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ASTRO Supports “Promoting Integrity in Medicare Act” to Propel Payment Reform and Protect Patients

The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) and radiation oncologists nationwide hailed today’s introduction on Capitol Hill of federal legislation that would drive alternative payment models, protect patients and reduce Medicare costs by...
28-Apr-2016 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Radiation Oncology Institute Offers $200,000 in Grants to Support Big Data Research on Quality Improvement in Radiation Therapy

The Radiation Oncology Institute (ROI) encourages researchers to apply for competitive grants totaling $200,000 over two years for projects that leverage the unique opportunities afforded by advances in “big data” analytics in radiation oncology.
27-Apr-2016 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Red Journal’s May 2016 Edition Features Special Focus on Particle Therapy

The International Journal of Radiation Oncology • Biology • Physics’ (Red Journal) May edition is a special issue focused entirely on particle therapy. It will feature papers showcasing the “best available evidence” on the value of...
12-Apr-2016 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

More Guidelines, Uniformity in Radiation Decision-Making and Field Design Needed Following Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy, Surgery in Breast Cancer

Wide variability exists in radiation treatment decisions following neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NAC) and surgery for breast cancer, according to a review of the American College of Surgeons Oncology Group (ACOSOG) Z1071, a prospective trial. ACOSOG is...
7-Apr-2016 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Study Finds Adaptive IGRT for Bladder Preservation Clinically Feasible, Shows Good Outcomes

A prospective study examining a trimodality treatment approach in localized bladder cancer cases using adaptive image-guided, intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IG-IMRT) found that the bladder preservation rate at three years was 83 percent.
29-Mar-2016 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Increased Travel Burden Associated with Decreased Likelihood of Receiving Radiation Therapy to Treat Rectal Cancer

Increased travel distance to a cancer treatment facility negatively impacts the likelihood that patients with stage II/III rectal cancer will receive radiation therapy (RT) to treat their disease, according to a study analyzing 26,845 patient...
21-Mar-2016 8:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Clinical Review Explores Role of Rt in BRCA1, BRCA2 Mutation Breast Cancer Treatment

In light of conflicting and inconclusive clinical data on the benefit of radiation therapy in cancer patients with the BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutation, a clinical review examined the current status of data regarding BRCA1 and BRCA2 deficiency and radiation...
7-Mar-2016 5:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Study Maps Distinct Molecular Signatures of HPV-Positive Throat Cancer Patients by Smoking Status

Throat cancer patients exposed to both human papillomavirus (HPV) and tobacco smoke demonstrate a pattern of mutations along several key cancer genes, according to research presented today at the 2016 Multidisciplinary Head and Neck Cancer Symposium.
18-Feb-2016 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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