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. 

Treating lung cancer patients with proton therapy may help reduce the risk of radiation-induced heart diseases, suggests a new study from Penn Medicine. In a retrospective trial of more than 200 patients, mini-strokes were significantly less common among patients who underwent proton therapy versus conventional photon-based radiation therapy. Proton therapy patients also experienced fewer heart attacks.
News | Proton Therapy | October 25, 2020
October 25, 2020 — Treating lung cancer patients with proton therapy may help reduce the risk of radiation-induced...
RefleXion Medical, a therapeutic oncology company pioneering biology-guided radiotherapy* (BgRT) as a new modality for treating all stages of cancer, will present eight clinical abstracts evaluating the use of its novel technology at the virtual American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) 2020 Annual Meeting, Oct. 24-28.
News | Radiation Therapy | October 25, 2020
October 25, 2020 —RefleXion Medical, a therapeutic oncology company pioneering biology-guided radiotherapy* (BgRT) as a...
Radiation Oncology Orchestrator (IntelliSpace Radiation Oncology) and Practice Management can reduce the time from patient referral to the start of treatment by up to half
News | Radiation Oncology | October 25, 2020
October 25, 2020 —Philips, a global leader in health technology, will showcase its latest advances in radiation...
During the 2020 ASTRO Annual Meeting, taking place online October 23-29, Sun Nuclear is highlighting a range of solutions clinics can leverage to ensure continuity for their Quality Management programs.
News | Quality Assurance (QA) | October 25, 2020
October 25, 2020 — During the 2020 ASTRO Annual Meeting, taking place online October 23-29, Sun Nuclear is highlighting...
A study from Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University (Winship) has the potential to change how patients whose prostate cancer recurs after prostatectomy are treated. The study will be featured in both the plenary session and press program of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) Annual Meeting on Monday, October 26.
News | Prostate Cancer | October 24, 2020
October 24, 2020 — A study from Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University (Winship) has the potential to change how...
Conference programming for ASTRO20 began today, and runs through October 29 #ASTRO20
News | ASTRO | October 24, 2020
October 24, 2020 — The American Society of Radiation Oncology's (ASTRO) 62nd Annual Meeting launched its Exhibit Hall...
AI-powered premium large bore CT scanner offers industry’s largest bore and widest field-of-view
News | Computed Tomography (CT) | October 24, 2020
October 24, 2020 — An estimated 1.8 million new cancer cases will be diagnosed in the U.S. this year alone. With a...
The research evaluates the feasibility of biology-guided radiotherapy to treat metastatic cancer
News | Radiation Therapy | October 24, 2020
October 24, 2020 — RefleXion Medical, a therapeutic oncology company pioneering biology-guided radiotherapy* (BgRT) as...
Be sure to register for the American Society for Radiation Oncology's (ASTRO) 62nd Annual Meeting, to be held October 24-28, 2020, via an interactive virtual platform. The meeting, Global Oncology: Radiation Therapy in a Changing World, will feature reports from the latest clinical trials; panels on global oncology, health disparities and the novel coronavirus; and an immersive attendee experience in a virtual convention center.
News | ASTRO | October 23, 2020
October 23, 2020 — Be sure to register for the American Society for Radiation Oncology's (ASTRO) 62nd Annual Meeting,...
IBA showcases how its Proteus solutions and its network of clinical and industrial partners are shaping the future of proton therapy
News | Proton Therapy | October 23, 2020
October 23, 2020 — IBA, a leading provider of proton therapy solutions, will highlight how its Proteus solutions as...
RaySearch Laboratories AB will demo its latest advances in oncology software at the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) 2020 Annual Meeting
News | Radiation Oncology | October 23, 2020
October 23, 2020 — RaySearch will present recent and upcoming enhancements, as well as new functionality, in RayStation...
Recommendations address patient selection and treatment techniques for locally advanced disease

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News | Radiation Therapy | October 22, 2020
October 22, 2020 — A new clinical guideline from the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) provides guidance...
On Oct. 21, Seema Verma, administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, tweeted that CMS will delay the Radiation Oncology Model’s launch from Jan. 1 to July 1 

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News | ASTRO | October 22, 2020
October 22, 2020 — In response to the Oct. 21 announcement that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)...
Varian, a leading provider of cancer care technologies and solutions, continues to reinforce its commitment to delivering Intelligent Cancer Care during the 2020 American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) taking place virtually Oct. 24-31.
News | ASTRO | October 19, 2020
October 19, 2020 — Varian, a leading provider of cancer care technologies and solutions, continues to reinforce its...
Mevion Medical Systems announced that it has shipped the accelerator module for the Mevion S250i Proton Therapy System to Kunshan, China. The 15-ton compact accelerator, the heart of the proton therapy system, is the smallest of its kind and will be the first in China.

Mevion's compact accelerator module is lifted and placed on a truck for the first leg of its journey to China. (Photo: Business Wire)

News | Proton Therapy | October 16, 2020
October 16, 2020 — Mevion Medical Systems announced that it has shipped the accelerator module for the Mevion S250i...
ASTRO urges radiation oncology benefits management company eviCore to reconsider a move that requires shorter treatment regimens without regard for physician judgement

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News | Radiation Oncology | October 02, 2020
October 2, 2020 — Radiation oncologists expressed serious concerns about a new private insurance coverage policy that...
he Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) published the “Specialty Care Models to Improve Quality of Care and Reduce Expenditures (CMS-5527)” final rule.

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News | Radiation Oncology | September 29, 2020
September 29, 2020 — On Sept. 18, 2020, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) published the “Specialty...
Important milestone demonstrates the unrivalled experience, technological innovation and global market leadership of IBA and its clinical partners
News | Proton Therapy | September 25, 2020
September 25, 2020 — IBA (Ion Beam Applications SA) announced that more than 100,000 patients have now been treated...
Final rule includes mandatory participation for nearly 1,000 practices and does not allow sufficient time for transition

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News | Radiation Oncology | September 21, 2020
September 21, 2020 — In response to the September 18 announcement by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (...
According to a new report published by P&S Intelligence, the global radiotherapy market is expected to expand from $7.2M in 2019 to $17M by 2030.

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Feature | Radiation Therapy | September 21, 2020 | By Melinda Taschetta-Millane
According to a new report published by P&S Intelligence, the global radiotherapy market is expected to expand from...