RTOG CCOP Overview
The Radiation Therapy Oncology Group (RTOG) Community Clinical Oncology Program (CCOP) is the only CCOP research base focused solely on providing radiation (RT) and RT combination therapy-related symptom amelioration trials, as well as bringing state-of-the-art RT treatment trials to the CCOP community. The RTOG CCOP conducts trials that can only be accomplished in an RT-specific group, such as randomization between two fractionation schedules for the palliation of painful bone metastases, the use of stereotactic radiosurgery to palliate spinal metastases, and the use of hippocampal avoidance with RT treatment planning to minimize memory loss after whole-brain RT for brain metastases.