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ASTRO issues clinical guideline on radiation therapy for brain metastases

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...
10-May-2022 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

ASTRO remains committed to an RO-APM that prioritizes value-based care in light of CMS delay

American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) response to the CMS decision to delay the start of the Radiation Oncology Alternative Payment Model (RO Model)
6-Apr-2022 6:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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

Radiation oncologists applaud Biden-Harris administration's renewed commitment to Cancer Moonshot

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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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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