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Radiation oncology society adopts new moniker

Radiation oncology society adopts new moniker

The American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology (ASTRO) has changed its name to the American Society for Radiation Oncology, but will continue to use the “T’ in its logo as part of its tagline “Targeting Cancer Care.”

“Over the past few decades the term ‘therapeutic radiology’ has become outdated and confusing as radiation oncology has evolved into a specialty very separate from its origins in diagnostic radiology,” said Laura I. Thevenot, the society’s CEO.

“ASTRO’s new name will better correlate with the term that our members are using in their own practices to communicate with patients and better reflect who we are as a specialty,” she said. This is the fourth time the society has changed its name since it was established as the American Club of Therapeutic Radiologists in 1958.

 
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