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Highlights of ASTRO 2017

October 9, 2017 Mi Gan []

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By the end of September, the 59thAnnual meeting of ASTRO was hold in San Diego, America. Dr. Lang led the team of SCH attended the meeting. The annual meeting of ASTRO is the most important academic event of radiation oncology. This year, more than 11,000 doctors and researchers from all over the world attended the meeting, sharing their experience and communicating with each other.

Theme of humanistic care

The theme of the meeting this year was “the healing arts and science of radiation oncology”, which shows humanistic care and academic spirits of radiation oncology. The key presentations of the meeting mentioned about palliative treatment, quality management and health care reformation.

Important clinic trail

There are many new results of foresight research on lung cancer, gynecology, and breast cancer. The consolidation radiotherapy for stage IV limited metastatic lung cancer is one of the hottest topic of the meeting. 5 year follow up on Phase III clinical trial of radiotherapy after radical treatment of breast cancer studied by Prof. Shulian Wang from Cancer hospital, CAMS got a lot of attention in the meeting.

Discussion of some topic

Optimal segmentation of central lung cancer and ultra central lung cancer

Immunotherapy and remoteness effect

Proton and heavy ion therapy

Radiation dose and timing of lymphoma

Artificial intelligence application

Chinese voice

Several doctors from Chinese cancer centers attended this meeting with outstanding research. Study of Nuclear magnetic prediction of brain metastasis by Dr. Gang Yin of SCH won the best of ASTRO in physics, which is one of the only four prize on physic radiation.

Physical technology has made great progress, which bring us various and powerful tools for more clinical practice and exploration. Using technology to improve clinic outcomes is the main task in the future. In addition, combination of radiotherapy and biological immunotherapy, artificial intelligence and other interdisciplinary preliminary may create a hopeful future of cancer treatment.

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