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Latest from ASTRO
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    RTAnswers

    New section on the patient website www.RTAnswers.org focuses on alternative and complementary medicine and radiation therapy.
     
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    MPFS Proposed Rule

    On August 3, CMS issued the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) proposed rule, estimating a 6% cut to radiation oncology physician payments in 2021. 
     
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    Honorary Member

    ASTRO is pleased to name Walter Lawrence Jr., MD as the 2020 Honorary Member. He will be recognized during the Awards Ceremony at the Annual Meeting in October.
     
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    ASTROgram

    ASTRO's newsletter for the week of August 3: #ASTRO20 LBAs deadline approaching, MPFS & HOPPS 2021 proposed rules, 2020 Prior Auth survey
     
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    ASTRO Fellows

    Congratulations to the 2020 class of ASTRO Fellows. They will be honored at the Awards Ceremony during the ASTRO Annual Meeting in October.
     
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    2020 Election Results

    Congratulations to the newly elected members of ASTRO's Board of Directors. They will begin their term on October 27, 2020, during the ASTRO Annual Meeting.
     
Professional Resources
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    Career Center

    Employers and Job Seekers – Make employment connections on ASTRO’s easy-to-use and targeted online job board.
     
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    ASTRO Academy

    ASTRO's online learning platform. On-Demand CME and SA-CME from the 2020 ASTRO Annual Refresher Course now available!
     
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    Product Catalog

    Access the ASTRO catalog of resources, including patient materials, publications and virtual meetings.
     
Professional Publications
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    Advances in Radiation Oncology

    New in the May/June issue: Patterns of care and outcomes for small cell carcinoma of the cervix, assessing and providing culturally competent care in radiation oncology for deaf cancer patients and more.
     
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    Red Journal

    The August 1 issue includes an important podcast about Black representation in radiation oncology, a critical review of the utility of liquid biopsies, an overview of recent ILROG guidelines and more.
     
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    Practical Radiation Oncology

    New in the July/August issue: The ASTRO guideline on RT for cervical cancer, summary of the ASCO-ASTRO-SSO guideline on management of hereditary breast cancer and other practice-informing papers.
     
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    Summer 2020 ASTROnews

    This edition of ASTROnews focuses on COVID-19's impacts to radiation oncology, including frontline reports from RO departments faced with treating COVID-positive patients and the effects on residents and Board exams.

     
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    Coding Guide

    The 2020 Coding eBook has been updated to reflect recent changes to radiation oncology coding including COVID-19 related coding guidance, updated language on APC’s, updated glossary terms and definitions, and more.
     
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    Safety is No Accident

    Updated this year, Safety is No Accident: A Framework for Quality Radiation Oncology and Care, reflects the many recent efforts undertaken by radiation oncology specialty societies to improve quality and safety.
     
Affiliates
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    ARRO

    The Association of Residents in Radiation Oncology exists to improve the quality of education for resident physicians in radiation oncology. Member Directory now available.
     
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    ADROP

    The  Association for Directors of Radiation Oncology Programs's mission is to advance the quality of residency training and education in radiation oncology.
     
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    SCAROP

    The Society of Chairs of Academic Radiation Oncology Programs' mission is to provide a forum for the chairs of academic radiation oncology programs to discuss issues of common interest.
     
Practice Resources and Programs
  • RO-ILS

    ROILS: Radiation Oncology Incident Learning System is the only medical specialty society-sponsored radiation oncology incident learning system. Join the more than 500 facilities now enrolled!
     
  • APEx

    APEx: Accreditation Program for Excellence was created to support quality improvement in radiation therapy practices. New payment option now available. Learn what sets APEx apart.
     
  • SoFi

    ASTRO has partnered with SoFi to help members get the best rates on new and existing loans. SoFi offers discounts on student loan refinancing and personal loans through SoFi.com/ASTRO.