Patient Care and Research

Patient Safety

Patient safety is of the utmost concern to radiation oncologists and safety considerations are woven into all aspects of clinical practice. The field of radiation oncology is complex and rapidly evolving, and the safe delivery of radiation therapy requires the coordinated efforts of the entire radiation oncology team.

RO-ILS and APEx Virtual Office Hours

ASTRO staff is offering virutal office hours in October to answer questions and help practices get started with RO-ILS and APEx. Whether you just want to learn more about the program or need specific support with implementation, we are here to help. Meetings are on a first come, first serve basis so sign up for a RO-ILS appointment and/or APEx appointment today! For more information read the 2020 program reports, RO-ILS in Review and APEx in Review, or contact staff at roils@astro.org and apexsupport@astro.org.

Safety is No Accident 2019 The comprehensive reference guide, Safety is No Accident: A Framework for Quality Radiation Oncology and Care, was updated in 2019 to reflect the many recent efforts undertaken by radiation oncology specialty societies to improve quality and safety.
RO-ILS The mission of RO-ILS is to facilitate safer and higher quality care in radiation oncology by providing a mechanism for shared learning in a secure and non-punitive environment.
Target Safely Target Safely focuses ASTRO’s resources on improving patient safety and reducing the chances of medical errors during radiation therapy treatments.
Radiation Disaster Management Radiation oncologists have a civic duty to become principal resources in emergency preparedness measures in the event of a nuclear/radiologic incident or disaster.