Two Texas-based nonprofits, Candlelighters of El Paso and the Light and Salt Association, have been named the recipients of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) 2018 Survivor Circle grants. Each organization will receive a $10,000 grant to aid their cancer support programs and will be recognized at an award ceremony on October 23 during ASTRO’s 60th Annual Meeting in San Antonio.
The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) today issued a new clinical guideline for the use of whole breast radiation therapy for breast cancer that expands the population of patients recommended to receive accelerated treatment known as hypofractionated therapy.
The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) today applauded congressional leaders for the passage of legislation to freeze payment rates for key radiation oncology services delivered in freestanding clinics.
Co-sponsors of the 2018 Multidisciplinary Head and Neck Cancers Symposium announced four abstracts that will be highlighted in the meeting’s official press program. Researchers will present the findings of these studies in an online news briefing for media professionals on Tuesday, February 13, 2018, from 12:00 to 1:15 p.m. Eastern time.
In a new phase III trial report from the National Clinical Trial Network group, NRG Oncology, recurrence-free and overall survival rates for women with stage I-II high-risk endometrial cancer were not superior following vaginal cuff brachytherapy plus chemotherapy when compared with pelvic radiation therapy.
For certain patients with oropharyngeal cancer caused by the human papilloma virus (HPV), an aggressive reduction of radiation therapy after surgery may provide excellent cancer control while simultaneously reducing post-treatment side effects, improving quality of life and lowering treatment costs, according to research presented today at the 59th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO).
Psychological distress has long been associated with negative health outcomes for cancer patients, though specific reasons remain unclear.