Best of Astro for the second consecutive year was held on 14-15 May, 2016. BOA was hosted by Medanta – The Medicity, Gurugram, India, in collaboration with AROI (Association of Radiation Oncologists of India). This meeting was a great opportunity for those who review the important abstracts covering all the major sites and discuss the changes in practice. This two day event was covered under scientific programme. BOA was segregated into six different tracks in which Central Nervous System Cancers , Gastro-Intestinal System Cancers, Biology, patient safety, Gynecology Cancers, Genitourinary Cancers were discussed by some renowned doctors.
Following are highlights of points discussed at BOI.
Dr. Ishani Mohapatra (Medanta) discussed about the effect of gene mutations on survival in patients with Adenocarcinoma of the lungs following the development of Brain Metastases. Dr. Sumeet Aggarwal (Medanta) discussed on a phase I/II dose escalation trial of 3 – fraction stereotactic Radio Surgery for large brain metastases resection cavities. Dr. Tejpal Gupta (Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai) shared his views on comparing pre-operative radio surgery to post-operative radio surgery for Resectable Brain Metastases, a multi institution analysis. Dr. Monica Malik (Nizam Institute of Medical Sciences, Hyderabad) discussed on elective nodal irradiation (ENI) vs involved aeld irradiation for locally advanced thoracic esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (LA-ESCC): An interim analysis. Dr Shaleen Kumar ( SGPGI, Lucknow) shared to a phase II study of dose escalation by simultaneous modulated accelerated Radiotherapy combined with Chemotherapy for Esophageal cancer: early outcomes. Dr. Anurita Srivastava ( Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi) talked about single arm phase second study of individualized Proton-based Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy (P-SBRT) of liver metastases. Other medical connoisseurs spoke on various medical issues and for the benefit of patients. Overall, ASTRO event members with their continuing efforts in medical education, health policy analysis, patient information resources made this event a big success and helpful for the patients and AROI.