advo_intropicGet  ready to vote!
Voting is the best way to make sure the voice of the radiation oncology community is heard in our country. Make sure that you know the voting procedures and deadlines for your state by checking out our new voting guides. Each state’s guide includes all the important dates and links so you can make sure you are registered and ready to vote this election season.

Learn 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.

Key Issues

Cancer Research The National Institutes of Health (NIH) and its National Cancer Institute (NCI) are a central foundation for national cancer research activities.
Access to Care As Congress contemplates its “repeal and replace” strategy, ASTRO urges members and the Administration to be mindful of the unique needs of cancer patients.
Medicare Payments Congress must provide payment stability for radiation oncologists and all physicians who treat Medicare patients.
Source Security A culture of safety and quality is woven into the fabric of radiation oncology, with checks and balances at every level to ensure that the safest and most effective care is delivered to patients.
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