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Article ID: 717070

Leaders in radiation oncology awarded ASTRO Fellow designation

American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO)

The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) has selected 26 distinguished members to receive the ASTRO Fellow (FASTRO) designation. The 2019 class of Fellows will be recognized in September during ASTRO’s 61st Annual Meeting in Chicago.

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8-Aug-2019 4:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 716321

Laura Dawson, MD, FASTRO, chosen as American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) President-elect

American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO)

The members of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) have elected four new officers to ASTRO’s Board of Directors. Laura Dawson, MD, FASTRO, will begin her term as President-elect in September during ASTRO’s 61st Annual Meeting in Chicago, alongside Neha Vapiwala, MD, the new Secretary/Treasurer-elect; Constantine Mantz, MD, the new Health Policy Council Vice-chair; and Brian Marples, PhD, the new Science Council Vice-chair.

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24-Jul-2019 12:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 715569

Proposed Radiation Oncology Alternative Payment Model to Test New Approach to Cancer Treatment Payments

American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO)

In response to today’s announcement by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to propose an advanced alternative payment model (APM) for radiation oncology, the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) issued the following statement from Paul Harari, MD, FASTRO, Chair of the ASTRO Board of Directors. (Press kit available at www.astro.org/APMpress.)

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10-Jul-2019 4:00 PM EDT
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Article ID: 714658

American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) to host Annual Meeting in Chicago, September 15-18

American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO)

The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) will host its 61st Annual Meeting at McCormick Place in Chicago, September 15-18, 2019. The meeting will feature updates on clinical trials, cancer research and new approaches that involve radiation therapy in cancer treatment. Complimentary registration is offered for credentialed news professionals who wish to cover the meeting.

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20-Jun-2019 7:35 AM EDT
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Article ID: 714078

Dr. Michael Kuettel, ASTRO Board member, appointed to CMS Advisory Panel on Hospital Outpatient Payment

American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO)

Michael Kuettel, MD, MBA, PhD, FASTRO, a member of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) Board of Directors, has been appointed to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Advisory Panel on Hospital Outpatient Payment (HOP).

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6-Jun-2019 4:00 PM EDT
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Article ID: 714011

ASTRO applauds new prior authorization legislation to reduce cancer patient burden and delays

American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO)

American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) applauds introduction of the The Improving Seniors’ Timely Access to Care Act of 2019

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5-Jun-2019 6:00 PM EDT
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Article ID: 712201

ASTRO and AUA update joint clinical guidance for radiation therapy after prostatectomy

American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO)

The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) and the American Urological Association (AUA) today announced updates to their joint clinical guideline on adjuvant and salvage radiotherapy after prostatectomy in patients with and without evidence of prostate cancer recurrence to include new published research related to adjuvant radiotherapy.

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1-May-2019 12:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 712077

Radiation oncologists urge Congress to remove obstacles to cancer patients’ treatment options

American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO)

Radiation oncologists have come to Capitol Hill today to urge Congress to support policies that safeguard cancer patients’ access to high-quality, value-based health care. The doctors will meet with Congressional leaders during the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) Advocacy Day.

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30-Apr-2019 7:00 AM EDT
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Newswise: Prior Authorization Obstacles Unnecessarily Delay Patient Access to Cancer Treatments, Physician Survey Finds
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Article ID: 711886

Prior Authorization Obstacles Unnecessarily Delay Patient Access to Cancer Treatments, Physician Survey Finds

American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO)

Restrictive prior authorization practices cause unnecessary delays and interference in care decisions for cancer patients, according to a new survey of nearly 700 radiation oncologists — physicians who treat cancer patients using radiation— released today by the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO). Experts will discuss the findings at an online press briefing at 9:30 am ET on Thursday, April 25.

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24-Apr-2019 4:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 711711

Lessons from Hurricane Maria: Radiation oncologists offer tips to better prepare clinics for catastrophic events

American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO)

In the wake of Hurricane Maria, radiation oncologists from the mainland United States and Puerto Rico prepared a set of crisis-planning tips for radiation therapy clinics to minimize gaps in cancer treatment after a catastrophic event. Their emergency preparedness suggestions were published online April 15 in Practical Radiation Oncology.

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22-Apr-2019 1:05 PM EDT
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