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. 

Elekta Unity MR Linac system
News | Radiation Oncology | January 30, 2020
January 30, 2020 — Elekta announced that it signed a contract with the Institut Jules Bordet, Brussels, for an Elekta...
ringing the cancer bell can do more harm than good, says an ASTRO study

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News | Radiation Oncology | January 27, 2020
January 27, 2020 — It's a scene that some cancer patients dream about: they celebrate the end of a course of radiation...
Lung cancer patients who are inactive prior to chemoradiation are less likely to tolerate treatment and more likely to see their cancer return
News | Lung Cancer | January 08, 2020
January 8, 2020 — Numerous studies have shown that monitoring physical activity promotes better health – from reducing...
Beamscan MR for ViewRay MRIdian and for Elekta Unity

Beamscan MR for ViewRay MRIdian and for Elekta Unity

News | Radiation Therapy | December 23, 2019
December 23, 2019 — The Beamscan MR motorized 3-D water phantom provides a dedicated, fully equipped solution for beam...
Sponsored Content | Videos | Proton Therapy | December 16, 2019
Join Chris Toth, president of Varian’s Oncology Systems business, for a peek at the history of machine learning/AI in...
In connection with the collaboration, Elekta has committed to make an investment in ViewRay representing approximately 9.9 percent of the shares of ViewRay’s common stock
News | Radiation Therapy | December 13, 2019
December 13, 2019 — Elekta announced that the company has signed a non-binding Memorandum of Understanding with ViewRay...
Timpanogos Cancer Services made history in Utah recently with the installation of the state's first Radixact System, the next-generation tomotherapy platform
News | Tomotherapy | December 13, 2019
December 13, 2019 — Timpanogos Cancer Services made history in Utah recently with the installation of the state's first...
The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) applauded the U.S. Senate for voting today to confirm radiation oncologist Stephen Hahn, M.D., FASTRO, as the next Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
News | Radiation Oncology | December 12, 2019
December 12, 2019 —The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) applauded the U.S. Senate for voting today to...
UFHPTI expands its proton therapy capacity and treatment range with the Proteous One
News | Radiation Therapy | December 12, 2019
December 12, 2019 — IBA (Ion Beam Applications SA) announced that the University of Florida Health Proton Therapy...

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News | Radiation Therapy | December 11, 2019
December 11, 2019 — A new clinical guideline from the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) provides...
#ASTRO Accuray Incorporated announced today Stanford University Medical Center has selected a second CyberKnife M6 System to expand access to precise radiosurgery treatments to more of their patients
News | Radiation Therapy | December 11, 2019
December 11, 2019 — Accuray Incorporated announced today Stanford University Medical Center has selected a second ...
Stephen Hahn, M.D., FASTRO

Stephen Hahn, M.D., FASTRO

News | ASTRO | December 06, 2019
December 6, 2019 — The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) expressed its support after the U.S. Senate...
One in three adults treated for cancer may experience side effects from treatment they wish they had known more about, according to a new survey published today in the Journal of Oncology Practice
News | Clinical Trials | November 21, 2019
November 21, 2019 — One in three adults treated for cancer may experience side effects from treatment they wish they...
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 (ASTRO) today expressed strong support for the...
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 annual meeting, the society’s leadership introduced a new...
Advanced Radiation Therapy Upgrades AccuBoost Digital Brachytherapy Platform
News | Brachytherapy Systems, Women's Healthcare | October 23, 2019
October 23, 2019 — At the 2019 American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) annual meeting, Sept. 15-18 in Chicago,...
ASTRO and ACR Update Practice Parameters for Radiation Therapy Treatments
News | Radiation Therapy | October 22, 2019
October 22, 2019 — The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) and the American College of Radiology (ACR)...