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AUTHORS: Tracy LaDue and Mary Kay Klein

ABSTRACT: The reporting of radiation induced side effects is subjective and inconsistent, to say the least. A standard reporting scheme available to veterinary oncologists as a guideline would be helpful in collecting objective data. In 1995, the Radiation Therapy Oncology Group and European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer published toxicity scoring criteria for human patients undergoing radiotherapy.’ These tables have served as a source of scoring in veterinary oncology, but often are not applicable to animal patients. We presented tables more appropriate for scoring radiation-induced toxicity in the veterinary patient at the American College of Veterinary Radiology 2000 Annual Meeting. These tables have since been approved by the newly formed Veterinary Radiation Therapy Oncology Group and are presented here (Tables 1,2). It is our intent that these tables will serve as a standard guideline in the field of veterinary oncology.