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. 

GE Healthcare Discovery RF Gen 2 system displayed at ASTRO 2018. It is a dedicated computed tomography (CT) scanner for radiation oncology
360 Photos | 360 View Photos | November 07, 2018

This is the GE Healthcare Discovery RF Gen 2 system displayed at the ...

Videos | Radiation Oncology | November 06, 2018

Genomics can be used to assess a patient's radiosensitivity, which can be used to increase or decrease the radiation...

The patient’s wife changes the Optune array. Clinical trials indicate that the electrical fields emitted by Optune have the potential to lengthen the lives of patients with glioblastoma.

The patient’s wife changes the Optune array. Clinical trials indicate that the electrical fields emitted by Optune have the potential to lengthen the lives of patients with glioblastoma.

Feature | Radiation Oncology | November 06, 2018 | By Greg Freiherr

Approximately 11,000 professionals attended the four-day meeting of the...

The NeuViz 16 Essence from Neusoft Medical Systems.

The NeuViz 16 Essence from Neusoft Medical Systems.

Feature | Computed Tomography (CT) | November 05, 2018 | By Melinda Taschetta-Millane

According to an industry...

150-Year-Old Drug Might Improve Radiation Therapy for Cancer
News | Radiation Therapy | November 02, 2018

November 2, 2018 — A drug first identified 150 years ago and used as a smooth-muscle relaxant might make tumors more...

A model of the new, compact, single-room Varian ProBeam 360 system. The system is an example of the trend in proton therapy toward single-room, smaller systems and away from multi-room treatment centers. #ASTRO18 #ASTRO2018

A model of the new, compact, single-room Varian ProBeam 360 system. The system is an example of the trend in proton therapy toward single-room, smaller systems and away from multi-room treatment centers.

Feature | Proton Therapy | November 01, 2018 | Dave Fornell, Editor

A few of the big takeaways from the American...

Hypofractionated Radiation Provides Same Prostate Cancer Outcomes as Conventional Radiation
News | Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT) | October 31, 2018

October 31, 2018 — An analysis led by researchers at Philadelphia’s Fox Chase Cancer Center found treating localized...

Mirada Medical Showcases DLCExpert AI-Based Radiotherapy Contouring Software at ASTRO 2018
News | Treatment Planning | October 31, 2018

October 31, 2018 — Medical imaging software company Mirada Medical showcased its DLCExpert at the recent American...

Prostate Brachytherapy Shows Low Incidence of Short-Term Complications
News | Brachytherapy Systems | October 31, 2018

October 31, 2018 — A new analysis of nearly 600 men receiving...

Elekta Introduces Strategy for Precision Radiation Medicine at ASTRO 2018

Elekta SmartClinic is one of the key features in the Mosaiq Plaza suite of data-focused integrative oncology software

News | Radiation Therapy | October 30, 2018

October 30, 2018 — At the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) Annual Meeting, Oct. 21-24 in San Antonio...

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...