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Steven K. Libutti, MD, FACS, Named Director of Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey

Steven K. Libutti, MD, FACS, has been named the new Director of Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey and will serve as Vice Chancellor for Cancer Programs for Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences at Rutgers University. When he takes on his new roles in early 2017, Dr. Libutti will be the third ...

breast cancer

ASCO, ASTRO, and SSO Issue Joint Update to Guideline on Postmastectomy Radiotherapy for Women With Breast Cancer

Earlier this month, ASCO, in collaboration with the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) and the Society for Surgical Oncology (SSO), jointly issued an update to a clinical practice guideline for physicians treating women with breast cancer who have undergone a mastectomy. The update...

breast cancer

New SSO, ASTRO, ASCO Joint Ductal Carcinoma in Situ Consensus Guideline Could Curb Unnecessary Breast Surgery and Reduce Health-System Costs

Three leading national cancer organizations have issued a consensus guideline for physicians treating women who have ductal carcinoma in situ treated with breast-conserving surgery with whole-breast irradiation. The new guideline has the potential to save many women from unnecessary surgeries,...

breast cancer

New SSO, ASTRO, and ASCO Joint DCIS Consensus Guideline Could Curb Unnecessary Breast Surgery and Reduce Health System Costs

Three leading national cancer organizations have issued a consensus guideline for physicians treating women who have ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) treated with breast-conserving surgery and whole breast irradiation. The new guideline has the potential to save many women from unnecessary...

breast cancer

More Guidelines, Uniformity in Radiation Therapy Needed Following Chemotherapy, Surgery in Breast Cancer

Wide variability exists in radiation treatment decisions following neoadjuvant chemotherapy and surgery for breast cancer, according to a review of the American College of Surgeons Oncology Group (ACOSOG) Z1071 trial. These findings were published by Haffty et al in the International Journal of...

ASTRO Elects New Officers

The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) recently announced the election of new leaders of its Board of Directors. These five new officers started their terms at the Annual Business Meeting at ASTRO’s 54th Annual Meeting in Boston, which was held October 28-31, 2012. “Exceptional...

breast cancer

Should Breast Cancer Patients With One to Three Positive Nodes Routinely Receive Postmastectomy Radiation?

The Early Breast Cancer Trialists’ Collaborative Group (EBCTCG) continues to provide valuable clinically relevant and practice-influencing information garnered from individual patient-level data from numerous randomized trials in breast cancer. The large numbers of patients and long-term follow-up...

ASTRO Awards $35,500 in Individual Grants to 43 Researchers

The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) has selected 43 recipients to receive a total of $35,500 for the 2014 Annual Meeting Abstract Awards. The awardees will be recognized at ASTRO’s 56th Annual Meeting. ASTRO’s 56th Annual Meeting, takes place San Francisco’s Moscone Center,...

ASTRO Honors Jasan Zimmerman With 2014 Survivor Circle Award

The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) presented the 2014 Survivor Circle Award to San Francisco Bay Area resident and cancer survivor Jasan Zimmerman during ASTRO’s 56th Annual Meeting held recently in San Francisco. The Survivor Circle Award recognizes a cancer survivor who lives in...

ASTRO Initiatives Aimed at Practice Improvement

At the opening press conference of the 56th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO), 2014 President Bruce G. Haffty, MD, FASTRO, Professor and Chairman of the Department of Radiation Oncology at Rutgers–Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and Associate Director at the...

lung cancer
issues in oncology

ASTRO Commends Medicare’s Proposed Decision to Cover Annual  Low-Dose CT Screening for High-Risk Lung Cancer Patients Aged 55–74

The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) praised the November 11, 2014, decision proposal by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to provide coverage for annual lung cancer screening via low-dose computed tomography (CT) screening for those at highest-risk for lung...

Seventeen ASTRO Members Awarded Fellows Designation

The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) has selected 17 distinguished members to receive the ASTRO Fellows designation. The 2015 class of Fellows will receive the recognition at the Awards Ceremony at ­ASTRO’s 57th Annual Meeting on Tuesday, October 20 in San Antonio, Texas. ASTRO...

ASTRO Awards Seven Physician-Researchers $675,000 in Grants for Radiation Oncology Research

The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) has selected seven leading physician-researchers to receive a total of $675,000 in awards and grants to advance radiation oncology research. Together, the grants will support studies in cancer biology, radiation physics, translational research,...

2015 ASTRO Gold Medal Recipients Announced

The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) has chosen three radiation oncology physicians and researchers to receive the 2015 ­ASTRO Gold Medal: Carl R. ­Bogardus, Jr, MD, FASTRO; Carl M. Mansfield, MD, ScD (Hon), FASTRO; and James B. Mitchell, PhD, FASTRO. Drs. Bogardus, Mansfield, and...

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