Grant ID RP200395
Awarded On February 19, 2020
Title Artificial Intelligence for the Peer Review of Radiation Therapy Treatments
Program Academic Research
Award Mechanism Individual Investigator
Institution/Organization The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
Principal Investigator/Program Director Laurence E Court
Cancer Sites Breast, Cervix Uteri, Head and Neck
Contracted Amount $900,000*

*Pending contract negotiation

Lay Summary

It has been shown that cancer patients treated at larger clinics (with specialized radiation oncologists) have better outcomes that those treated at small clinics, and that poor quality radiation therapy treatment planning can have reduce overall chance of survival by as much as 20%. Thus, it is of vital importance to address this issue so that patients across the country can receive the same quality treatment plan if they are treated at their local clinic (60% of which have <10 practitioners) as they would if they were treated at a major academic center. One approach to improve consistency and quality is to have all treatment plans independently reviewed by radiation oncologists experi...

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