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ASTRO Applauds Nominations of Tom Price and Seema Verma to Top Federal Health Posts

The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) today expressed its support for the nominations of Tom Price, MD, as Health and Human Services (HHS) Department Secretary and Seema Verma as Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)...
29-Nov-2016 1:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Updated ASTRO Guideline Expands Pool of Suitable Candidates for Accelerated Partial Breast Irradiation

The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) today issued an updated clinical practice statement for accelerated partial breast irradiation (APBI) for early-stage breast cancer.
17-Nov-2016 8:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Radiation Oncology Institute Announces Inaugural Publication Awards for Radiation Oncology Research

The Radiation Oncology Institute (ROI) invites researchers to submit their work for its inaugural publication awards, which will recognize studies focused on the comparative value of radiation therapy (RT) in an effort to improve cancer outcomes...
16-Nov-2016 1:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

ASTRO Leadership Visits White House to Participate in Vice President’s Cancer Moonshot Event

Leadership from the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) participated in an event at the White House yesterday hosted by Vice President Joe Biden, who released a report outlining the Cancer Moonshot Initiative’s (CMI) progress to date...
18-Oct-2016 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Radiation Boost Reduces Local Tumor Recurrence for DCIS Patients Following WBRT


A supplemental “boost” of radiation improves local control and provides an incremental benefit in decreasing breast cancer recurrence for patients with Ductal Carcinoma In Situ (DCIS) who receive whole breast radiation therapy radiation (WBRT)...
27-Sep-2016 1:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Hypofractionated RT Can Reduce Treatment Time by One-Third with Comparable QOL for Prostate Cancer Patients


For men with early stage, low-risk prostate cancer, treatment with hypofractionated radiation therapy (RT) offers comparable health-related quality of life outcomes in one-third less treatment time than conventional RT, according to research...
26-Sep-2016 2:15 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Cervical and Endometrial Cancer Patients Report Fewer Side Effects and Better Quality of Life with IMRT


Patients with cervical and endometrial cancer have fewer gastrointestinal and genitourinary side effects and experience better quality of life when treated with intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) than with conventional radiation therapy...
26-Sep-2016 2:15 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Intermediate Risk Prostate Cancer May Be Well Controlled with Brachytherapy Alone


For men with intermediate risk prostate cancer, radiation treatment with brachytherapy alone can result in similar cancer control with fewer long-term side effects, when compared to more aggressive treatment that combines brachytherapy with external...
26-Sep-2016 2:15 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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