An ad hoc committee will plan and host a 1.5-day public workshop that will feature invited presentations and panel discussions. Workshop participants will be invited to discuss topics that may include
- the clinical benefits and comparative effectiveness of emerging advanced technologies for cancer treatment in radiation and surgery; • current utilization patterns, especially diffusion of new radiation and surgical technologies, in oncology practice;
- evidence on the overuse, underuse, and misuse of these technologies; and
- potential strategies to assess the value and define optimal use of new medical technologies in cancer treatment.
The committee will develop the agenda for the workshop sessions, select and invite speakers and discussants, and moderate the discussions. An individually authored workshop summary of the presentations and discussions at the workshop will be prepared by a designated rapporteur in accordance with institutional guidelines.
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