NCI Workshop on Proton Therapy for Children: Considerations Regarding Brainstem Injury
IJROBP Journal SA-CME activity for May 1, 2018 (Volume 101, Issue 1) informs readers of the incidence and likely mechanism of brainstem injury in the context of proton therapy. Practical recommendations are made in modifying dose limits when using proton therapy to protect children with tumors involving the posterior fossa.
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This activity is available from April 9, 2018, through 11:59 p.m. Eastern time on April 8, 2020.
This program is designed to meet the interest of radiation oncologists, radiation oncology residents, physicists, and nurses.
- Describe the radiographic and clinical manifestations of brainstem injury from radiation therapy.
- Explain the risk and mechanism for brainstem injury when using proton therapy in children with tumors involving the posterior fossa.
- Describe the recommended modifications in dose and planning techniques in order to mitigate the risk of brainstem injury when using proton therapy.
Kevin S. Oh, MD has no financial relationships with a commercial interest.
Larry E. Kun, 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.
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