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. 

News | Radiation Therapy | July 19, 2017

July 19, 2017 — The members of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) have elected three new officers...

Glendale Adventist Medical Center Opens Temporary Radiotherapy Vault
News | Radiation Therapy | July 19, 2017

July 19, 2017 — RAD Technology Medical Systems announced their most recent project at Glendale Adventist Medical...

IBA to Install Proton Therapy Facility at Inova Schar Cancer Institute
News | Proton Therapy | July 18, 2017

July 18, 2017 — IBA (Ion Beam Applications S.A.) and Inova recently signed a contract for a two-room Proteus Plus...

Proton International and Beaumont Health Open Michigan's First Proton Therapy Facility
News | Proton Therapy | July 17, 2017

July 17, 2017 — Proton International (PI) and Beaumont Health recently opened the state’s first...

Varian Receives FDA 510k Clearance for Halcyon Treatment System
Technology | Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT) | July 05, 2017

July 5, 2017 — Varian Medical Systems has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance for the...

Surgery and High-Dose SBRT Radiation Can Be Combined to Treat Kidney Cancer
News | Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy (SBRT) | July 05, 2017

July 5, 2017 — A new study from Roswell Park Cancer Institute reporting the findings of the first clinical trial to...

First New York Metropolitan Hospital Treats Cancer Patients With Accuray Radixact System
News | Image Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT) | July 03, 2017

July 3, 2017 — Accuray Inc. and Montefiore Einstein Center for Cancer Care (MECCC), part of the Montefiore Health...

IBA and Philips Step Up Commercial Collaboration in Brazilian Proton Therapy Market
News | Radiation Therapy | July 03, 2017

July 3, 2017 — IBA and Philips announced in mid-June they are stepping up their combined effort for...

ASTRO Names 2017 Gold Medalists in Radiation Oncology
News | Radiation Therapy | July 03, 2017

July 3, 2017 — The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) announced the 2017 ASTRO Gold Medalists. Søren M...

Multiple Uses for Gamma Knife to Drive Market Growth Through 2025
News | Radiation Therapy | June 29, 2017

June 29, 2017 — Due to its widespread success in treating several types of brain cancer, global market growth for...

Augmenix Announces First New Zealand Prostate Cancer Patient Treated with SpaceOAR Hydrogel
News | Patient Positioning Radiation Therapy | June 28, 2017

June 28, 2017 — Augmenix Inc. announced that the first patient in New Zealand has been treated with SpaceOAR...

ASTRO Issues Guideline for Stereotactic Radiation Use in Early-Stage Lung Cancer
Feature | Lung Cancer | June 23, 2017

June 23, 2017 — The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) recently issued a new clinical guideline for the...

University of Wisconsin-Madison Partners With RaySearch on RayCare OIS
News | Oncology Information Management Systems (OIMS) | June 21, 2017

June 21, 2017 — The Department of Human Oncology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison has entered into an...

IUCT Oncopole Installs First Radixact Radiotherapy System in France
News | Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT) | June 20, 2017

June 20, 2017 — Accuray Inc. announced that the University Cancer Institute of Toulouse Oncopole (IUCT Oncopole) in...

Henry Ford Cancer Institute First in World to Install Viewray MRIdian Linac
News | Image Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT) | June 19, 2017

June 19, 2017 — The Henry Ford Cancer Institute is the first in Michigan – and first in the world – to offer...

stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT)
News | Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy (SBRT) | June 12, 2017

The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) issued a new clinical guideline for the use of...

News | Image Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT) | May 24, 2017

May 24, 2017 — The University Medical Centre (UMC) Utrecht in the Netherlands recently treated the first patient as...

ASTRO's 59th Annual Meeting Will Explore Art and Science of Radiation Oncology
News | Radiation Therapy | May 19, 2017

May 19, 2017 — Registration has opened for the 59th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (...

Proton Monte Carlo Dose Calculation Now Part of RayStation Treatment Planning
News | Treatment Planning | May 15, 2017

May 15, 2017 — RaySearch demonstrated a new Monte Carlo dose planning feature for...