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. 

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...

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...

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...

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...