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How Speed Mentoring in Radiation Oncology Fostered A Long-Term Professional and Personal Friendship
December 16, 2020
Posted by: Mel Kauffman

How Speed Mentoring in Radiation Oncology Fostered A Long-Term Professional and Personal Friendship

The SROA Mentor Match program is a fantastic way to engage with peers. The program offers members unique networking and career development tools that help you connect, share experiences and get advice on specific problems. And since the program is virtual, you can connect with anyone, anywhere, anytime!

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Diversity Matters Revisited: Opportunities for Change in Radiation Oncology
December 9, 2020
Posted by: Tammy McCausland

Diversity Matters Revisited: Opportunities for Change in Radiation Oncology

This blog post sources its content from “Diversity Matters Revisited,” an article published in November 2020 in SROA’s quarterly news publication, Radiation Oncology News for Administrators.

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Will AI and Machine Learning Revolutionize Radiation Oncology?
December 2, 2020
Posted by: Mel Kauffman

Will AI and Machine Learning Revolutionize 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.

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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
Posted by: Mel Kauffman

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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