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    New on the Blog

    Beth Erickson, MD, FASTRO, program chair of the 2022 ASTRO Annual Refresher Course Planning Committee, shares the top reasons to attend this virtual meeting.
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    In the ASTROgram for the week of January 24: H&N Symposium Advance rate ends 2/2, Deadline extended for ASTRO-BCRF award, Virtual lecture series available for med students
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    ASTROnews Winter 2022

    This issue, Best of ASTRO 2021, takes you inside the 63rd ASTRO Annual Meeting, held in Chicago October 24-27, 2021, and features summaries of the top-rated research and educational sessions from the meeting.


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    ASTRO Research Grants

    Deadlines are approaching! Apply now for the 2022 ASTRO Research Grants. These grants support residents/fellows and junior faculty to advance their research careers.
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    The Communications Committee has added a section on immunotherapy to our patient website RTAnswers.org. Refer your patients to this site to learn more about immunotherapy with radiation therapy as a treatment for cancer.
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    Reviewer Recognition Program

    Learn more about ASTRO journals' newest initiative to recognize the efforts of associate editors and reviewers.
Professional Resources
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    Career Center

    The new ASTRO Career Center has more features than ever to help Employers and Job Seekers connect.
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    ASTRO Academy

    ASTRO's online learning platform. Best of ASTRO 2020 onDemand now available.
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    Product Catalog

    Access the ASTRO catalog of resources, including patient materials, publications and virtual meetings. New and updated patient materials available.
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    RO-ILS: 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!
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    APEx Accreditation

    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.
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    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.
Professional Publications
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    Advances in Radiation Oncology

    New in Advances: Networking and applying to radiation oncology during a pandemic, top 10 downloads of 2020, weak magnetic fields enhance the efficacy of radiation therapy and more.
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    Red Journal

    The January issue is Sue Yom’s, MD, PhD, FASTRO, first edition as Editor-in-Chief. In it, she introduces her vision for the journal and a brand-new feature: RJ Masterclass.
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    Practical Radiation Oncology

    New in the Nov/Dec issue: Four ways to decrease late toxicity from pelvic radiation therapy in children and young adults, reduction in doses to organs at risk and normal tissue during breast RT with a carbon-fiber adjustable reusable accessory and other practice-informing papers.
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    ASTROnews Winter 2022

    This issue, Best of ASTRO 2021, takes you inside the 63rd ASTRO Annual Meeting, held in Chicago October 24-27, 2021, and features summaries of the top-rated research and educational sessions from the meeting, plus much more.

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    Coding Guide

    The 2022 Coding Resource is an essential coding reference for all radiation oncology practices. It includes information on updated CPT and HCPCS codes for 2022, plus detailed information on the RO Model and more.
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    Safety is No Accident

    Safety is No Accident: A Framework for Quality Radiation Oncology and Care, reflects the many efforts undertaken by radiation oncology specialty societies to improve quality and safety.
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    The Association of Residents in Radiation Oncology exists to improve the quality of education for resident physicians in radiation oncology. The 2021 ARRO Directory is now available!
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    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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    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.
Resources For
  • Medical Students

    ASTRO offers free membership and information for students interested in pursuing a career in radiation oncology.
  • Residents

    Join ASTRO and become a part of the ARRO community representing radiation oncology residents.
  • Patients

    ASTRO’s patient focused website has many resources for cancer patients and their caregivers to help them better understand radiation therapy as a safe and effective treatment.