Clinical Controversies: Throw ‘caution’ to the wind? Discussion of challenging cases for accelerated partial breast irradiation on demand webinar
Clinical Controversies: Throw ‘caution’ to the wind? Discussion of challenging cases for accelerated partial breast irradiation webinar was recorded on September 12, 2017 and features Gary M. Freedman, MD and Eleanor Harris, MD.
There is a need to develop consensus on patient selection and methods of treatment for accelerated partial breast irradiation (APBI). The consensus guidelines by ASTRO will be presented with an emphasis on the recent update. The results of recent prospective and randomized trials and how they may impact decision making also will be discussed. Several cases of patients that highlight these challenges in patient selection and treatment options for APBI versus whole breast radiation versus omission of radiation will be presented for discussion with the audience and faculty.
This program is designed to meet the interests of radiation oncologists, radiation therapists, and radiation dosimetrists.
At the conclusion of this activity, the learner will be able to:
- Identify clinical cases of early stage breast cancer that are potentially eligible for accelerated partial breast irradiation, whole breast radiation, and or omission of radiation.
- Differentiate clinical and pathological eligibility criteria for accelerated partial breast irradiation into categories of suitability based upon current ASTRO guidelines.
- Contrast the different methods currently used for accelerated partial breast irradiation.
- Gary Freedman, MD is employed by the University of Pennsylvania and receives compensation/renumeration/funding from ABR.
- Eleanor Harris, MD receives compensation/renumeration/funding from ASCO, ABR and holds leadership positions with ACR and TARGiT-US Clinical Trial.
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.
- 1.00 Certificate of AttendanceThis activity was designated for 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.
- 1.00 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 1.00 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 1.00 self-assessment credits.
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