Palliative Radiation and Supportive Oncology
This course will explore management of patients with advanced cancer in the context of a team-based approach to care. While palliative radiotherapy may at times be less technically complex than other forms of radiotherapy treatments, the accompanying discussions with patients and families is highly complex, requiring sophisticated communication with patients, families and other members of the patient care team. This talk will review the following topics with a focus on patient-centered care:
- Patient-centered communication and establishment of goals of care
- Symptom management and anticipation of radiation-related side effects
- Prognostication for patients with advanced cancer
- Guidelines for palliative radiotherapy: bone metastases, brain metastases, advanced cancer in the lung and palliation of other symptoms of cancer
This program is designed to meet the interest of radiation oncologists and radiation oncology residents.
- Describe communication techniques that can be helpful in establishing patient goals for care
- Communicate expected prognosis to patients with advanced cancer while maintaining patient hope
- Apply ASTRO guidelines for palliative radiotherapy to clinical practice
- Joshua A. Jones, MD, is employed at University of Pennsylvania Health System and holds a leadership position with the American College of Radiology 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.
- 1.50 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
No refunds, extensions, or substitutions will be made for those participants who, for any reason, have not completed the course by the end of the qualification date. The qualification date for each course is listed in the course catalog on the ASTRO website under availability.
Participants using ASTRO's online courses to satisfy the requirement of a Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program should verify the number, type and availability dates of any course before making a purchase. No refunds, extensions, or substitutions will be made for participants who have purchased courses that do not align with their MOC requirement.
The course and its materials will only be available on the ASTRO website for that 3 year period regardless of purchase date. At the expiration of the qualification, participants will no longer have access to the course or its materials. ASTRO reserves the right to remove a course before the end of its qualification period.
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