This refresher will highlight existing standards of care in pediatric radiation oncology, review recent updates to the standard of care, comment on new radiation techniques unique to pediatric radiation oncology, and discuss some of the current controversies in the application of radiotherapy in various clinical scenarios.
The activity is designed to meet the interests of practicing radiation oncologists, radiation oncology residents, medical and clinical physicists, radiation therapists, radiation dosimetrists, nurses and all other health professionals involved in the field of radiation oncology.
Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to do the following:
- Reevaluate their existing knowledge surrounding the appropriate workup and risk stratification of pediatric malignancies and demonstrate an understanding of the potential influence of these findings on disease outcomes.
- Demonstrate new knowledge of molecularly defined pediatric cancer subsets and how to navigate the ongoing controversies surrounding the optimal therapeutic approach.
- Integrate new radiation techniques unique to pediatric radiation oncology into their daily practice to minimize treatment related morbidity.
John T. Lucas, Jr., MS, MD, is employed by St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and has uncompensated relationships with Children's Cancer Leukaemia Group, International PPB/DICER1 Registry, the Malaysian Society of Paediatric Haem & Onc and Philips. He serves in leadership positions with ASTRO, Global Neuroblastoma Network, Pediatric Cancer Data Commons - NODAL &REACH and the St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital CME Committee.
All relevant financial relationships have been mitigated.
The person(s) above served as the developer(s) of this activity. Additionally, the Annual Refresher Course Planning Committee had control over the content of this activity.
- 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education for physicians. ASTRO designates this 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.
- 1.00 Certificate of AttendanceThis activity was designated for 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.