ASTRO posts drafts of clinical practice guidelines, white papers and other documents for public comment before they are finalized and sent to ASTRO's Board of Directors for approval. The public comment period is an integral part of guidance development, and is preceded by a series of reviews and revisions and may be followed by a final peer review if the document is submitted to a journal for publication. ASTRO encourages those in the radiation oncology field to comment and then share with colleagues, producing a more robust public response.
ASTRO requests feedback on the draft Quality and Safety Considerations in Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy: An ASTRO Safety White Paper Update. This consensus-based document was initially developed in 2011 and is one in a series of white papers commissioned by the Target Safely initiative. The scope of the IMRT white paper focuses on quality assurance activities and human processes that can identify and correct potential sources of error, particularly those which impact patient care. Comments can be submitted via webform through Sunday, May 22, 2022.