Central Nervous System - Refresher 2021
This refresher course lecture on adult central nervous system tumors provides a framework for understanding the classification of brain tumors including molecular diagnostics for gliomas. Using that framework, a literature review with an emphasis on new publications on treatment options for patients with adult central nervous system tumors is provided. Topics covered include gliomas, brain metastases and benign brain tumors.
This activity is available from April 26, 2021, through 11:59 p.m. Eastern time on April 25, 2024.
This activity was originally recorded at ASTRO’s virtual 2021 ASTRO Annual Refresher Course, March 19-21, 2021.
The meeting is designed to meet the interests of practicing radiation oncologists, radiation oncology residents, medical and clinical physicists, nurses and all other health professionals involved in the field of radiation oncology.
Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to do the following:
- Recognize when RT is appropriate for meningioma, and understand the pathologic and radiographic features to determine the CTV, and what the likely toxicity profile is.
- Weigh the risks and benefits are for PCI and therapy for metastatic small cell lung cancer to the brain.
- Describe and apply the evidence for SRS to intact and resected brain metastases.
Stephanie Weiss, MD, FASTRO is employed by Fox Chase Cancer Center and has no financial relationships with a commercial interest.
All relevant relationships have been mitigated.
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.
- 1.50 Certificate of AttendanceThis activity was designated for 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 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 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.
ASTRO members must log in to the ASTRO website to view and receive the discounted member rate.
- Nonmember: $105
- Member: $55
No refunds, extensions, or substitutions will be made for participants, including those 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 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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