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. 

News | Image Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT) | October 10, 2017
October 10, 2017 — Elekta announced that members of the Elekta MR-linac Consortium reported data related to the...
Videos | Radiation Therapy | October 09, 2017
David Beyer, M.D., chairman of the board for the American Society of Radiation Oncology (ASTRO), discusses the key...
Videos | Radiation Therapy | October 09, 2017
Benjamin Movsas, M.D., chair of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) Scientific Committee, explains how...
News | Brachytherapy Systems | October 05, 2017
October 5, 2017 — External researchers presented new clinical data supporting the use of iCAD’s Xoft Axxent Electronic...
MedLever Showcases Radiation Oncology Applications at ASTRO 2017
News | Radiation Therapy | October 05, 2017
October 5, 2017 — MedLever demonstrated its flagship platform and applications that simplify clinical workflow, enable...
Majority of Recurrent Prostate Cancer Patients' Treatment Plan Changed Following Fluciclovine 18F PET/CT
News | Prostate Cancer | October 04, 2017
October 4, 2017 — Blue Earth Diagnostics recently announced the results of a pre-planned interim analysis from an...
International Trial Confirms Safety, Effectiveness of High-Dose Brachytherapy Plus Pelvic Radiation for Cervical Cancer
News | Brachytherapy Systems, Women's Healthcare | October 04, 2017
October 4, 2017 — Findings from a new multicenter, international clinical trial confirm the effectiveness of high-dose...
Immune Response Prognostic for Prostate Cancer Survival, Recurrence and Radiotherapy Response
News | Prostate Cancer | October 03, 2017
October 3, 2017 — A new study finds that immune response in prostate cancer may be able to forecast how patients will...
ASTRO Awards Early-Career Research Grants to Physician-Scientists
News | Radiation Therapy | October 03, 2017
October 3, 2017 — The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) awarded $275,000 in research awards to four early...
Siemens Healthineers Debuts Magnetom Vida RT Pro Edition MRI at ASTRO 2017
Technology | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | October 02, 2017
October 2, 2017 — Siemens Healthineers debuted the Magnetom RT Pro edition of Magnetom Vida, a version of the company’s...
Radiation-Immunotherapy Combination Can Slow Tumor Growth in Some Metastatic Late-Stage Cancer
News | Radiation Therapy | September 29, 2017
September 29, 2017 — A new study involving patients with stage IV cancer finds treatment with radiation therapy and...
Biomarker Blood Test Predicts Survival Following Localized Lung Cancer Treatment
News | Lung Imaging | September 29, 2017
September 29, 2017 — A new study demonstrates that a blood test to detect cancer may predict treatment outcomes for...
Three-Quarters of Depressed Urban Cancer Patients Previously Undiagnosed
News | Radiation Therapy | September 28, 2017
September 28, 2017 — A new study of patients at an urban cancer center points to a potentially serious problem that may...
Accelerated Breast Radiotherapy Post-Mastectomy Shortens Treatment Time While Maintaining Tumor Control
News | Radiation Therapy | September 28, 2017
September 28, 2017 — Radiation therapy following mastectomy for intermediate-stage, high-risk breast cancer can be...
Pelvic Radiation Confirmed as Standard of Care for High-Risk, Early-Stage Endometrial Cancer
News | Brachytherapy Systems, Women's Healthcare | September 28, 2017
September 28, 2017 — In a new phase III trial report, recurrence-free and overall survival rates for women with stage I...
Medicaid Expansion Increased Coverage for Uninsured Cancer Patients
News | Radiation Therapy | September 27, 2017
September 27, 2017 — A new study finds Medicaid expansion enacted as part of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care...
Halving Radiotherapy for HPV-Related Throat Cancer Reduces Side Effects With Similar Control Rates
News | Radiation Therapy | September 27, 2017
September 27, 2017 – For certain patients with oropharyngeal cancer caused by the human papilloma virus (HPV), an...
MedLever and Hong Kong Sanatorium Partner to Streamline Proton Therapy Workflow
News | Radiation Therapy | September 27, 2017
September 27, 2017 — MedLever Inc. recently announced the launch of a comprehensive agreement with the Hong Kong...
Distress Associated With Missed Appointments and Hospital Admission During Cancer Treatment
News | Radiation Therapy | September 26, 2017
September 26, 2017 — Psychological distress has long been associated with negative health outcomes for cancer patients...
Adding Radiation to Chemotherapy May Dramatically Improve Survival for Advanced-Stage NSCLC Patients
News | Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy (SBRT) | September 26, 2017
September 26, 2017 — Combining radiation therapy with chemotherapy for patients with limited metastatic non-small cell...