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. 

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...
Toshiba Medical Demonstrates Radiation Therapy Planning Enhancements for Aquilion LB CT at ASTRO
News | Computed Tomography (CT) | September 25, 2017
September 25, 2017 — Toshiba Medical will showcase new advanced technology on its Aquilion LB computed tomography (CT)...
Breast Cancer Patients Largely Find Radiation Therapy Experience Better Than Expected
News | Women's Health | September 25, 2017
September 25, 2017 — A new survey finds breast cancer patients’ actual radiation therapy experiences largely exceeded...
Long-Term Survival Rates More Than Double Previous Estimates for Locally Advanced Lung Cancer
News | Radiation Therapy | September 25, 2017
September 25, 2017 — Long-term results of a phase III clinical trial indicate survival rates for patients receiving...
Augmenix to Release New SpaceOAR Hydrogel Clinical Data at ASTRO 2017
News | Patient Positioning Radiation Therapy | September 22, 2017
September 22, 2017 — Augmenix Inc. announced a preview of clinical data that will be presented at the 59th Annual...
IBA Releases Razor Nano Ionization Chamber
News | Proton Therapy | September 22, 2017
September 22, 2017 — IBA (Ion Beam Applications S.A.) announced the release of the Razor Nano Chamber, the smallest...
Penn Medicine Treats World's First Patient on Varian's Halcyon System
News | Radiation Therapy | September 22, 2017
September 22, 2017 — Varian Medical Systems announced a patient at Penn Medicine, with head & neck cancer, became...
BrainLAB Announces FDA Clearance For Two New Indication-Specific Radiosurgery Software Applications
Technology | Treatment Planning | September 21, 2017
September 21, 2017 — Brainlab announced that it has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance for...
Accuray Showcases CyberKnife and Radixact Systems at ASTRO 2017
News | Radiation Therapy | September 21, 2017
September 21, 2017 — Accuray Inc. announced that data and first-hand experience with its advanced CyberKnife and...
RayCare Oncology Information System Being Shown at ASTRO 2017
News | Radiation Therapy | September 20, 2017
September 20, 2017 — RaySearch will be exhibiting its next-generation oncology information system (OIS) RayCare, among...
ProCure Proton Therapy Center New Jersey Celebrates Five-Year Cancer-Free Milestone for Prostate Cancer Patients
News | Proton Therapy | September 20, 2017
September 20, 2017 — ProCure Proton Therapy Center in Somerset, N.J., recently celebrated the five-year cancer-free...
Varian to Showcase Latest Radiation Therapy Technologies and Software at ASTRO 2017
News | Radiation Therapy | September 19, 2017
September 19, 2017 — Varian Medical Systems announced it will be demonstrating its new Halcyon platform and HyperArc...
Elekta to Highlight MOSAIQ Oncology Analytics at ASTRO Annual Meeting
News | Radiation Therapy | September 19, 2017
September 19, 2017 — Elekta will highlight its Mosaiq Oncology Analytics (MOA) software solution at the American...