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COVID-19 and Radiation Oncology
Thomas Eichler, MD, FASTRO discusses the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on radiation oncology clinics, providers, and patients. This podcast includes answers to some of the most frequently asked questions by ASTRO members regarding how to manage patient care, staffing concerns, and more. This information was compiled by a workgroup comprised of volunteers from academic and community cancer centers. The FAQs are available on the ASTRO website’s Daily Practice page with supporting evidence and sources linked. The ASTRO journals are also publishing papers related to COVID-19 and radiation oncology which are available as part of ASTRO’s COVID-19 resources. Please note this information is intended as guidance only and is not medical or legal advice and is not intended to be used for diagnosis or treatment of individual conditions.
Duration 29.29 min/14.4 mb
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Machine Learning and Dose Patterns that Influence Xerostomia
Todd McNutt, Ph. D, author of an article recently published in Advances, shares the process and results of using machine learning methods to identify dose patterns that predict for xerostomia in head and neck cancer patients. Dr. McNutt identifies the advantages and challenges inherent in utilizing this newer method rather than more traditional predictors. Advances associate senior editor, Matthew Studenski, Ph. D provides perspective on the growing use of machine learning and AI in medical research. Music by D. Tegbaru, used with permission.
Duration 13.40 min/12.9 mb
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Achieving Gender Equity in the Radiation Oncology Physician Workforce
A new article published in Advances in Radiation Oncology, an open access journal of the American Society for Radiation Oncology, shows radiation oncology ranks near the bottom in female representation relative to other specialties. In this podcast authors: Malika Siker MD, Curtiland Deville Jr. MD, Emma B. Holliday MD, and Nancy J. Tarbell MD, share their insights about ASTRO's Committee on Health Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (CHEDI), trends in gender representation, barriers to training, and leadership lessons and imperatives. The authors were also joined by Isabel L. Jackson PhD, Senior Editor of Advances in Radiation Oncology, to provide her perspective on Advances’ efforts to reduce disparities with regards to diversity and gender equity. Music courtesy of Jean-Marc Yee, used with permission.
Duration 19:45 min/13.8 mb
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Disparities in Radiation Therapy Access
Dr. Shearwood McClelland III presents highlights from the first in a series of articles focused on radiation therapy access in the United States. Dr. McClelland is joined by Advances Editor-in-Chief Robert Miller, who discusses how disparities in access affect radiation oncology as a practice.
Duration 5:30 min/4.32 mb
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3D Printing Tools for Breast IORT
Joshua Walker and David Elliott discuss their recently published article. They talk about the implications of open source printing and designs could have on radiation oncology.
Duration 6:22 min/5.83 mb
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