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. 

Biomarker blood test accurately confirms remission in non-smoker with HPV-associated oral cancer. ASTRO 2018 #ASTRO2018 #ASTRO #ASTRO18

Biomarker blood test accurately confirms remission in non-smoker with HPV-associated oral cancer.

News | Radiation Oncology | October 30, 2018

October 30, 2018 — A highly sensitive blood test that detects minute traces of cancer-specific DNA has been shown to...

Radiation/Cisplatin Established as Standard of Care for HPV-related Head and Neck Cancer. #ASTRO #ASTRO18 #ASTRO2018
News | Radiation Oncology | October 30, 2018

October 30, 2018 — Combinations of radiation and chemotherapy drugs have been shown to cure human papilloma virus (...

Overall survival of metastatic patients with SABR presented at ASTRO 2018. #ASTRO #ASTRO18 #ASTRO2018
News | Radiation Oncology | October 30, 2018

October 30, 2018 — In the first randomized, phase II clinical trial of its kind, researchers have shown that an...

Prostate Radiotherapy Outcomes Better for African-Americans Than Caucasian Patients according to a study presented at ASTRO 2018. #ASTRO #ASTRO18 #ASTRO2018
Feature | Prostate Cancer | October 30, 2018

October 30, 2018 — While popular beliefs and population data suggest that African-American men are at higher risk of...

The Reflexion combination PET-CT linac, on display at ASTRO 2018. The system uses PET radiotracer emissions to track tumors directly without the need for margins to account for respiratory motion. #ASTRO18 #ASTRO2018 #ASTRO

The Reflexion combination PET-CT linac, on display at ASTRO 2018. The system uses PET radiotracer emissions to track tumors directly without the need for margins to account for respiratory motion. 

News | Radiation Therapy | October 30, 2018

October 30, 2018 - Displayed for the first time at...

ASTRO 2018 Radiation Therapy Clinical Trials. #ASTRO2018 #ASTRO18 #ASTRO
Feature | ASTRO | October 30, 2018

October 30, 2018 — The American Society for...

Videos | ASTRO | October 29, 2018

Anne Hubbard, MBA, director of health policy for the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO), gives an...

Victoria Advisory Committee for Proton Therapy Launched at ASTRO 2018
News | Proton Therapy | October 29, 2018

October 29, 2018 — At the 2018 American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) annual meeting, IBA announced the...

RaySearch Demonstrates New Machine Learning Applications at ASTRO
News | Radiation Therapy | October 29, 2018

October 29, 2018 — RaySearch exhibited its latest advances in oncology software at the 2018 American Society for...

Sun Nuclear Surpasses 100 Units Shipped Milestone With SRS MapCheck
News | Quality Assurance (QA) | October 26, 2018

October 26, 2018 — Sun Nuclear Corp. announced the 100th shipment of its new SRS MapCheck for...

Varian Outlines Strategy for AI-Driven Multimodality Adaptive Radiotherapy Suite
News | Radiation Therapy | October 26, 2018

October 26, 2018 — During a recent users meeting, Varian shared details of its development work on an...

Brainlab Introduces ExacTrac Dynamic at ASTRO 2018
News | Patient Positioning Radiation Therapy | October 25, 2018

October 25, 2018 — Brainlab unveiled ExacTrac Dynamic at the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) meeting...

Beaumont Hospital Cancer Institute Performs First Irradiation of Spot Scanning Proton Arc Therapy Plan
News | Proton Therapy | October 25, 2018

October 25, 2018 — IBA announced the first irradiation of a Spot Scanning Proton Arc (SPArc) plan at the Beaumont...

Optune’s electrical fields disrupt the multiplication of cancer cells by delivering alternating electric fields over the region where the disease is located.

Optune’s electrical fields disrupt the multiplication of cancer cells by delivering alternating electric fields over the region where the disease is located.

Feature | Radiation Oncology | October 24, 2018 | By Greg Freiherr

They are the most difficult forms of cancer to treat —...

Siris Medical Releases PlanMD Decision Support Software
Technology | Treatment Planning | October 24, 2018

October 24, 2018 — Siris Medical Inc. announced the release of its new...

Fujifilm Unveils FCT Embrace CT System for Oncology
Technology | Computed Tomography (CT) | October 23, 2018

October 23, 2018 — Fujifilm Medical Systems U.S.A. Inc. recently introduced the FCT Embrace...

Varian Introduces New ProBeam 360° Proton Therapy System
News | Proton Therapy | October 23, 2018

October 23, 2018 — Varian announced its new single-room...