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ASTRO Opposes Threats to Coverage in Draft Senate Health Care Bill

The Chair of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) David C. Beyer, MD, FASTRO, issued the following statement opposing Senate Republicans’ discussion draft of the American Health Care Act (AHCA) released today:
22-Jun-2017 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Cancer Research Journal Devotes Special Issue to Radiation Therapy and the Elderly

In response to an aging U.S. population and the rise in cancer incidence rates, a new special edition of the International Journal of Radiation Oncology•Biology•Physics (Red Journal) explores trends, challenges and new approaches in treating...
15-Jun-2017 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

ASTRO Issues Guideline for Use of Stereotactic Radiation in Early-Stage Lung Cancer


The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) issued a new clinical guideline for the use of stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) in early-stage lung cancer today.
8-Jun-2017 9:55 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Combined Modality Treatment Could Be First Course of Treatment for Muscle-Invasive Bladder Cancer, New Study Shows


A meta-analysis of previously published cancer research showed no difference in five-year and 10-year survival rates between patients who underwent radical cystectomy, which is the surgical removal of the bladder, and a bladder-preserving combined...
31-May-2017 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

President’s Budget Would Dramatically Undermine Progress in Cancer Research and Care

The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) strongly opposes the extensive cuts to cancer research and Medicaid funding in the Fiscal Year 2018 budget released today by the White House.
23-May-2017 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

ASTRO’s 59th Annual Meeting Will Explore the Art and Science of Radiation Oncology


Registration opens today for the 59th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO), which will highlight advances in cancer research and clinical care involving radiation therapy, also known as radiotherapy.
18-May-2017 12:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Radiation Oncologists Call on Congress to Boost Cancer Research Funding and Protect Patients in Health Care Reform


More than 100 radiation oncologists from across the United States are on Capitol Hill urging Congress to grow its investment in cancer research and to protect patients’ access to high quality cancer care.
1-May-2017 8:10 AM EDT Add to Favorites

New Spanish-Language Videos and Brochures Provide Cancer Patients with Overview of Radiation Therapy

Cancer patients who speak Spanish have new tools to help them understand treatment options for their disease. The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) today released a series of Spanish-language patient videos on radiation therapy for...
27-Apr-2017 2:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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