SABR for Stage I NSCLC

SABR for Medically Operable Stage I
Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

Presented at the SRS/SBRT Scientific Meeting 2016 by:

  • Ben Slotman, MD, PhD, Vrije Universiteit Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Jessica S. Donington, MD, Associate Professor Cardiothoracic Surgery, New York University School of Medicine, New York, NY

This course is available from June 16, 2016 through 11:59 p.m. Eastern time on June 16, 2019.

In order to earn credit for this course, participants must:

    • View the audio/slide presentation
    • Pass the five-question examination with a minimum of 70 percent, and
    • Complete the course evaluation.  
The activity is approximately 1.25 hours in length. 


Stereotactic ablative radiotherapy (SABR) is the new standard of care for medically inoperable Stage I non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). For medically operable Stage I NSCLC, surgery remains the standard of care. Recent studies have shown an emerging role for SABR as a treatment option for medically operable NSCLC patients. There may be benefits for using a less invasive therapy such as SABR compared to surgery for the treatment of medically operable Stage I NSCLC. However, there are risks and toxicity associated with SABR treatment, and no randomized studies comparing SABR vs surgery for medical operable Stage I NSCLC have been completed. This module includes a discussion describing the rationale for SABR to treat stage I NSCLC and debates the benefits and risks of SABR vs surgery for the medically operable Stage I NSCLC.


This program is designed to meet the needs of radiation oncologists, surgeons, medical physicists, residents-in-training and healthcare professionals with interest in learning about SABR for the treatment of medically operable Stage I NSCLCs.


  • Explain the rationale(s) for using SABR vs surgery to treat medically operable Stage I NSCLC.
  • Understand the benefits and risks of SABR and surgery for the treatment of medically operable Stage I NSCLC patients.
  • Discuss the local control, toxicity and mortality rates associated with SABR and surgery for Stage I NSCLC.


In order to successfully complete this knowledge-based continuing education activity, the participant must register for the activity, view the educational sessions, and complete the online examination and activity evaluation.


The Radiosurgery Society Self-Assessment Module (SAM) titled SABR for Medically Operable Stage I Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer is qualified by the American Board of Radiology in meeting the criteria for self-assessment toward the purpose of fulfilling requirements in the ABR Maintenance of Certification Program and has been qualified for 1.25 SAM credits. The ABR qualified this SAM on June 16, 2016.


A certificate will be issued upon completion of course requirements, including the evaluation, enabling you to register your credit with the appropriate licensing boards or associations.


  • Non-Member: $10
  • RSS Member: Free (your discount code has been emailed to you)


Software Requirements

  • A browser version of Internet Explorer 10.0 and higher or Firefox 3.0 or higher, Google Chrome Version 35 or higher

A note on browser incompatibility:

  • We have tested IE 6.x in controlled configurations and we can stream successfully, but there are some versions that may not support the RTMP streams we push out - basically new technology that old technology can't handle.
  • Possible remedy: upgrade browser version, try alternate browsers such as Firefox.
  • Flash Player Version 11 or higher. If you have an older version it would be best to upgrade now. It's free and does not require a reboot.

Hardware Requirements

  • Windows Based Computer, Mac based Computers, smart phone, tablets
  • Windows XP SP 3 or Vista Home Premium or better
  • Mac OS x 10.5.3 or better
  • Pentium 4 or better
  • 1meg of System Ram (Memory)
  • True Color 32 bit video card
  • Soundcard and speakers
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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 on the RSS website under the title of the course.

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The course and its materials will only be available on the RSS 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. The RSS reserves the right to remove a course before the end of its qualification period.

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