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. 

Sponsored Content | Videos | Radiation Therapy | January 18, 2019
Join Chris Toth, president of Varian’s Oncology Systems business, for a look at product introductions for 2018 plus a...
Brachytherapy Alone Superior Treatment for Intermediate-Risk Prostate Cancer
News | Brachytherapy Systems | January 04, 2019
January 4, 2018 — Patient-reported outcomes (PROs) indicated a significantly different clinician and patient-reported...
Videos | Radiation Therapy | December 06, 2018
Radiation therapy has become increasingly effective and safe as vendors continue to innovate technologies that benefit...
Sponsored Content | Videos | Radiation Oncology | November 30, 2018
Accuray's philosophy is to personalize treatments to exactly fit the patient. Senior Director of Marketing Andrew Delao...
Immune Inflammatory Levels Linked to Disease-Free Survival in Prostate Cancer
News | Prostate Cancer | November 19, 2018
November 19, 2018 — Data from a validation study of a high-risk prostate cancer trial suggests that higher levels of...
ASTRO has worked for many years to craft a viable payment model that would stabilize payments, drive adherence to nationally-recognized clinical guidelines and improve patient care.
News | ASTRO | November 08, 2018
Following comments today from Alex Azar, the Secretary of Health and Human Services, on an alternative payment model...
Videos | ASTRO | November 08, 2018
ITN Editor Dave Fornell took a tour of some of the most innovative technologies on display on the expo floor at the ...
Laurent Levy, CEO of Nanobiotix, explains the use of his company's nanoparticles to enhance the radiation sensitivity of tumor tissue to improve patient outcomes.

Laurent Levy, CEO of Nanobiotix, explains the use of his company's nanoparticles to enhance the radiation sensitivity of tumor tissue to improve patient outcomes. The images show the initial tumor and enhancement areas due to the nanoparticles and the resulting outcomes following treatment.

Blog | ASTRO | November 08, 2018 | Dave Fornell, Editor
Here are a few of the radiation oncology technology advancement takeaways seen at the 2018 American Society for...
The Fujifilm FCT Embrace CT System displayed for the first time at ASTRO 2018.
360 Photos | 360 View Photos | November 07, 2018
Fujifilm's first FDA-cleared computed tomography (CT) system, the FCT Embrace, at the American Society of Radiation...
Videos | Brachytherapy Systems, Women's Healthcare | November 07, 2018
An interview with A. M. Niser Syed, M.D., medical director, radiation oncology and endocurietherapy, MemorialCare...
This is the Siemens Magnetom Sola RT edition 1.5T MRI system optimized for radiation therapy displayed for the first time since gaining FDA clearance in 2018. It was displayed at the American Society for Radiotherapy and Oncology (ASTRO) 2018 annual meeting. Read more about this system at ASTRO 2018. #ASTRO18 #ASTRO2018
360 Photos | 360 View Photos | November 07, 2018
This is the Siemens Magnetom Sola RT edition 1.5T MRI system optimized for radiation therapy displayed for the first...
Videos | Radiation Oncology | November 07, 2018
Aadel Chaudhuri, M.D., assistant professor of radiation oncology, Washington University, St. Louis, Mo., explains his...
GE Healthcare Discovery RF Gen 2 system displayed at ASTRO 2018. It is a dedicated computed tomography (CT) scanner for radiation oncology
360 Photos | 360 View Photos | November 07, 2018
This is the GE Healthcare Discovery RF Gen 2 system displayed at the American Society for Radiotherapy and Oncology (...
Proton Therapy for Pediatric Brain Tumors Has Favorable Cognitive Outcomes
News | Proton Therapy | November 06, 2018
November 6, 2018 – Proton therapy treatment for pediatric brain tumor patients is associated with better neurocognitive...
Videos | Radiation Oncology | November 06, 2018
Genomics can be used to assess a patient's radiosensitivity, which can be used to increase or decrease the radiation...
The patient’s wife changes the Optune array. Clinical trials indicate that the electrical fields emitted by Optune have the potential to lengthen the lives of patients with glioblastoma.

The patient’s wife changes the Optune array. Clinical trials indicate that the electrical fields emitted by Optune have the potential to lengthen the lives of patients with glioblastoma.

Feature | Radiation Oncology | November 06, 2018 | By Greg Freiherr
Approximately 11,000 professionals attended the four-day meeting of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO...
The NeuViz 16 Essence from Neusoft Medical Systems.

The NeuViz 16 Essence from Neusoft Medical Systems.

Feature | Computed Tomography (CT) | November 05, 2018 | By Melinda Taschetta-Millane
According to an industry market report released by Mordor Intelligence in May 2018, the computed tomography (CT) market...
150-Year-Old Drug Might Improve Radiation Therapy for Cancer
News | Radiation Therapy | November 02, 2018
November 2, 2018 — A drug first identified 150 years ago and used as a smooth-muscle relaxant might make tumors more...
A model of the new, compact, single-room Varian ProBeam 360 system. The system is an example of the trend in proton therapy toward single-room, smaller systems and away from multi-room treatment centers. #ASTRO18 #ASTRO2018

A model of the new, compact, single-room Varian ProBeam 360 system. The system is an example of the trend in proton therapy toward single-room, smaller systems and away from multi-room treatment centers.

Feature | Proton Therapy | November 01, 2018 | Dave Fornell, Editor
A few of the big takeaways from the American Society of Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) 2018 meeting in October were...
SBRT Considered Safe Treatment Option for Patients With Multiple Metastases
News | Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy (SBRT) | November 01, 2018
November 1, 2018 — The NRG Oncology clinical trial BR001 tested the hypothesis that stereotactic body radiotherapy (...