Radiation Oncology Leaders Sound Alarm on New CMS Payment Model
When the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) began exploring the concept of an episode-based payment methodology for radiation oncology services in 2014, oncology providers immediately...
Is Targeted Intraoperative Radiotherapy Treatment the Future for Treating Breast Cancer?
As someone whose father has gone through conventional external beam radiotherapy (EBRT), I can tell you that the physical and emotional toll it takes on patients and their caregivers is no easy...
A Tsunami of Cancer: Fallout from Pandemic-Delayed Screening and Treatment
When the World Health Organization (WHO) declared COVID-19 a pandemic in March of 2020, the world quickly became more concerned about protecting their health. However, despite these concerns,...
Treating the Mind and Soul in Cancer Care
Cancer treatments vary by patient based on the type of cancer they have as well as how advanced it is. Medical treatments aimed to kill cancer cells or remove the cancer include chemotherapy,...
Meet Christopher Moore, Dosimetrist, EMPOWER Award Recipient
Drive down any street in America and you are bound to find a house or business honoring healthcare workers by displaying hearts in their windows or yards. These hearts have been there for months,...
Medical Distancing -The Collateral Damage of the COVID19 Pandemic
The problem with pandemics is that other diseases don't take a back seat to it or go away. Sadly this fact is coming to light as the medical community estimates that anywhere from one-third to...
The Unavoidable Stress of Prostate Cancer Treatment
Stress and anxiety are unavoidable for cancer patients. From diagnosis to treatment to survivorship, patients may experience varying levels of stress. In fact, studies show that up to 49% of...
Medical Dosimetrists,The Heart of Cancer Treatment Planning
On the surface, the role of the medical dosimetrist sounds a little intimidating, a Spock-like personality focused purely on numbers and science. After all - these are the people whose...
How Oncology Centers are Managing Treatment in the Age of COVID-19
“Everything takes much longer, nothing is simple.”
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