Minimal requirements in prostate cancer irradiation: A consensus document by the AIRO Lombardia* Cooperative Group

Riccardo Valdagni, Filippo Bertoni, Alberto Bossi, Bruno Caraffini, Franco Corbella, Corrado Italia, Maurizio Källi, Mario Leoni, Simonetta Nava, Enrico Sarti, Vittorio Vavassori, Sergio Villa

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Abstract

Purpose: With the aim of establishing clinical and technical criteria to homogenize radiotherapy practice, a working group of AIRO-Lombardia (Associazione Italiana di Radioterapia Oncologica - Gruppo regionale della Lombardia) has tried to define minimal requirements for radical and postoperative irradiation in prostate cancer. The document has been structured in such a way as to be also of interest to the urological and medical oncology communities. Methods: The working group, composed of representatives of most of the regional radiotherapy departments in the Lombardy region, had monthly meetings during 1996 and 1997. The document on minimal requirements has been derived from the participants' combined experience and knowledge, from review of the literature, and from a 1995 regional survey on current practice of prostate irradiation. Results: Minimal requirements for radical and postoperative irradiation of prostate cancer have been defined with respect to treatment strategies, pre-treatment diagnostic evaluation and staging, treatment prescription, preparation and execution, and quality assurance procedures. Conclusion: Standards of reference for minimal requirements in prostate cancer irradiation adapted to the regional structures and resources have been defined.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)143-148
Number of pages6
JournalTumori
Volume85
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1999

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Keywords

  • Minimal requirements
  • Prostate cancer
  • Radiotherapy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cancer Research

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Valdagni, R., Bertoni, F., Bossi, A., Caraffini, B., Corbella, F., Italia, C., Källi, M., Leoni, M., Nava, S., Sarti, E., Vavassori, V., & Villa, S. (1999). Minimal requirements in prostate cancer irradiation: A consensus document by the AIRO Lombardia* Cooperative Group. Tumori, 85(2), 143-148.