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. 

ASTRO, Annual Meeting Nurses Abstract Award, radiation therapy, Bridgett Harr
News | Radiation Therapy | October 28, 2015

October 28, 2015 — The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) has awarded the 2015 Annual Meeting Nurses...

non-small cell lung cancer, NSCLC, IMRT, toxicity, intensity modulated radiation therapy, 3-D CRT, ASTRO 2015
News | Lung Cancer | October 28, 2015

October 28, 2015 — An analysis of an international, cooperative-led trial of patients with locally advanced non-...

SpaceOAR System, rapid U.S. adoption, prostate cancer radiotherapy, ASTRO 2015

Image courtesy of Augmenix Inc.

News | Prostate Cancer | October 28, 2015

October 28, 2015 — Augmenix Inc. showcased the SpaceOAR System at the 57th annual American Society of Therapeutic...

Penn Medicine, IBA upgrades, Roberts Proton Therapy Center, PBS, CBCT
News | Proton Therapy | October 27, 2015

October 27, 2015 — IBA announced that longtime customer and research partner Penn Medicine has upgraded the...

ASTRO 2015, Penn Medicine, Roberts Proton Therapy Center, clinical studies

Image courtesy of Penn Medicine

News | Proton Therapy | October 26, 2015

October 26, 2015 — New data from clinical trials conducted at Penn Medicine’s Robert...

post-operative radiation therapy, intermediate-risk meningiomas, three-year progression-free survival, PFS, ASTRO 2015
News | Radiation Therapy | October 23, 2015

October 23, 2015—Patients with intermediate meningiomas treated with...

News | Radiation Therapy | October 23, 2015

October 23, 2015 — For patients with locally advanced esophageal cancer that has spread to the lymph nodes,...

pediatric ependymoma patients, immediate post-surgical radiation therapy, Children's Oncology Group ACNS0121 trial, ASTRO 2015
News | Radiation Therapy | October 22, 2015

October 22, 2015 — Outcomes for pediatric patients as young as 12 months with ependymoma who are treated with...

ASTRO 2015, radiation therapy, pain flare, dexamethasone, cancer patients with bone metastases
News | Radiation Therapy | October 22, 2015

October 22, 2015 — The steroid dexamethasone reduces radiation-induced pain flare in cancer patients with painful...

non-small cell lung cancer, NSCLC, IMRT, intensity-modulated radiation therapy, 3-D CRT, ASTRO 2015
Feature | Lung Cancer | October 21, 2015

October 21, 2015 — Stage III non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients receiving...

iCAD, Xoft Axxent, electronic brachytherapy, eBx, clinical studies, ASTRO 2015, radiation therapy

Xoft Axxent image courtesy of iCAD Inc.

News | Brachytherapy Systems | October 21, 2015

October 21, 2015 — iCAD Inc. presented updated clinical data, hosted in-booth clinician presentations and showcased...

palliative care, radiation therapy, patient-reported outcomes, PRO, late-stage cancer, ASTRO 2015, feedback
News | Radiation Therapy | October 21, 2015

October 21, 2015 — A collaborative, patient reported outcome (PRO)-based approach by palliative care and...

IBA, pencil beam scanning technology, Korean National Cancer Center

Image courtesy of IBA

News | Proton Therapy | October 20, 2015

October 20, 2015 — IBA announced that Korea’s National Cancer Center (NCC) has recently installed and deployed its...

advance practice nurses, radiation therapy follow-up, head and neck cancer patients, ASTRO 2015
News | Radiation Therapy | October 20, 2015

San Antonio, October 19, 2015— For high-risk patients who receive...

Siemens, ASTRO 2015, radiation therapy systems and software, Biograph RT Pro, PET/CT, syngo.via

RT Pro edition Biograph mCT system image courtesy of Siemens Healthcare

Technology | Radiation Therapy | October 20, 2015

October 20, 2015 — In October, Siemens Healthcare debuted a host of imaging systems that enable...

image-guided IMRT, IG-IMRT, bowel side effects, cervical cancer patients, ASTRO 2015
Feature | Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT) | October 20, 2015

October 20, 2015 — For cervical cancer...

metastatic melanoma patients, immunotherapy plus palliative radiation therapy, subset, ASTRO 2015
News | Radiation Therapy | October 19, 2015

October 19, 2015 — Immunotherapy combined with...

Orfit Industries, HP Pro Solution, proton therapy immobilization system, ASTRO 2015, CE Mark, FDA clearance

Image courtesy of Orfit Industries

Technology | Patient Positioning Radiation Therapy | October 19, 2015

October 19, 2015 — Orfit Industries introduced and demonstrated its HP Pro Solution, an innovative, comprehensive...

reduced intensity chemoradiotherapy, HPV-related oropharynx cancer, ASTRO 2015
News | Radiation Therapy | October 19, 2015

October 19, 2015 — For some patients with human papilloma virus (HPV)-related cancer of the tonsils and tongue,...