Gray Zone - Post-Mastectomy Radiation following Immediate Reconstruction for multi-Focal early-stage breast cancer; to irradiate or not?
The ultimate goal of radiation oncology research is to improve clinical care. As a specialty, we tackle diverse research questions, addressing every type of cancer and encompassing cancer biology and radiation physics. But despite our best efforts, evidence-based medicine cannot provide 1 clear answer to every clinical problem. In many patient scenarios, the best management approach remains uncertain, leaving room for difference of opinion and constructive debate. To this end, we present the Red Journal Gray Zone where we provide difficult or controversial clinical cases. After each case you will read the management plan favored by a few specialists in that particular field. We also want to hear from you! After reading the case please access the poll and tell us what you think.
Please read https://www.redjournal.org/article/S0360-3016(19)34474-8/fulltext, tell us what you think and take the poll.
This activity is available from November 18, 2020 through 11:59p.m. Eastern time on November 17, 2021.
This activity is designed to meet the interest of radiation oncologists and radiation oncology residents.
- Summarize and discuss the management of difficult cases in practice.
Steve Braunstein, MD, PhD (Gray Zone Editor) is employed by University of California, San Francisco and receives compensation/remuneration/funding from Radiation Oncology Questions, LLC.
Anthony Zietman, MD, FASTRO (Editor-in-Chief) is employed by Massachusetts General Hospital and Elsevier, receives compensation/remuneration/funding from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and holds leadership positions at ABR and NCI.
David M. Francis, MD
Jeffrey V Brower, MD, PhD
Trevor Joseph Royce, MD, MD, MPH
Lawrence B. Marks, MD
George E. Naoum
Alphonse G. Taghian, MD, PhD
Anne R. McCall, MD
Christina Son, MD
Youssef H. Zeidan
Philip Poortmans, MD, PhD
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ASTRO is awarded Deemed Status by the American Board of Radiology to provide SA-CME as part of Part II Maintenance of Certification.
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