Central Nervous System

EDU 33 - (INTERACTIVE) Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy for Spine Metastases: What Can Be Offered When Conventional Radiation Fails?

10/24/2018
7:45 AM - 9:00 AM
Location: Room 303

Session Type: Educational
1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
1.25 CAMPEP Credits
1.50 MDCB Credits

As cancer survivorship increases, durable local control of spine metastases remains a significant challenge and management options in the re-irradiation setting is becoming increasingly important. The proposed educational session will educate our field regarding spine SBRT in both the radiation na?ve and re-irradiation setting in order to promote safe practice. The fundamental concepts and controversies to be addressed include:

1. Introduction to spine SBRT including an evaluation of candidacy for SBRT through assessments of epidural disease using the Bilsky grading system and spinal instability using the Spinal Instability Neoplastic Score (SINS) system.

2. Basic principles of spine SBRT in radiation na?ve patients and in the re-irradiation setting including target/normal tissue delineation and treatment planning.

3. Local control and toxicity following spine SBRT.

4. Normal tissue tolerances in the upfront and re-irradiation setting, with a special focus on spinal cord tolerance.

5. Toxicities unique to the re-irradiation setting.

6. Management options when radiation therapy fails including vertebroplasty, kyphoplasty, ablation and plaque brachytherapy.

Learning Objectives:

Presentations:

Kristin Redmond, MD, MPH

Johns Hopkins University

Disclosure:
Employment
Johns Hopkins University: Faculty Member: Employee

Compensation
Accuray: Honoraria, Research Grants, Travel Expenses; AstraZeneca: Honoraria; Elekta AB: Research Grants, Travel Expenses

Biography:
Kristin J. Redmond, MD, MPH is an Associate Professor in the Department of Radiation Oncology and Molecular Radiation Sciences and the Department of Neurological Surgery at the Johns Hopkins University and the Co-Director of the Spine Multi-Disciplinary Program. She received her undergraduate degree from Princeton University where she graduated magna cum laude with a focus in neuro-psychology. She attended medical school and obtained a Masters in Public Health in heath systems management at Tulane University where she was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society as well as the Gold Humanism in Medicine Honor Society. Dr. Redmond's research interest focuses on the development of novel radiation techniques and therapeutic agents to treat brain and spine tumors in order to increase tumor control and overall survival. In addition, she is working to develop innovative approaches to try to limit long term toxicities and minimize neuro-cognitive dysfunction following treatment for tumors of the central nervous system.

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