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Severe Radiation Oncologist Shortage Forecast
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Demand for radiation oncologists in the U.S will outpace the supply 10-fold in the next decade a report published in this week’s edition of the The Journal of Clinical Oncology says. The number of full-time equivalent radiation oncologists entering the workforce is expected to increase by just 2% in the next 10 years but the numbers of patients diagnosed with cancers that require radiation therapy will increase by 22%, according to the report by Benjamin Smith MD, and colleagues in the Department of Radiation Oncology at MD Anderson in Houston.