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ASTRO publishes 'Safety is No Accident: A Framework for Quality Radiation Oncology and Care'
Date:7/18/2012

The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) is proud to announce the publication of Safety is No Accident: A Framework for Quality Radiation Oncology and Care, a comprehensive book detailing minimum recommended guidelines for radiation oncology practices. The 52-page document represents an intensive collaboration among 31 specialists from all of the major societies in the radiation oncology field, representing physicians, medical physicists, radiation therapists, medical dosimetrists, nurses and administrators to ensure safe and effective radiation therapy treatment for patients, led by Writing Chairmen Anthony L. Zietman, MD, FASTRO, Jatinder R. Palta, PhD, and Michael L. Steinberg, MD, FASTRO.

Safety is No Accident: A Framework for Quality Radiation Oncology and Care is designed to set standards for the radiation therapy treatment team on the structure, personnel and technical process needed to ensure a safe environment for the delivery of radiation therapy. The book is available online free as a PDF document at www.astro.org/Clinical-Practice/Patient-Safety/Safety-Book/Safety-Is-No-Accident.aspx and in a printed booklet format for purchase.

Safety is No Accident: A Framework for Quality Radiation Oncology and Care is sponsored by ASTRO and was developed and is endorsed by the American Association of Medical Dosimetrists, the American Association of Physicists in Medicine, the American Board of Radiology, the American Brachytherapy Society, the American College of Radiology, the American College of Radiation Oncology, the American Radium Society, ASTRO, the American Society of Radiologic Technologists, the Association of Freestanding Radiation Oncology Centers, the Society of Chairmen of Academic Radiation Oncology Programs and the Society for Radiation Oncology Administrators.

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Contact: Michelle Kirkwood
michellek@astro.org
703-286-1600
American Society for Radiation Oncology
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