Randomised Phase III PACE B Trial Results

Results of the Randomised Phase III PACE B Trial - Comparing Standard Fractionation & Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy

A session from the Radiosurgery Society 2019 Webinar Series presented by:

  • Alison Tree, BSc MBBS FRCR MD(Res)
  • Debra Freeman, MD

This course, which has been accredited by the American Board of Radiology (ABR) for both physicians and medical physicists, for Self-Assessment Module (SAM) maintenance of certification credit, is available from August 19, 2019, through 11:59 p.m. Eastern time on August 18, 2022.

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%, and
    • Complete the course evaluation

The activity is approximately 1-hour in length.

Course Fees

  • Non-Member: $25.00
  • RSS Member: Free
    • Once logged in to www.therss.org, members can find the discount code on the Member Resources page.

Statement of Need

According to the American Cancer Society, prostate cancer is the 2nd most common type of cancer in men (behind skin cancer), with nearly 175,000 new cases in the U.S. each year resulting in about 31,600 deaths. Approximately 1 of every 9 men will be affected by this cancer during his lifetime. The most common type of treatment for prostate cancer is surgery or external beam radiation therapy (EBRT) or a combination of the two. However, some studies have shown stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) treatment for low and favorable intermediate risk prostate cancer to be effective in over 95% of the cases treated at 5 years with a very low toxicity profile. These early study results have necessitated the need for further study. The Pace B trial was created to compare low and intermediate risk prostate cancer cases in a randomized fashion both for patients that were surgical candidates (surgery vs. SBRT) and non-surgical candidates (SBRT vs. EBRT).

Target Audience

This program is designed to meet the needs of radiation oncologists, neurosurgeons, medical physicists, residents-in-training and healthcare professionals with interest in learning about the PACE trial.

Activity Objectives

  • Understand the PACE trial and the data it will be reporting now and in the future
  • Learn about the toxicity profile of SBRT and standard radiotherapy in a randomised setting
  • Set this in context of the current data regarding SBRT

Accreditation Statement

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.

Continuing Medical Education (CME)

The Radiosurgery Society Self-Assessment Module (SAM) titled Results of the Randomised Phase III PACE B Trial - Comparing Standard Fractionation & Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy 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 1.0 SAM credits. The ABR qualified this SAM on August 19, 2019.

Certificate of Participation

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.

Technology Requirements

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. http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/

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
  • Sound card 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.

Participants using RSS 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 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.

Please contact admin@therss.org if you have questions.

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