Thursday, March 20, 2014

ASTRO and AUA Joint Guideline for Radiation Therapy After Prostatectomy Highlighted at ASTRO Annual Meeting (part 7)


In addition to Drs. Valicenti and Thompson, authors of theAdjuvant and Salvage Radiotherapy After Prostatectomy: ASTRO/AUA Guideline include Peter C. Albertsen, MD, MS, of the University of Connecticut Health Center; Brian J. Davis, MD, PhD, of the Mayo Clinic; S. Larry Goldenberg, MD, of the Vancouver Prostate Centre at the University of British Columbia; J. Stuart Wolf Jr., MD, of the University of Michigan; Oliver Sartor, MD, of the Tulane University School of Medicine; Eric A. Klein, MD, of the Cleveland Clinic; Carol A. Hahn, MD, of Duke University Medical Center; Jeff M. Michalski, MD, MBA, FASTRO, of the Siteman Cancer Center at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis; Mack Roach, III, MD, of the Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of California, San Francisco; and Martha Faraday, PhD, of Four Oaks Inc.
“This guideline explicitly includes a multitude of significant clinical trial results from more than 20 years of thorough research,” said Dr. Valicenti. “There is a critical need for evidence-based standards, recommendations and options to maximize our ultimate goal of increased patient survival and quality of life. This guideline is a compendium of the vast wealth of research available and provides a thorough treatment template for us to consider for prostate cancer patients after a radical prostatectomy.”
“The work of the AUA and ASTRO staff, as well as our exceptional guideline panelists, was outstanding,” said Dr. Thompson. “This guideline provides a very practical approach for the clinician to help guide in patient decision-making that will result in the very best patient outcomes.”
The Adjuvant and Salvage Radiotherapy After Prostatectomy: ASTRO/AUA Guideline is jointly copyrighted by ASTRO and the AUA. It will serve as a new, living manifesto of both specialties’ dedication to optimal patient care and outcomes and will be updated regularly.

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