The Association of Freestanding Radiation Oncology Centers (AFROC) represents the interests of the individual and group practices responsible for delivering cancer care in non-hospital settings throughout the country.  These physicians, physicists, professional support personnel, and administrators are the key to a system that allows most cancer patients to be treated with advanced techniques within a reasonable distance from their homes. Now, more than ever, the role of non-hospital cancer centers is being threatened by policy makers in their efforts to re-make the health care system.  Help AFROC continue to monitor and intervene to maximize our standing before irreversible changes occur.