Next Generation of Radiotherapy and Glioma

The course reviews radiation doses in gliomas and grade 2 and grade 3 tumors, the role of hypofractionation and current novel approaches being researched.

Target Audience

Adult and Pediatric Neurologists, Adult and Pediatric Medical Oncologists, Neurosurgeons, Neuro-Oncologists, Medical Oncologists, Neuroradiologists, Diagnostic Radiologists, Radiation Oncologists, Emergency Medicine Physicians,  Rehabilitation and Pain Management Specialists, Physician Assistants and other specialists interested in the fields of neuro-oncology and neuroscience.

Learning Objective

  • Recognize the role of radiation therapy in the management of patients with newly diagnosed gliomas and explain the new methods of assessing response to treatment.
Additional information
Bibliography: 
  • Stupp, R., Mason, W. P., Van Den Bent, M. J., Weller, M., Fisher, B., Taphoorn, M. J., ... & Curschmann, J. (2005). Radiotherapy plus concomitant and adjuvant temozolomide for glioblastoma. New England Journal of Medicine, 352(10), 987-996.
  • Roa, W., Brasher, P. M. A., Bauman, G., Anthes, M., Bruera, E., Chan, A., ... & Husain, S. (2004). Abbreviated course of radiation therapy in older patients with glioblastoma multiforme: a prospective randomized clinical trial. Journal of clinical oncology, 22(9), 1583-1588.
  • Keime-Guibert, F., Chinot, O., Taillandier, L., Cartalat-Carel, S., Frenay, M., Kantor, G., ... & Meneï, P. (2007). Radiotherapy for glioblastoma in the elderly. New England Journal of Medicine, 356(15), 1527-1535.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 0.50 General certificate of attendance
Course opens: 
03/15/2019
Course expires: 
03/01/2021

Arjun Sahgal, M.D., FRCPC
Professor, Radiation Oncology and Surgery
Deputy Chief, Radiation Oncology
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Odette Cancer Center
Department of Radiation Oncology
University of Toronto
Toronto, Ontario
Canada

Arjun Sahgal, M.D., indicated that he receives grant/research support from Elekta (member of Elekta MR Linac Research Consortium and Elekta Spine, Oligometastases and Linac Based SRS Consortia). He is also a member of the speakers bureau (educational seminars) for Elekta, Accuray, Medtronic/Kyphon and BrainLab, and has received payment from BrainLab, Elekta and Varian Medical Systems for expenses. Additionally, Dr. Sahgal serves as a consultant to Abbvie, Elekta, Merck, Roche and Varian Medical Systems, and is a member of the CNS teaching faculty for Varian Medical Systems.

Miami Neuroscience Symposium Planning Committee

Yazmin Odia, M.D., indicated that she receives trial support from Bristol-Myers Squibb and Novocure.

Minesh Mehta, M.D., indicated that he serves as a consultant to IBA, Oncoceutics, AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals, Celgene, Tocagen and Abbvie, and that he is a member of the medical advisory board for Colby, Stemina and ProCertus and the Board of Directors for Monteris and Oncoceutics.  

Michael Chuong, M.D., indicated that he is a member of the speakers bureau for Accuray.

Rupesh Kotecha, M.D., indicated that neither he nor his spouse/partner has relevant financial relationships with commercial interest companies.

Non-faculty contributors and others involved in the planning, development and editing/review of the content have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

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Baptist Health South Florida designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Available Credit

  • 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 0.50 General certificate of attendance
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