The 8th edition of the European Lung Cancer Congress (ELCC) will take place from 11-14 April, in Geneva, Switzerland. The European Lung Cancer Congress is a collaborative effort of the most important multidisciplinary societies representing thoracic oncology specialists, all working towards a shared goal: to advance science, disseminate education and improve the practice of lung cancer specialists worldwide.
Validating Predictive Models and Biomarkers of Radiotherapy Toxicity to Reduce Side-Effects and Improve Quality of Life in Cancer Survivors
The purpose of this international study is to try to predict which patients are more likely to have side effects from radiotherapy
In 2016, Irmgard Helmbold, study physician, presented some preliminary findings on hypofractionation and acute toxicity among prostate cancer patients at the conference of the German Society for Radiooncology (DEGRO) to introduce the REQUITE study more widely. She and the co-authors like to present updated results at this year’s DEGRO conference, so we are very pleased that the abstract on hypofractionation among prostate cancer patients has been accepted as a talk for the German Society for Radiooncology conference in June 2018.
The article: "The Patient Perspective on Radiogenomics Testing for Breast Radiation Toxicity" from T.Rattay, P. Symonds, S.Shokuhi. C.J. Talbot and J.B.Schnur, has been published in Clinical Oncology, Volume 30, Issue 3, March 2018, Pages 151-157.
The abstract "Quality of life and patient-reported early adverse effects in prostate cancer patients treated with radiotherapy in the multi-center observational REQUITE study" , Petra Seibold, et. al. was accepted as poster for the German Cancer Congress. The Deutscher Krebskongress (German Cancer Congress) is the largest and oldest congress covering cancer diagnostics and therapy in German-speaking countries. The 33rd German Cancer Congress took place from February 21 to 24, 2018, in Berlin. www.dkk2018.de.
The European Lung Cancer Congress is a collaborative effort of the most important multidisciplinary societies representing thoracic oncology specialists, all working towards a shared goal: to advance science, disseminate education and improve the practice of lung cancer specialists worldwide.
Dirk de Ruysscher is one of the speakers in the educational session "Combined treatment stage III" Are current NTCP models useful for predicting radiation-induced toxicity? 11.04.2018, 14:30-16:00 hour, Room A
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ESTRO is a society focusing on interdisciplinarity and multidisciplinarity, giving radiation oncologists, medical physicists, radiobiologists, brachytherapists and radiation therapists (RTTs) the opportunity to engage with other oncology organisations with the collective aim of improving cancer treatment.
This conference will convey the theme ‘Innovation for Value and Access’. Click here for more information.
Catharine West, et. al.: REQUITE Big Data Resource for Validating Predictive Models and Biomarkers of Radiotherapy Toxicity, proffered papers, session about Biomarkers: to see the abstract click here
REQUITE abstract on hypofractionation among prostate cancer patients has been accepted as an oral presentation.
Annual REQUITE and Radiogenomics Consortium (RGC) meetings
ESMO is and continues to be a leading force of high-quality oncology education, a platform for immense international visibility for scientific research, and a proud contributor to continuous improvements in patient care.
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ASTRO’S Annual Meeting is the premier radiation oncology scientific event in the world and draws more than 11,000 attendees each year.
Abstract Submission Site Opens: December 13, 2017
Abstract Submission Site Closes: February 14, 2018