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Phase III Results of RTOG 0537 Indicate That Acupuncture-Like Electrical Nerve Stimulation May Provide Symptom Relief Comparable to the Current Treatment for Radiation-Induced Dry Mouth

Phase III results of Radiation Therapy Oncology Group (RTOG) 0537 indicate that acupuncture-like, transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (ALTENS) may be equally effective as pilocarpine, the current prescription medication in a pill, to treat...
28-May-2015 5:05 PM EDT

New ASTRO Guideline on Definitive and Adjuvant Radiation Therapy for Locally Advanced Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Featured in May-June Issue of PRO

The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) is issuing a new guideline, “Definitive and adjuvant radiotherapy in locally advanced non-small cell lung cancer: An American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) evidence-based clinical...
5-May-2015 2:05 PM EDT

Red Journal’s May Issue Focuses on the Vital Role of Radiation Therapy in Modern Lymphoma Treatment

The “Radiation and the Modern Management of Lymphoma” issue (May 1, 2015) of the International Journal of Radiation Oncology • Biology • Physics (Red Journal), the official scientific journal of the American Society for Radiation Oncology...
16-Apr-2015 11:05 AM EDT

ASTRO Praises Bipartisan Congress and President for Timely and Historic Passage of Legislation to Permanently Fix SGR

The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) applauds the House of Representatives, the Senate and the President for milestone passage last night of the “Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act” (H.R. 2) that permanently repeals the...
15-Apr-2015 3:05 PM EDT

Long-Term Results of RTOG 9903 Indicate Erythropoietin Combined with Radiation Therapy Does Not Improve Local-Regional Control in Anemic Patients with Head and Neck Cancer

Long-term analysis of RTOG 9903 demonstrates that the addition of erythropoietin (EPO) did not improve local-regional control for anemic patients with head and neck squamous cell carcinoma who receive radiation therapy or chemoradiation, according...
6-Apr-2015 9:05 AM EDT

Call for Entries to ASTRO’s Annual Survivor Circle Award

The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) seeks to recognize an individual cancer survivor in San Antonio and the surrounding area who has committed his or her time and energy to volunteering in their local community.
31-Mar-2015 3:05 PM EDT

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

ASTRO Joins National Launch of Health Care Payment Learning and Action Network (HCPLAN) Today

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

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