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. 

Nuclear imaging equipment growth in 2020
News | Nuclear Imaging | February 14, 2020
February 14, 2020 — The nuclear imaging equipment market in the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region is expected to grow at a...
The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) has been awarded a new one-year contract from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to develop quality indicators (QI) for radiation treatments provided to veterans with head and neck, breast and gastrointestinal cancers
News | Radiation Therapy | February 13, 2020
February 13, 2020 — The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) has been awarded a new one-year contract from...
Varian announced it has received FDA 510(k) clearance for its Ethos therapy, an Adaptive Intelligence solution. Ethos therapy is an artificial intelligence (AI)-driven holistic solution that provides an opportunity to transform cancer care.
News | Image Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT) | February 11, 2020
February 11, 2020 — Varian announced it has received FDA 510(k) clearance for its Ethos therapy, an Adaptive...
The radiation therapy market is projected to grow in through 2026

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News | Proton Therapy | February 10, 2020
February 10, 2020 — Amid technological advancement, and notable research and development activities, the global ...
Accuray TomoTherapy total body irradiation
News | Radiation Therapy | February 07, 2020
February 7, 2020 — Accuray Incorporated announced that two new studies demonstrate the benefits of the TomoTherapy ...
artificial intelligence
Blog | Artificial Intelligence | February 03, 2020
It is not that smart algorithms will one day become too smart, as some fear; not that smart machines will one day...
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 Imaging | 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...