SPRO Annual Meeting 2015 at ASTRO in San Antonio

By | January 25th, 2016|Uncategorized|

On October 18, the Society for Palliative Radiation Oncology (SPRO) held its annual meeting in San Antonio, TX, in conjunction with the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) annual meeting. Dr. Stephen Lutz welcomed everyone to the meeting and reviewed the initiatives that have been undertaken since SPRO was formally introduced one year before. He then introduced speakers in three categories: Research, Education, and Advocacy. For clinical research, Dr. Chad Tang from MD Anderson presented the Prognostic Index for Spine Metastases (PRISM), a measure that aims to categorize patients with excellent or poor prognosis following stereotactic spine radiosurgery and to help identify the rationale for single or multiple fraction regimens. The PRISM score categorizes gender, Karnofsky Performance Score, prior surgery, previous radiotherapy [...]