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. 

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...

El Camino Hospital to Offer Calypso 4-D Localization System
News | Radiation Therapy | July 21, 2017

July 21, 2017 — El Camino Hospital (Mountain View, Calif.) announced the installation of a new Calypso 4-D...

Eight Proton Therapy Centers Worldwide Adopt RayStation for Treatment Planning
News | Treatment Planning | July 21, 2017

July 21, 2017 — RaySearch Laboratories reported that eight additional...

ACR Updates Radiation Oncology and Medical Physics Guidance With ASTRO and AAPM
News | Radiation Dose Management | July 19, 2017

July 19, 2017 — The American College of Radiology (ACR) recently collaborated with professional medical societies to...

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...