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Researchers share results of 15 studies at radiology conference

Findings offer insights on issues ranging from spirituality to the impact of hormone treatments

Oregon Health & Science University Knight Cancer Institute physicians will share the results of 15 studies at the 52nd annual conference for the American Society of Radiation Oncology (ASTRO).

The research to be presented covers a wide range of patient-care issues from how radiation treatments influence well-being and spirituality to how hormone therapies impact the placement of transponders that direct radiation to prostate tumors to how radiation should be used following a mastectomy when the patient’s tumor was small. ASTRO’s annual meeting, which will be held in San Diego through Nov. 4, is the premier, international conference for radiation oncologists and attracts about 10,000 attendees.

“The number of studies presented reflects the breadth of research in radiation oncology under way at the OHSU Knight Cancer Institute,” said Charles Thomas Jr., MD, Professor and Chair of the Department of Radiation Medicine.

The studies include relatively new areas of exploration, such as how radiation affects all areas of patients’ quality of life including their spirituality.

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