A new clinical guideline from the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) provides guidance on the use of radiation therapy to treat patients with brain metastases from non-hematologic solid tumors. The guideline, which updates ASTRO’s...
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American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) response to the CMS decision to delay the start of the Radiation Oncology Alternative Payment Model (RO Model)
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Tumor tissue modified viral (TTMV)-HPV DNA biomarker test predicts recurrence of HPV-driven oropharynx cancer after treatment
A large, multi-institutional study demonstrates that a blood test to detect circulating tumor DNA can accurately predict recurrence of HPV-driven oropharyngeal cancer following treatment. Findings will be presented at the 2022 Multidisciplinary Head...
2-Mar-2022 9:40 AM EST Add to Favorites
Mid-treatment imaging can be used to de-escalate therapy for oropharynx cancer, leading to fewer side effects
A new phase II trial finds that PET scans obtained before and midway through treatment for p16+ oropharynx cancer can guide de-escalated chemoradiotherapy, resulting in fewer short-term side effects. Findings will be presented today at the 2022...
2-Mar-2022 9:30 AM EST Add to Favorites
Artificial intelligence platform shows potential for thyroid cancer screening and staging from ultrasound images
A multi-method artificial intelligence (AI) model accurately detects and stages thyroid cancer through analysis of routine ultrasound images, presenting a low-cost, non-invasive option for personalized treatment. Findings will be presented at the...
2-Mar-2022 9:00 AM EST Add to Favorites
The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) issued a statement from ASTRO Board of Directors Chair Laura A. Dawson, MD, FASTRO, in response to today's announcement that President Joe Biden will reignite the Cancer Moonshot initiative to...
2-Feb-2022 3:25 PM EST Add to Favorites
ASTRO urges Congress to pass legislation delaying RO Model and protecting Medicare beneficiaries' access to care
American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) response to the Supporting Health Care Providers During the COVID-19 Pandemic Act, which includes a provision to delay the start of the Radiation Oncology Alternative Payment Model (RO Model): "While...
7-Dec-2021 8:00 PM EST Add to Favorites
CMS 2022 final rules: ASTRO deeply concerned and disappointed, emphasizes need for legislative solution
The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) issued the following statement today in response to the 2022 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) and Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System (HOPPS) final rules announced by the Centers...
3-Nov-2021 8:35 AM EDT Add to Favorites
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