NSCLC Webinar


Title: Combination of Targeted Therapies and SBRT for the Treatment of Metastatic Non-Small Cell Lung Carcinoma
Presenter: Kimberley S. Mak, MD, MPH
Presenter: Gregory M.M. Videtic, MD, CM, FRCPC
Moderator: David Palma, MD, MSc, PhD, FRCPC
Date: Monday, April 24, 2017
Time: 12:00pm ET / 9:00am PT
Where: Your Computer and/or Telephone
Join us as Kimberley S. Mak, MD, MPH, Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology at the Boston University School of Medicine and Gregory M.M. Videtic, MD, CM, FRCPC, Section Head for Thoracic Malignancies and Residency Program Director in the Department of Radiation Oncology at Cleveland Clinic present this 1 hour session on NSCLC. David Palma, MD, MSc, PhD, FRCPC, from the London Health Sciences Center in Ontario, Canada, will moderate the session.

After attending this activity, participants should be able to understand and describe:
    • To explore the concept and benefits of aggressive local treatment for low-burden (oligo)metastatic non-small cell lung cancer.
    • To review the molecular mechanisms and current indications for targeted therapies in non-small cell lung cancer, as well as potential interactions with radiotherapy.
    • To review and discuss the rationale for the use of, and evidence supporting, stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT) to treat patients with oligometastatic non-small cell lung cancer also being treated with targeted therapies.
Presenters and Moderator

Kimberley S. Mak, MD, MPH, is an Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology at the Boston University School of Medicine and its affiliate Boston Medical Center. She received her MPH from Harvard School of Public Health (2015), MD from Harvard Medical School (2010) and AB summa cum laude in Biochemical Sciences from Harvard College (2005). Dr. Mak completed an internship in Internal Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (2011)l, followed by residency in the Harvard Radiation Oncology Program (2015), training at Massachusetts General Hospital, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Children’s Hospital of Boston, and Boston Medical Center. Dr. Mak has board certification in Radiation Oncology by the American Board of Radiology. She speaks English and Cantonese. Her specialties include thoracic, gastrointestinal, gynecologic, and musculoskeletal malignancies. She leads the Cyberknife® radiosurgery program for thoracic and gastrointestinal malignancies.

Her research interests include patient-reported outcomes including quality of life; disparity outcomes research; translational research; intensity-modulated and image-guided radiotherapy; CyberKnife® stereotactic radiotherapy; and functional imaging in radiotherapy. She has training and experience in biostatistics, epidemiology, decision analysis, meta-analysis, clinical trial design, and molecular and cell biology laboratory work.

Gregory M.M. Videtic, MD, CM, FRCPC, received his medical degree from McGill University Faculty of Medicine in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. He completed a first residency in family medicine at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. He later carried out a clinical research fellowship in geriatrics at the University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario.

A two-year position as a Hospitalist at the Nova Scotia Cancer Centre in Halifax was followed by residency training in radiation oncology at the University of Western Ontario. Under the mentorship of Dr. Laurie Gaspar, he completed a CNS radiosurgery/brachytherapy fellowship at Wayne State University in Detroit, MI.

He has been a Staff Physician at the London Regional Cancer Centre, London, Ontario; the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, Mass.; and is currently Section Head for Thoracic Malignancies and Residency Program Director in the Department of Radiation Oncology at Cleveland Clinic.

His specialty interests include radioprotectants, radiosensitizers, stereotactic body radiotherapy, altered fractionation and treatment toxicity.

David Palma, MD, MSc, PhD, FRCPC, Dr. David Palma is a Radiation Oncologist at the London Health Sciences Centre and a Clinician-Scientist with the Ontario Institute for Cancer Research. He specializes in the treatment of thoracic cancers, head and neck cancers, and oligometastatic disease.

He holds a BSc from Queen’s University (Canada), an MD from the University of Western Ontario (Canada), a Master’s Degree in Epidemiology from the Harvard School of Public Health, and a PhD from the VU University Medical Center (Netherlands). He completed his residency training at the University of British Columbia.

Dr. Palma's research focuses on translational imaging science, including evaluating new imaging and radiotherapy technologies in the pre-clinical and clinical setting. He currently leads or co-leads several clinical trials. He is the chair of the Canadian Pulmonary Radiotherapy Investigators (CAPRI) Group.

Dr. Palma has published over 100 peer-reviewed scientific articles and is also the founder of the patient information website www.qualitycancertreatment.com, which focuses on empowering patients to obtain the best quality cancer care possible.

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CME Live Activity Overview (Physicians Only)

To be eligible for documentation of CME credit, physicians must attend the entire live webinar and complete an evaluation form. All physician attendees will be contacted after the live webinar with CME evaluation information and any associated fee. Although we cannot provide CE at this time for all medical professionals due to limited staffing and financial resources, we are currently working with organizations to offer CE in the future.

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Accreditation Statement

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of AMEDCO and the Radiosurgery Society (the RSS). AMEDCO is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation Statement

AMEDCO designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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