Proton Therapy for Pediatric Brain and Skull Base Tumors

This course will discuss the value proposition of proton therapy to precisely target a tumor and minimize the effects of radiation dose in uninvolved healthy tissue.

Target Audience

Pediatricians, Pediatric Oncologists, Hematologists/Oncologists, Pediatric General Internists, Family Physicians, Neonatologists and Emergency Department Physicians.

Learning Objectives

  • Discuss the incidence of specific late adverse effects on children treated with radiation therapy. 
  • Examine the dosimetric and clinical evidence supporting the use of proton therapy in children. 
  • Implement strategies that mitigate the adverse effects of radiotherapy-related toxicities impacting quality of life and overall functional status for pediatric survivors.
Additional information
Bibliography: 

Jalali, R., Gupta, T., Goda, J. S., Goswami, S., Shah, N., Dutta, D., ... & Sarin, R. (2017). Efficacy of stereotactic conformal radiotherapy vs conventional radiotherapy on benign and low-grade brain tumors: a randomized clinical trial. JAMA oncology3(10), 1368-1376.

Jemal, A., Siegel, R., Ward, E., Hao, Y., Xu, J., & Thun, M. J. (2010). CA: a cancer journal for clinicians. Cancer statistics60(5), 277-300.

Knops, R. R. G., Van Dalen, E. C., Mulder, R. L., Leclercq, E., Knijnenburg, S. L., Kaspers, G. J. L., ... & Kremer, L. C. M. (2013). The volume effect in paediatric oncology: a systematic review. Annals of oncology24(7), 1749-1753.

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 0.50 General certificate of attendance
Course opens: 
02/01/2018
Course expires: 
01/31/2021

Matthew D. Hall, M.D., MBA
Lead Pediatric Radiation Oncologist
Miami Cancer Institute
Miami, Florida

Matthew D. Hall, M.D., MBA, has 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 presentation or discussion.

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 0.50 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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