SABR for Medically Operable Stage I Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
A session from the Radiosurgery Society SRS/SBRT Scientific Meeting 2016 presented by:
Ben J. Slotman, MD, PhD, FASTRO, H.FACR
Jessica S. Donington, MD
This course, which has been accredited by the American Board of Radiology (ABR) for Self-Assessment Module (SAM) maintenance of certification credit for both physicians and medical physicists, is available from June 17, 2016, through 11:59 p.m. Eastern time on June 1, 2022.
In order to earn credit for this course, participants must:
Learners must listen to each self-directed audio recording while following along with the visual slides/read the articles.
Pass the post-test with a score of 75% or higher.
Complete an evaluation form to receive a certificate of completion.
Participate in the entire activity as partial credit is not available.
If you are seeking continuing education credit for a specialty not listed below, it is your responsibility to contact your licensing/certification board to determine course eligibility for your licensing/certification requirement.
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 support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Amedco LLC and the Radiosurgery Society. Amedco LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
Credit Designation Statement
Amedco LLC designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
American Board of Radiology SA-CME Self-Assessment Credit
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 1.0 SAM credits. The ABR qualified this SAM on June 17, 2016.
Disclosure of Conflict of Interest
The following table of disclosure information is provided to learners and contains the relevant financial relationships that each individual in a position to control the content disclosed to Amedco. All of these relationships were treated as a conflict of interest, and have been resolved. (C7 SCS 6.1-‐6.2, 6.5)
All individuals in a position to control the content of CE are listed below.
Ben J. Slotman, MD, PhD, FASTRO, H.FACR - Varian: Research Grant Overall Principal Investigator & Speakers Bureau, ViewRay: Speakers Bureau & Research Grant Site Principal Investigator
Jessica S. Donington, MD - No Disclosures
Acknowledgement of Financial Commercial Support
No financial commercial support was received for this educational activity.
Acknowledgement of In-Kind Commercial Support
No in-kind commercial support was received for this educational activity.
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.
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