The Osler Institute utilized state of the art equipment to record our Live May 2016 comprehensive Radiation Oncology Review Course and bring it to you!  These video files are stored “in the cloud” so you can stream them anywhere, anytime, as long as you have an internet connection. This review provides senior trainees and/or clinicians in practice a comprehensive update of clinical knowledge and helps prepare them for their Radiation Oncology exams (initial certification and MOC). Emphasis is on evidence-based medicine and board-relevant standards of care as well as new concepts, treatments, and imaging approaches. The written exams emphasize anatomy, epidemiology, etiological agents, natural history, pathology, tumor markers, initial clinical evaluation, staging, routes of spread, selection of treatment modality and techniques, surgical and chemotherapy adjuvant treatments, follow-up treatment and evaluation, patterns of failure, and normal tissue effects including complications; all of these areas were addressed in the recorded course. The review also covers the basic principles of radiobiology and physics that are relevant to clinical practice.  Included with each Online review is an electronic downloadable copy of the syllabus that corresponds to the Video/Audio lectures.

  • Release Date: January 16, 2017
  • Expiration Date: N/A
  • Recorded Time:32 hours

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Faculty and Topics

  • Neal Dunlap, MD Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology University of Louisville - Head and Neck, Anatomy, Larynx and Hypopharynx, Nasopharynx, Oral Cavity, Skin
  • Victor Mangona, MD Practicing Radiation Oncologist Texas Center for Proton Therapy, Irvine, TX - Pediatric Radiation Oncology
  • Guatam Prasad, MD, Ph.D. Clinical Instructor in Radiation Oncology University of California, San Francisco - Lung
  • Navesh Sharma, DO, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology University of Maryland - Hodgkins Lymphoma, Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma, Multiple Myeloma, Questions, and Answers
  • Ravi Shridhar, MD, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Radiation Oncology University of South Florida - Colorectal and Anal Cancer, Hepatic and Cholangiocarcinoma, Pancreatic Cancer, Gastric and Esophagus
  • Jonathan Strauss, MD, MBA Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology Northwestern University - Endometrial Cancer, Vulvar and Vaginal Cancer, Early Stage Breast Cancer, Post-Mastectomy Radiotherapy, Carcinoma-in-situ and Miscellaneous, Cervical Cancer
  • Todd Swanson, MD, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology University of Texas, Galveston - Metastases and Palliation, Brain Tumors, CNS, Review Questions and Answers, Bladder Cancer, Testis, Kidney, Ureter Cancer, Penis Cancer, Early Stage Prostate Cancer, Advanced Stage Prostate Cancer

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this course each participant should be able to perform the following tasks for all cancers of the eleven ABR defined component areas:

  • Describe the anatomy, epidemiology/etiologic agents, and natural history
  • Explain the pathology and use of tumor markers
  • Describe the initial clinical evaluation, staging, and routes of disease spread (local and distant)
  • Summarize potential treatment modalities including optimum beam and radiation sources, volume and dose calculations, as well as fractionation
  • Discuss follow-up treatment and evaluation, patterns of failure, and normal tissue effects
  • Discuss the use of multimodality therapies including sequence, interactions, and specific agents
  • Describe brachytherapy applications and issues for all disease sites
  • Outline the use of palliative care for brain, hepatic and skeletal lesions, plus various obstructive scenarios
  • Implement a basic program of ethics, patient safety and quality assurance in clinical practice