2023 ASTRO Educational Session – Accepting Submissions

By |December 5th, 2022|Categories: |

ASTRO is accepting educational session proposal submissions for next year's meeting through Monday 1/9/2023. For those who plan to submit, keep in mind that ASTRO's theme for 2023 is "Pay It Forward - Partnering with [...]

ASTRO Annual Meeting 2022 – Featured Palliative Care Sessions

By |October 14th, 2022|Categories: , |

The ASTRO annual meeting is just a few short weeks away. In addition to the SPRO 9th Annual Meeting on Sunday evening, we would like to highlight the palliative care sessions that will occur during [...]

SAVE THE DATE: SPRO’s 9th Annual Meeting

By |September 8th, 2022|Categories: |

Join us in San Antonio for SPRO's 9th Annual Meeting! Date: Sunday, October 23rd Time: 6-9 PM Central Location: Iron Cactus, 200 River Walk, Suite 100 Cost: $75 Please purchase tickets at: Advance purchase is required. [...]

30-Day Mortality after Palliative Radiotherapy

By |May 10th, 2022|Categories: |

Palliative radiotherapy (PRT) is a well-established treatment option for the palliation of symptoms related to advanced cancer. Common indications for PRT include pain and fracture prophylaxis from bone metastases, hemostasis, and neurological symptoms from spinal [...]

ASTRO Annual Meeting – Featured Palliative Care Sessions

By |September 17th, 2021|Categories: |

The ASTRO annual meeting is approaching, and we would like to highlight the palliative care sessions that will be featured. These include 2 educational sessions, 2 scientific sessions, and a science highlights. Congratulations to our [...]

Now accepting nominations!

By |September 13th, 2021|Categories: |

SPRO is pleased to offer two awards for individuals who have made notable contributions to the field of palliative radiation oncology through clinical care, patient advocacy, education, or research. Lifetime Service Award This award recognizes [...]

FORT Update – Palliative Radiation Perspective

By |September 8th, 2021|Categories: , |

Patients with lymphoma have historically been excluded from palliative radiation oncology trials given that these tumors are more radioresponsive than other solid tumors. Though radiation dose/fractionation schemes used to palliate lymphoma are often extrapolated from [...]

Congratulations to Dr. Tracy Balboni!

By |August 9th, 2021|Categories: , |

ASCO honors Dr. Tracy Balboni with the 2021 Walther Cancer Foundation Palliative and Supportive Care in Oncology Endowed Award. Dr. Tracy Balboni, MD, MPH, FAAHPM, was honored with the 2021 Walter Cancer Foundation Palliative and [...]

Resident Member Executive Committee

By |April 19th, 2021|Categories: |

The SPRO executive committee would like to welcome our newest member, Dr. Jordan Hill, who joins as our resident member. We were thrilled by the number of applications for this spot. Thank you to all [...]

Upcoming CPROG Virtual Event

By |November 11th, 2020|Categories: |

SAVE THE DATE! The Canadian Palliative Radiation Oncology Group (CPROG), led by Dr. Kristopher Dennis and now formally under the umbrella of the new Supportive Care Committee of the Canadian Association of Radiation Oncology (CARO), [...]

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