The Management of Soft Tissue Sarcomas

Soft tissue sarcomas present in a wide variety of locations and span a wide variety of locations. This makes the management of these tumors challenging.  However, there are a number of well-known principles that can be considered in the planning of treatment of these tumors. Although these tumors involve many sites, the primary focus of this review will be on extremity and retroperitoneal locations.  The importance of a coordinated multi-disciplinary team cannot be under-estimated in the treatment planning process. This course will discuss issues of specific tumor pathology, tumor location issues, treatment set-up factors, clinical tumor volumes, and techniques, as well as other special considerations in the approach to this diverse group of cancers. Evaluation and follow-up as well as surgical and systemic therapeutic integration will be briefly covered as well as treatment complications.

Target Audience

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

Learning Objectives

  • Identify tumors more responsive to radiation and chemotherapy.
  • Define appropriate volumes for both extremity and retroperitoneal sarcomas.
  • Determine the appropriate integration of multimodality therapy in different sarcoma scenarios.
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: 
05/19/2015
Course expires: 
05/18/2018
Cost:
$105.00
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  • Ivy A. Petersen, MD, is employed at Mayo Clinic and holds a leadership position with the NRG Oncology 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

  • 1.00 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: 
05/19/2015
Course expires: 
05/18/2018

Price

Cost:
$105.00
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Course Fees:
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  • Nonmember: $105
  • Member: $55

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