ASTRO survey: Fewer patient visits despite enhanced COVID-19 safety measures for radiation oncology clinics
Despite facing challenges such as limited access to PPE during the COVID-19 outbreak, radiation oncology clinics quickly implemented safety enhancements that allowed them to continue caring for cancer patients, according to a new national survey...
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Drug used for breast, kidney cancers may also extend survival for patients with advanced head and neck cancer
A targeted therapy drug used for breast and kidney cancers may also extend progression-free survival for patients with advanced head and neck cancer who are at high risk for recurrence after standard treatment. Patients enrolled in a randomized...
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A new phase II trial finds that a combination of radiation therapy and immunotherapy led to encouraging survival outcomes and acceptable toxicity for patients with locally advanced head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC). The combination of...
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A new clinical trial suggests that immunotherapy given before other treatments for oral cavity cancers can elicit an immune response that shrinks tumors, which could provide long-term benefit for patients. In the randomized trial, two neoadjuvant...
26-Feb-2020 8:25 AM EST Add to Favorites
H. Timothy Hsiao, Ph.D., joins the American Society for Radiation Oncology as Director of Scientific Affairs
The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) recently welcomed H. Timothy Hsiao, Ph.D., as its new Director of Scientific Affairs, where he will provide strategic leadership to advance the impact of research and innovation in radiation...
19-Feb-2020 10:10 AM EST Add to Favorites
ASTRO awarded contract from Department of Veterans Affairs to develop measures on quality of radiation therapy services
The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) has been awarded a new one-year contract from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to develop quality indicators (QI) for radiation treatments provided to veterans with head and neck,...
13-Feb-2020 9:50 AM EST Add to Favorites
A study published in the International Journal of Radiation Oncology • Biology • Physics finds that patients who celebrate the end of cancer treatment by ringing a bell report more distressful memories of treatment than those who finish without...
22-Jan-2020 10:35 AM EST Add to Favorites
The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) announced today that Robert Amdur, MD, will become the new Editor in Chief of Practical Radiation Oncology, ASTRO's clinical practice journal. Dr. Amdur, a professor of radiation oncology at the...
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