• The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) Annual Meeting was held in Chicago October 24-27.
  • A presentation by Hong-Jian Wei, PhD, on blood-brain barrier opening for diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma (DIPG) won a Basic/Translational Science Award.

Key Points

  • The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) Annual Meeting was held in Chicago October 24-27.
  • A presentation by Hong-Jian Wei, PhD, on blood-brain barrier opening for diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma (DIPG) won a Basic/Translational Science Award.

ASTRO 2021The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) Annual Meeting was held in Chicago from October 24-27, 2021, with a theme of “Embracing Change, Advancing Person-Centered Care.” A Columbia University presentation on blood-brain barrier opening for diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma (DIPG) led by Hong-Jian Wei, PhD, won a Basic/Translational Science Award. Another presentation discussed radiotherapy after HIFU failure in localized prostate cancer.

Read the abstracts below, which were published in the Red Journal.

Focused Ultrasound-Mediated Blood-Brain Barrier Opening Enhances Panobinostat Efficacy in a Murine Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma Model by H.J. Wei, A. Pouliopoulos, N. Yoh, M. Tazhibi, N. McQuillan, X. Zhang, et al. Int J Rad Oncol, Biol, Physics 111;3 (Suppl 177) Published November 01, 2021.

Salvage External Beam Radiotherapy After HIFU Failure in Localized Prostate Cancer: A Single Institution Experience by V. Di Lalla, S. Elakshar, M. Anidjar, B. Bahoric, V. McPherson, C. Ferrario, et al. Int J Rad Oncol, Biol, Physics 111;3 (Suppl 272–e273) Published November 01, 2021.

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