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Host a Member of Congress at Your Clinic

Posted: June 24, 2024

Summer is underway and with that comes the August congressional recess when members of Congress will be looking for opportunities in their states and districts to meet with constituents and learn about their issues. This is a great opportunity to invite your elected officials to tour your radiation oncology facility and in turn help build momentum for ASTRO’s legislative priorities.

Updates from 2023 Survivor Circle Grants Awardees

Posted: June 18, 2024

Last year at the 65th Annual Meeting in San Diego, ASTRO awarded a $12,500 Survivor Circle Grant for two California-based organizations, Breast Cancer Angels and Cancer Support Community Los Angeles (CSCLA). ASTRO caught up recently with both organizations to hear how the organizations have further advanced their missions using these grants since last fall.

ROI – The ASTRO Foundation – Celebrates Every Month as National Cancer Research Month

Posted: May 29, 2024

Every day, of every month, people are diagnosed with and treated for cancer.

And while the month of May has been designated as National Cancer Research Month, the Radiation Oncology Institute (ROI) – the ASTRO Foundation – believes that every month should be National Cancer Research Month.

Volunteering Makes ASTRO Stronger

Posted: May 15, 2024

President-elect Sameer Keole, MD, FASTRO, encourages members to think of how one can volunteer for the field. Dr. Keole shares a myriad of concrete ways within ASTRO that we can give our time and effort to share knowledge, inspire change and help improve patient care through education, clinical practice and the advancement of science.

The PROTEUS Consortium: What it is and what it offers to radiation oncology

Posted: April 9, 2024

A consortium focused on patient-reported outcomes (PROTEUS) is pleased to collaborate with Pfizer to offer a grant funding opportunity to investigate the value of patient-reported outcome measures in individual patient care in U.S. oncology clinical practice.

ASTRO Policy Engagement: From Legislation to Regulation

Posted: March 27, 2024

ASTRO Health Policy Council Chair Catheryn Yashar, MD, FASTRO, provides a narrative of the internal process ASTRO undertakes when the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issues Notices of Proposed Rule Making (NPRM) involving regulatory and policy changes impacting radiation oncology.

Your art could be on the cover of the Red Journal

Posted: January 11, 2024

Jennifer Bellon, MD, the Art Editor of the Red Journal, encourages art submissions to the Red Journal and share examples of the diverse works that were recently shared on Red Journal covers.

Final Updates from the 2022 Survivor Circle Grants Awardees based in Texas

Posted: December 12, 2023

A follow-up with the two Texas-based organizations, Breast Cancer Resource Center (BCRC) and Thrivewell Cancer Foundation that were selected as ASTRO’s 2022 Survivor Circle grant winners to learn more about how the grants provided tangible support in the past year.

ROI's 12 Days of gRADitude

Posted: December 1, 2023

From Monday, December 4 through Friday, December 15, ROI is celebrating the: 12 days of gRADitude! Each day, we’ll share an amazing milestone from our ROI-funded researchers. And, we invite you to join us in amplifying radiation therapy’s impact by making a tax-deductible donation.

Navigating the APEx Journey: Insights from the Radiation Oncology Community

Posted: November 14, 2023

Five members of the radiation oncology community from Wisconsin, New Jersey, New York and Texas, share their experiences with APEx accreditation and the pivotal factors that led to their decision to change accrediting bodies, and the challenges and successes encountered. 

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