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. 

New Guideline Clarifies Role of Radiation Therapy in Pancreatic Cancer Treatment
News | Radiation Therapy | September 05, 2019
September 5, 2019 — A new clinical guideline from the...
First Clinical Monte Carlo Photon Dose Planning Conducted in RayStation
News | Treatment Planning | September 05, 2019
September 5, 2019 — Heidelberg University Hospital, Germany, has treated its first patient using Monte Carlo photon...
Apollo MR3T Laser Receives FDA 510(k) Clearance
Technology | Patient Positioning Radiation Therapy | September 04, 2019
September 4, 2019 — LAP LLC announced its Apollo MR3T...
Civco Highlights Universal Couchtop ProForm at ASTRO 2019
News | Patient Positioning Radiation Therapy | August 30, 2019
August 30, 2019 — Civco will display its Universal Couchtop ProForm Head & Neck Solution at the 2019...
Beginning with the 2019 meeting, the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) will begin transforming its annual meeting in several key ways

Expect changes at ASTRO 2019 and at ASTRO annual meetings to come over the next two years. Photo courtesy of ASTRO

Feature | ASTRO | August 30, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr
Beginning with the...
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 | August 29, 2019
August 29, 2019 — The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) announced the...
Xstrahl Launches SARRP Beamline for Pre-clinical Experiments
News | Radiation Therapy | August 28, 2019
August 28, 2019 — X-ray therapy systems developer Xstrahl announced the launch of the new SARRP (small animal radiation...
PTW to Feature New Dosimetry Technology at ASTRO 2019
News | Radiation Therapy | August 27, 2019
August 27, 2019 — Radiation dosimetry company PTW announced plans to exhibit its full range of...
Moffitt Researchers Develop Model to Personalize Breast Cancer Radiation Treatment
News | Radiation Therapy | August 26, 2019
August 26, 2019 — A personalized approach to cancer treatment has become more common over the last several decades,...
Heidelberg University Hospital Treats First Patient Using Carbon Ion Therapy With RayStation
News | Treatment Planning | August 23, 2019
August 23, 2019 — Heidelberg University Hospital, Germany, has started using the RayStation...
Surging Demand for Image-guided, Stereotactic Radiation Therapy Driving Fiducial Marker Growth
News | Radiation Therapy | August 22, 2019
August 22, 2019 — As fiducial markers gain traction in parallel to rising incidences of various cancer affecting lung,...
First Cancer Patient Treated With Accuray Radixact System With Synchrony Motion Tracking
News | Image Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT) | August 21, 2019
August 21, 2019 — Physicians at the Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) Clinical Cancer Center in...
Videos | Patient Positioning Radiation Therapy | August 21, 2019
This is a quick demonstration of the Varian Identify image-guided patient positioning system at the...
MRIdian System Limits Early Toxicity for Prostate Cancer Without Implanted Markers
News | Image Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT) | August 19, 2019
August 19, 2019 — ViewRay Inc. announced the acceptance of publication by the International Journal of Radiation...
First GammaTile Therapy Case Completed in Arizona
News | Radiation Therapy | August 19, 2019
August 19, 2019 — HonorHealth Scottsdale Osborn Medical Center is the first hospital in Arizona to begin offering...
Mevion and C-RAD Release Integration for Improved Proton Therapy Treatment Quality

Catalyst PT image courtesy of C-RAD

News | Patient Positioning Radiation Therapy | August 15, 2019
August 15, 2019 — Mevion Medical Systems and C-RAD announced the integration between the C-RAD Catalyst PT and the...
Efficacy of Isoray's Cesium Blu Showcased in Recent Studies
News | Brachytherapy Systems | August 14, 2019
August 14, 2019 — Isoray announced a trio of studies recently reported at scientific meetings and published in medical...
MD Anderson to Expand Proton Therapy Center

The MD Anderson Proton Therapy Center expansion is expected to be completed in 2023. Rendering courtesy of Stantec.

News | Proton Therapy | August 08, 2019
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