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’s draft of the Radiation Therapy for Primary Liver Cancers: An ASTRO Clinical Practice Guideline is now posted for public comment through Monday, May 10, 2021. We welcome your feedback on the draft which has approximately 26 core pages. The guideline focuses on the definitive management of hepatocellular carcinoma and intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma with EBRT, including indications, outcomes, and techniques. It is intended to cover multiple settings for which EBRT may be used, including definitive, preoperative, salvage, consolidative, adjuvant and as a bridge to transplant. Palliative management as it relates to EBRT for symptomatic primary liver cancers is also addressed. You can read the guideline and submit your feedback via our webform.