Conferences

During a session at the ASH meeting, presenters reported on research revealing how some genetic variants are associated with disease severity and treatment-related complications in children with blood diseases
The American Society of Clinical Oncology’s 2016 Genitourinary Cancers Symposium was held in San Francisco, California.
Shorter radiation courses followed by consolidation chemotherapy before surgery may be an effective treatment option for rectal cancer patients. 
Adolescent and young adult survivors of Hodgkin lymphoma may not be receiving the recommended post-treatment care.
Cabozantinib improves progression-free survival in patients with advanced renal cell carcinoma, according to an ongoing clinical trial.
Fewer radiation treatments for bone metastases in patients with stage IV or incurable cancer can improve patient care while reducing the length of hospital stay.
Physicians treating recurrent lung cancer may want to consider adding computer tomography (CT) scans of the chest to their treatment regimens, according to a new study. 
Implementing a clinical pathway to standardize care for cancer patients experiencing bone metastases may help change physician behavior and reduce the number of painful radiation therapies used in treatment, according to an abstract presented at the 57th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) in San Antonio, TX.
The 2015 NASP Annual Meeting & Expo, held in National Harbor, MD, presented a program on an array of topics.