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November 29, 2012

National Registry for radiation oncology pilot program seeks to advance quality of care, collection of patient-centered outcomes
The National Radiation Oncology Registry (NROR) pilot program will serve as the basis for the creation of a nationwide electronic registry ro capture reliable, population-based information on radiation treatment delivery and health outcomes and will be suppoted by an innovative information technology (IT) infrastructure that will maximize efficiency through the automated collection and electronic transfer of data, according to research presented at the American Society for Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Quality Care Symposium.

May 22, 2012

New eContouring webinar series bears del Regato name
The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) launched a new eContouring webinar series with funding provided by the Radiation Oncology Institute (ROI). The del Regato Residents eCountouring Lab Webinars supported by the ROI provides resident attendees complimentary opportunities to learn the finer poinnts of contouring with expert faculty and state-of-the-art software. Attendees have a chance to contour structures before, during and after the webinar to measure their skills in relation to the expert, their peers and their previous contours.

April 19, 2012

ROI hosts groundbreaking forum to advance comparative effectiveness research registry
The Radiation Oncology Institute (ROI) hosted a National Radiation Oncology Registry (NROR) stakeholder forum today in Arlington, Va., bringing together physicians, patient advocacy leaders, cancer survivors, health care society leaders, industry leaders, government agency principles and private payers to discuss the future of radiation oncology.

May 13, 2010

ROI hires first Director
The Radiation Oncology Institute (ROI) has hired Tracy Casteuble as its inaugural director, a position to which she brings 15 years of research and analysis experience.

March 4, 2010

Radiation Oncology Institute seeks proposals on conducting research needs assessment
The Radiation Oncology Institute (ROI) has issued a request for proposals to conduct a national research needs assessment for radiation oncology. The results obtained through this national assessment will be the main tool ROI will use to set the national research needs agenda and frame its research priorities. These priorities will then be used by ROI to determine its research projects.

January 26, 2010

Radiation Oncology Institute (ROI) campaign raises $8.6 million
The Radiation Oncology Institute has so far raised $8.6 million towards its initial campaign goal of $10 million. This includes a recent pledge of $50,000 from Radiation Business Solutions (RBS) and RBS President Dan Moore, a full-service financial company exclusive to the field of radiation oncology that provides site audits, credentialing, payer contract negotiation, HL7 compatibility, software and billing services to radiation oncology practices nationwide.

August 12, 2009

ROI names inaugural Board of Trustees
The Radiation Oncology Institute (ROI) has named its first Board of Trustees. The ROI Board is made up of 11 members, including the Immediate Past Chair and President-elect of the Board of Directors for the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO), six radiation oncologists at large and three public trustee seats. The ASTRO CEO will serve as an ex-officio nonvoting member.

March 17, 2009

Radiation Oncology Institute (ROI) campaign raises $7 million
The newly formed Radiation Oncology Institute (ROI) has so far raised $7 million as part of its initial campaign goal and is on target to achieve its $10 million campaign goal. This includes a recent pledge of $1 million from Elekta, a provider of advanced clinical solutions for high precision radiation therapy treatments for cancer and other diseases.

September 10, 2008

Radiation Oncology Institute campaign raises $3 million
The newly formed Radiation Oncology Institute has so far raised $3 million as part of its initial campaign goal and is on target to achieve its $10 million initial campaign goal.

August 25, 2008

Radiation Oncology Institute launched, receives $5 grant
To prepare the specialty of radiation oncology for the future, the American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology has donated $5 million to formally launch the Radiation Oncology Institute. Also called by its acronym, ROI, the mission of this new organization is to enhance and promote the critical role of the radiation oncologist in the world cancer community by supporting research and education on the life-saving and quality-of-life benefits of radiation therapy.