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Cancer Survivor Advocates From Houston and San Antonio Win ASTRO Survivor Circle Awards

American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO)

or only the second time, two cancer survivors were selected to receive the annual American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) Survivor Circle Award. Susan Rafte, a Houston breast cancer survivor, will be honored at an award ceremony on October 23 during ASTRO’s 60th Annual Meeting in San Antonio. The second recipient, veteran William Fults of San Antonio, will be posthumously awarded the honor.

Released:
11-Sep-2018 4:45 PM EDT

Article ID: 699710

Two Texas cancer charities selected to receive ASTRO Survivor Circle Grants

American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO)

Two Texas-based nonprofits, Candlelighters of El Paso and the Light and Salt Association, have been named the recipients of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) 2018 Survivor Circle grants. Each organization will receive a $10,000 grant to aid their cancer support programs and will be recognized at an award ceremony on October 23 during ASTRO’s 60th Annual Meeting in San Antonio.

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29-Aug-2018 10:30 AM EDT

Article ID: 697900

American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) elects new officers to its Board of Directors

American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO)

The members of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) have elected four new officers to ASTRO’s Board of Directors and four members to serve on the medical society’s Nominating Committee. The newly elected President-elect, Council Vice-chairs and Nominating Committee members will begin their terms during ASTRO’s 60th Annual Meeting in San Antonio this October.

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26-Jul-2018 8:30 AM EDT
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Article ID: 697598

Leaders in radiation oncology awarded ASTRO Fellow designation

American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO)

The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) has selected 35 distinguished members to receive the ASTRO Fellow (FASTRO) designation. The 2018 class of Fellows will be recognized during ASTRO’s 60th Annual Meeting, to be held October 21-24 in San Antonio.

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25-Jul-2018 1:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 696566

Radiation oncologists urge Congress to protect patient access to cancer care

American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO)

Radiation oncologists from across the United States will visit Capitol Hill tomorrow to urge Congress to support policies that safeguard cancer patients’ access to high-quality, high-value health care. The doctors will meet with Congressional leaders during the 15th annual American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) Advocacy Day.

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25-Jun-2018 8:05 AM EDT

Article ID: 696093

American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) to host 60th Annual Meeting in San Antonio, October 21-24

American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO)

The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) will host its 60th Annual Meeting at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, October 18-24, 2018. The meeting will feature updates from clinical trials and cancer research involving radiation therapy, and keynote addresses from Ned Sharpless, MD, Director of the National Cancer Institute and Yukiya Amano, Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency .

Released:
14-Jun-2018 2:40 PM EDT

Article ID: 694358

More Clinical Trials Should Combine Radiation Therapy with Promising New Cancer Drugs

American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO)

The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) today issued the following statement in support of findings from an ASTRO-commissioned task force to review opportunities to improve outcomes for cancer patients by expanding the number of clinical trials that include radiation therapy in combination with new cancer drugs. The recommendations were published in the May 2018 issue of The Lancet-Oncology.

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10-May-2018 3:45 PM EDT

Article ID: 691954

Updated ASTRO Guideline for Palliative Lung Radiation Now Recommends Concurrent Chemotherapy for Some Stage III Patients

American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO)

The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) today issued an update to its clinical guideline for the use of palliative-intent radiation therapy for patients with incurable non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Reflecting new evidence from randomized clinical trials, the guideline now recommends the addition of concurrent chemotherapy to radiation therapy for certain patients with incurable stage III NSCLC, including those who are able to tolerate chemotherapy and have a life expectancy longer than three months.

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4-Apr-2018 8:30 AM EDT
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    12-Mar-2018 5:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 690828

ASTRO Issues Clinical Guideline for Whole Breast Radiation Therapy

American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO)

The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) today issued a new clinical guideline for the use of whole breast radiation therapy for breast cancer that expands the population of patients recommended to receive accelerated treatment known as hypofractionated therapy.

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8-Mar-2018 5:00 PM EST

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