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Hypofractionated radiation therapy (RT) has become an intriguing treatment option for cancer thanks to its shortened therapy schedule relative to conventional RT. A recently presented analysis has shown it also largely matches up with conventional RT on cure rates and side effects when used for low-risk prostate cancer.

 
ASTRO opens registration for September annual meeting

Registration has opened for the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO)’s 58th Annual Meeting, featuring scientific and educational presentations on radiation oncology clinical trials and research and special keynote addresses.

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ASTRO 2015: Hypofractionated RT effective alternative to treat low-risk prostate cancer

Hypofractionated radiation therapy (RT) has become an intriguing treatment option for cancer thanks to its shortened therapy schedule relative to conventional RT. A recently presented analysis has shown it also largely matches up with conventional RT on cure rates and side effects when used for low-risk prostate cancer.

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ASTRO selects five more treatments to scrutinize as part of Choosing Wisely initiative

The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) expanded on its recommendations for the national Choosing Wisely campaign, adding five targeted treatment options to the list of procedures that should be carefully scrutinized before being prescribed.

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ASTRO and SSO publish consensus guideline on margins for breast-conserving surgery

The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) and the Society of Surgical Oncology (SSO) have published a consensus guideline on margins for breast-conserving surgery with whole-breast irradiation in stages I and II invasive breast cancer.

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Case closed? Catastrophic claims take small bite out of health costs

Malpractice payouts of $1 million or more—so-called catastrophic claims—collectively make up $1.4 billion a year, less than one-tenth of one percent of the total national medical expenditures in the U.S., according to a study published online April 29 in the Journal for Healthcare Quality.