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ASTRO Applauds Medicare’s Final Decision to Cover Annual, Low-Dose CT Screening for High-Risk Lung Cancer Patients Ages 55 to 77

The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) commends the February 5, 2015, 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...
9-Feb-2015 1:40 PM EST

Ten-Year Post-Treatment Analysis of German ARO 96-02 Indicates Patients with Detectable PSA After Radical Prostatectomy Should Receive More Aggressive Radiation Therapy Treatment

Prostate cancer patients with detectable prostate specific antigen (PSA) following radical prostatectomy should receive earlier, more aggressive radiation therapy treatment, according to a study published in the February 1, 2015 issue of the...
5-Feb-2015 10:50 AM EST

Emily Wilson, Dave Adler and Anne Hubbard Promoted to Top Management Roles at ASTRO

Three exceptional ASTRO staff members have been promoted to new positions: Emily Wilson has been named Executive Vice President; Dave Adler promoted to Vice President of Advocacy; and Anne Hubbard promoted to Director of Health Policy, as announced...
2-Feb-2015 12:00 PM EST

ASTRO Seeks Editor for New Open-Access Journal

The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) is seeking an editor for its new open-access journal.
14-Jan-2015 10:25 AM EST

Secondary Analysis of RTOG 0247 Demonstrates Favorable Overall Survival Rates for Rectal Cancer Patients Who Received Two Different Chemotherapy Regimens Concurrently with Radiation Therapy Prior to Surgery

Locally advanced rectal cancer patients who receive preoperative radiation therapy with either irinotecan plus capecitabine or oxaliplatin plus capecitabine have a four-year overall survival rate of 85 percent and 75 percent, respectively, according...
9-Jan-2015 1:00 PM EST

Physician Survey Indicates Positive Experience and Desire for More Formal Guidelines to Improve the Peer Review Process

A 2013 survey of radiation oncologists indicates that they would like more formal recommendations and guidance in order to improve the peer review process, according to a study published in the January-February 2015 issue of Practical Radiation...
7-Jan-2015 3:00 PM EST

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

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