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. 

Brain tumors edged out by artificial intelligence: VBrain applies auto-contouring to the three most common types of brain tumors: brain metastasis, meningioma and acoustic neuroma.

Brain tumors edged out by artificial intelligence: VBrain applies auto-contouring to the three most common types of brain tumors: brain metastasis, meningioma and acoustic neuroma.

News | Artificial Intelligence | April 07, 2021
April 7, 2021 — Vysioneer, a leader in artificial intelligence (AI) for cancer care, announced it received the U.S....
The National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®) and the American Cancer Society (ACS) are teaming up with leading health organizations across the country to endorse the safe resumption of cancer screening and treatment during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
News | Radiation Therapy | March 31, 2021
March 31, 2021 — Doctors who oversee cancer clinics say that new patients are arriving for treatment with more advanced...
Diagnostic imaging studies using Tc-99m inform healthcare decisions for approximately 30 million patients annually around the world
News | Nuclear Imaging | March 08, 2021
March 8, 2021 — IBA (Ion Beam Applications S.A., EURONEXT) and NorthStar Medical Radioisotopes, LLC, announced a...
Axial fused PET/CT image shows intense uptake (arrowhead) in the deep pelvis corresponding to the left lobe of the prostate in a 62-year-old with a history of prostate cancer treated with radiation therapy.  The CT scan does not show the tumor. Image courtesy of the the Radiological Society of North America.

Axial fused PET/CT image shows intense uptake (arrowhead) in the deep pelvis corresponding to the left lobe of the prostate in a 62-year-old with a history of prostate cancer treated with radiation therapy. The CT scan does not show the tumor. Image courtesy of the the Radiological Society of North America.

Feature | Treatment Planning | March 05, 2021 | By Melinda Taschetta-Millane
The decision to offer radiation after prostatectomy for patients with recurrent prostate cancer is quite complex, and...
ZAP Surgical Systems, Inc. announced 18 new system orders in 2020 for its recently commercialized ZAP-X Gyroscopic Radiosurgery platform.
News | Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy (SBRT) | February 12, 2021
February 12, 2021 — ZAP Surgical Systems, Inc. announced 18 new system orders in 2020 for its recently commercialized...
Sponsored Content | Sponsored Content | Videos | Information Technology | December 01, 2020
Treating cancer effectively often includes a combination of patient therapies. In recent years, technology advancements...
Mary C. Mahoney, M.D.

Mary C. Mahoney, M.D.

News | RSNA | December 01, 2020
December 1, 2020 — At the Virtual RSNA 2020 conference, it was announced that Mary C. Mahoney, M.D., is RSNA president...
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...