The Management of Gastrointestinal Cancers

Treatment of rectal cancer has improved greatly over recent decades. This session will review t the pivotal trials in the development of the current standard of therapy as well as new directions for more individualized therapy for rectal cancer.  The use of radiotherapy in resectable, borderline resectable, and locally advanced pancreas cancer has been evolving with the results of recent phase II and III trials.  Incorporation of SBRT in the armamentarium for pancreas and liver tumors is allowing for better integration of local therapy with systemic agents.  Finally, the use of PET imaging is helping to direct therapy for esophageal cancers, we will review the ongoing approaches to better tailor therapy.

Target Audience

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

Learning Objectives

  • Describe the emerging paradigms in treatment for rectal cancer      
  • Apply advances in treatment of pancreatic cancer and be familiar with ongoing Phase II and Phase III trials
  • Identify the use of Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy (SBRT) in oncologic treatment for liver and pancreas tumors
  •  Incorporate the use of molecular imaging in the treatment of esophageal cancer
Course summary
Available 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.

  • 1.00 Certificate of Attendance
    This activity was designated for 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.
Course opens: 
03/11/2016
Course expires: 
03/10/2019
Cost:
$105.00
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Ashesh Jani, MD has no financial relationships with a commercial interest.

The person(s) above served as the developer(s) of this activity. Additionally, the Journal CME Task Force and CME/MOC Committee 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

  • 1.00 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.

  • 1.00 Certificate of Attendance
    This activity was designated for 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
03/11/2016
Course expires: 
03/10/2019

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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