American Society for Radiation Oncology

The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) is proud to be a partner in the Choosing Wisely® campaign. As the leading organization in radiation oncology with more than 10,000 members who specialize in treating patients with radiation therapies, our highest priority continues to be to provide our members with tools and professional guidance to ensure patients receive the safest, most effective treatments. ASTRO has been developing and refining our quality improvement and safety programs for a number of years, and they have had a significant and positive impact on the value of cancer patient care. One of the five goals in our strategic plan is to shape the framework for the delivery of safe, high-quality, high-value health care to all patients by the radiation oncology team. In 2010, ASTRO launched Target Safely, a six-point patient protection plan to improve safety and quality and to reduce the chances of medical errors during radiation treatments. By committing to Choosing Wisely, ASTRO reinforces our dedication to improving patient care through education, clinical practice and the advancement of science and advocacy.