Proton Therapy for Pediatric Cancers: The End of the Beginning

This course will discuss the long-term effects of radiation therapy in patients with childhood cancers and anticipated effects of toxicity. Proton therapy can significantly reduce the volume of normal tissue receiving collateral radiation and this course will discuss appropriate patient selection for those who will derive the most benefit. 

Target Audience

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

Learning Objectives

  • Explain the benefits of receiving pediatric radiation therapy at a high-volume center specializing in treating children.  
  • Integrate safety precautions and ancillary services including child life specialists to improve patient care. 
Additional information
Bibliography: 
  • Gondi, V., Yock, T. I., & Mehta, M. P. (2016). Proton therapy for paediatric CNS tumours—improving treatment-related outcomes. Nature Reviews Neurology, 12(6), 334.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 0.75 General certificate of attendance
Course opens: 
02/01/2018
Course expires: 
02/01/2020

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

Matthew D. Hall, M.D., 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 0.75 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 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 0.75 General certificate of attendance

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
02/01/2018
Course expires: 
02/01/2020
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