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ASTRO applauds appointment of Monica Bertagnolli, MD, as National Cancer Institute director

The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) today expressed its support for President Joseph R. Biden Jr.’s intended appointment of Monica Bertagnolli, MD, as director of the National Cancer Institute (NCI), with the following statement...
10-Aug-2022 1:55 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Dr. Howard Sandler voted President-elect of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO)

The members of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) elected seven leading radiation oncologists to ASTRO’s Board of Directors, including Howard Sandler, MD, FASTRO, as President-elect. The officers will begin their terms in October...
13-Jul-2022 1:45 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Radiation Oncology Leaders Awarded ASTRO Fellow Designation

The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) selected 27 distinguished members to receive the ASTRO Fellow (FASTRO) designation. The 2022 Fellows will be recognized at an awards ceremony during ASTRO’s 64th Annual Meeting this fall.
29-Jun-2022 12:10 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) to host Annual Meeting in San Antonio, October 23-26

Registration is now open for the American Society for Radiation Oncology's (ASTRO) 64th Annual Meeting, to be held at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, October 23-26, 2022. Media registration is available at...
16-Jun-2022 12:35 PM EDT Add to Favorites

New ASTRO letter to CMS outlines pathways to achieve value-based payment for radiation oncology

The American Society for Radiation Oncology delivered comments to CMS following a proposed indefinite delay for the radiation oncology APM. Recommendations outline actionable steps to stabilize Medicare reimbursement, prioritize health equity,...
2-Jun-2022 8:45 AM EDT Add to Favorites

American Society for Radiation Oncology welcomes new VP of Education and Director of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) recently hired Chris Neumann as its new Vice President of Learning and Education, and Kirsta Suggs as its first Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI).
1-Jun-2022 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Increased Access to Care and Reduced Treatment Delays Lead Priorities as Radiation Oncologists Meet with Members of Congress

Radiation oncologists will meet with congressional leaders and staff today to ask for their support of policies to bolster access and equity in cancer care. Today’s American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) Advocacy Day is the first to be...
17-May-2022 7:50 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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


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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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