Meet Danna Fullen, Radiation Therapist, EMPOWER Award Recipient
On an average day, healthcare professionals often do more than expected, work longer than required, and care more than most. These past two years have been extraordinary in that the demands made on...
FLASH Radiotherapy, Could it be a Game Changer in Cancer Treatment?
Genome mapping, pacemakers monitored via Bluetooth, and epilepsy drugs printed by 3D printers are some recent medical advancements that you may or may not have heard of. They all seem like something...
Overcoming Dose Perturbation from Skin Markers in 3D Treatment Planning
In the early days of radiation therapy, two-dimensional X-ray images and manual mathematic calculations were utilized to create treatment plans. In the 1970’s, the advent of computerized systems...
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, visits...
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...
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