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UCLA Radiation Oncology Workshop: Integration of State-of-the-Art Innovations into Clinical Radiation Oncology Practice
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Activity Name: UCLA Radiation Oncology Workshop: Integration of State-of-the-Art Innovations into Clinical Radiation Oncology Practice
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Radiation therapy is one of the mainstay treatments for cancer. Recent advances have increased the repertoire of tools for radiation oncologists to maximize tumor control and minimize toxicity. These advances include stereotactic body radiation therapy/stereotactic ablative radiation therapy, stereotactic radiosurgery, high-dose-rate brachytherapy, as well as advances in radiation planning and better understanding of biological modifiers that may enhance the effectiveness of radiation therapy when optimally applied. Given the rapid advances in the last 5-10 years for these radiation specific modalities in larger academic centers, adoption of these treatment approaches has disseminated into other radiation oncology clinics. This course will review state-of-the-art radiation treatment strategies and provide a how-to approach to integrate these new treatment modalities into a community radiation oncology practice. Issues regarding treatment volume, treatment dose, fractionation, biological and technological rationale based on evidence will be discussed in order to enhance the confidence of practitioners in their ability to translate these advances into improved patient outcomes in their practices.

Target Audience

Radiation oncologists, medical physicists, medical oncologists, surgical oncologists, and biologists interested in implementing recent advances related to radiation treatment delivery, integrations of biological and technological advances in cancer care into daily radiation oncology practice, and having exposure to novel approaches in cancer detection, radiation treatment planning, and treatment delivery.

Course Objectives:

At the conclusion of the course, participants should be better able to:

  • List the indications for thoracic SBRT and techniques that offer the best outcome using this technique in early stage lung cancer and thoracic oligometastases
  • Discuss the limitation of current motion management strategies and the advantages brought by model based breathing motion management
  • List the indications of SBRT and high-dose-rate brachytherapy for prostate cancer and how best to integrate radiation therapy in the management of high-risk prostate cancer
  • Deliver the various newer breast irradiation techniques such as accelerated partial breast irradiation, prone breast irradiation, and deep inhale breath-hold technique, and understand their roles in the multi-disciplinary management for breast cancer
  • Describe the roles of various radiation modalities for primary and metastatic brain tumors and understand how best to incorporate these techniques for treatment of malignant brain tumors
  • Discuss practical considerations in implementing a novel planning and treatment delivery approach using ultra-compact radiation dose distribution
  • Recognize the current and future role of MRI in radiation therapy and how to best integrate this newer imaging modality into the current radiation oncology work-flow
Location Information
Meeting Location: Neuroscience Research Building Auditorium (NRB), UCLA Campus
Location Address: 635 Charles E Young Drive South
Location City: Los Angeles
Location State: CA
Location Postal Code: 90095
Location Country: US
Activity Information
Start Date: 6/9/2017
End Date: 6/10/2017
  • $395.00 - Physicians
  • $195.00 - Physicists/Trainees
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Credit Information
Credit Amount: 11.75
Credit Unit: Credits
Accreditation: ACCME - Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education > AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
Activity Learning Format: Live Activity
Sponsor Name: David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA Office of Continuing Medical Education
Sponsor Address: 10920 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 1060
Sponsor City: Los Angeles
Sponsor State: CA
Sponsor Postal Code: 90024
Sponsor Country: US
Contact Information
Contact Name: Eloisa Ayala
Contact Address: 10920 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 1060
Contact City: Los Angeles
Contact State: CA
Contact Postal Code: 90024
Contact Country: US
Contact Phone: (310) 794-2620
Contact Email:

Type:     Live Activity
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