This page provides information on projects to improve patient education about radiotherapy (e.g. CEBRE, CoGBE) along with links to information patients may find helpful when beginning the radiotherapy journey (e.g. Radiation IS Physics, Targeting Cancer – Julie’s Story). If you have additional resources to share, please submit them through the “Contact Us” link at the bottom of this page.
Patient Information on the Web
- RT Answers – ASTRO’s patient education resource
- American Cancer Society – Radiation Therapy
- US National Cancer Institute – Radiation Therapy and You
- UK National Health Service – Radiotherapy
- Targeting Cancer (Australia)
- Targeting Cancer (Australia) – Patient Stories
Communicating the External Beam Radiotherapy Experience (CEBRE)
The Bucksbaum Institute for Clinical Excellence at the University of Chicago is funding development of novel education materials for patients receiving radiation treatment. The Communicating the External Beam Radiotherapy Experience (CEBRE) discussion guide is designed as a graphic narrative tool to facilitate patient-physician communication during the initial consultation prior to radiotherapy. To download the guide click here.
This is a collaboration between:
- Daniel Golden MD MHPE, Department of Radiation and Cellular Oncology at the University of Chicago
- Brian Callender MD, Department of Medicine at the University of Chicago
- Tomoko Ichikawa, Clinical Professor, Institute of Design at the Illinois Institute of Technology.
Communication of the Gynecologic Brachytherapy Experience (CoGBE)
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