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AIM Applauds AARP’s Support of Closing Physician Self-Referral Loophole

The Alliance for Integrity in Medicare (AIM) — a broad coalition of medical specialty, laboratory, radiation oncology and medical imaging groups committed to ending the practice of inappropriate physician self-referral — strongly commends the...
16-Dec-2014 11:00 AM EST

ASTRO Recognized with Distinguished “Accreditation with Commendation” Status From the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME)

The American Society for Radiation Oncology’s (ASTRO’s) education credentials have been recognized and upgraded by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) from Accreditation to Accreditation with Commendation, approved...
12-Dec-2014 10:00 AM EST

Analysis Shows Increased Use of Hypofractionated Whole-Breast Irradiation for Patients with Early-Stage Breast Cancer

The use of hypofractionated whole-breast irradiation (HF-WBI) for patients with early-stage breast cancer increased 17.4 percent from 2004 to 2011, and patients are more likely to receive HF-WBI compared to conventionally fractionated whole-breast...
9-Dec-2014 10:40 AM EST

ASTRO Receives Three MarCom Awards

The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) received three 2014 MarCom Awards.
5-Dec-2014 10:00 AM EST

ASTRO Commends Medicare’s Decision to Cover Annual, Low-Dose CT Screening for High-Risk Lung Cancer Patients Ages 55 to 74

The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) praises the November 11, 2014, decision by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to provide coverage for annual lung cancer screening via low-dose CT screening for those at...
14-Nov-2014 2:00 PM EST

ASTRO Praises Medicare and Congress for Protecting Patient Access to Radiation Oncology Care

The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) today applauds the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) for not implementing proposed payment cuts for radiation therapy starting January 1, 2015, as detailed in the final 2015 Medicare...
3-Nov-2014 4:00 PM EST

Post-Operative Radiation Therapy Improves Overall Survival for Patients with Resected Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

Patients who received post-operative radiation therapy (PORT), radiation therapy after surgery, lived an average of four months longer when compared to the patients who had the same disease site, tumor histology and treatment criteria and who did...
30-Oct-2014 12:00 PM EDT

10 Years of Data Reveals Excellent, Sustained Local Control with Minimal Side Effects for Medically Inoperable, Early Stage Lung Cancer Patients Who Received High-Dose Rate Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy (SBRT)

Analysis of data from an institutional patient registry on stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT) indicates excellent long-term, local control, 79 percent of tumors, for medically inoperable, early stage lung cancer patients treated with SBRT from...
30-Oct-2014 12:00 PM EDT

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