Gynecologic Cancer-Refresher 2017
The first gynecologic cancer session, Updates in Endometrial Cancer will review the use of new clinical paradigms including the use of nomogram assessment to assist with medical decision making; the utilization of Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT) and complex 3-D conformal radiation using image guided techniques. Knowledge of treatment paradigms with radiation and chemotherapy is critical for the treatment of GYN cancer patients. Dedicated teaching of the relevant concepts and literature will help to maximize local control and minimize complications. The use of CT and MR-based brachytherapy planning has led to the need to define a dose specification target volume along with the organs at risk.
The second session, Updates in Cervical Cancer, will review the use of new clinical paradigms including the use of intensity modulated radiation therapy and modern vaginal brachytherapy. We will also discuss the use of combined chemotherapy and radiotherapy in advanced endometrial cancer.
This program is designed to meet the interest of radiation oncologists and radiation oncology residents.
Upon completion of Updates in Endometrial Cancer, participants should be able to:
- Discuss the standard therapeutic approach to endometrial cancer patients most commonly encountered in a radiation oncology clinic.
- Articulate the radiobiological and physical principles that inform current clinical therapeutic paradigms.
- Discuss current state of the art vaginal brachytherapy.
Upon completion of Updates in Cervical Cancer, participants should be able to:
- Apply nomograms for GYN cancers during patient consultations in order to provide more accurate prognostic information to patients.
- Identify the importance of image guided brachytherapy.
- Discuss IMRT appropriately and understand indications for IMRT.
William Small, MD, FASTRO, is employed at Loyola University Medical Center and has no financial relationships with a commercial interest.
Akila Viswanathan, MD, MPH, is employed by Johns Hopkins University 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 activit
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 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 AttendanceThis activity was designated for 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.
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- Nonmember: $105
- Member: $55
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