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Advanced Radiation Technology May Not Be Optimal for Cervical Cancer

August 18, 2015

The August #RadOnc journal club will be discussing cervical cancer. The article is an analysis of 7654 patients with cervical cancer from the National Cancer Data Base. The study reports on survival outcomes for patients treated with advanced external beam radiation techniques (specifically IMRT or SBRT) vs. brachytherapy.


We’d love to have you join us! Whether you are a radiation oncologist, gynecologic oncologist, medical oncologist, trainee, or patient – join us from Friday August 21st at 6:00 am through Sunday August 23rd at 6:00 pm Central Standard Time (CST).


The first author Dr. Beant Gill will be joining us on Sunday night, August 23rd from 8-9pm CST to discuss the following questions:

  1. What is the role of radiation in the treatment of cervical cancer?
  2. What is the NCDB and what information is included this database?
  3. What are the important observations from this study population?
  4. What are the implications for clinical practice?

Thanks to the editors at IJROBP for making this article available as open access for the duration of the chat – can get it here:


To learn more about how to participate, here is our Twitter 101 for #radonc journal club.

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