2020 eContouring for Breast Cancer Case Library
The purpose of this eContouring course is to expand knowledge of breast and regional lymph node anatomy for radiation contouring and treatment planning, focusing on 3 clinical scenarios: partial breast radiation, whole breast radiation, and post-mastectomy radiation with comprehensive nodal coverage The former paradigm in breast cancer, in which the radiation target was defined by the radiation beam placement, is being replaced with a more modern approach, in which targets and organs at risk are contoured and the radiation beams are designed to cover the targets with appropriate normal tissue blocking. While strict coverage guidelines are less commonly used in breast cancer, contouring can allow the clinician to identify the most critical target areas and make thoughtful decisions about block placements. Target delineation can also help in assessing dose homogeneity within the target. Accordingly, it is essential for the radiation oncology community to utilize a common nomenclature and common anatomic guidelines for breast cancer contouring. This course will educate participants on this nomenclature and contouring techniques.
This program is designed to meet the interest of medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, physicists, radiation therapists, radiation dosimetrists, and radiation oncology residents.
- Utilize a common system of nomenclature and reporting to enhance standards of contouring, treatment, and follow-up.
- Execute contouring of the CTV’s for breast cancer radiation treatment planning including whole breast irradiation in the prone and supine positions, and post-mastectomy and regional nodal targets.
- Distinguish normal tissue anatomy for breast cancer treatment planning.
- Examine clinical risk in target delineation for the individual patient.
- Jean L. Wright, MD, Director of the Breast Cancer Program and the Director of safety and quality in the Department of Radiation Oncology and Molecular Radiation Sciences for Johns Hopkins Medicine; Associate Professor of radiation oncology and molecular radiation sciences at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.
- Jennifer Bellon, MD is an associate professor at the Harvard Medical School and the Brigham and Women's Hospital and Director of Breast Radiation Oncology at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston.
The person(s) above served as the developer(s) of this activity. Additionally, the Education and CME/MOC Committees had control over the content of this activity.
The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) is accredited by the Accreditation Council of Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing education to physicians.
ASTRO is awarded Deemed Status by the American Board of Radiology to provide SA-CME as part of Part II Maintenance of Certification.
To claim PQI for this course, please download the eContouring PQI Template before you begin this course and follow the instructions.
- 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education for physicians. ASTRO designates this Enduring material for a maximum of 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
- 1.25 Certificate of AttendanceThis activity was designated for 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.
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- Nonmember: $149
- Member: $99
No refunds, extensions, or substitutions will be made for those participants who, for any reason, have not completed the course by the end of the qualification date. The qualification date for each course is listed in the course catalog on the ASTRO website under availability.
Participants using ASTRO's online courses to satisfy the requirement of a Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program should verify the number, type and availability dates of any course before making a purchase. No refunds, extensions, or substitutions will be made for participants who have purchased courses that do not align with their MOC requirement.
The course and its materials will only be available on the ASTRO website for that 2 year period regardless of purchase date. At the expiration of the qualification, participants will no longer have access to the course or its materials. ASTRO reserves the right to remove a course before the end of its qualification period.
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