Proton Therapy for Head and Neck Cancers: Hope or Hype

Proton therapy is a limited resource and many are unaware of its potential application for head and neck cancer patients. Learn more about patient selection and how proton therapy reduces radiation dose to normal tissues and thereby reduces toxicities.

Target Audience

Primary Care Physicians, Dentists, Otolaryngologists, Gastroenterologists, Radiologists, Medical Oncologists, Oral Maxillofacial Surgeons, Surgeons, Pathologists, Hospitalists and Speech Pathologists.

Learning Objectives

  • Describe the rationale for considering proton therapy for head and neck cancer patients.
  • Explain which head and neck cancer patients benefit most from proton therapy.
     
Additional information
Bibliography: 
  • Holliday EB, Frank SJ. Proton radiation therapy for head and neck cancer: a review of the clinical experience to date. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2014 Jun 1;89(2):292-302.
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Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 0.50 Florida Board of Dentistry
  • 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 0.50 General certificate of attendance
Course opens: 
05/01/2018
Course expires: 
05/01/2020

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

Michael D. Chuong, M.D., has indicated that he is a consultant for QuantiaMD and his discussion will not include mention of investigational or off-label usage or unapproved product usage in his presentation or discussion.

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

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
05/01/2018
Course expires: 
05/01/2020
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