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...
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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
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
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
Statement in response to HHS Secretary Azar’s comments on a radiation oncology alternative payment model
Following comments today from Alex Azar, the Secretary of Health and Human Services, on an alternative payment model for radiation oncology, the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) issued the following statement from CEO Laura Thevenot.
8-Nov-2018 4:05 PM EST Add to Favorites
Two recent studies find advances in radiation therapy are helping to prolong or improve the lives of people with anal cancer, including those whose cancer has advanced to stage IV. Both studies were published in the International Journal of...
8-Nov-2018 7:45 AM EST Add to Favorites
Long-Term Side Effects Similarly Low for Once-Weekly and Conventional Breast Radiation Therapies, Trial Finds
In a 10-year study of women who received radiation therapy to treat early-stage breast cancer, those receiving fewer, larger individual doses experienced similarly low rates of late-onset side effects as those undergoing conventional radiation...
29-Oct-2018 4:50 PM EDT Add to Favorites
Radiation therapy cuts low risk of recurrence by nearly three-fourths for patients with “good risk” breast cancer
A subset of patients with low-risk breast cancer is highly unlikely to see cancer return following breast conservation surgery but can lower that risk even further with radiation therapy, finds a new long-term clinical trial report. These 12-year...
29-Oct-2018 4:45 PM EDT Add to Favorites
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