SRS/SBRT in the Setting of Re-Irradiation: Indications, Safety and Efficacy (RISE)
A session from the Radiosurgery Society SRS/SBRT Scientific Meeting 2016 presented by:
Anthony Dragun, MD
John C. Flickinger, MD
Dwight E. Heron, MD, FACRO, FACR
Jun Yang, PhD
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 18, 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.
Local tumor recurrences after radiation therapy pose a clinical management dilemma with limited treatment options. The ability to deliver efficacious doses of radiation to the recurrent lesion are limited by the potential toxicities to normal tissues when considering re-irradiation. Stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) and stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT) have been shown to be effective at local control with limited toxicities for CNS and spine lesions, recurrent head and neck tumors and locoregional breast cancer recurrences in the setting of re-irradiation. There is a need to improve therapy for recurrent tumors previously irradiated and SRS/SBRT may be a viable treatment option for select patients. The optimal SRS/SBRT dose, fractionation regimens and integration with chemotherapy and biologic agents needs to be further defined to maximize the therapeutic benefits.
This program is designed to meet the needs of radiation oncologists, neurosurgeons, medical physicists, residents-in-training and healthcare professionals with interest in SRS/SBRT in the setting of re-irradiation for the treatment of recurrent CNS and spine lesions, recurrent head and neck tumors, and locoregional breast cancer recurrences.
Explain the clinical challenges of treating tumor recurrences that have been previously irradiated, and the role of SRS/SBRT in the setting of re-irradiation through evidence-based literature.
Describe the indications and patient selection for SRS/SBRT in the setting of re-irradiation for the treatment of CNS and spine tumors, recurrent head and neck tumors and loco-regional recurrent breast cancer.
Discuss the principles of radiobiology and treatment planning to deliver SRS/SBRT in the setting of re-irradiation for the treatment of CNS and spine tumors, recurrent head and neck tumors and loco-regional recurrent breast cancer.
Understand the toxicities associated with SRS/SBRT used in the treatment management of previously irradiated CNS and spine tumors, recurrent head & neck tumors and loco-regional recurrent breast cancer.
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 2.0 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 SRS/SBRT in the Setting of Re-Irradiation: Indications, Safety and Efficacy (RISE) 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 2.0 SAM credits. The ABR qualified this SAM on June 18, 2016.
Physicists: Please note that AMA Category 1 CE offerings count towards ARB-MOC credits. The Radiosurgery Society does not offer CAMPEP credit for our Self-Assessment Modules (SAMs).
For more information, please refer to the ABR information guide found here.
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.
Anthony Dragun, MD - No disclosures
John C. Flickinger, MD - No disclosures
Dwight E. Heron, MD, FACRO, FACR - No disclosures
Jun Yang, PhD - 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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