The Radiosurgery Society® Announces the Newest Members of its RSS Sponsorship Alliance

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Hermitage Medical Clinic, MD Anderson and NYU Langone Hospitals. Join Academic/Medical Sponsors Supporting the Science & Clinical Practice of Radiosurgery.

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By bringing together individuals, institutions, organizations and the systems’ developers, we’re able to create an intellectually, scientifically and technologically rich environment for collaboration.

The Radiosurgery Society (RSS), a non-profit medical society dedicated to advancing the science and clinical practice of radiosurgery, today announced that NYU Langone Hospitals and The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center have joined the organization’s growing membership in its RSS Sponsorship Alliance, along with the Hermitage Medical Clinic in Dublin, Ireland, marking the first international medical center to join the alliance.

As the professional organization for industry standards, scientific methods and clinical advancements in stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) and stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT), the RSS welcomes sponsoring organizations as partners. The RSS Sponsorship Alliance champions the evolution of science and research clinical practices, patient safety and efficacy, technological innovations and global adoption of SRS/SBRT techniques. Sponsors join the ranks of highly respected institutions, organizations, societies and corporations to support successful advancements in the field.

“By bringing together individuals, institutions, organizations and the systems’ developers, we’re able to create an intellectually, scientifically and technologically rich environment for collaboration. We firmly believe active collaboration is critical to advance the treatment techniques, patient care, safety standards, and the exchange of innovative ideas and experience,” said Kristine Gagliardi, RSS Founding Partner and Head of Strategic Development and Business Relations.

Through the RSS Sponsorship Alliance these members receive opportunities for collaboration and research through participation in the RSSearch® Patient Registry and Clinical Research Committee, along with access to educational resources and online communities. The RSS offers opportunities for Continuing Education for their institution, such as live and recorded webinars, clinical/advisory committees, RSS Residents Program and mentoring opportunities.

“Perlmutter Cancer Center at NYU Langone Health was an early adopter of SBRT, recognizing the important role it could play in improving patient care and helping to pave the way for its broader adoption. We are proud to become a member of the RSS Sponsorship Alliance and look forward to additional opportunities to collaborate, share knowledge and information, and advance the science and practice of SRS and SBRT,” said Alec Kimmelman, MD, PhD., Anita and Joseph Steckler Professor and Chair Department of Radiation Oncology, Perlmutter Cancer Center and Jonathan A. Haas, M.D., Chairman, Perlmutter Cancer Center Radiation Oncology at NYU Winthrop Hospital and Associate Professor of Radiation Oncology at NYU Long Island School of Medicine.

“For nearly 80 years, MD Anderson has worked to eliminate cancer by pioneering medical advances and remaining at the forefront of innovative therapies, so we are pleased to join the RSS Sponsorship Alliance to continue supporting the advancement of SRS and SBRT as critical elements of cutting-edge cancer care,” said Albert Koong, M.D., Division Head and Department Chair, Radiation Oncology at MD Anderson.

“On behalf of Hermitage Medical Clinic, we are very excited to become the first internationally based Medical Center Sponsor of the RSS. This partnership allows us access into a wide body of international experts in the field of SRS where potentially difficult cases can be discussed prior to treatment. We are keen to contribute to the RSSearch® Patient Registry and collaborate with others to facilitate research papers specific to SRS. The RSS partnership provides us the best possible access to experts in the field of SRS/SBRT,” said Daniel Rawluk, M.D.

Current Academic/Medical Center sponsors include Geisinger, Henry Ford Health System, Hematology-Oncology Associates of CNY, Montefiore Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Stanford Health Care, UAB Medicine, UPMC Hillman Cancer Center and UW Medicine.

As a member of the RSS Sponsorship Alliance, corporations and device manufacturers in addition to receiving world-wide exposure, gain access to a plethora of educational opportunities including SRS/SBRT focused white papers, clinical research program meeting participation, online continuing education programs, and technology/company specific webinars hosted by the RSS.

The RSS Sponsorship Alliance features three types of sponsors – Academic/Medical Center, Corporate/Manufacturer and Network Affiliates – with benefits tailored to each. Current corporate and network sponsors include Accuray, Elekta, Masep, Varian, ViewRay and Zap Surgical Systems. PetCure Oncology is the RSS’s inaugural Network Affiliate sponsor.

More information on the RSS Sponsorship Alliance and its associated benefits can be found at https://therss.org/workwithus. Organizations interested in joining the RSS as a Sponsorship Alliance member should contact sponsorship@therss.org.

About The Radiosurgery Society®
The Radiosurgery Society (RSS) – a non-profit, independent, multi-disciplinary organization of surgeons, radiation oncologists, physicists, and allied professionals, who are dedicated to advancing the science and clinical practice of radiosurgery. Originally formed in 2002 and becoming (501c6) in 2008, the Radiosurgery Society today (http://www.therss.org) represents approximately 600 members who perform stereotactic body radiotherapy and radiosurgery in hospitals and freestanding centers throughout the world.

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