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Congressional leaders support radiation oncology community concerns about proposed Medicare alternative payment model

Members of Congress from both sides of the aisle issued a series of oversight letters to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) in recent months to urge the Agency to adjust its proposed radiation oncology advanced alternative payment...
13-Nov-2019 9:30 AM EST Add to Favorites

ASTRO supports nomination of Dr. Stephen Hahn to lead U.S. Food and Drug Administration

The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) today expressed strong support for the nomination of radiation oncologist Stephen Hahn, MD, FASTRO, as Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Dr. Hahn served on the ASTRO Board of...
1-Nov-2019 2:50 PM EDT Add to Favorites

New research suggests proton radiation therapy can benefit patients with challenging liver tumors

Two new studies support and inform the use of proton radiation therapy to treat patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), a common but often fatal type of liver cancer for which there are limited treatment options. The studies were published in...
30-Oct-2019 8:35 AM EDT Add to Favorites

ASTRO and ACR update practice parameters for radiation therapy treatments

The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) and the American College of Radiology (ACR) recently released seven updated practice parameters for medical providers who use radiation therapy to treat patients with cancer. The updated practice...
22-Oct-2019 1:55 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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ASTRO honors 2019 Gold Medalists, Honorary Member and other award recipients

The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) recognized the recipients of its 2019 Gold Medal awards and other high-profile honors at the 61st ASTRO Annual Meeting in Chicago. View/download photos from the September 17 awards ceremony online.
2-Oct-2019 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Noninvasive radiation treatment offers long-term benefits to patients with high-risk heart arrhythmias

Treating high-risk heart patients with a single, high dose of radiation therapy can dramatically reduce episodes of rapid, abnormal heartbeats for more than two years, offering hope to patients who have exhausted other treatment options. Findings...
26-Sep-2019 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

PACIFIC survival rates explained: Lung cancer spread reduced, new distant growth most often in the brain

A new analysis of survival data for the randomized, phase III PACIFIC trial finds adding the immunotherapy cancer drug durvalumab to radiation and chemotherapy significantly decreased the recurrence of lung cancer both in the chest area and in...
26-Sep-2019 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Trial reports randomized evidence high-dose radiation is effective for men whose prostate cancer has spread

A randomized clinical trial of targeted, high-dose radiation for men with oligometastatic prostate cancer has shown the treatment to be an effective and safe option for patients who wish to delay hormone-suppression therapy. The phase II trial found...
26-Sep-2019 11:05 AM 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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