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Table 1 Overview of ICARO programme topics

From: International Conference on Advances in Radiation Oncology (ICARO): Outcomes of an IAEA Meeting

Main topic

Advanced techniques (*) in teletherapy

Clinical sessions/clinical practice

Advances in chemo-radiotherapy in cervical and head-and-neck cancer

Current trends in brachytherapy

Radiotherapy in paediatric oncology

Reducing late toxicities

Altered fractionation

Training sessions/educational

How to set up a QA programme?

Commissioning and implementing a QA programme for new technologies

Transition from 2D to 3 D CRT and IMRT

Training, education and staffing: evolving needs/getting ready to transition to the new technologies

Cost and economic analysis in radiation oncology

Planning new activities

PACT meeting with manufacturers of diagnostics and radiotherapy equipment

Global quality improvement for clinical trials in radiation oncology

Controversial topics and debates

Co-60 - no time for retirement?

IMRT-are you ready for it?

Do we need proton therapy?

  1. (*) For the purposes of this report, "advanced technologies" include 3-D conformal radiation therapy (3D-CRT), intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), image-guided radiation therapy (IGRT), adaptive radiation therapy (ART), respiratory-gated radiation therapy (RGRT), particle radiation therapy, and image-guided brachytherapy (IGBT) in all aspects; planning, treatment delivery, and quality assurance.