radiation oncologist

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ra·di·o·ther·a·pist

(rā'dē-ō-ther'ă-pist),
One who practices radiotherapy or is versed in radiotherapeutics.

radiation oncologist

a physician with special training in the use of ionizing radiation in the treatment of cancers.

radiation oncologist

Radiation therapist A radiologist specialized in using radioactive substances and x-rays to treat tumors and CA; an oncologist who uses various formats of radiation to manage CA Salary ± $200K. See Oncologist.
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More than 100 radiation oncologists from across the United States are on Capitol Hill urging Congress to grow its investment in cancer research and to protect patients' access to high quality cancer care, the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) said.
The ACR is a national nonprofit association serving more than 34,000 radiologists, radiation oncologists, interventional radiologists, nuclear medicine physicians and medical physicists with programs focusing on the practice of radiology and the delivery of comprehensive health care services.
Lutz, a radiation oncologist, and coeditors Chow and Hoskin offer a 28-chapter guide to radiation oncology in palliative cancer care, for radiation oncologists in training and practice, hospice and palliative medicine physicians, nurses, medical oncologists, and geriatricians.
The CDH Proton Center, A ProCure Center has installed pencil beam scanning, which delivers a more precise dose of proton therapy to further minimize exposure of healthy tissue to radiation and allow radiation oncologists to better treat more complex tumors.
Most radiation oncologists (83%) and medical oncologists (84%) reported that they always or often discussed future fertility with their reproductive age patients.
Finally, the data indicate that only 25/230 patients seen postoperatively by radiation oncologists actually received adjuvant therapy.
A previous study of Canadian pathologist supply relative to population and numbers of clinical physicians and radiation oncologists has raised concerns.
CARTI said it would continue its current partnership with ROAPA, which includes seven radiation oncologists.
The study included 42,309 men who were seen only by urologists, 37,540 seen by urologists and radiation oncologists, 2,329 seen by urologists and medical oncologists, and 2,910 seen by all three specialists.
3) The efforts of these groups are motivated by a complex set of economic and professional factors, including a shortage of radiation therapists, radiation oncologists and medical physicists and long waiting lists for radiation therapy treatments.
This suggests that patients aren't simply being lost to follow-up when they've had radiation therapy, but rather that radiation oncologists are likely to see their patients at least once.
Jang said he did not recommend that urologists send all prostate cancer patients to consult with both radiation oncologists and medical oncologists.

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