Patient Care and Research

Policy on Conflict of Interest Review for ASTRO Formal Papers

The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) is committed to the highest ethical standards when developing trustworthy formal papers (including Clinical Practice Guidelines, Consensus Statements and White Papers), as set forth in the National Academy of Medicine’s “Standards for Developing Trustworthy Clinical Practice Guidelines” and the Council for Medical Specialty Society’s “Code for Interactions with Companies” and “Principles for the Development of Specialty Society Guidelines.”

A core component of this process is reviewing disclosure statements/conflict of interest (COI) information for all panel members and peer reviewers in accordance with ASTRO’s Updated Conflict of Interest Policies for ASTRO Formal Papers