IROC Rhode Island (QARC) Publications

Title

The structure for a radiation oncology protocol. The Committee of Radiation Oncology Group Chairmen

UMMS Affiliation

Quality Assurance Review Center; Department of Radiation Oncology

Publication Date

1992-01-01

Document Type

Article

Disciplines

Health Services Administration | Neoplasms | Oncology | Radiology

Abstract

Multi-institutional Cooperative Group clinical trials involving radiotherapy require unambiguous therapeutic guidelines, so that patients entered from each of the participating institutions will receive essentially uniform treatment. The technical guidelines for a Radiation Oncology Protocol presented in this report represents a consensus of the Radiotherapy Committees in the major NCI funded Cooperative Groups and is derived from over a decade of experience. Although they have been written for external beam therapy, they are applicable to brachytherapy with appropriate technical considerations. It is anticipated that further evolution will occur with the introduction of new technologies such as 3-D treatment planning and delivery, multi-leaf collimation and small field irradiation.

Source

Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 1992;23(5):1079-82.

Journal/Book/Conference Title

International journal of radiation oncology, biology, physics

Related Resources

Link to Article in PubMed

PubMed ID

1639642

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