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. 

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...

Double Targeting Ligands to Identify and Treat Prostate Cancer

The mice were imaged with small-animal PET/CT using 124I-RPS-027 (7.4 MBq [200 μCi]). Credit: JM Kelly et al., Department of Radiology, Weill Cornell Medicine, New York, NY

News | Prostate Cancer | September 14, 2017

September 14, 2017 — Researchers have demonstrated a new, effective way to precisely identify and localize...

Clinical Trials and Cutting-Edge Radiation Oncology Research to Be Featured at ASTRO 2017
News | Radiation Therapy | September 14, 2017

September 14, 2017 – The program for the 2017 Annual Meeting of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO...

Blue Earth Diagnostics Announcing Results of FALCON PET/CT Trial at ASTRO 2017
News | PET-CT | September 13, 2017

September 13, 2017 — Blue Earth Diagnostics announced the upcoming oral presentation of initial results from the...

Provision Healthcare Joins RayCare Clinical Partners
News | Oncology Information Management Systems (OIMS) | September 11, 2017

September 11, 2017 — Provision, located in Knoxville, Tenn., is the latest to partner with RaySearch Laboratories on...

The forthcoming RayCare OIS from RaySearch will be web-based to more easily connect all members of the patient care team throughout a comprehensive cancer center

The forthcoming RayCare OIS from RaySearch will be web-based to more easily connect all members of the patient care team throughout a comprehensive cancer center.

Feature | Oncology Information Management Systems (OIMS) | September 08, 2017 | By Jeff Zagoudis

Cancer is perhaps the most highly personal, complex disease in our world today. While the various types of cancer...

FDG-PET/CT Predicts Melanoma Patients' Response to Immune Checkpoint Inhibitor Therapy
News | PET-CT | September 07, 2017

September 7, 2017 — Advanced melanoma has a poor prognosis, but immune checkpoint inhibitor therapy can be effective...

CIRS Launches New MRI Distortion Check Software
Technology | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | September 06, 2017

September 6, 2017 — MRI Distortion Check is a new, cloud-based solution designed to quickly and automatically...

Penn Medicine to Host Fourth Annual Proton Therapy Training Course
News | Proton Therapy | August 30, 2017

August 30, 2017 — IBA (Ion Beam Applications S.A.) and the Department of Radiation Oncology at Penn Medicine, in...

China FDA Approves Xoft Axxent Balloon Applicators for Early-Stage Breast Cancer
News | Brachytherapy Systems, Women's Healthcare | August 30, 2017

August 30, 2017 — iCAD Inc. announced that the company’s Xoft Axxent balloon applicators have received approval from...

UCLA Study Offers Roadmap to Personalized Therapies for Sarcoma
News | Oncology Diagnostics | August 22, 2017

August 22, 2017 — A new UCLA study is the first to...

Summit Cancer Center-Boise Treats First Cancer Patients With Accuray Radixact System
News | Image Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT) | August 21, 2017

August 21, 2017 — Accuray Inc. and the Summit Cancer Center-Boise announced that the center is now treating patients...

MedStar Georgetown Proton Center Selects RayStation for Treatment Planning
News | Treatment Planning | August 17, 2017

August 17, 2017 — The proton center at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital will utilize RayStation for planning...

DOSIsoft Releases ISOgray Proton Therapy Treatment Planning System
Technology | Treatment Planning | August 15, 2017

August 15, 2017 — DOSIsoft SA announced the official release, with CE marking, of ISOgray...

News | Image Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT) | August 07, 2017

August 7, 2017 — ViewRay Inc. announced that several presentations of early clinical experience with its MRIdian...

more healthcare providers and patients are choosing options such as Gamma Knife stereotactic radiosurgery
News | Radiation Therapy | July 31, 2017

Each year, up to 650,000 people who were previously diagnosed with various forms of cancer will develop brain...

News | Image Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT) | July 25, 2017

July 25, 2017 — ViewRay Inc. announced recently that the first cancer patients have been treated using the company's...

Radiotherapy Prior to Surgery Reduces Secondary Tumor Risk in Early-Stage Breast Cancer Patients
News | Radiation Therapy | July 24, 2017

July 24, 2017 — Moffitt Cancer Center researchers launched a first-of-its-kind study comparing the long-term...