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NPA’s Stereotactic Radiosurgery (SRS) registry represents collaboration between the

AANS and the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO). This registry defines

national patterns of care in radiosurgery, with an eye toward improving health care

outcomes, supporting informed decision-making and potentially lowering the cost-of-

care delivery to patients. The registry captures treatment information for thousands of

patients affected by brain metastases, benign brain tumors and AVMs.

“As SRS is performed in a multi-disciplinary fashion, the partnership between AANS

and ASTRO on this registry makes a lot of sense,” said Jason P. Sheehan, MD, PhD,

and co-director of the SRS Registry program. Working together, the AANS and ASTRO

perform better science to improve quality and patient outcomes. Moreover, corporate

partners want us to work together on a single, national SRS registry. The data elements,

acquisition of the data, data analysis, data governance and dissemination of findings are

overseen by the SRS registry board.”

Explaining how this registry differs from its counterparts, Dr. Sheehan notes, “The SRS

registry is funded in large part through educational grants from corporate partners Brainlab

and Elekta. There is also financial, administrative and intellectual support and governance

given by the parent professional societies. The registry is truly a national effort.”

In the current three-year period, diverse, high-volume SRS sites are accruing patients

to the registry. Data is collected prospectively and stored in a data repository housed by

Quintiles, a national company with extensive experience in medical trials and analytics.

The NPA wishes to thank the following institutions for their participation in the SRS registry:

Penn State Hershey Medical Center

Huntsman Cancer Institute—

University of Utah

Jefferson Hospital for Neuroscience

Vanderbilt University Medical Center

University of Virginia Health System

Norton Cancer Institute

UF Health Cancer Center at Orlando Health

University of Southern California in

Los Angeles

William Beaumont Hospital

Carolinas Medical Center

NYU Langone Medical Center

University of Colorado Hospital and UCH

Rocky Mountain Gamma Knife Center

University of Cincinnati, Mayfield Clinic