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2018 Fellows of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (FASCO) Recognized During Annual Meeting in Chicago

The Fellow of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (FASCO) distinction recognizes ASCO members for their extraordinary volunteer service, dedication, and commitment to ASCO. Their efforts benefit ASCO, the specialty of oncology, and, most importantly, the individuals at risk for, or with...

ASCO Honors Leaders in Cancer Care With 2018 Special Awards

ASCO and ASCO’s Conquer Cancer Foundation are proud to recognize the winners of ASCO’s Special Awards and Conquer Cancer’s Women Who Conquer Cancer Mentorship Awards. The recipients of these awards include researchers, patient advocates, and global oncology leaders who have worked to transform...

Edith Peterson Mitchell, MD, Awarded ASTRO Honorary Membership

Edith Peterson Mitchell, MD, a leading researcher, medical oncologist, and proponent of combined-modality treatment, has been chosen as the 2017 American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) Honorary Member. Dr. Mitchell will receive this award—which is the highest honor ASTRO awards to...

ASCO Announces Candidates for 2017 Election

Twelve distinguished ASCO members have been selected by the Nominating Committee as candidates for open leadership positions within the Society, including the office of President-Elect, three seats on the Board of Directors, and two seats on the Nominating Committee. Biographical information and...

Interviews With ASCO’s President-Elect Candidates

ASCO Connection: Why do you want to serve as ASCO President? Monica Bertagnolli: Serving as ASCO President is a tremendous personal honor for anyone in the field of oncology. Much more importantly, it is an opportunity to make a meaningful difference by providing a strong voice in the health-care ...

Bruce D. Minsky, MD's, Meeting Highlights: An Expert Perspective

Bruce D. Minsky, MD, of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and Chairman of the ASTRO Board, discusses top papers presented at this year’s Annual Meeting.

10 New ASTRO Fellows Named in 10th Anniversary of FASTRO Designation

Ten distinguished members of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) have been named ASTRO Fellows, in the 10th anniversary year that the designation has been awarded. The 2016 class of Fellows will be recognized at an awards ceremony during ­ASTRO’s 58th Annual Meeting, to be held...

Brachytherapy Pioneer Haakon Ragde, MD, Chosen as ASTRO 2016 Honorary Member

The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) has selected Haakon Ragde, MD, as its 2016 Honorary Member, the highest honor ASTRO confers on distinguished cancer researchers, scientists, and leaders in disciplines other than radiation oncology, radiobiology, or radiation physics. Dr. Ragde...

Three Leaders in Radiation Oncology Awarded the ASTRO Gold Medal

Three leaders in radiation oncology have been named recipients of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) Gold Medal. Benedick A. Fraass, PhD, FASTRO; ­Christopher G. Willett, MD, FASTRO; and ­Anthony L. Zietman, MD, FASTRO; will be recognized at an awards ceremony during ­ASTRO’s 58th...

head and neck cancer
prostate cancer

Bruce Minsky, MD, on Clinical Trial Results: The ASCENDE-RT Trial and a Multicenter Study on Prostate Cancer

Bruce Minsky, MD, of MD Anderson Cancer Center, discusses two important papers: results from a prospective trial on quality-of-life outcomes for low-risk HPV-associated oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma, and a prostate cancer radiation therapy study (Abstracts 3, 4).

issues in oncology

Bruce Minksy, MD's, Expert Perspective: Radiotherapy in 2015

ASTRO President Bruce Minsky, MD, of MD Anderson Cancer Center, talks about the goals and highlights of this year’s ASTRO Annual Meeting.

Radiation Oncologist Stephen Hahn, MD, to Join MD Anderson

Stephen Hahn, MD, has been named as the Division Head of Radiation Oncology and Chair of the Department of Radiation Oncology at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. He joins MD Anderson on January 1, 2015. Dr. Hahn comes to MD Anderson from the University of Pennsylvania’s Perelman...

colorectal cancer

AJCC Cancer Staging System Is Most Accurate Measuring Response to Chemoradiation in Locally Advanced Rectal Cancer

When classifying response to chemoradiation among patients with locally advanced rectal cancer, the American Joint Committee on Cancer (AJCC) Cancer Staging Manual (7th edition) system “is most accurate and should be adopted as the standard,” Attaphorn Trakarnsanga, MD, and colleagues at Memorial...

issues in oncology
cost of care

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Releases 2016 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule: Impact on Radiation Oncology

The final 2016 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule released October 30, 2015, by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) included cuts to radiation oncology clinics that were slightly less severe than anticipated, according to a news release issued by the American Society for Radiation...