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Noteworthy studies to be presented at the 2024 Multidisciplinary Head and Neck Cancers Symposium

Research on patient-centered treatment of head and neck cancers will be presented at the 2024 Multidisciplinary Head and Neck Cancers Symposium, which takes place in Phoenix and online today through March 2. Media registration is available. Studies...
29-Feb-2024 10:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

2024 Multidisciplinary Head and Neck Cancers Symposium to be held in Phoenix and online Feb. 29 – Mar. 2

The 2024 Multidisciplinary Head and Neck Cancers Symposium will take place February 29 to March 2 in Phoenix and via livestream for virtual attendees.
31-Jan-2024 7:45 AM EST Add to Favorites

Radiation oncology physician groups unite to ensure patient access to cancer care

Today, the largest professional societies representing radiation oncology physicians in the United States announced a partnership with the goal of reforming radiation oncology Medicare payments to expand and enhance access to high quality care for...
9-Jan-2024 8:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) CEO Laura Thevenot announces 2024 retirement

The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) today announced that CEO Laura Thevenot plans to retire at the end of 2024 after leading the organization since 2002. During Thevenot’s tenure at ASTRO, membership grew by over 50% to its...
8-Jan-2024 2:30 PM EST Add to Favorites

Dr. Rachel Jimenez named editor-in-chief of Advances in Radiation Oncology, ASTRO’s open access journal

The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) announced today that Rachel Jimenez, MD, will become the new editor-in-chief of Advances in Radiation Oncology, ASTRO's gold open access journal. Dr. Jimenez, an associate professor of radiation...
6-Dec-2023 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

ASTRO applauds appointment of Dr. W. Kimryn Rathmell as National Cancer Institute director

The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) today expressed its support for President Joe Biden’s intended appointment of W.
30-Nov-2023 10:45 AM EST Add to Favorites

ASTRO issues patient-centered clinical guideline on partial breast irradiation for early-stage invasive breast cancer and DCIS

The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) issued today a clinical guideline on partial breast irradiation for patients with early-stage invasive breast cancer or ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS).
15-Nov-2023 11:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Medicare physician payment final rule cements more cuts to radiation oncology, underscores need for legislative fix

The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) issued the following statement in response to the final 2024 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) released today: “ASTRO is deeply disappointed that CMS finalized an additional 2% cut to...
2-Nov-2023 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


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The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) is the largest radiation oncology society in the world, with roughly 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. Radiation therapy contributes to 40% of global cancer cures, and more than a million Americans receive radiation treatments for cancer each year. ASTRO publishes three medical journals, International Journal of Radiation Oncology • Biology • Physics, Practical Radiation Oncology, and Advances in Radiation Oncology, and maintains an extensive patient information website, www.RTAnswers.org. To learn more about ASTRO, visit our website and follow us on social media.

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