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Smoking and Prostate Cancer Radiation Outcomes: #RadOnc Journal Club 11/21-23

November 19, 2014

The November #RadOnc Journal Club will be discussing the following article:


 Cigarette smoking during external beam radiation therapy for prostate cancer is associated with an increased risk of prostate cancer-specific mortality and treatment-related toxicity. Steinberger E, Kollmeier M, McBride S, Novak C, Pei X, Zelefsky MJ. BJU Int 2014 [in press]


The authors will be joining us for the journal club. Live chat is scheduled for Sunday evening at 8PM Central Standard Time.


The chat moderators will lead the discussion with these questions:


T1a.     What is the current role of external beam radiation in prostate cancer?

T1b.     What are some of the main ways to optimize cure and lessen side effects of prostate radiotherapy?

T2.  What comorbidities, habits affect the risk/benefit discussion for prostate cancer radiation?

T3a.  What were the results of the study?

T3b.  What are its limitations and strengths?

T4a. What are the implications for current and future research?

T4b. What are the practical points for doctors and prostate cancer patients?


The journal club will begin on Friday 11/21 with everyone sharing and discussion their thoughts about the article and by including #RadOnc in their tweets. The live-tweet chat will in the journal club discussion.


Thanks to Scott Millar and Dr. Prokar Dasgupta at BJU International, the article is available for free until November 26th.


Here is the link:


Please tweet thank you to Dr. Dasgupta and BJUI and consider following them for making the article available for our journal club.

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