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ASTRO chairman to testify at CARE Act hearing
Date:6/8/2012

American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) Chairman Leonard Gunderson, MD, MS, FASTRO, will testify before the House Committee on Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health today on provisions of the Consistency, Accuracy, Responsibility, and Excellence in Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy Act of 2011 (CARE Act) related to training and credentialing for medical imaging and radiation therapy technologists.

ASTRO strongly supports immediate passage of the CARE Act, which sets needed education and certification standards for radiation therapists, medical physicists and medical dosimetristscritical members of the team that delivers radiation therapy to cancer patients. Setting these minimum standards will help to ensure patients are treated accurately and safely and lead to fewer complications.

Today's hearing, "Examining the Appropriateness of Standards for Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy Technologists," will examine the current state of training, identify any areas of deficiency and suggest ways of ensuring personnel have the appropriate background in the technical components of delivering treatments.

ASTRO has a long history of advocating to Congress on the need for improved safety in radiation therapy and creating minimum education and credentialing standards for treatment team members. This is also a core component of Target Safely, ASTRO's patient protection initiative, which was established in 2009 to ensure patients are receiving the safest treatments for their cancer.

Dr. Gunderson's testimony will inform Congress and the public that radiation therapy has been used for over 100 years as a safe and effective treatment for cancer with minimal side effects and that ASTRO is a leader in ensuring this continues. The testimony will outline several safety and patient quality initiatives the Society is working on to improve the quality of patient treatment and care, including:

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Contact: Nicole Napoli
nicolen@astro.org
703-839-7336
American Society for Radiation Oncology
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