ASTRO Panel Chairman Tim R.

In virtually any area of medicine, and radiation oncology is usually no exception, even one error is way too many. We’ve been a leader in efforts to improve the tradition of radiation safety within our specialty. Any errors, no matter how small, should be reported, understood and used as an instrument to further decrease the prospect of future errors. ASTRO is certainly committed to at the forefront to helping doctors and treatment groups do just that, Dr. Williams said. Many of the 11 million tumor survivors alive today have benefited from radiation therapy. While all forms of cancer treatment involve some inherent risks, when correctly used radiation has been, and will continue to be, an essential part of tumor therapy.The NIH data contains comprehensive DNA analyses assembled by a technique known as shotgun sequencing. The DNA decoding technique helped evaluate vast levels of genetic material among 748 tissue swabs of study participants' main organs, including epidermis, vagina, mouth, and gut. Cells samples were collected from healthful study volunteers originally, ages 18 to 80, participating in the NIH project. In shotgun sequencing, the genetic code of long strands of DNA is certainly deciphered in a random firing design, very much like pixels in an image, until a full picture becomes apparent.