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

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...
1-May-2019 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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

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...
30-Apr-2019 7:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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

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—...
24-Apr-2019 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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

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...
22-Apr-2019 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Prior Authorization Obstacles in Cancer Patient Care briefing features leaders of physician and survivor groups

Experts from the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO), the American Medical Association (AMA), and the National Coalition of Cancer Survivorship (NCCS) will discuss restrictive prior authorization practices and the unnecessary burden they...
17-Apr-2019 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Medicaid reimbursement to treat cancer patients with radiation therapy varies widely, study shows

A new study finds wide state-by-state variations in Medicaid reimbursements to physicians who treat cancer patients with radiation therapies. These differences could compound existing disparities in access to health care in rural communities, which...
11-Apr-2019 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

ASTRO Applauds Introduction of PIMA Patient Protection Bill

The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) hailed today’s introduction of federal legislation that would accelerate health care payment reform, reduce Medicare costs and better protect patients by closing an expensive loophole in the...
9-Apr-2019 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Radiation oncology workforce study indicates potential threat to rural cancer care access

The newest study of America’s radiation oncology workforce finds that gender and race gaps have narrowed slightly, although persistent and growing geographic disparities point to a need for more equity in access to radiation therapy care. Results...
4-Apr-2019 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites


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The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) is the world's largest radiation oncology society, with more than 10,000 members who are physicians, nurses, biologists, physicists, radiation therapists, dosimetrists and other health care professionals who specialize in treating patients with radiation therapies. As the leading organization in radiation oncology, the Society is dedicated to improving patient care through professional education and training, support for clinical practice and health policy standards, advancement of science and research, and advocacy. ASTRO publishes three medical journals, International Journal of Radiation Oncology • Biology • Physics, Practical Radiation Oncology, and Advances in Radiation Oncology; developed and maintains an extensive patient website, RT Answers; and created the Radiation Oncology Institute, a nonprofit foundation to support research and education efforts around the world that enhance and confirm the critical role of radiation therapy in improving cancer treatment.

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