ASTRO Applauds Bipartisan Legislation to Repeal the SGR and Urges Swift Passage to Strengthen Medicare and to Protect Patient Care
The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) commends Congressional leadership for introduction of the “Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act” (H.R. 2) and urges swift passage during votes in the House and Senate later this week.
25-Mar-2015 5:05 PM EDT
The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) leadership participated in today’s launch of the new Health Care Payment Learning and Action Network (HCPLAN) from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) at an event featuring...
25-Mar-2015 5:05 PM EDT
The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) seeks to recognize two cancer support organizations based in Texas.
17-Mar-2015 2:05 PM EDT
International Lymphoma Radiation Oncology Group (ILROG) Issues Treatment Guidelines for Pediatric Hodgkin Lymphoma That Incorporate Advanced Imaging Techniques to Minimize Radiation Dose
The International Lymphoma Radiation Oncology Group (ILROG) has issued a guideline that outlines the use of 3-D computed tomography (CT)-based radiation therapy planning and volumetric image guidance to more effectively treat pediatric Hodgkin...
4-Mar-2015 10:05 AM EST
Improved Survival for Patients with Brain Metastases Who Are ≤50 Years Old and Receive Stereotactic Radiosurgery (SRS) Alone, Without Whole Brain Radiation Therapy (WBRT)
Cancer patients with limited brain metastases (one to four tumors) who are ≤50 years old should receive stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) without whole brain radiation therapy (WBRT), according to a study available online, open-access, and published...
23-Feb-2015 9:00 AM EST
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
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