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ASTRO’s 59th Annual Meeting Will Explore the Art and Science of Radiation Oncology


Registration opens today for the 59th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO), which will highlight advances in cancer research and clinical care involving radiation therapy, also known as radiotherapy.
18-May-2017 12:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Radiation Oncologists Call on Congress to Boost Cancer Research Funding and Protect Patients in Health Care Reform


More than 100 radiation oncologists from across the United States are on Capitol Hill urging Congress to grow its investment in cancer research and to protect patients’ access to high quality cancer care.
1-May-2017 8:10 AM EDT Add to Favorites

New Spanish-Language Videos and Brochures Provide Cancer Patients with Overview of Radiation Therapy

Cancer patients who speak Spanish have new tools to help them understand treatment options for their disease. The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) today released a series of Spanish-language patient videos on radiation therapy for...
27-Apr-2017 2:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

New ASTRO Guideline Establishes Standard of Care for Curative Treatment of Oropharyngeal Cancer with Radiation Therapy

The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) today issued a new clinical guideline for the management of oropharyngeal cancer.
17-Apr-2017 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Call for Entries for ASTRO’s 15th Annual Survivor Circle Award


The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) encourages cancer survivors in or around San Diego to apply for its Survivor Circle Award, an annual honor that recognizes an individual for translating their diagnosis into a commitment to helping...
29-Mar-2017 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Combination of Radiation and Immune Checkpoint Therapy Holds Potential for Lung Cancer


An emerging approach for cancer treatment seeks to combine radiation therapy with immune checkpoint inhibitors (ICPIs) to more effectively control tumors in the chest with an acceptable risk of severe treatment-related side effects.
15-Mar-2017 11:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

SBRT Offers Curative Option for Lung Cancer Patients Age 80 and Older


Patients in their 80s and 90s who have early stage lung cancer but cannot undergo an operation can be treated safely and effectively with stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT), according to research presented today at the 2017 Multidisciplinary...
15-Mar-2017 11:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Biomarker Blood Test Shows Cancer Recurrence Months Before CT Scans


Results from a prospective clinical trial showed that a blood test looking at specific biomarkers was able to detect recurrences of lung cancer an average of six months before conventional imaging methods found evidence of recurrence.
15-Mar-2017 11:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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