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Lung Cancer Awareness Month
November 25, 2020
Posted by: Tammy McCausland

Lung Cancer Awareness Month

It’s been said that cancer impacts us all, either directly or indirectly through someone we know. Until earlier this year, I mainly knew of cancer indirectly. My uncle was diagnosed with Stage 4 lung cancer just as the pandemic hit.

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Biology guided radiotherapy with Sam Mazin of RefleXion Medical
November 18, 2020

Biology guided radiotherapy with Sam Mazin of RefleXion Medical

Sam Mazin is the founder and CTO of RefleXion Medical. Mazin joined SROA Soundboard--a podcast for SROA to discuss biology guided radiotherapy (BgRT) technology for radiation oncology. Catch up on the key highlights from Mazin's podcast.

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National Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month
November 11, 2020
Posted by: Mel Kauffman

National Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month

November is Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month.  In 2020, more than 57,000 Americans will be diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. Although this is considered a rare cancer, it is the third leading cause of cancer-related deaths.

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SROA 2020 Highlights: How You Can Advance Equity, Diversity and Inclusive Excellence in Radiation Oncology (Part 1)
November 4, 2020
Posted by: Tammy McCausland

SROA 2020 Highlights: How You Can Advance Equity, Diversity and Inclusive Excellence in Radiation Oncology (Part 1)

Dr. Malika Siker, a radiation oncologist with the Medical College of Wisconsin, spoke about ways to advance equity, diversity and inclusiveness in radiation oncology. She concluded her talk by discussing what steps individuals can take to effect change.

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#SROA2020 Highlights: Driving a Culture of Innovation
November 3, 2020
Posted by: Tammy McCausland

#SROA2020 Highlights: Driving a Culture of Innovation

On Friday, October 30, Mark Coticchia, vice president for Innovation at Baptist Health South Florida, presented on driving a culture of innovation. He described innovation as the intentional process of developing a new product or service to address a need held by many. It’s a structured form of problem solving that is need-based and multidisciplinary.

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#SROA2020 Highlights: Managing Projects in Radiation Oncology
November 2, 2020
Posted by: Tammy McCausland

#SROA2020 Highlights: Managing Projects in Radiation Oncology

On Thursday, October 29, Donna Royster, radiation oncology administrator with Atrium Health, presented practical tips on how to incorporate project management (PM) principles in radiation oncology. She also discussed why health care needs a more formal approach to project management.

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#SROA2020 Highlights Cancer Research Insights: The Last Decade
October 30, 2020
Posted by: Tammy McCausland

#SROA2020 Highlights Cancer Research Insights: The Last Decade

On Wednesday, October 28, Dr. Kim Clarke, program manager, Extramural Discovery Sciences with the American Cancer Society (ACS), presented on cancer research insights from the last decade. Her presentation covered precision medicine, immunotherapy, cancer metabolism, metastasis and palliative care.

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#SROA2020 Highlights: Radiation Therapist Burnout
October 29, 2020
Posted by: Tammy McCausland

#SROA2020 Highlights: Radiation Therapist Burnout

On Tuesday, October 27, Cassandra Worley, radiation therapy supervisor at The Radiation Therapy Center of Morris Hospital, gave a workshop on the potential hazards of burnout amongst radiation therapists.

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#SROA2020 Highlights: Improving the Patient Experience
October 28, 2020
Posted by: Tammy McCausland

#SROA2020 Highlights: Improving the Patient Experience

SROA President Brenda Marie Palo welcomed participants to the society’s 37th annual and first Virtual Annual Meeting on Monday, October 26. She introduced John Cashion, this year’s keynote speaker.

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2021 Proposed Rules and RO Model: Q&A with James Hugh, MHA
October 23, 2020
Posted by: Tammy McCausland

2021 Proposed Rules and RO Model: Q&A with James Hugh, MHA

In this Q&A, James Hugh, MHA senior vice president of American Medical Accounting and Consulting, Inc., (AMAC) shared his thoughts on the 2020 CMS Final Rules.

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