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ASTRO releases updated radiation oncology safety guide

In conjunction with Patient Safety Awareness Week, the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) published an update today to its framework for safe and effective radiation therapy treatment. The comprehensive reference guide, Safety is No...
13-Mar-2019 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

New Lung Cancer Studies Feature Latest Treatment Advances

New research released today provides guidance for physicians who treat patients with lung cancer. Three authors will present their findings in an online presscast today and during the plenary session Thursday, March 14, at the 2019 Multidisciplinary...
12-Mar-2019 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Advances in lung cancer research featured in symposium and presscast next week

Co-sponsors of the 2019 Multidisciplinary Thoracic Cancers Symposium announced today the three abstracts that will be highlighted in an online presscast on Tuesday, March 12, from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Eastern. Interested reporters can register...
7-Mar-2019 10:45 AM EST Add to Favorites


High-dose radiation therapy improves long-term survival in patients with stage-IV cancers, trial finds

The first report from a phase II, multi-center clinical trial indicates that a newer, more aggressive form of radiation therapy — stereotactic radiation — can extend long-term survival for some patients with stage-IV cancers while maintaining...
31-Jan-2019 8:05 AM EST Add to Favorites


ASTRO applauds selection of Dr. Anand Shah for senior medical innovation role within CMS

The Chair of the American Society of Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) Board of Directors, Paul Harari, MD, FASTRO, issued the following statement today in support of Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator Seema Verma’s...
10-Jan-2019 9:25 AM EST Add to Favorites

Radiation therapy’s pivotal role in treating breast cancer featured at SABCS 2018

This year’s San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium (SABCS) features a record number of radiation oncology trials among its oral presentations. Today’s General Session 4 (3:15-5:00 p.m. CT in Hall 3) will showcase five major studies designed to...
6-Dec-2018 9:30 AM EST Add to Favorites


Experts in immunotherapy, medical physics and cervical cancer named 2018 ASTRO Gold Medalists

The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) recently named three leaders in radiation oncology as the recipients of its Gold Medal award. Patricia Eifel, MD, FASTRO, David Jaffray, PhD, and Ralph Weichselbaum, MD, were awarded the highest...
3-Dec-2018 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites


Research on imaging in radiation oncology featured in Red Journal special issue

A new special edition of the International Journal of Radiation Oncology•Biology•Physics (Red Journal) focuses on the roles of imaging in radiation oncology. The collection explores topics such as improving accuracy with patient positioning,...
14-Nov-2018 2:15 PM EST 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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