Palliative Care

Panel 21 - (INTERACTIVE) Use of Advanced Technologies in Palliative Care: A Brave New World or a Costly Mistake?

10/24/2018
3:15 PM - 4:45 PM
Location: Room 007 A/B

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

This session was proudly submitted as a joint session with SPRO. ASTRO has recently published evidence-based clinical practice guidelines on commonly encountered clinical scenarios for palliative care in radiation oncology practice including bone, lung and brain metastases. In each of these areas there is controversy over the proper role of highly conformal therapies such as stereotactic radiosurgery or IMRT in palliative care. Given the rapid evolution and utilization of technology paralleled with increased oversight and restriction of reimbursement from payors, radiation oncologists can be confused over the appropriate use of advanced technologies. When the clinical scenario is truly palliative, then treatment should be as cost-effective and time efficient as possible.

In this session, we will review data on palliative radiation therapy and therapeutic results with both conventional techniques and SRS/SBRT. Presenters will discuss the status of data, benefits and risks of varying treatment strategies and implications in terms of quality of care and reimbursement.

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Presentations:

Candice Johnstone, MD, MPH

Medical College of Wisconsin

Disclosure:
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Medical College of WI: Associate Professor: Employee, Professor: Employee

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Lauren Hertan, MD, MS

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