Breast Cancer-Refresher 2018

The breast educational session is an overview of modern breast radiation recommendations for both early and locally advanced breast cancer.  The session starts 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 includes a discussion of standard whole breast RT, hypofractionated whole breast RT & APBI.  Indications, techniques and planning tips are covered.  A discussion of locally advanced breast cancer follows. For the purposes of this educational session “locally advanced” includes all patients for which radiation treatment of the regional lymphatics would be recommended.  This also includes an 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 are covered.  Practical radiation planning techniques and tips are covered (use of atlas, IMRT, protons).

This activity was originally recorded at the ASTRO’s 2018 Refresher Course, March 2-4, 2018 in Ft. Lauderdale, FL.

Target Audience

This program is designed to meet the interest of radiation oncologists, radiation therapists, and radiation dosimetrists.

Learning Objectives

  • Demonstrate how volumetric imaging impacts plan quality and potential treatment outcomes in HDR brachytherapy.
  • Define the effect of tissue heterogeneity in dose calculation and learn model-based dose calculation methods (e.g. Collapsed-Cone, Grid-based Boltzmann Solve).
  • Discuss the potential benefit of custom designed applicators and personalized implantation of interstitial catheters in volumetric brachytherapy.
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 Enduring material 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: 
04/26/2018
Course expires: 
04/25/2021
Cost:
$105.00
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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 Enduring material 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: 
04/26/2018
Course expires: 
04/25/2021

Price

Cost:
$105.00
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Course Fees:
ASTRO members must log in to the ASTRO website to view and receive the discounted member rate.

  • Nonmember: $105
  • Member: $55

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