Extranodal Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma: Recent Advances in the Management of CNS, Orbital and Cutaneous Lymphomas

In this course, the role of radiation therapy in the management of patients with extranodal non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma of the following sites: CNS, orbit and skin, will be reviewed. Overall management approaches, indications for radiation therapy, planning and treatment delivery techniques, as well as optimal radiation fields and doses of different clinical scenarios will be discussed. Specifically, the audience will learn about selection of CNS lymphoma patients for low-dose whole brain radiation therapy and long-term neurocognitive function with this approach, various radiation therapy techniques in the treatment of orbital lymphoma and management of the side effects, and the indications for and techniques of total skin electron beam therapy or local radiation therapy in patients with different subtypes of cutaneous lymphoma. Evidence-based recommendations on radiation therapy as part of curative as well as palliative treatment will be summarized.

Target Audience

This program is designed to meet the interest of radiation oncologists and radiation oncology residents.

Learning Objectives

  • Describe the indications for radiation therapy in CNS lymphoma.
  • Appreciate the optimal radiation techniques and doses in the treatment of orbital lymphoma. 
  • Recognize the indications for and approaches to total skin electron beam therapy and local radiation therapy in patients with cutaneous lymphoma. 
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.25 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 1.25 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 1.25 self-assessment credits.

  • 1.25 Certificate of Attendance
    This activity was designated for 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.
Course opens: 
01/20/2015
Course expires: 
01/19/2018
Cost:
$105.00
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  • Lynn Wilson, MD, is employed at Yale University and holds leadership positions with the ABR, ACGME/RRC, Yale University, and USCLC and receives research grants and compensation from Jones and Bartlett.

  • Andrew Wirth, MD, is employed at Peter McMallum Cancer Center and has no financial relationships with a commercial interest.

  • Joachim Yahalom, MD, PhD, is employed at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center 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

  • 1.25 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 1.25 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 1.25 self-assessment credits.

  • 1.25 Certificate of Attendance
    This activity was designated for 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
01/20/2015
Course expires: 
01/19/2018

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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