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Now Accepting Nominations!

We are pleased to announce that SPRO is now accepting nominations for the annual Lifetime Service Award and the Rising Star Award. For more information, click here.

By |March 24th, 2019|Categories: |0 Comments

Report from the 5th Annual Meeting

On October 25th, 2018, in association with the American Society for Radiation Oncology's 60th Annual Meeting in San Antonio, Texas, SPRO held its 5th Annual Meeting. The event was a great success, with 45 members in attendance. Two inaugural awards were announced: the Lifetime Service Award and the Rising Star Award. A report of the Annual Meeting can be found at: http://apm.amegroups.com/article/view/23985/22767

By |March 19th, 2019|Categories: |0 Comments

AAHPM Forms a Palliative Radiation Oncology Community

The American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM) recently formed a Palliative Radiation Oncology Community. The group aims to encourage engagement of HPM professionals in promoting palliative radiotherapy and to increase collaboration between palliative care physicians and radiation oncologists. The group will hold its inaugural meeting at AAHPM's 2019 Annual Assembly in Orlando, Florida. Follow on Twitter @Pall_Rad_Onc    

By |March 13th, 2019|Categories: |0 Comments

ASTRO membership survey on palliative and supportive care

Just published in PRO!  Members of SPRO and ASTRO have completed a national membership survey of radiation oncologists on Palliative and Supportive Care in the United States. Attitudes of Radiation Oncologists Toward Palliative and Supportive Care in the United States: Report on National Membership Survey by the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) Randy L. Wei, MD, PhD, Malcolm D. Mattes, MD, James Yu, MD, Adrienne Thrasher, Hui-kuo Shu, MD, Harald Paganetti, PhD,Jennifer De Los Santos, MD, Bridget Koontz, MD, Christopher Abraham, MD, Tracy Balboni, M Background/Purpose Radiation oncologists are frequently involved in providing palliative and supportive care (PSC) for patients with advanced cancers through delivery of palliative radiation. Whether they are confident in their ability to assess and initiate treatments for pain, non-pain, and psychosocial distress is unknown. The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) surveyed its practicing members in the United States on self-assessment of their primary PSC skills, and access [...]

By |September 9th, 2016|Categories: |0 Comments

Single versus multiple session stereotactic body radiotherapy for spinal metastasis: the risk-benefit ratio.

Single versus multiple session stereotactic body radiotherapy for spinal metastasis: the risk-benefit ratio. Redmond KJ, Sahgal A, Foote M, Knisely J, Gerszten PC, Chao ST, Suh JH, Sloan AE, Chang EL, Machtay M, Lo SS. Future Oncol. 2015;11(17):2405-15. doi: 10.2217/fon.15.160. Epub 2015 Sep 15. PMID: 26369361

By |February 8th, 2016|Categories: |0 Comments

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