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. 

The Reflexion combination PET-CT linac, on display at ASTRO 2018. The system uses PET radiotracer emissions to track tumors directly without the need for margins to account for respiratory motion. #ASTRO18 #ASTRO2018 #ASTRO

The Reflexion combination PET-CT linac, on display at ASTRO 2018. The system uses PET radiotracer emissions to track tumors directly without the need for margins to account for respiratory motion. 

News | Radiation Therapy | October 30, 2018
October 30, 2018 - Displayed for the first time at American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) 2018 annual meeting...
ASTRO 2018 Radiation Therapy Clinical Trials. #ASTRO2018 #ASTRO18 #ASTRO
Feature | ASTRO | October 30, 2018
October 30, 2018 — The American Society for Radiotherapy and Oncology (ASTRO) 2018 annual meeting included 10 top-rated...
Videos | October 29, 2018
Kristin Higgins, M.D., medical director of radiation oncology at the Emory Clinic at the Winship Cancer Institute, and...
Videos | Radiation Therapy | October 29, 2018
Elizabeth Chabner-Thompson, M.D., MPH, radiation oncologist, Northern Westchester Hospital, Northwell Health, Mt. Kisco...
Videos | ASTRO | October 29, 2018
Anne Hubbard, MBA, director of health policy for the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO), gives an update...
Victoria Advisory Committee for Proton Therapy Launched at ASTRO 2018
News | Proton Therapy | October 29, 2018
October 29, 2018 — At the 2018 American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) annual meeting, IBA announced the launch...
RaySearch Demonstrates New Machine Learning Applications at ASTRO
News | Radiation Therapy | October 29, 2018
October 29, 2018 — RaySearch exhibited its latest advances in oncology software at the 2018 American Society for...
Sun Nuclear Surpasses 100 Units Shipped Milestone With SRS MapCheck
News | Quality Assurance (QA) | October 26, 2018
October 26, 2018 — Sun Nuclear Corp. announced the 100th shipment of its new SRS MapCheck for stereotactic radiosurgery...
Varian Outlines Strategy for AI-Driven Multimodality Adaptive Radiotherapy Suite
News | Radiation Therapy | October 26, 2018
October 26, 2018 — During a recent users meeting, Varian shared details of its development work on an artificial...
Brainlab Introduces ExacTrac Dynamic at ASTRO 2018
News | Patient Positioning Radiation Therapy | October 25, 2018
October 25, 2018 — Brainlab unveiled ExacTrac Dynamic at the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) meeting,...
Beaumont Hospital Cancer Institute Performs First Irradiation of Spot Scanning Proton Arc Therapy Plan
News | Proton Therapy | October 25, 2018
October 25, 2018 — IBA announced the first irradiation of a Spot Scanning Proton Arc (SPArc) plan at the Beaumont...
News | Brachytherapy Systems, Women's Healthcare | October 25, 2018
October 25, 2018 — iCAD Inc. announced new clinical research demonstrating positive outcomes supporting the use of the...
Optune’s electrical fields disrupt the multiplication of cancer cells by delivering alternating electric fields over the region where the disease is located.

Optune’s electrical fields disrupt the multiplication of cancer cells by delivering alternating electric fields over the region where the disease is located.

Feature | Radiation Oncology | October 24, 2018 | By Greg Freiherr
They are the most difficult forms of cancer to treat — glioblastoma multiforme, pancreatic and recurrent ovarian. Their...
Siris Medical Releases PlanMD Decision Support Software
Technology | Treatment Planning | October 24, 2018
October 24, 2018 — Siris Medical Inc. announced the release of its new artificial intelligence (AI) treatment decision-...
Fujifilm Unveils FCT Embrace CT System for Oncology
Technology | Computed Tomography (CT) | October 23, 2018
October 23, 2018 — Fujifilm Medical Systems U.S.A. Inc. recently introduced the FCT Embrace computed tomography (CT)...
Varian Introduces New ProBeam 360° Proton Therapy System
News | Proton Therapy | October 23, 2018
October 23, 2018 — Varian announced its new single-room proton therapy system, ProBeam 360°, at the 2018 American...
Amar U. Kishan, M.D., presents data about stereotactic body radiation therapy at ASTRO 2018. #ASTRO #ASTRO18 #ASTRO2018

Amar U. Kishan, M.D., presents data about stereotactic body radiation therapy at ASTRO 2018.

Feature | Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy (SBRT) | October 23, 2018 | By Greg Freiherr
With its shorter course of treatment, stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) has long been preferred for patients...
Hippocampal Sparing Prevents Whole-Brain Radiotherapy Cognitive Side Effects. #ASTRO #ASTRO18 #ASTRO2018
News | Radiation Therapy | October 23, 2018
October 23, 2018 — Whole-brain radiotherapy can be delivered more safely to patients with brain metastases by avoiding...
Artificial intelligence (AI) will not force specialists in radiation oncology from their jobs but rather make them better at the jobs only they can do, said speakers at the annual meeting of the American Society of Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) in San Antonio, Texas.
Feature | Artificial Intelligence | October 22, 2018 | By Greg Freiherr
Artificial intelligence (AI) will not force specialists in radiation oncology from their jobs but rather make them...
Combined Therapy Including Pelvic Lymph Node Radiation Provides Significant Benefit for Prostate Cancer Patients - late breaking study presented at ASTRO 2018.
News | Prostate Cancer | October 22, 2018
The first report of a large, international clinical trial shows that, for men who show signs of prostate cancer after...