For every cancer patient, the goal is to treat the disease in the safest and most effective way possible.
To meet this objective, ASTRO launched Target Safely in 2010. The plan focuses ASTRO’s resources on improving patient safety and reducing the chances of medical errors during radiation therapy treatments. Since the plan was established, ASTRO has made great strides in its Target Safely goals.
The key elements of Target Safely include the following:
The five years of progress of ASTRO’s Target Safely initiative were outlined in Panel 14, “Target Safely: ASTRO’s Accomplishments in Five Years” at ASTRO’s 57th Annual Meeting in San Antonio.
Read more about the Target Safely initiative and safety in radiation oncology in the Winter 2015 edition of ASTROnews and the 2015 September - October issue of PRO.