The successful delivery of radiation therapy requires the concerted efforts of the entire radiation oncology team.
ASTRO is committed to improving patient care and safety and has dedicated significant resources to the development of clinical practice tools to aid in the achievement of these goals.
ASTRO has dedicated resources to improving patient
safety so that safety
considerations are woven into the clinical practice of radiation oncology.
ASTRO Clinical Practice Guidelines evaluate the literature on important topics in the field of radiation oncology and provide guidance to physicians on how to best treat patients.
Best Practices combine available clinical literature with expert opinion and address appropriate use of radiation oncology technologies, treatments, and processes.
ASTRO has created two types of papers that seek to make radiotherapy safer and more effective. Quality assurance and safety white papers are part of ASTRO’s Target Safely initiative and focus on preventing catastrophic failures, while Quantec papers evaluate dose/volume/outcome data for many critical organs.