Breast Cancer

Practical Radiation Oncology

PRO 01 - (INTERACTIVE) PRO - Breast Cancer

9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Location: Room 304

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

This event is ticketed and requires separate registration and an additional fee. Space is limited, so please register early. Please note that events and fees are subject to change.

This session will address the practical issues surrounding breast radiation therapy regarding issues currently in the literature.
Breast conservation therapy, especially the topics of hypofractionation, the treatment of DCIS, the volume to treat for conservation therapy (partial versus whole breast) and techniques and planning will be discussed.
Post-mastectomy techniques will be touched upon. Topics will include fractionation with standard versus hypofractionation and how this impacts of the incidence of brachial plexopathy and arm edema.
At the end of the session ASTRO's new whole breast radiotherapy guidelines will be discussed.
The session will conclude with a few moments for questions and answers from the participants for our panel of experts in breast radiation therapy.

Learning Objectives:


Richard Lovett, MD, FASTRO

University of Vermont

University of Vermont Medical Group: Radiation Oncologist: Employee

James Bouse Health Trust: Member, Board of Directors; Rutland Area Visiting Nurses and Hospice: Member, Board of Directors

I am a radiation oncologist in rural Vermont. As such I work at Rutland Regional Medical Center and am on faculty at the Larner College of Medicine at the University of Vermont, as an Associate Professor of Radiology.

In my clinic I practice with external beam radiotherapy, including Intensity Modulated Radiotherapy. Tertiary care centers including the University of Vermont Medical Center and Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center supplement the treatments done in my practice.

I have been active in the ASTRO State Captain Initiative, and am on the ASTRO-PAC Board of Directors. I have also served on the Clinical Affairs and Quality Committee and the Health Information Technology Committee at ASTRO. In 2017, I became a Fellow of ASTRO.


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