The Management of Soft Tissue Sarcomas
There are at least 50 histologic sub-types of soft tissue sarcoma, many of which exhibit distinct patterns of behavior. Because of the relative rarity and heterogeneity of these diseases, the majority of oncologists see very few patients with sarcoma in their practices; yet, many patients with sarcoma are young and potentially curable with minimal functional morbidity. It is therefore important for oncologists to have a good working knowledge of not only the appropriate management of soft tissue sarcoma, but also the appropriate radiotherapy techniques so that opportunities for cure with excellent functional outcome are not missed.
This didactic session on the management of adult sarcoma will provide an overview of adult sarcoma including appropriate diagnostic evaluation, prognostic factors, treatments and outcomes. It will review practice management with an emphasis on multi-modality patient assessment, decision-making, the respective roles of radiation therapy and surgery and details of radiation therapy technique.
This program is designed to meet the interest of radiation oncologists, physicists, nurses, radiation therapists, dosimetrists and radiation oncology residents.
- Describe patterns of spread for soft tissue sarcoma of the extremities and retroperitoneum
- Discuss prognostic factors for soft tissue sarcoma of the extremities and retroperitoneum
- Summarize optimal treatment approaches for soft tissue sarcoma of the extremities and retroperitoneum
- Explain risk factors for complications following RT for soft tissue sarcoma of the extremities
Elizabeth Baldini, MD, MPH, is employed by Brigham and Women's Hospital 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.
- 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 AttendanceThis activity was designated for 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.
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- Nonmember: $105
- Member: $55
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