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. 

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...
Videos | Radiation Therapy | September 20, 2019
ITN Associate Editor Jeff Zagoudis speaks with...
Aktina Showcases New Radiotherapy Patient Immobilization Solutions at ASTRO 2019
News | Patient Positioning Radiation Therapy | September 20, 2019
September 20, 2019 — Aktina Medical introduced several new products at the 2019...
Varian Announces Multi-room Configuration for ProBeam 360 Proton Therapy System
News | Proton Therapy | September 20, 2019
September 20, 2019 — Varian announced its ProBeam 360° ...
Anne Hubbard, MBA, director of health policy for the American Society for Radiation Oncology

Anne Hubbard, MBA, director of health policy for the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO), explains the details of the proposed radiation oncology alternative payment model (APM), and issues ASTRO has raised with the model, at the 2019 ASTRO annual meeting in Chicago.

News | Radiation Oncology | September 18, 2019
September 18, 2019 — During its annual meeting in September, the ...
Radiation After Immunotherapy Improves Progression-free Survival for Some Metastatic Lung Cancer Patients
News | Lung Cancer | September 18, 2019
September 18, 2019 — Adding precisely aimed, escalated doses of radiation after patients no longer respond to...
IBA Gathers Experts on Flash Irradiation During ASTRO
News | Proton Therapy | September 17, 2019
September 17, 2019 — IBA (Ion Beam Applications SA, held its third Victoria Consortium Meeting focusing on Flash...
Noninvasive Radioablation Offers Long-term Benefits to High-risk Heart Arrhythmia Patients
News | Radiation Therapy | September 17, 2019
September 17, 2019 — Treating high-risk heart patients with a single, high dose of...
Sun Nuclear Presents Portfolio of Independent Radiotherapy QA Solutions at ASTRO 2019

The PlanCheck module now part of SunCheck, automates plan quality checks, validates treatment plans against requirements, and automatically assesses plan performance versus intent.

News | Quality Assurance (QA) | September 16, 2019
September 16, 2019 — At the 2019 American Society for...