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1. Day 2: Roundup of SROA's 2022 Annual Meeting

SROA members began Day 2 of SROA’s 2022 Annual Meeting with a general session called, “Centering Diversity in Radiation Oncology: The What, The Why, and The How.” Dr. Parul Berry, Dr. Jerry Jaboin and Dr. Ivy Franco provided historical context about diversity and shared some of the personal challenges they have encountered as radiation oncologists from underrepresented minority groups. They offered numerous concrete suggestions on how radiation oncology departments and centers can diversify their radiation oncologist staff and improve their retention. Some suggestions include: giving less weight to test scores; exploring more deeply the reasons for lower test scores (for example, due to lack of financial resources to take test prep courses); and having standardized questions for all interviewees. The panelists also talked about ways to improve retention such as ensuring that the HR partners have the appropriate expertise for specific circumstances.

Tags: Diversity, Leadership, Nursing, Payer Trends, Technology, Mentoring, radiation oncology
By Tammy McCausland
2. Sponsored Blog - Radformation: Automation-Assisted Workflows Maximize Clinical Efficiency

Managing a radiation oncology department is complex and requires managing many tasks in parallel: overseeing staff, implementing new technologies or treatment options, accreditation, inspections, financial reports, etc. How do radiation oncology administrators keep their departments running smoothly?  

Automation is key. Quickly becoming a clinical staple, automation enables departments to do more in less time, transforming workflows for better quality, safety, and efficiency. Providing staff members with the necessary automation tools is an easy way to ensure top-quality patient care.  

Tags: Technology, Leadership
By Tyler Blackwell, MS, DABR
3. The Use of AI in Dosimetry

This blog post is adapted from “Is AI Reshaping the Medical Dosimetrist’s Role,” which was published in Radiation Oncology News for Administrators, Vol. 32 No. 2.

A 2020 Nature article says, “AI could have particularly transformative applications in radiation oncology given the multifaceted and highly technical nature of this field of medicine with a heavy reliance on digital data processing and computer software. . . . AI has the potential to improve the accuracy, precision, efficiency and overall quality of radiation therapy for patients with cancer.”1 Two medical dosimetrists share how they’re using AI and its implications for their profession and patient care.

Tags: Technology
By Tammy McCausland
4. Tailoring Radiotherapy Using GARD

Content in the blog post is adapted from an article published in Radiation Oncology News for Administrators Vol 31 No 4.

Genomic-adjusted radiation dose (GARD) shows great promise in helping clinicians tailor radiotherapy treatments for patients. SROA first published an article about GARD in 2017. A new study about GARD published in The Lancet Oncology “validates the association between GARD and radiation therapy outcome in a large cohort of patients, across seven different cancer types.” These cancers include cancers of the breast, head and neck, endometrium, melanoma, glioma, pancreas and lung (NSCLC).

Tags: Technology
By Tammy McCausland
5. Billing and Coding Q&A–Part 4

Teri Bedard, Executive Director, Client & Corporate Resources with Revenue Cycle Coding Strategies, discusses new technologies. This content originally appeared in Radiation Oncology News for Administrators, Vol. 31 No. 3.

Tags: Billing and Coding, Technology
By Tammy McCausland
6. A New Cancer Survivorship Clinic | SROA

Given the growing number of survivors––22.1 million survivors of cancer by 2030 according to American Cancer Society estimates––specific services will be needed to deal with long-term side effects and tools to help them maintain their quality of life.

Tags: Technology, cancer awareness
By Tammy McCausland
7. Benefits of AI in Radiation Oncology

In October 2020, the Mayo Clinic and Google Health announced a joint initiative that focuses on applying Artificial Intelligence (AI) to radiation therapy planning and medical imaging.  Experts from the  Mayo Clinic and Google Health will apply AI to medical imaging.

Tags: Technology
By Mel Kauffman
8. 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.

Tags: Technology
By Tammy McCausland
9. Biology guided radiotherapy Q & A

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.

Tags: Technology
By Mel Kauffman
10. 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.

Tags: Technology
By Mel Kauffman

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