The Role of Radiation Therapy for Breast Cancer: A Review for the Non-oncologist Physician

Radiation oncologist Maria-Amelia Rodrigues, M.D., explains the role of radiation therapy in breast cancer care, patient selection and what a patient can expect from treatment regimens.

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Target Audience

Family Medicine Physicians, Ob/Gyns, Internal Medicine Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants, Medical Students, Residents, Nurses, Respiratory Therapists, Social Workers and Laboratory Personnel.

Learning Objectives

  • Explain the role of radiation therapy in breast cancer management. 
Additional information
Bibliography: 
  • Solin, L. J., Gray, R., Hughes, L. L., Wood, W. C., Lowen, M. A., Badve, S. S., ... & Sparano, J. A. (2015). Surgical excision without radiation for ductal carcinoma in situ of the breast: 12-year results from the ECOG-ACRIN E5194 study. Journal of Clinical Oncology, JCO-2015.
  • Coon, A. B., Dickler, A., Kirk, M. C., Liao, Y., Shah, A. P., Strauss, J. B., ... & Griem, K. L. (2010). Tomotherapy and multifield intensity-modulated radiotherapy planning reduce cardiac doses in left-sided breast cancer patients with unfavorable cardiac anatomy. International Journal of Radiation Oncology* Biology* Physics, 78(1), 104-110.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Laboratory Personnel
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Nursing
  • 1.00 Nurse Practitioners
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Respiratory Therapy
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Clinical Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Mental Health Counselors
  • 1.00 General certificate of attendance
Course opens: 
12/01/2016
Course expires: 
12/01/2018

Maria-Amelia Rodrigues, M.D.  
Radiation Oncologist
Baptist Health Medical Group Oncology
Miami Cancer Institute

Maria-Amelia Rodrigues, M.D., indicated that neither she nor her spouse/partner has relevant financial relationships with commercial interest companies, and she will not include off-label or unapproved product usage in her 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 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
 

Available Credit

  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Laboratory Personnel
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Nursing
  • 1.00 Nurse Practitioners
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Respiratory Therapy
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Clinical Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Mental Health Counselors
  • 1.00 General certificate of attendance

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
12/01/2016
Course expires: 
12/01/2018
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