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Is it time to stop ringing the cancer bell?

A study published in the International Journal of Radiation Oncology • Biology • Physics finds that patients who celebrate the end of cancer treatment by ringing a bell report more distressful memories of treatment than those who finish without...
22-Jan-2020 10:35 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Robert Amdur, MD, named Editor in Chief of Practical Radiation Oncology

The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) announced today that Robert Amdur, MD, will become the new Editor in Chief of Practical Radiation Oncology, ASTRO's clinical practice journal. Dr. Amdur, a professor of radiation oncology at the...
15-Jan-2020 12:20 PM EST Add to Favorites

Patient step counts predict lung cancer treatment outcomes, study finds

Numerous studies have shown that monitoring physical activity promotes better health – from reducing body mass index to watching for signs of hypertension, for example. A new study suggests step counters could play yet another role: predicting...
8-Jan-2020 8:45 AM EST Add to Favorites

ASTRO applauds Senate confirmation of Dr. Stephen Hahn as U.S. Food and Drug Administration Commissioner

The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) applauded the U.S. Senate for voting today to confirm radiation oncologist Stephen Hahn, MD, FASTRO, as the next Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
12-Dec-2019 2:40 PM EST Add to Favorites

ASTRO Issues New Clinical Guideline on Radiation Therapy for Basal and Squamous Cell Skin Cancers

A new clinical guideline from ASTRO provides recommendations on the use of radiation therapy to treat patients diagnosed with the most common types of skin cancers. The guideline details when radiation treatments are appropriate as stand-alone...
10-Dec-2019 7:45 AM EST Add to Favorites

ASTRO congratulates Dr. Stephen Hahn for securing Senate committee approval to lead U.S. Food and Drug Administration

The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) expressed its support after the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions voted today to approve the nomination of radiation oncologist Stephen Hahn, MD, FASTRO, as the next...
3-Dec-2019 12:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Survey Finds 1 in 3 Patients Needed More Information on Cancer Treatment Side Effects

One in three adults treated for cancer may experience side effects from treatment they wish they had known more about, according to a new survey published in the Journal of Oncology Practice. The national survey of more than 400 U.S. adults, which...
19-Nov-2019 2:50 PM EST Add to Favorites

Congressional leaders support radiation oncology community concerns about proposed Medicare alternative payment model

Members of Congress from both sides of the aisle issued a series of oversight letters to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) in recent months to urge the Agency to adjust its proposed radiation oncology advanced alternative payment...
13-Nov-2019 9:30 AM EST Add to Favorites


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The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) is the world's largest radiation oncology society, with more than 10,000 members who are physicians, nurses, biologists, physicists, radiation therapists, dosimetrists and other health care professionals who specialize in treating patients with radiation therapies. As the leading organization in radiation oncology, the Society is dedicated to improving patient care through professional education and training, support for clinical practice and health policy standards, advancement of science and research, and advocacy. ASTRO publishes three medical journals, International Journal of Radiation Oncology • Biology • Physics, Practical Radiation Oncology, and Advances in Radiation Oncology; developed and maintains an extensive patient website, RT Answers; and created the Radiation Oncology Institute, a nonprofit foundation to support research and education efforts around the world that enhance and confirm the critical role of radiation therapy in improving cancer treatment.

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