An innovative rapid response radiotherapy program to reduce waiting time for palliative radiotherapy

@article{Danjoux2005AnIR,
  title={An innovative rapid response radiotherapy program to reduce waiting time for palliative radiotherapy},
  author={Cyril Danjoux and Edward Kaihua Chow and Alex Drossos and L. T. Holden and Charles R R Hayter and Ming S. Tsao and Tina Barnes and Emily Sinclair and Mehrdad Farhadian},
  journal={Supportive Care in Cancer},
  year={2005},
  volume={14},
  pages={38-43}
}
BackgroundWaiting for radiation therapy (RT) in Ontario has been a major problem for the past decade. In 1996, the Toronto–Sunnybrook Regional Cancer Centre (TSRCC) initiated a Rapid Response Radiotherapy Program (RRRP) to provide timely palliative RT for symptom relief of patients with terminal cancer.PurposeThis study reviews the clinical activity of the RRRP over the past 8 years to evaluate if we are meeting the objectives of the program.Materials and methodsFrom the TSRCC oncology patient… CONTINUE READING
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