Vol 8, No 3 (July 30, 2019): Annals of Palliative Medicine (The Role of Radiation Therapy in Palliative Oncology)

Original Article

STAT RT: a prospective pilot clinical trial of Scan-Plan-QA-Treat stereotactic body radiation therapy for painful osseous metastases
David D. Wilson, Clayton E. Alonso, Austin J. Sim, Travis Peck, Lydia L. Handsfield, Quan Chen, Leslie Blackhall, Timothy N. Showalter, Kelli A. Reardon, Paul W. Read
Ethical issues in patients referred for palliative radiation therapy
Divya Yerramilli, Gregory Parker, Virginia LeBaron, Monica Krishnan, Lauren Hertan, Alexander Spektor, Ron Shiloh, Sonia Skamene, Tracy Balboni

Review Article

Palliative radiotherapy: history, recent advances, and future directions
Stephen T. Lutz
Defining the radiation oncologist’s role in palliative care and radiotherapy
Tai Chung Lam, Yolanda Tseng
Palliative radiation oncology programs: design, build, succeed!
Candice Johnstone
Global palliative radiotherapy: a framework to improve access in resource-constrained settings
Shekinah N. C. Elmore, Surbhi Grover, Jean-Marc Bourque, Supriya Chopra, Anna Mary Nyakabau, Christian Ntizimira, Eric L. Krakauer, Tracy A. Balboni, Mary K. Gospodarowicz, Danielle Rodin
Palliative radiation oncology in pediatric patients
Gregory C. Stachelek, Stephanie A. Terezakis, Ralph Ermoian
Communication skill frameworks: applications in radiation oncology
Emily J. Martin, Shayna E. Rich, Joshua A. Jones, Kavita V. Dharmarajan
Radiation oncology resident education in palliative care
Pericles J. Ioannides, Randy L. Wei
Immunotherapy and radiotherapy for metastatic cancers
Andrew Bang, Jonathan D. Schoenfeld
Translational and basic science opportunities in palliative care and radiation oncology
Mai Anh Huynh, Alexander Spektor
Advanced radiotherapy for metastatic disease—a major stride or a futile effort?
Anish A. Butala, Simon S. Lo, Joshua A. Jones


The focused issue “The Role of Radiation Therapy in Palliative Oncology” was commissioned by the editorial office, Annals of Palliative Medicine without any sponsorship or funding. Tracy A. Balboni, Yolanda D. Tseng and Simon S. Lo served as the unpaid Guest Editors for the focused issue.