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Congressional leaders take action on RO Model to protect access to radiation oncology care

Congress passed legislation supported by the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) that will delay the start of the Radiation Oncology Advanced Payment Model (RO Model) until Jan. 1, 2022, while bipartisan U.S. representatives sent an...
22-Dec-2020 8:15 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Dr. Sue S. Yom named editor-in-chief of the International Journal of Radiation Oncology • Biology • Physics (Red Journal)

The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) announced today that Sue S. Yom, MD, PhD, FASTRO, will become the new editor-in-chief of the International Journal of Radiation Oncology • Biology • Physics (Red Journal), ASTRO's flagship...
9-Dec-2020 6:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

ASTRO applauds nomination of Xavier Becerra as HHS secretary

The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) today expressed its support for President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr.’s nomination of Xavier Becerra as secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
7-Dec-2020 2:20 PM EST Add to Favorites

Radiation oncologists urge Congress to advance bills that protect patient access to cancer care during the pandemic

Radiation oncologists across the country will meet virtually with members of Congress this week to urge lawmakers to pass legislation that will safeguard access to high-quality, value-based health care for people with cancer. The doctors will meet...
18-Nov-2020 7:30 AM EST Add to Favorites

Sexual Health Often Overlooked in Cancer Survivorship Care, Especially for Female Patients

A new study points to a need for oncologists to ask their patients about sexual health after chemotherapy, radiation and other cancer treatments. In a survey of nearly 400 cancer survivors, 87% said they experienced sexual side effects, but most...
27-Oct-2020 6:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Access to Radiation Therapy Has Grown, Especially in Densely Populated Areas

The number of radiation therapy facilities in the United States has grown by 17% over the last 15 years, according to a new study presented today at the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) Annual Meeting. This growth has...
27-Oct-2020 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Study Finds Need for Better Inclusion of Patients From Racial Minority Groups in Radiation Therapy Trials

A new study finds that the racial composition of clinical trials involving radiation therapy does not match that of the U.S. population. Findings will be presented today at the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) Annual Meeting.
27-Oct-2020 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Adding image guidance to post-operative radiation therapy can reduce side effects for women with cervical cancer

A phase III trial from India shows that an advanced radiation therapy technique leads to fewer gastrointestinal side effects in women who receive radiation after undergoing hysterectomy for cervical cancer. Findings from the PARCER trial...
26-Oct-2020 5:15 PM EDT Add to Favorites


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The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) is the world's largest radiation oncology society, with more than 10,000 members who are physicians, nurses, biologists, physicists, radiation therapists, dosimetrists and other health care professionals who specialize in treating patients with radiation therapies. As the leading organization in radiation oncology, the Society is dedicated to improving patient care through professional education and training, support for clinical practice and health policy standards, advancement of science and research, and advocacy. ASTRO publishes three medical journals, International Journal of Radiation Oncology • Biology • Physics, Practical Radiation Oncology, and Advances in Radiation Oncology; developed and maintains an extensive patient website, RT Answers; and created the Radiation Oncology Institute, a nonprofit foundation to support research and education efforts around the world that enhance and confirm the critical role of radiation therapy in improving cancer treatment.

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