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  • oncologists
  • Focused on enhancing precision, managing radiation successfully and reducing time to treatment, Philips aims to create greater consistency across the treatment planning process for radiation oncologists and their patients. (philips.com)
  • With innovations that can reduce these uncertainties, improve accuracy, and enhance the ability to assess therapy response and adapt treatment plans if necessary, radiation oncologists can confidently deliver consistent, high-quality care. (philips.com)
  • RTdrive MR Prostate enables radiation oncologists to generate high-quality treatment plans for prostate cancer with fewer manual steps by harnessing the power of the Ingenia MR-RT platform, MR-only simulation, Auto-Contouring and Pinnacle¬≥ Auto-Planning. (philips.com)
  • Due to this breakthrough in intelligent automation, radiation oncologists can create treatment plans more quickly with less effort, saving valuable time and contributing to a better patient experience. (philips.com)
  • The meeting, which will be held September 24-27 at the San Diego Convention Center, is expected to attract more than 11,000 attendees from across the globe, including oncologists from all disciplines and members of the entire radiation oncology team. (eurekalert.org)
  • In response to the need to train oncology professionals capable of harnessing the power of big data and emerging health information technologies, the National Cancer Institute (NCI) has developed an innovative oncology fellowship program for qualified radiation oncologists. (weebly.com)
  • Radiation oncologists can play a significant role in informing the RUC of the practice expense costs associated with the codes by completing surveys sent by ASTRO requesting information on practice expense costs. (weebly.com)
  • Why should immunologists and radiation oncologists attend? (weebly.com)
  • therapy
  • Nearly two-thirds of these patients will receive radiation therapy during their illness - most with the intent to cure the cancer. (astro.org)
  • Advances in the applications, technologies and methodologies of radiation oncology continue to evolve rapidly and the delivery of radiation therapy has become more complex, making it imperative that the radiation oncology professional remain current in the state-of-the-art techniques. (astro.org)
  • Employ quality and safety measures in the delivery of radiation therapy. (astro.org)
  • However, the educational program of the ASRT Radiation Therapy Conference, held in conjunction with the ASTRO Annual Meeting, is approved for Category A credit accepted by ARRT. (astro.org)
  • Members should also review ASTRO's Coding Guidance regarding simulation and intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) planning. (astro.org)
  • Anthem recently removed several Radiation Therapy procedures from their prior authorization list. (astro.org)
  • While popular beliefs and population data suggest that African-American men are at higher risk of dying from prostate cancer than Caucasian men, a new analysis of genetic data from a large prospective registry and clinical data from several randomized trials indicates that African-American patients may have comparatively higher cure rates when treated with radiation therapy. (astro.org)
  • We were surprised, however, that they appear to be more responsive than Caucasian men to radiation therapy and have improved outcomes following this treatment. (astro.org)
  • The team first investigated differences in how specific genes were expressed in tumor samples from 17,003 men (1,953 or 11.5 percent African-American) with prostate cancer, focusing on androgen receptor activity - a key driver of prostate cancer - and sensitivity to radiation, as well as outcomes following radiation therapy. (astro.org)
  • Differences in gene expression between African-American and Caucasian patients revealed that African-American patients had lower DNA repair and more immunogenic tumors, both of which have been shown to predict better responses to radiation therapy," said Dr. Spratt. (astro.org)
  • This meta-analysis showed that African-American men treated with radiation therapy, compared to Caucasian men, were less likely to see their cancer return or spread. (astro.org)
  • The first report of a large international clinical trial shows that, for men who show signs of prostate cancer after surgical removal of their prostates, extending radiation therapy to the pelvic lymph nodes combined with adding short-term hormone therapy to standard treatment can extend the amount of time before their cancer spreads. (astro.org)
  • Radiation therapy to the region of the prior prostate surgery (surgical bed) is standard but only effective at keeping PSA low longer than five or more years in 60 to 70 percent of patients, said the study's lead author, Alan Pollack, MD, PhD, Chair of radiation oncology at the University of Miami and deputy director of the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center. (astro.org)
  • The NRG Oncology/RTOG 0534 SPORRT clinical trial is the first randomized trial to show that radiation therapy to treat the pelvic lymph nodes in addition to standard prostate bed results in significant incremental gains for these patients. (astro.org)
  • Patients in the SPPORT trial were randomly placed into three treatment groups: prostate bed radiation therapy (PBRT) alone, PBRT plus short-term androgen deprivation (hormone) therapy (STAD), and PBRT plus pelvic lymph node radiotherapy (PLNRT) plus STAD. (astro.org)
  • The strategy of combining prostate bed and pelvic lymph node radiation therapy with short-term hormone therapy should be much more strongly considered in routine clinical practice than it is currently. (astro.org)
  • and created the Radiation Oncology Institute , a non-profit foundation to support research and education efforts around the world that enhance and confirm the critical role of radiation therapy in improving cancer treatment. (eurekalert.org)
  • Radiation therapy, being one of the most potent agents used in cancer treatment, needs to be paired smartly with biologic targets to realize the vision of dramatically enhanced therapy and outcomes. (weebly.com)
  • The ROI is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) foundation created in 2006 by the ASTRO Board of Directors to support research and education efforts around the world that heighten the critical role of radiation therapy in the treatment of cancer. (weebly.com)
  • ROI strategically funds research on new and existing radiation therapy treatments to identify links between best practices and improved outcomes, to evaluate the efficacy and cost-benefit of radiation therapy and to foster multi-institutional research in radiation oncology. (weebly.com)
  • The safe delivery of radiation therapy is exceedingly complex. (weebly.com)
  • This "Blue Book" was designed to address specific requirements for a contemporary radiation oncology facility, in terms of structure, technical process and a safe environment to deal with radiation therapy. (weebly.com)
  • The process of care in radiation oncology sets a conceptual framework for the safe delivery of radiation therapy for all patients. (weebly.com)
  • In today's challenging health care landscape, those in the field of radiation oncology must work together to present a cohesive message about the benefits of radiation therapy amidst the cacophony of dwindling reimbursements and misinformation about our specialty. (weebly.com)
  • Data are emerging demonstrating that the combination of immunotherapy and radiation therapy may improve efficacy, may lead to an increase in percentage of patients who respond to immunotherapy and may improve patient outcomes. (weebly.com)
  • Many clinical trials attempting to integrate radiation and immunotherapy are ongoing, and I am optimistic about the future of radiation therapy in this space. (weebly.com)
  • guidance
  • Stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) is a minimally invasive approach utilizing imaging guidance and stereotactic principles to deliver radiation to targeted cells within the body, and it has become an important part of the neurosurgical resources for the treatment of brain metastases, benign brain tumors and arteriovenous malformations. (brainlab.com)
  • In 2015 the radiation oncology code set underwent major revisions to the treatment delivery and image guidance codes. (weebly.com)
  • White papers and consensus practice guidance for radiation oncology, such as AAPM Task Group Reports, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality and National Quality Forum measures and recommendations were also used in the development process. (weebly.com)
  • year
  • You can help make sure that ASTRO continues to move forward in a positive direction in the coming year! (weebly.com)
  • The one-year fellowship will provide the fellow with the opportunity to develop and apply cutting-edge oncology data science knowledge to mentored research opportunities at both NCI and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Information Exchange and Data Transformation (INFORMED) program. (weebly.com)
  • ASTRO physician volunteers and staff attend three in-person meetings of the CPT Editorial Panel per year, in addition to time spent throughout the year planning and drafting CPT code change proposals. (weebly.com)
  • This year-round support is crucial to our Society's ability to remain at the forefront of the field of radiation oncology. (weebly.com)
  • I remembered my dear friends, family, co-workers, CTRC family and church members who gave me so much support during my year of radiation, surgery and chemotherapy. (weebly.com)
  • Diego
  • On-site Press Office: ASTRO will host an on-site press office in room 24B of the San Diego Convention Center with refreshments, access to Wi-Fi, power and a printer. (eurekalert.org)
  • adjunct
  • As health care spending in the United States approaches 20 percent of our gross domestic product (GDP), proving that radiation can be a cost-effective adjunct or alternative to novel systemic agents would be of value, not only to our field, but to the fiscal health of our country. (weebly.com)
  • field
  • Our most recent RFP is designed to provide seed funding for the most innovative proposals that address any facet of the National Radiation Oncology Research Needs Assessment , a comprehensive assessment of research priorities for the field of radiation oncology commissioned by the ROI. (weebly.com)
  • The "big picture" questions centered around the personalization of radiation treatment, overcoming radioresistance, optimization of dose and fractionation and whether we could achieve treatment that minimized side effects and maximized cure-questions that we as a field have been pursuing for decades. (weebly.com)
  • Based on the responses, we can rest assured that the field of radiation oncology is broad and interested in all areas of cancer research. (weebly.com)
  • members
  • This relationship is a symbiotic one-ASTRO members benefit as much as corporate members do. (weebly.com)
  • As a graduate of the University of Texas with generations of family members as UT alumni, ASTRO could not have picked a better person than Dr. Cigarroa [past president and chancellor of University of Texas] to present me with the award. (weebly.com)
  • The editorial team will join this splendid academic feast in radiation oncology with our dear authors, editorial board members and readers. (amegroups.com)
  • innovations
  • Delivering on our commitment to provide meaningful innovations for patients and care providers, we have focused on developing solutions in radiation oncology to streamline workflows from start to finish. (philips.com)
  • At the same time as the scientific and educational program, more than 200 exhibitors will demonstrate cutting-edge technology and medical device innovations for radiation oncology. (eurekalert.org)
  • cancer
  • In 2015, Vicki Shapiro, a San Antonio resident and sarcoma cancer survivor, was honored with the ASTRO Survivor Circle Award. (weebly.com)
  • The North Carolina Cancer Hospital's 2018 Oncology Excellence Awards highlight excellence in service to patients and colleagues. (unclineberger.org)
  • visit
  • Visit Philips at booth #1835 at ASTRO. (philips.com)
  • For more information about Philips' presence at the show, including the full suite of Philips radiation oncology technology and integrated solutions, visit Philips' ASTRO event website and follow @PhilipsLiveFrom for updates throughout #ASTRO17. (philips.com)
  • To learn more about our meetings, services and products, visit us at www.astro.org . (astro.org)
  • Visit the Webinar section of ASTRO.org for pricing information and to register. (weebly.com)
  • practice
  • No other opportunity exists for a radiation oncology team member to be able to objectively assess their peer's practice and observe their systems, procedures and team and be a part of their quality improvement efforts. (weebly.com)
  • ASTRO is involved in the various aspects of radiation oncology practice, from education, government relations and health policy to research and quality improvement. (weebly.com)
  • The work group was very cognizant of assessing the feasibility of the standards regardless of the size or structure of the radiation oncology practice -- freestanding, community based and academic. (weebly.com)
  • The practice accreditation process specifically looks at the facility by objectively assessing the radiation oncology care team, and their policy and procedures. (weebly.com)
  • care
  • Oncology care teams strive to increase precision, accelerate time to treatment, improve patient care and enhance patient satisfaction," said Ardie Ermers, General Manager of Radiation Oncology at Philips. (philips.com)
  • By aggregating and analyzing submitted data, the radiation oncology community will be able to reduce the risks and hazards associated with patient care and improve the patient experience. (weebly.com)
  • Also, join us on Wednesday at 10:45 a.m. in Room 134 for Education Session 412: Improving Patient Safety and Quality of Care with the Radiation Oncology Incident Learning System (RO-ILS). (weebly.com)
  • The 16 APEx standards describe a multidisciplinary approach to care that focuses on quality measurement to encourage safe, effective and peer-reviewed radiation oncology care. (weebly.com)
  • outcomes
  • Increased radiotherapeutic sensitivity suggests that African-American patients have improved outcomes when treated with radiation. (astro.org)
  • Program
  • Inclusion of any presentation in this program, including presentations of off-label uses, does not imply an endorsement by ASTRO of the uses, products or techniques presented. (astro.org)
  • The ASTRO educational program is not approved for Category A CE credits accepted by ARRT. (astro.org)
  • In October 2012, the ASTRO Board decided to endorse and create an ASTRO accreditation program that is called APEx. (weebly.com)
  • ASTRO: So the ASTRO APEx program is based on a set of 16 standards, which are organized around five pillars. (weebly.com)
  • patients
  • His topic will be "A Phase III Randomized Study of Image-Guided Conventional (60Gy/30fx) vs. Accelerated, Hypofractionated (60Gy/15fx) Radiation for Poor Performance Status Stage II and III NSCLC Patients - An Interim Analysis. (utsouthwestern.edu)
  • We face many challenges in the coming years regarding the role that radiation plays in the lives of our patients, and voting allows us to choose the best leadership to face these challenges. (weebly.com)
  • community
  • Not only will participants be able to receive benchmarked reports for their specific institution, they will also be able to learn about incident trends from the broader radiation oncology community. (weebly.com)
  • staff
  • If you have any questions about RO-ILS, feel free to stop by the ASTRO Resource Center, located in the North Lower Lobby outside Hall D. ASTRO staff will be on hand to answer any questions you have about RO-ILS, or any other ASTRO products or services. (weebly.com)