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Special edition of the Red Journal highlights the need for radiation oncology services in LMICs
Date:6/25/2014

article, Nina A. Mayr, MD, FASTRO, et al, examine the responsibilities of radiation oncology societies, including ASTRO, to help address disparities in worldwide access to radiation oncology treatment. The authors highlight ASTRO's International Education Subcommittee (IES) and the efforts of the IES to provide educational outreach and to foster relationships with LMICs so that U.S. radiation oncology residents can serve rotations in LMICs.

Two additional articles look at the global cancer issue from the perspective of U.S. physician trainees. Luqman Dad, MD, et al, present a four-year report on the Association of Residents in Radiation Oncology (ARRO) Global Health Initiative. The initiative helps to create a path for future work in underserved regions for trainees who have a strong interest in global health. This report outlines evidence supporting the continuing need for resources and trainee initiatives in global health. Jeffrey Burkeen, MS, et al, provide commentary from the perspective of a medical student about how countries with high resources can help provide the radiation oncology expertise needed in LMICs. The authors highlight current opportunities and programs in global health and suggest a targeted education and training plan for medical students who are interested in global health and/or working in LMICs and other underserved areas.

"Radiation therapy plays a vitally important role in curing or palliating common cancers, yet its underuse in many developing nations is staggering," said Anthony L. Zietman, MD, FASTRO, editor-in-chief of the Red Journal, a radiation oncologist at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston and associate director of the Harvard Radiation Oncology Residency Program. "These articles make suggestions and give pragmatic examples as to how we might organize the pool of willing human talent to begin to meet these urgent needs. It is our goal that this issue of the Red Journal ignites a discussion about effecti
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Contact: Brittany Ashcroft
press@astro.org
703-839-7336
American Society for Radiation Oncology
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