Faculty of Radiation Oncology 2018 workforce census

ConclusionsThe radiation oncologist numbers have increased significantly, but unemployment remains low. Many parameters remain similar to the 2014 census, but new information has been obtained on special interest areas, leadership positions, gynae ‐oncology, inpatients, hypofractionation use, remuneration and contouring. Trainee numbers remain stable with an increased percentage satisfied with their career with much less concern about oversupply. Protected time remains an issue with contouring time and teaching emerging as a potential issue .
Source: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology - Category: Radiology Authors: Tags: Radiation Oncology —Original Article Source Type: research

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Cost Transparency for Prostate Cancer Radiation Therapy at National Cancer Institute–Designated Cancer Centers This economic evaluation of prostate cancer radiation therapy costs at National Cancer Institute–designated cancer centers assesses the value of the price transparency mandate of the US Centers for Medicare &Medicaid Services in allowing patients with prostate cancer to shop by price for... jamanetwork.com Posted in different thread. Discuss!
Source: Student Doctor Network - Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Tags: Radiation Oncology Source Type: forums
Conclusions: This cross-sectional study suggests a minority of patients reported high burden from their clinically localized prostate cancer or from their SBRT treatment. Self-reported burden converged well with lower EPIC scores in multiple domains.
Source: Frontiers in Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
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This study aimed to reveal observer uncertainties of soft-tissue-based patient positioning on cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) images for prostate cancer IGRT. METHODS: Twenty-six patients (7-8 fractions/patient, total number of 204 fractions) who underwent IGRT for prostate cancer were selected. Six radiation therapists retrospectively measured prostate cancer location errors (PCLEs) of soft-tissue-based patient positioning between planning CT (pCT) and pretreatment CBCT (pre-CBCT) images after automatic bone-based registration. Observer uncertainties were evaluated based on residual errors, which denoted the dif...
Source: Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics - Category: Physics Authors: Tags: J Appl Clin Med Phys Source Type: research
Interview with Trevor J. Royce, MD MS MPH, author of Analysis of Price Transparency via National Cancer Institute–Designated Cancer Centers’ Chargemasters for Prostate Cancer Radiation Therapy
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This cohort study compares functional outcomes, including sexual and bowel function and urinary incontinence, associated with active surveillance, surgery, or radiation therapy 5 years after treatment.
Source: JAMA - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
Abstract BACKGROUND: Novel methods of risk stratification are needed for men with prostate cancer. The Prostate Imaging Reporting and Data System (PI-RADS) uses multiparametric MRI (mpMRI) to assign a score indicating the likelihood of clinically significant prostate cancer. We evaluated pretreatment mpMRI findings, including PI-RADS score, as a marker for outcome in patients treated with primary radiation therapy (RT). METHODS: One hundred and twenty-three men, 64% and 36% of whom had National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) intermediate-risk and high-risk disease, respectively, underwent mpMRI prior to ...
Source: Urologic Oncology - Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Tags: Urol Oncol Source Type: research
Authors: Antonelli A, Palumbo C, Noale M, Artibani W, Bassi P, Bertoni F, Bracarda S, Bruni A, Corvò R, Gacci M, Magrini SM, Montironi R, Porreca A, Tubaro A, Zagonel V, Maggi S, and the Pros-IT CNR study group Abstract BACKGROUND: We assessed patients and tumor characteristics, as well as health-related quality of life (HRQoL) items, associated with curative intent treatment decision-making in clinically localized prostate cancer (PCa) patients. METHODS: Clinically localized PCa treated with either radical prostatectomy (RP) or radiation therapy (RT) within 12 months from diagnosis were abstracted from ...
Source: Minerva Urologica e Nefrologica - Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: Minerva Urol Nefrol Source Type: research
ConclusionsMost patients declined the convenience of moderate hypofractionation due to potentially increased acute toxicity, and the uncertainty of long-term outcomes. We advocate that no patient should be offered hypofractionation without a thorough discussion of uncertainty and acute toxicity.
Source: Reports of Practical Oncology and Radiotherapy - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
Advances in positron emission tomography (PET) imaging with prostate-specific tracers allow more sensitive and specific detection of low-volume recurrences that were previously indiscernible using conventional imaging. Retrospective data in patients presenting with N1M0 prostate cancer support combined-modality therapy with radiation and androgen deprivation therapy, and preliminary data from the Radiation Therapy Oncology Group 0534 randomized trial suggest that salvage pelvic nodal radiation therapy with androgen deprivation therapy is safe and effective for patients with biochemical recurrence after prostatectomy.
Source: International Journal of Radiation Oncology * Biology * Physics - Category: Radiology Authors: Tags: Gray Zone Source Type: research
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