ASTRO: Shorter irradiation effective for breast cancer treatment
October 25, 2022 -- A three-week radiation therapy course is as safe and effective as conventional treatment for early-stage breast cancer patients at higher risk of tumor recurrence, results presented at the American Society for Radiology Oncology (ASTRO) meeting show. Read More
ASTRO: Therapy combo may slow growth of prostate cancer
October 25, 2022 -- Prostate cancer patients who receive radiation in addition to intermittent hormone therapy may live longer without their disease progressing, according to a talk at the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) annual meeting in San Antonio. Read More
ASTRO: AI model predicts hospitalizations in outpatient cancer patients
October 24, 2022 -- An artificial intelligence (AI) model trained on fitness tracker data can predict if patients undergoing chemoradiation may need hospitalization, according to a talk at the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) annual meeting. Read More
ASTRO: PSA screening rates drop, prostate cancer incidence rises
October 24, 2022 -- Prostate-specific antigen (PSA) screening rates declined between 2008 and 2019 at the U.S. Veterans Healthcare Administration, according to a study at the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) 2022 annual meeting in San Antonio. Read More
ASTRO: Radiation therapy boosts survival rate from liver cancer
October 24, 2022 -- Combining radiation therapy and chemotherapy to treat patients with advanced liver cancer lengthens overall survival, according to research presented on October 24 at the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) annual meeting in San Antonio. Read More
ASTRO: Radiation to prevent pain may also prolong life
October 24, 2022 -- Radiation oncologists could play a key role in treating widespread bone metastases even in the absence of symptoms, according to research presented at the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) annual meeting in San Antonio. Read More
ASTRO: Physicists add value in patient-facing role
October 24, 2022 -- Radiation therapy patients report less anxiety when a medical physicist explains technical aspects of care and how it is delivered, according to research presented at the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) annual meeting in San Antonio. Read More
ASTRO: Shortened radiotherapy is effective in high-risk prostate cancer
October 24, 2022 -- Men with high-risk prostate cancer can be treated safely and effectively with just five weeks of radiation therapy, according to research presented at the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) annual meeting in San Antonio. Read More
ASTRO: Fresh hopes for ultrahigh-dose radiation treatment
October 24, 2022 -- Flash radiation treatment with protons shows promise as a "practical modality to reduce pain," say researchers presenting first-in-human study findings at the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) annual meeting in San Antonio. Read More
IBA expands use of myQA iON software to radiation therapy
October 24, 2022 -- At the American Society for Radiation Oncology annual meeting in San Antonio, proton therapy developer Ion Beam Application (IBA) is highlighting expanded use of its myQA iON software to include linac-based radiotherapy. Read More
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Representation in radiation oncology remains challenging

Radiation oncology has some of the lowest numbers when it comes to female senior faculty representation, according to research published in JAMA Network Open. Read more