Breast Cancer-2018 Refresher

The breast educational session will be an overview of modern breast radiation recommendations for both early and locally advanced breast cancer.  The session will start with an overview of early breast cancer management and treatment and highlight recent high impact journal articles to support current practice.  The early breast cancer section will include a discussion of standard whole breast RT, hypofractionated whole breast RT & APBI.  Indications, techniques and planning tips will be covered.  A discussion of locally advanced breast cancer will follow. For the purposes of this educational session “locally advanced” will include all patients for which radiation treatment of the regional lymphatics would be recommended.  This will also include overview of management and treatment highlighting high impact journal articles to support treatment.  Recent changes in axillary management with surgery and the impact of this on regional nodal radiation will be covered.  Practical radiation planning techniques and tips will be covered (use of atlas, IMRT, protons).

Target Audience

This meeting is designed to meet the interests of radiation oncologists.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify modern radiation techniques recent literature and management for early stage breast cancer
  • Explore modern radiation techniques and recent literature for locally advanced breast cancer
  • Discuss open trials and goals of these trials for breast cancer
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.50 SA-CME

    The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) is accredited by the Accreditation Council of Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) designates this Live activity for a maximum of 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    This activity meets the American Board of Radiology's criteria for a self-assessment activity in the ABR's Maintenance of Certification program. Participation in this course in combination with the successful completion of the corresponding assessment and course evaluation adheres to the guidelines established by the ABR for 1.50 self-assessment credits.

  • 1.50 Certificate of Attendance
    This activity was designated for 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.
Course opens: 
02/01/2018
Course expires: 
04/02/2018
Cost:
$0.00
Rating: 
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  • Shannon MacDonald, MD is employed by Massachusetts General Hospital and has no financial relationships with a commercial interest.

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. 

Available Credit

  • 1.50 SA-CME

    The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) is accredited by the Accreditation Council of Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) designates this Live activity for a maximum of 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    This activity meets the American Board of Radiology's criteria for a self-assessment activity in the ABR's Maintenance of Certification program. Participation in this course in combination with the successful completion of the corresponding assessment and course evaluation adheres to the guidelines established by the ABR for 1.50 self-assessment credits.

  • 1.50 Certificate of Attendance
    This activity was designated for 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
02/01/2018
Course expires: 
04/02/2018

Price

Cost:
$0.00
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The course and its materials will only be available on the ASTRO website for that 3 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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