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New Registry Launched to Track and Improve the Quality of Cancer Care Delivered in the U.S.

A registry that tracks the quality of medical care provided to patients receiving cancer treatment launched this month as part of a collaboration between the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) and the American Society for Radiation...
18-Jan-2018 10:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Head and Neck Cancer Researchers to Convene in Scottsdale for Multidisciplinary Care Symposium February 15-17

Researchers will present peer-reviewed abstracts on new combination therapies, targeted therapies, immunotherapy, advanced radiation and surgical techniques, new staging systems, treatment guidelines and supportive care.
5-Dec-2017 7:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

ASTRO Chair to Testify at Energy & Commerce Hearing on Medicare Payment Reform

ASTRO Chair Brian Kavanagh, MD, MPH, FASTRO, will join representatives from leading physician groups Wednesday morning to discuss Medicare payment reform before the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health. The hearing, “MACRA and...
6-Nov-2017 4:30 PM EST Add to Favorites

CMS Report on Radiation Therapy Payment Model Charts Path to Value-Based Cancer Care


The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) today called on the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to move forward urgently with the development of a radiation oncology alternative payment model (RO-APM) following a new report...
3-Nov-2017 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Immune Response Prognostic for Prostate Cancer Survival, Recurrence and Response to Radiation Therapy


A new study finds that immune response in prostate cancer may be able to forecast how patients will respond to radiation therapy, as well as their likelihood of disease recurrence and survival outcomes. The analysis of more than 9,000 prostate...
27-Sep-2017 4:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Accelerated Breast Radiation Therapy Following Mastectomy Shortens Treatment Time While Maintaining Tumor Control


Radiation therapy following mastectomy for intermediate-stage, high-risk breast cancer can be shortened from five to three weeks while maintaining tumor control rates in the breast and surrounding region that are equivalent to conventional...
27-Sep-2017 4:25 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Biomarker Blood Test Predicts Survival Following Localized Lung Cancer Treatment


A new study demonstrates that a blood test to detect cancer may predict treatment outcomes for patients with localized non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) and afford physicians additional lead time to personalize treatment for recurrent disease.
27-Sep-2017 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Uninsured Cancer Patients Saw Increased Coverage for Care Following Medicaid Expansion


A new study finds that Medicaid expansion enacted as part of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) improved coverage for care for cancer patients receiving radiation therapy and potentially decreased health care disparities.
25-Sep-2017 10:45 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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