Conference Coverage

Reports from professional meetings related to rhabdomyosarcoma.
Results From the IRS IV Randomized Trial of Hyperfractionated Radiation in Children with Rhabdomyosarcoma
Presenter: S. S. Donaldson, MD Affiliation: The Intergroup Rhabdomyosarcoma Study Background: Hyperfractionated radiation therapy (HFRT) has the theoretical potential for improving efficacy without producing more late effects of children with ..
Presentation, Prognostic Factors and Patterns of Failure in Adult Rhabdomyosarcoma
Presenter: J.H. Simon Presenter's Affiliation: University of Iowa, Iowa City Type of Session: Scientific Background Rhabdomyosarcoma is the most common soft tissue sarcoma of childhood, with about 400 new cases ..
Dactinomycin (A) and vincristine (V) with or without cyclophosphamide (C) and radiation therapy (RT) for newly diagnosed patients with low-risk embryonal/botryoid rhabdomyosarcoma (RMS). An IRS-V report from the Soft Tissue Sarcoma Committee of the Children's Oncology Group (STS COG)
Presenter: Walterhouse JL et al.Presenter's Affiliation: Children's Hospital of Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CAType of Session: ScientificBackground The IRS-III and –IV studies defined 3 risk groups of rhabdomyosarcoma patients: low-risk ..
Survival of Adult Rhabdomyosarcoma Patients Treated on Multimodality Protocols
Abstract Number: 339 Presenting Author: Naamit Gerber, MD Affiliation: Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY Background Rhabdomyosarcoma (RMS) is a pediatric sarcoma rarely occurring in adults. Greater than ..
Proton Beam Radiation Therapy Treatment of Pediatric Patients: A 2011 Survey of the U.S. Proton Centers
Presenting Author: A. Chang, MD Presenting Author Affiliation: Hampton University Proton Therapy Institute, Hampton Background Proton beam radiation has unique physical characteristics that allow optimal dose distribution to tumors while ..
Second Malignant Neoplasms (SMN) In Children Treated For Rhabdomyosarcoma: A Report From The Intergroup Rhabdomyosarcoma Studies (IRS) I-IV
Presenter: Sheri L. Spunt Affiliation: Children's Oncology Group Soft Tissue Sarcoma Committee, Arcadia, CA Background: Rhabdomyosarcoma (RMS) is the most common soft tissue sarcoma of the childhood (5%). Multimodality therapy ..


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