Journal article

ILROG emergency guidelines for radiation therapy of hematological malignancies during the COVID-19 pandemic

Joachim Yahalom, Bouthaina Shbib Dabaja, Umberto Ricardi, Andrea Ng, N George Mikhaeel, Ivan R Vogelius, Tim Illidge, Shunan Qi, Andrew Wirth, Lena Specht

Blood | AMER SOC HEMATOLOGY | Published : 2020

Abstract

The International Lymphoma Radiation Oncology Group (ILROG) guidelines for using radiation therapy (RT) in hematological malignancies are widely used in many countries. The emergency situation created by the COVID-19 pandemic may result in limitations of treatment resources. Furthermore, in recognition of the need to also reduce the exposure of patients and staff to potential infection with COVID-19, the ILROG task force has made recommendations for alternative radiation treatment schemes. The emphasis is on maintaining clinical efficacy and safety by increasing the dose per fraction while reducing the number of daily treatments. The guidance is informed by adhering to acceptable radiobiolog..

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