ASTRO

This page includes the latest news from the American Society of Radiation Oncology (ASTRO), including news and video coverage from the society's annual meeting. ASTRO is the premier radiation oncology society in the world, with more than 10,000 members who are physicians, nurses, biologist, physicists, radiation therapists, dosimetrists and other healthcare professionals who specialize in treating patients with radiation therapy. 

Radiation oncologists across the country will meet virtually with members of Congress this week to discuss value-based payment, prior authorization and supporting cancer care during the pandemic

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News | Radiation Oncology | November 18, 2020
November 18, 2020 — Radiation oncologists across the country will meet virtually with members of Congress this week to...
Metastasis-free survival is a strong surrogate endpoint for overall survival over biochemical failure for men receiving salvage radiotherapy for recurrent prostate cancer

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News | Prostate Cancer | November 02, 2020
November 2, 2020 — An analysis of the phase III NRG Oncology clinical trial RTOG 9601 on men receiving salvage...
Watch-and-Wait Compared to Operation for Patients with Complete Response to Neoadjuvant Therapy for Rectal Cancer. Image courtesy of the American College of Surgeons

Watch-and-Wait Compared to Operation for Patients with Complete Response to Neoadjuvant Therapy for Rectal Cancer. Image courtesy of the American College of Surgeons

News | Radiation Therapy | November 02, 2020
November 2, 2020 — A nonsurgical treatment option for rectal cancer that preserves quality of life is safe for...
Innovation can help address screening backlog due to COVID-19 pandemic by streamlining breast imaging reading process
News | Breast Imaging | November 02, 2020
November 2, 2020 — Hologic, Inc. announced the commercial availability in Europe of its 3DQuorum Imaging Technology,...
Updated results of NRG Oncology trial display effectiveness of gemcitabine and daily radiation for bladder preservation in muscle-invasive bladder cancer patients
News | Radiation Oncology | November 02, 2020
November 2, 2020 — Bladder preservation with trimodality therapy can be a safe and effective alternative to cystectomy...
Follow up results on first multicenter trial to report outcomes of salvage low dose radiotherapy brachytherapy after external beam radiotherapy for prostate cancer
News | Prostate Cancer | October 30, 2020
October 30, 2020 — Researchers involved in the phase II NRG Oncology RTOG 0526 trial studying low dose rate (LDR)...
Vinai Gondi, M.D., the Director of Research at the Northwestern Medicine Chicago Proton Center, Co-director of the Brain Tumor Center at Northwestern Medicine Cancer Center, Warrenville, and lead author of the NRG-BN001 abstract.

Vinai Gondi, M.D., director of research at the Northwestern Medicine Chicago Proton Center, co-director of the Brain Tumor Center at Northwestern Medicine Cancer Center, Warrenville, and lead author of the NRG-BN001 abstract.

News | Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT) | October 27, 2020
October 27, 2020 — A preliminary analysis of photon therapy treatment group 1 from the phase II NRG Oncology clinical...
"Stereotactic radiosurgery versus whole-brain radiation therapy for patients with 4-15 brain metastases: A phase III randomized controlled trial" was presented by Jing Li, M.D., The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, at ASTRO20
News | Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy (SBRT) | October 26, 2020
October 26, 2020 — Results of a new randomized phase III trial suggest that stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) should...
"Stereotactic ablative fractionated radiotherapy versus radiosurgery for oligometastatic neoplasia to the lung: A randomised phase II trial," presented by Shankar Siva, Ph.D., Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, was presented at ASTRO20
News | Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy (SBRT) | October 26, 2020
October 26, 2020 — A new study, conducted across 13 medical centers in Australia and New Zealand, strengthens the case...
"Initial report of a randomized trial comparing conventional- vs conventional plus fluciclovine (18F) PET/CT imaging-guided post-prostatectomy radiotherapy for prostate cancer" was presented by Ashesh Jani, M.D., Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University, at ASTRO20
News | PET Imaging | October 26, 2020
October 26, 2020 — Adding the advanced PET radiotracer fluciclovine to conventional imaging to help guide radiation...
A randomized phase II/III study comparing 24Gy in 2 stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT) fractions versus 20Gy in 5 conventional palliative radiotherapy (CRT) fractions for patients with painful spinal metastases was presented by Arjun Sahgal, M.D., University of Toronto, today at ASTRO20
News | Radiation Therapy | October 26, 2020
October 26, 2020 — A new study shows using fewer and higher doses of high-precision radiation therapy is a more...
iCAD showcasing expanded Xoft Platform including Single-Fraction IORT Solution for brain and early-stage breast cancer tumors
News | Brachytherapy Systems | October 26, 2020
October 26, 2020 — iCAD, Inc. announced the Company will showcase the expanded platform for the Xoft Axxent Electronic...
Nearly 40 MRIdian-focused presentations will be part of the ASTRO Scientific Sessions
News | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | October 26, 2020
October 26, 2020 — ViewRay, Inc. announced that the company's MRIdian Linac MRI-guided radiation therapy system will be...
Treating lung cancer patients with proton therapy may help reduce the risk of radiation-induced heart diseases, suggests a new study from Penn Medicine. In a retrospective trial of more than 200 patients, mini-strokes were significantly less common among patients who underwent proton therapy versus conventional photon-based radiation therapy. Proton therapy patients also experienced fewer heart attacks.
News | Proton Therapy | October 25, 2020
October 25, 2020 — Treating lung cancer patients with proton therapy may help reduce the risk of radiation-induced...
RefleXion Medical, a therapeutic oncology company pioneering biology-guided radiotherapy* (BgRT) as a new modality for treating all stages of cancer, will present eight clinical abstracts evaluating the use of its novel technology at the virtual American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) 2020 Annual Meeting, Oct. 24-28.
News | Radiation Therapy | October 25, 2020
October 25, 2020 —RefleXion Medical, a therapeutic oncology company pioneering biology-guided radiotherapy* (BgRT) as a...
Radiation Oncology Orchestrator (IntelliSpace Radiation Oncology) and Practice Management can reduce the time from patient referral to the start of treatment by up to half
News | Radiation Oncology | October 25, 2020
October 25, 2020 —Philips, a global leader in health technology, will showcase its latest advances in radiation...
During the 2020 ASTRO Annual Meeting, taking place online October 23-29, Sun Nuclear is highlighting a range of solutions clinics can leverage to ensure continuity for their Quality Management programs.
News | Quality Assurance (QA) | October 25, 2020
October 25, 2020 — During the 2020 ASTRO Annual Meeting, taking place online October 23-29, Sun Nuclear is highlighting...
A study from Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University (Winship) has the potential to change how patients whose prostate cancer recurs after prostatectomy are treated. The study will be featured in both the plenary session and press program of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) Annual Meeting on Monday, October 26.
News | Prostate Cancer | October 24, 2020
October 24, 2020 — A study from Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University (Winship) has the potential to change how...
Conference programming for ASTRO20 began today, and runs through October 29 #ASTRO20
News | ASTRO | October 24, 2020
October 24, 2020 — The American Society of Radiation Oncology's (ASTRO) 62nd Annual Meeting launched its Exhibit Hall...
The research evaluates the feasibility of biology-guided radiotherapy to treat metastatic cancer
News | Radiation Therapy | October 24, 2020
October 24, 2020 — RefleXion Medical, a therapeutic oncology company pioneering biology-guided radiotherapy* (BgRT) as...