Radiation Oncology

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Questions discussed in this category



Are you employing more or less primary chemoRT v. surgery for some cancers? Are you dose de-escalating? What are issues radiation oncologists should b...

I am considering every 6 week pembrolizumab dosing in patients >70 years old in whom I want to reduce clinic visits for, especially in the context ...

Would you consider it off-trial during the pandemic? There is some older data for treatment of pneumonia with single-fraction low-dose radiotherapy, w...

Any differences in the risks between SBRT vs. conventionally fractionation? Concurrent immunotherapy? 

Are you doing more TNT to prolong time to surgery? If so, do are you starting with CRT or chemotherapy?

Our hospital is currently testing (PCR) for COVID-19 in all inpatients and outpatients undergoing surgical/"aerosolizing" procedures. Since radiation ...

I know many centers are exercising extra precautions in light of the new concerns with coronavirus. How are people explaining things to their patients...

Please see this article for referrence https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0167814020301638

For example, would you consider switching to an outpatient regimen in lieu of AIM for metastatic soft tissue sarcoma?

Many hormone positive patients are beginning hormone therapy until they can go to surgery. With a prolonged pause in routine procedures seeming very l...

Should staging and treatment decisions be made based on imaging alone?

How would you approach a patient who is receiving chemoRT but has confirmed COVID-19 with minor symptoms, as breaking treatment for 2 weeks quarantine...

If so, for how long would you expect this increased susceptibility to last? Our medical oncologists often tell patients that their lymphocyte counts m...

Are your practices adjusting priorities at this time? If so, what adjustments are you making? If not, do you have metrics in place that will tell you ...

Should the patient be admitted for observation which will risk exposing other immunocompromised patients to COVID-19, or should the patient be quarant...

When a physical exam is important and telehealth is not a good option, should we be proactive and reschedule or should we continue to see them as sche...

Mitigating the spread of COVID-19 is of utmost priority now that containment measures have failed. Social distancing will help "flatten the curve" of ...


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