—ASTRO News -- July 13, 2011
Patients should be aware that a new program provides a health coverage option for individuals who have been uninsured for at least six months, have a pre-existing condition and have been denied coverage (or offered insurance without coverage of the pre-existing condition) by a private insurance company. The new program, created under the Affordability
Care Act, will provide coverage until 2014 when patients will have access to health insurance choices through an exchange. More information is available on the Health and Human Services website including frequently asked questions, fact sheets, posters, flyers and brochures. For information on how to apply, visit HealthCare.gov.
— International Journal of Radiation Oncology•Biology•Physics -- June 1, 2011
Intensity modulated radiation therapy, a newer, more precise form of
radiation therapy, causes fewer gastrointestinal side effects when combined with hormone therapy than using
three-dimensional radiation therapy, according to a study published in the June issue of the International
Journal of Radiation Oncology•Biology•Physics, the official scientific journal of the American Society for
Radiation Oncology (ASTRO).