TDF Meeting a Grand Success
The 9th International Conference on Dose, Time & Fractionation held at the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery (September 8-11) was an outstanding success. This conference provided promising pathways to build the future based upon past experiences. Under the banner of Fractionation, this year’s theme covered a wide range of cutting edges in Radiation Oncology. The historical basis of fractionation and the rationale for hypo-fractionation and emerging trends were presented for the following clinical sites: prostate, breast, head and neck, lung, prostate and pancreas. The complementary roles of radiation, surgery and chemotherapy were described and brilliantly elaborated by distinguished national and international faculty. New translational research and clinical opportunities related to tumor biology of hypo-fractionation, molecular targeted agents combined with radiation and imaging for target definition were discussed.
The sessions featured state-of-the-art, forward-looking, and informative talks on many new developments in Radiation Oncology. The trigger and “keeper of the flame” for these ICDTF conferences has been the Department of Human Oncology at the University of Wisconsin, ably supported by senior clinical and scientific staff.