Thursday, March 20, 2014

ASTRO and AUA Joint Guideline for Radiation Therapy After Prostatectomy Highlighted at ASTRO Annual Meeting (part 8)


“Many thanks to the dedicated efforts of Drs. Valicenti and Thompson for leading the extraordinary effort to issue this important document from both specialty organizations,” said Michael L. Steinberg, MD, FASTRO, chairman of ASTRO’s Board of Directors. “The Adjuvant and Salvage Radiotherapy After Prostatectomy: ASTRO/AUA Guideline is an essential tool for every practice as they determine the best treatment plan for prostate cancer patients after prostatectomy.”
“We are very pleased that ASTRO and AUA came together to create this important document,” said Dr. Wolf, chairman of the AUA’s Practice Guidelines Committee. “By collaborating and cooperating, we have built on the strengths of both specialties to improve patient care.” 
The Adjuvant and Salvage Radiotherapy After Prostatectomy: ASTRO/AUA Guideline will be presented during the ASTRO Guidelines Highlight session at ASTRO’s 55th Annual Meeting at 3:10 p.m. on Monday, September 23, 2013. Dr. Valicenti will present the guideline, and Dr. Hahn will serve as the discussant. The session will be moderated by Lynn D. Wilson, MD, MPH, FASTRO, ASTRO Annual Meeting Scientific Committee chairman and vice-chairman of the department of therapeutic radiology at Yale School of Medicine in New Haven, Conn., and Benjamin Movsas, MD, FASTRO, ASTRO Annual Meeting Scientific Committee vice-chairman and chairman of the department of radiation oncology at Henry Ford Health System in Detroit.
To speak with Dr. Valicenti or ASTRO leadership, please contact Michelle Kirkwood, September 22-25, 2013, in the ASTRO Press Office at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta at 404-222-5303 or 404-222-5304, or email michellek@astro.org. The complete text of the guideline is available with open access in the Red Journal.
ASTRO’s 55th Annual Meeting, held in Atlanta, September 22-25, 2013, is the premier scientific meeting in radiation oncology and brings together more than 11,000 attendees including oncologists from all disciplines, medical physicists, dosimetrists, radiation therapists, radiation oncology nurses and nurse practitioners, biologists, physician assistants, practice administrators, industry representatives and other health care professionals from around the world. The theme of the 2013 meeting is “Patients: Hope • Guide • Heal” and will focus on patient-centered care and the importance of the physician’s role in improving patient-reported outcomes and the quality and safety of patient care. The four-day scientific meeting includes presentation of four plenary papers, 363 oral presentations, 1,460 posters and 144 digital posters in 70 educational sessions and scientific panels for 19 disease sites/tracks. Keynote and featured speakers include: William B. Munier, director of the Center for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety at the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; Darrell G. Kirch, MD, president and CEO of the Association of American Medical Colleges; James Cosgrove, PhD, director of the U.S. Government Accountability Office; Otis W. Brawley, MD, chief medical officer of the American Cancer Society; and Peter Friedl, MD, PhD, of St. Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre at the University of Nijmegen and MD Anderson Cancer Center.

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