Society for palliative radiation oncology: report from the Eighth Annual Meeting (2021)

Jordan Hill, Candice Johnstone, Emily Martin, Timur Mitin, Yolanda D. Tseng, Charles B. Simone

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The Society for Palliative Radiation Oncology (SPRO) is an international group of clinicians whose primary aim is to advance the field of palliative radiation oncology by promoting evidence-based palliative radiation therapy and excellence in primary palliative care through research, education, collaboration, and patient advocacy. SPRO held its 8th Annual Meeting on November 4th, 2021 in association with the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) 63rd Annual Meeting. Accomplishments and goals from the prior year, including SPRO gaining official non-profit status, were discussed. Dr. Dirk Rades from University of Lubeck in Germany gave the keynote address, reviewing critical trials on spinal cord compression and encouraging collaboration on future trials. Recipients of the Lifetime Service Award and the Rising Star Award were announced and presented. This Meeting Report summarizes the proceedings of SPRO’s 8th Annual Meeting.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)13030-13034
Number of pages5
JournalAnnals of Palliative Medicine
Issue number12
StatePublished - Dec 2021


  • 8th Annual Meeting Report
  • Lifetime Service Aaward
  • Rising Star Award
  • Society for Palliative Radiation Oncology (SPRO)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Advanced and Specialized Nursing
  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine


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