AACI kicked off 2019 by welcoming a new sustaining member. The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) is the premier radiation oncology society in the world, with more than 10,000 members. ASTRO’s membership is comprised of physicians, nurses, biologists, physicists, radiation therapists, and other health care professionals who specialize in treating patients with radiation therapies—a critical tool in the fight against cancer. Collectively, these professionals treat more than one million cancer patients each year. As the leading organization in radiation oncology, ASTRO is dedicated to improving patient care through professional education and training, support for clinical practice and health policy standards, advancement of science, and research and advocacy.
ASTRO’s mission is to advance the field of radiation oncology by elevating its profile, increasing the impact of research and innovation, and improving the quality of radiation treatment. The society is dedicated to developing strong health policies through advocacy activities and provides members with the continuing medical education, health policy analysis, patient information resources, and advocacy tools that they need to succeed in an evolving health care delivery system.
ASTRO also supports research through grants and training programs. Applications are being accepted for four radiation-specific seed grants and early-career development awards through February 15.