AM2018 The Modern Management of Brain Metastases

This session will be a case-based education session with an expert panel encouraging audience participation. The session will center around the following topics, each centered around a clinical case that highlights important aspects of the topic supplemented by discussion from the panel and audience along with an overview of the relevant literature.

  1. Indications for WBRT vs. SRS. 
  2. Indications for single fraction vs. fractionated SRS. 
  3. Combining SRS/WBRT with immunotherapy/targeted therapy.
  4. Reirradiation of brain metastases; Management of local failures.

Target Audience

The meeting is designed to meet the interests of radiation oncologists, medical oncologists, surgeons, radiation oncology residents, radiation physicists, nurses, radiation therapists, and radiation dosimetrists.

Learning Objectives

  • Explain the indications for radiosurgery vs. whole brain radiation in patients with multiple metastases.
  • Determine the appropriate use for single fraction and hypofractionated treatment for brain metastases as well as how to approach patients with recurrent brain metastases.
  • Describe the latest approaches to integrating new systemic therapy and immunotherapy into the radiotherapeutic management of brain metastases.
Course summary
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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. 

Available Credit

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    • No credits will be granted and no refunds, exchanges or transfers will be given to those who do not pass.
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