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. 

Amar U. Kishan, M.D., presents data about stereotactic body radiation therapy at ASTRO 2018. #ASTRO #ASTRO18 #ASTRO2018

Amar U. Kishan, M.D., presents data about stereotactic body radiation therapy at ASTRO 2018.

Feature | Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy (SBRT) | October 23, 2018 | By Greg Freiherr

With its shorter course of treatment,...

Artificial intelligence (AI) will not force specialists in radiation oncology from their jobs but rather make them better at the jobs only they can do, said speakers at the annual meeting of the American Society of Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) in San Antonio, Texas.
Feature | Artificial Intelligence | October 22, 2018 | By Greg Freiherr

Artificial intelligence (AI) will not force specialists in radiation oncology from their jobs but rather make them...

Combined Therapy Including Pelvic Lymph Node Radiation Provides Significant Benefit for Prostate Cancer Patients - late breaking study presented at ASTRO 2018.
News | Prostate Cancer | October 22, 2018

The first report of a large, international clinical trial shows that, for men who show signs of...

High-dose, High-precision Radiation Therapy Safe and Effective for Kidney Cancer Patients With Only One Kidney -  Renal SABR in patients with a solitary kidney: an individual-patient pooled analysis from the International Radiosurgery Oncology Consortium for Kidney (IROCK) at ASTR 2018.

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News | ASTRO | October 22, 2018

Treatment of renal cell carcinoma with stereotactic radiation therapy is as safe and effective for patients with one...

Fewer, larger individual doses of radiation lead to similar adverse effects to normal tissue after 10 years as with conventional radiation therapy for early breast cancer
News | ASTRO | October 22, 2018

In a 10-year study of women who received radiation therapy to treat early-stage breast cancer, those receiving fewer...

Patients whose cancer has not spread far past the lungs may benefit from targeting tumor sites with radiation or surgery after initial treatment, according to ASTRO study
News | ASTRO | October 21, 2018

Adding radiation therapy or surgery to systemic therapy for stage IV lung cancer patients whose cancer has spread to...

DCIS, ductal carcinoma in situ, radiation therapy, survival benefit, Brigham and Women's Hospital study. #ASTRO2018 #ASTRO #ASTRO18

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News | ASTRO | October 21, 2018

A subset of patients with low-risk breast cancer is highly unlikely to see cancer return following breast...

The Elekta Unity with 1.5T MRI embedded as a targeting system appeared at the annual meeting of the American Society of Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) in San Antonio, Texas. The system is being sold in Europe and could soon enter the U.S. marketplace. (Photo courtesy of Elekta)

The Elekta Unity with 1.5T MRI embedded as a targeting system appeared at the annual meeting of the American Society of Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) in San Antonio, Texas. The system is being sold in Europe and could soon enter the U.S. marketplace. (Photo courtesy of Elekta)

Feature | ASTRO | October 20, 2018 | By Greg Freiherr

A linear accelerator combined with high-field MRI could soon be on the U.S. market. If U.S. regulators do as...

The Aquilion Precision CT system from Canon offers very high resolution imaging, which may aid in cancer detection and improved treatment planning in radiation oncology. #ASTRO2018 #ASTRO #ASTRO18

The Aquilion Precision CT system from Canon offers very high resolution imaging, which may aid in cancer detection and improved treatment planning in radiation oncology. 

News | Computed Tomography (CT) | October 19, 2018

October 19, 2018 – At the 2018 American Society of...

IBA's Proteus system and proton therapy solutions will be discussed at ASTRO 2018. #ASTRO18 #ASTRO #ASTRO2018
News | Proton Therapy | October 19, 2018

October 19, 2018 – IBA (Ion Beam Applications S.A.) is sharing how hospitals can secure performance, investment and...

myQA Daily is optimized for daily QA workflow efficiency.
News | Quality Assurance (QA) | October 18, 2018

myQA Daily from IBA Dosimetry enables fast as well as high-quality daily...

IBA Dosimetry Enters Interoperability Agreement With Varian for Dolphin Monitoring
News | Radiation Therapy | October 17, 2018

October 17, 2018 — IBA (Ion Beam Applications S.A.) announced it has entered into an agreement with Varian with the...

Boston Scientific Closes Acquisition of Augmenix Inc.
News | Prostate Cancer | October 17, 2018

October 17, 2018 — Boston Scientific Corp. announced the close of its acquisition of Augmenix Inc., developer of the...

Varian Expands Cancer Care Portfolio With Noona Healthcare Acquisition
News | Patient Engagement | October 15, 2018

October 15, 2018 — Varian announced the acquisition of privately-held software company Noona Healthcare, developer...

New Guideline for Prostate Cancer Supports Shortened Radiation Therapy
News | Prostate Cancer | October 12, 2018

October 12, 2018 — Three prominent medical societies issued a new clinical guideline for physicians treating men...

ViewRay and Miami Cancer Institute Host Symposium on MR-Guided Radiation Therapy
News | Image Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT) | October 05, 2018

October 5, 2018 — Leading oncology experts from around the world recently met to discuss the integration of...

RaySearch Releases Version 2B of  RayCare Oncology Information System
Technology | Oncology Information Management Systems (OIMS) | October 04, 2018

October 4, 2018 — RaySearch Laboratories AB has released RayCare 2B, the latest version of its...

Xoft Electronic Brachytherapy System Effective Long-Term for Early-Stage Breast Cancer
News | Brachytherapy Systems, Women's Healthcare | October 02, 2018

October 2, 2018 — Breast cancer recurrence rates for patients treated with the Xoft Axxent...