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H. Timothy Hsiao, Ph.D., joins the American Society for Radiation Oncology as Director of Scientific Affairs

The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) recently welcomed H. Timothy Hsiao, Ph.D., as its new Director of Scientific Affairs, where he will provide strategic leadership to advance the impact of research and innovation in radiation...
19-Feb-2020 10:10 AM EST Add to Favorites

ASTRO awarded contract from Department of Veterans Affairs to develop measures on quality of radiation therapy services

The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) has been awarded a new one-year contract from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to develop quality indicators (QI) for radiation treatments provided to veterans with head and neck,...
13-Feb-2020 9:50 AM EST Add to Favorites

Is it time to stop ringing the cancer bell?

A study published in the International Journal of Radiation Oncology • Biology • Physics finds that patients who celebrate the end of cancer treatment by ringing a bell report more distressful memories of treatment than those who finish without...
22-Jan-2020 10:35 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Robert Amdur, MD, named Editor in Chief of Practical Radiation Oncology

The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) announced today that Robert Amdur, MD, will become the new Editor in Chief of Practical Radiation Oncology, ASTRO's clinical practice journal. Dr. Amdur, a professor of radiation oncology at the...
15-Jan-2020 12:20 PM EST Add to Favorites

Patient step counts predict lung cancer treatment outcomes, study finds

Numerous studies have shown that monitoring physical activity promotes better health – from reducing body mass index to watching for signs of hypertension, for example. A new study suggests step counters could play yet another role: predicting...
8-Jan-2020 8:45 AM EST Add to Favorites

ASTRO applauds Senate confirmation of Dr. Stephen Hahn as U.S. Food and Drug Administration Commissioner

The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) applauded the U.S. Senate for voting today to confirm radiation oncologist Stephen Hahn, MD, FASTRO, as the next Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
12-Dec-2019 2:40 PM EST Add to Favorites

ASTRO Issues New Clinical Guideline on Radiation Therapy for Basal and Squamous Cell Skin Cancers

A new clinical guideline from ASTRO provides recommendations on the use of radiation therapy to treat patients diagnosed with the most common types of skin cancers. The guideline details when radiation treatments are appropriate as stand-alone...
10-Dec-2019 7:45 AM EST Add to Favorites

ASTRO congratulates Dr. Stephen Hahn for securing Senate committee approval to lead U.S. Food and Drug Administration

The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) expressed its support after the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions voted today to approve the nomination of radiation oncologist Stephen Hahn, MD, FASTRO, as the next...
3-Dec-2019 12:00 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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