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. 

Members of Congress from both sides of the aisle issued a series of oversight letters to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) in recent months to urge the Agency to adjust its proposed radiation oncology advanced alternative payment model (RO Model)

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News | Radiation Oncology | November 13, 2019
November 13, 2019 — Members of Congress from both sides of the aisle issued a series of oversight letters to the...
Liver cancer tumor scanning using an MRI
News | Proton Therapy | November 04, 2019
November 4, 2019 – Two new studies support and inform the use of proton radiation therapy to treat patients with...
Stephen Hahn, M.D., FASTRO

Stephen Hahn, M.D., FASTRO

News | ASTRO | November 01, 2019
November 1, 2019 — The American Society for Radiation Oncology (...
Attendees of ASTRO 2019 walked the halls of McCormick Place in Chicago, Ill.

Attendees of ASTRO 2019 walked the halls of McCormick Place in Chicago, Ill.

Feature | ASTRO | October 30, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr
At the American Society for Radiation Oncology’s (ASTRO) 2019...
Videos | Radiation Oncology | October 11, 2019
Lorraine Drapek, DNP, nurse practitioner, radiation oncology, GI service,...
Videos | Prostate Cancer | September 30, 2019
Bill Hartsell, M.D., medical director of the Northwestern Medicine Proton Center in Warrenville, Ill., discusses the...
AI Accurately Predicts Radiotherapy Side Effects for Head and Neck Cancer Patients
News | Artificial Intelligence | September 26, 2019
September 26, 2019 — For the first time, a sophisticated computer model has been shown to accurately predict two of the...
Partial and Whole-Breast Radiotherapy After Lumpectomy Provide Equally Satisfying Cosmetic Results
News | Radiation Therapy | September 25, 2019
September 25, 2019 —Whole breast radiation and partial breast radiation following a lumpectomy yield similar cosmetic...
Hippocampal Avoidance Using IMRT Now Recommended as Standard of Care for Brain Metastases
News | Radiation Therapy | September 24, 2019
September 24, 2019 — Patients with brain metastases who received whole-brain...
High-dose Radiation Effective for Men Whose Prostate Cancer Has Spread
News | Prostate Cancer | September 23, 2019
September 23, 2019 — A randomized clinical trial of...
First Patients Treated With Machine Learning-generated Plans from RayStation 8B
News | Treatment Planning | September 23, 2019
September 23, 2019 — The first-ever patient radiation...
An example of a treatment plan for radio-ablation of the heart to noninvasively treat cardiac arrhythmias. This concept is one of the key presentations at the 2019 ASTRO meeting. Image courtesy of Cyberheart. #ASTRO19 #ASTRO2019 #ASTRO

An example of a treatment plan for radio-ablation of the heart to noninvasively treat cardiac arrhythmias. This concept is one of the key presentations at the 2019 ASTRO meeting. Image courtesy of Cyberheart.

Feature | ASTRO | September 23, 2019
August 29, 2019 — The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) announced the...
Videos | Radiation Oncology | September 20, 2019
Anne Hubbard, MBA, director of health policy for ASTRO, explains the details and purpose of the proposed Radiation...