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. 

The Future of Radiation Oncology

This PET/CT shows metastasis of tumors, taken with the Philips TruFlight Select.

Feature | Radiation Oncology | January 31, 2018 | By Emily Clemons

Technological and scientific advances in radiation oncology are allowing practitioners to put patients first in...

New Data Examines Potential Treatment for Erectile Dysfunction in Prostate Cancer Patients
News | Prostate Cancer | December 19, 2017

December 19, 2017 — Humanetics Corp. presented data at the annual meetings of the American Society for Radiation...

Videos | Radiation Therapy | November 15, 2017

Chris Toth, president, global commercial and field operations for Varian, takes a tour of Varian’s new product...

MR-Guided Radiotherapy Prolongs Median Survival for Inoperable, Locally Advanced Pancreatic Cancer
News | Radiation Therapy | October 25, 2017

October 25, 2017 — ViewRay Inc. announced outcomes data presented during the recent 2017 Annual Meeting of the...

Videos | Women's Health | October 23, 2017

William Hall, M.D., radiation oncologist in the Department of Radiation Oncology at PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical...

Xstrahl Photoelectric Therapy System Receives FDA 510(k) Clearance
Technology | Radiation Therapy | October 20, 2017

October 20, 2017 — Xstrahl announced that its Photoelectric Therapy System has received U.S. Food and Drug...

Elekta and Brainlab Offer Streamlined Workflow for Stereotactic Radiotherapy
News | Radiation Therapy | October 16, 2017

October 16, 2017 — Elekta and Brainlab have reconfirmed their alliance for the integrated use of the Elekta Versa HD...

CyberKnife System Provides Excellent Long-Term Control of Low-Risk Prostate Cancer
News | Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy (SBRT) | October 10, 2017

October 10, 2017 — Accuray Inc. announced that data from a prospective study of 230 men with low-risk...

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...

News | Brachytherapy Systems | October 05, 2017

October 5, 2017 — External researchers presented new clinical data supporting the use of iCAD’s Xoft Axxent...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Biomarker Blood Test Predicts Survival Following Localized Lung Cancer Treatment
News | Lung Cancer | September 29, 2017

September 29, 2017 — A new study demonstrates that a blood test to detect cancer may predict treatment outcomes for...