Proton Therapy for Brain Tumors: Increasing the Therapeutic Ratio

This lecture offers physicians a practical review of proton therapy and image-guided treatment planning and delivery, as well as the future development of proton therapy. This course may be of special interest to physicians in the fields of neuro-imaging, neurology, neurocritical care and emergency medicine, along with other physicians interested in proton radiation as an emerging therapy for localized cancers that is being sought after with increasing frequency by patients.


Successful completion of this CME activity enables the participant to earn up to 0.75 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC points.

Your participation information will be shared with the ACCME, which will in turn report your points to ABIM. Successful completion of a course examination is required to earn ABIM MOC points.

Target Audience

Neurologists, Neuro-Oncologists, Stroke Neurologists, Neuroradiologists, Diagnostic Radiologists, Radiation Oncologists, Critical Care Physicians, Neurointensivists, Emergency Medicine Physicians, Internal Medicine Physicians, Interventional Neuroradiologists, Family Physicians, General Internists, Neuropsychologists, Physician Assistants and Fellows.

Learning Objectives

  • Differentiate between proton and photon therapies.
  • Evaluate the rationale for using proton therapy for patients with brain tumors.
  • Describe the patient selection process for proton therapy.
Additional information
  • Chhabra A, Mahajan A. Treatment of common pediatric CNS malignancies with proton therapy. Chinese Clinical Oncology. 2016;5(4):49
  • Blomquist E, et al. The potential of proton beam therapy in intracranial and ocular tumors. 2005;44(8):862-70
  • Liu, H., & Chang, J. Y. (2011). Proton therapy in clinical practice. Chinese Journal of Cancer, 30(5), 315–326.
Course Summary
Available credit: 
  • 0.75 ABIM MOC II
  • 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 0.75 General certificate of attendance
Course opens: 
Course expires: 

Michael Chuong, M.D.
Radiation Oncologist/Hematologist
Baptist Health Medical Group, Baptist Health Quality Network
Baptist and South Miami Hospitals
Miami Cancer Institute
Miami, Florida

Michael Chuong, M.D., indicated that neither he nor his spouse/partner has relevant financial relationships with commercial interest companies, and he will not include off-label or unapproved product usage in his presentations or discussions. 

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 is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Baptist Health has been re-surveyed by the ACCME and awarded Commendation for 6 years as a provider of CME for physicians.
Baptist Health South Florida designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Available Credit

  • 0.75 ABIM MOC II
  • 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 0.75 General certificate of attendance
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