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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

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

Advances in Radiation Therapy Extend and Improve Lives of Patients with Anal Cancer, Studies Find

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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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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