlights 2-year results of a phase II study evaluating aggressive adjuvant chemoradiation dose de-escalation in HPV-positive oropharynx squamous cell carcinoma.