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.