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Quality assurance in the EORTC 22033-26033/CE5 phase III randomized trial for low grade glioma: The digital individual case review.
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PMID:  22560713     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
INTRODUCTION: The phase III EORTC 22033-26033/NCIC CE5 intergroup trial compares 50.4Gy radiotherapy with up-front temozolomide in previously untreated low-grade glioma. We describe the digital EORTC individual case review (ICR) performed to evaluate protocol radiotherapy (RT) compliance. METHODS: Fifty-eight institutions were asked to submit 1-2 randomly selected cases. Digital ICR datasets were uploaded to the EORTC server and accessed by three central reviewers. Twenty-seven parameters were analysed including volume delineation, treatment planning, organ at risk (OAR) dosimetry and verification. Consensus reviews were collated and summary statistics calculated. RESULTS: Fifty-seven of seventy-two requested datasets from forty-eight institutions were technically usable. 31/57 received a major deviation for at least one section. Relocation accuracy was according to protocol in 45. Just over 30% had acceptable target volumes. OAR contours were missing in an average of 25% of cases. Up to one-third of those present were incorrectly drawn while dosimetry was largely protocol compliant. Beam energy was acceptable in 97% and 48 patients had per protocol beam arrangements. CONCLUSIONS: Digital RT plan submission and review within the EORTC 22033-26033 ICR provide a solid foundation for future quality assurance procedures. Strict evaluation resulted in overall grades of minor and major deviation for 37% and 32%, respectively.
Alysa Fairchild; Damien C Weber; Raquel Bar-Deroma; Akos Gulyban; Paul A Fenton; Roger Stupp; Brigitta G Baumert
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-5-2
Journal Detail:
Title:  Radiotherapy and oncology : journal of the European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1879-0887     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 May 
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Created Date:  2012-5-7     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  8407192     Medline TA:  Radiother Oncol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2012 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.
EORTC Headquarters, Brussels, Belgium; Radiation Oncology, Cross Cancer Institute, Edmonton, Canada.
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