The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organizati0n (NHPCO) and the American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology (ASTRO) conducted a survey in 2003 on utilization of palliative radiotherapy in hospice care. Based upon the success of this collaboration, as well as available high-quality studies of single fraction radiation therapy, NHPCO and ASTRO are moving forward with research examining the efficacy of single fraction palliative radiotherapy for symptomatic bone metastases in hospice patients. Dr. Jean Kutner is providing expert advice to this study. For additional information or to participate in the study, contact:
Steven Lutz, M.D.
Blanchard Valley Regional Cancer Center
15990 Medical Drive South
Findlay, OH 45840