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ASTRO And AUA Issue Joint Guideline For Radiation Therapy After Prostatectomy

"The work of the AUA and ASTRO staff, as well as our exceptional guideline panelists, was outstanding," said Dr. Thompson. "This guideline provides a very practical approach for the clinician to help guide in patient decision-making that will result in the very best patient outcomes."

The Adjuvant and Salvage Radiotherapy After Prostatectomy: ASTRO/AUA Guideline is jointly copyrighted by ASTRO and the AUA. It will serve as a new, living manifesto of both specialties' dedication to optimal patient care and outcomes and will be updated regularly.

"Many thanks to the dedicated efforts of Drs. Valicenti and Thompson for leading the extraordinary effort to issue this important document from both specialty organizations," said Michael L. Steinberg, MD, FASTRO, chairman of ASTRO's Board of Directors. " The Adjuvant and Salvage Radiotherapy After Prostatectomy: ASTRO/AUA Guideline is an essential tool for every practice as they determine the best treatment plan for prostate cancer patients after prostatectomy."

"We are very pleased that ASTRO and AUA came together to create this important document," said J. Stuart Wolf Jr., MD, FACS, chairman of the AUA's Practice Guidelines Committee. "By collaborating and cooperating, we have built on the strengths of both specialties to improve patient care."

For the complete text of the guideline, contact Michelle Kirkwood at ASTRO, 703-286-1600, press@astro.org, or Wendy Isett at AUA, 410-689-3789, wisett@auanet.org.

ABOUT ASTRO

ASTRO is the premier radiation oncology society in the world, with more than 10,000 members who are physicians, nurses, biologist, physicists, radiation therapists, dosimetrists and other health care professionals that specialize in treating patients with radiation therapies. As the leading organization in radiation oncology, the Society is dedicated to improving patient care through professional education and training, support for clinical practice and health policy standards, advancement of science and research, and advocacy. ASTRO publishes two medical journals, International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics ( www.redjournal.org) and Practical Radiation Oncology ( www.practicalradonc.org); developed and maintains an extensive patient website, www.rtanswers.org ; and created the Radiation Oncology Institute ( www.roinstitute.com ), a non-profit foundation to support research and education efforts around the world that enhance and confirm the critical role of radiation therapy in improving cancer treatment. To learn more about ASTRO, visit www.astro.org .

ABOUT THE AMERICAN UROLOGICAL ASSOCIATION   

Founded in 1902 and headquartered near Baltimore, Maryland, the American Urological Association is a leading advocate for the specialty of urology, and has more than 19,000 members throughout the world. The AUA is a premier urologic association, providing invaluable support to the urologic community as it pursues its mission of fostering the highest standards of urologic care through education, research and the formulation of health policy .

 

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