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Global radiation oncology waybill

Victor Muñoz-Garzón, Ángeles Rovirosa, Alfredo Ramos
DOI: 10.1016/j.rpor.2013.10.001
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Rep Pract Oncol Radiother 2013;18(6):321-328.

open access

Vol 18, No 6 (2013)
SpeciaI issue papers
Published online: 2013-11-01
Submitted: 2013-06-11

Abstract

Background/aim

Radiation oncology covers many different fields of knowledge and skills. Indeed, this medical specialty links physics, biology, research, and formation as well as surgical and clinical procedures and even rehabilitation and aesthetics. The current socio-economic situation and professional competences affect the development and future or this specialty. The aim of this article was to analyze and highlight the underlying pillars and foundations of radiation oncology, indicating the steps implicated in the future developments or competences of each.

Methods

This study has collected data from the literature and includes highlights from discussions carried out during the XVII Congress of the Spanish Society of Radiation Oncology (SEOR) held in Vigo in June, 2013. Most of the aspects and domains of radiation oncology were analyzed, achieving recommendations for the many skills and knowledge related to physics, biology, research, and formation as well as surgical and clinical procedures and even supportive care and management.

Results

Considering the data from the literature and the discussions of the XVII SEOR Meeting, the “waybill” for the forthcoming years has been described in this article including all the aspects related to the needs of radiation oncology.

Conclusions

Professional competences affect the development and future of this specialty. All the types of radio-modulation are competences of radiation oncologists. On the other hand, the pillars of Radiation Oncology are based on experience and research in every area of Radiation Oncology.

Abstract

Background/aim

Radiation oncology covers many different fields of knowledge and skills. Indeed, this medical specialty links physics, biology, research, and formation as well as surgical and clinical procedures and even rehabilitation and aesthetics. The current socio-economic situation and professional competences affect the development and future or this specialty. The aim of this article was to analyze and highlight the underlying pillars and foundations of radiation oncology, indicating the steps implicated in the future developments or competences of each.

Methods

This study has collected data from the literature and includes highlights from discussions carried out during the XVII Congress of the Spanish Society of Radiation Oncology (SEOR) held in Vigo in June, 2013. Most of the aspects and domains of radiation oncology were analyzed, achieving recommendations for the many skills and knowledge related to physics, biology, research, and formation as well as surgical and clinical procedures and even supportive care and management.

Results

Considering the data from the literature and the discussions of the XVII SEOR Meeting, the “waybill” for the forthcoming years has been described in this article including all the aspects related to the needs of radiation oncology.

Conclusions

Professional competences affect the development and future of this specialty. All the types of radio-modulation are competences of radiation oncologists. On the other hand, the pillars of Radiation Oncology are based on experience and research in every area of Radiation Oncology.

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Keywords

Radiotherapy; Radiomodulation; Radiation oncology future; Radiation oncology; Strategy; Waybill

About this article
Title

Global radiation oncology waybill

Journal

Reports of Practical Oncology and Radiotherapy

Issue

Vol 18, No 6 (2013)

Pages

321-328

Published online

2013-11-01

DOI

10.1016/j.rpor.2013.10.001

Bibliographic record

Rep Pract Oncol Radiother 2013;18(6):321-328.

Keywords

Radiotherapy
Radiomodulation
Radiation oncology future
Radiation oncology
Strategy
Waybill

Authors

Victor Muñoz-Garzón
Ángeles Rovirosa
Alfredo Ramos

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