The aim of this report is to provide a final update on the outputs and dissemination activities of the REQUITE consortium.
Validating Predictive Models and Biomarkers of Radiotherapy Toxicity to Reduce Side-Effects and Improve Quality of Life in Cancer Survivors
The purpose of this international study is to try to predict which patients are more likely to have side effects from radiotherapy
The main achievement of REQUITE was completing an observational study, the largest of its kind, which is recognised as an exemplar of the type of multi-disciplinary, multinational work that can and should be carried out in the radiotherapy-related research field.
A core aim of the REQUITE project was to find and validate genetic predictors of radiotherapy side effects. To do this the project collected blood samples from each patient at the time they were recruited, before radiotherapy. The aim of this report is to report on the genotyping undertaken of blood samples collected in the observational study and processed by the CIGMR biobank.
We are very proud of Four PhD students who have successfully defended their theses that made use of REQUITE data:
Gilles Defraene defended his PhD and had the manuscript accepted (January 2018): “Image based quantification of radiation induced lung damage”.
The annual congress of ESTRO will take place 26-30 April 2019 in Milan, Italy. ESTRO 38 will offer all professionals of oncology the chance to share knowledge, practice and advances in the field, within the ever warm and dynamic environment of the ESTRO meetings. ‘Targeting optimal care, together’ will be the theme of ESTRO 38 and through these few, however impactful words, the Scientific and organising committees would like to put a spotlight on the multiprofessional and multidisciplinary aspect of our specialty. The theme also represents our strength: we are all working towards a common goal for improved patient outcomes, and this will be expressed throughout the scientific programme... See for more information the website