Advocacy

  • advo_intropicLearn about ASTRO’s political advocacy efforts and how your involvement is a critical component of protecting and promoting radiation oncology and the interests of cancer patients. ASTRO advocates before Congress, the White House and other federal agencies to:

    • Ensure patients receive the safest, most effective radiation treatments.
    • Protect patient choice and preserve the integrity of the Medicare program.
    • Stabilize Medicare physician payments and protect access to radiation oncology services.
    • Increase investments in cancer research with sustainable and predictable funding.
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    Key Issues

     

  • Cancer ResearchThe National Institutes of Health (NIH) and its National Cancer Institute (NCI) are a central foundation for national cancer research activities.
    Self-ReferralASTRO is very concerned about new business arrangements that have led to a skewed system of cancer treatment referral decisions driven by profits instead of what is best for the patient.
    Medicare PaymentsCongress must provide payment stability for radiation oncologists and all physicians who treat Medicare patients.
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