EDU 19 (Live SA-CME) - Advances in Cervical Cancer
7:45 AM - 9:00 AM
Location: Room 214 C/D
Session Type: Educational
1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
1.25 CAMPEP Credits
1.50 MDCB Credits
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This session will review the current oncogenesis, prevention, detection, workup and initial therapeutic approach to women with cervical cancer. Special attention will be paid to practical considerations in the design of conformal external beam volumes, the use of chemotherapy and the integration of advanced imaging into brachytherapy planning, particularly MRI. Many of these technologies offer the possibilities with improving the efficacy of treatment while reducing the potential for injury, therefore improving the overall value of radiation therapy in the treatment of this disease.
- State the oncogenesis, prevention, workup and initial management of cervical cancer.
- Design optimal external beam volumes for treatment of the pelvis and para-aortic chains, and appropriately integrate chemotherapy if required.
- Review the need and benefits of brachytherapy, as well as to understand the concepts behind image guided brachytherapy, including optimal dosing for tumor control and prevention of toxicity.
7:45 AM - 8:20 AM
Cervical cancer management and external beam radiotherapy
Speaker: – MD Anderson Cancer Center
8:20 AM - 8:55 AM
Advances in brachytherapy in the management of cervical cancer