The Target Newsletter: Accelerated partial breast irradiation (APBI): options and new horizons (EM1509A)

Breast cancer is the most common cancer diagnosed in women after skin cancer. Depending on the location of the tumor and patient breast size, breast conservation therapy is usually an option for many women instead of mastectomy. This course examines the rationale and accepted standard treatments for partial breast irradiation (interstitial brachytherapy, intracavitary brachytherapy, intraoperative radiation and via 3-D external beam radiation therapy), and additionally discusses novel treatment options still under investigation including CyberKnife and GammaPodTM.

Accelerated partial breast irradiation (APBI): options and new horizons - Article (PDF)

Target Audience

This activity is targeted to radiation oncologists, medical oncologists, surgical oncologists, neuro-oncologists, family medicine, generalists, radiation therapists, residents, and medical students.  

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, the participant should be able to:

  • Determine good candidates for hypofractioned whole breast irradiation and accelerated partial breast irradiation
  • Differentiate between the various modalities of partial breast irradiation
  • Describe newer modalities and technology currently under investigation for partial breast irradiation
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 0.50 AMA
  • 0.50 Attendance
Course opens: 
07/20/2015
Course expires: 
08/31/2017
Cost:
$0.00
Parent activity set: 

Activity Director

Lucien Nedzi, M.D.
Associate Professor of Radiation Oncology
UT Southwestern Medical Center
Dallas, TX
Disclosure: Nothing to disclose

Co-Director and Editor

Dee Hill 
Program Coordinator / Radiation Oncology
UT Southwestern Medical Center
Dallas, TX
Disclosure: Nothing to disclose

Faculty Writer

Asal Rahimi, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology
UT Southwestern Medical Center
Dallas, TX
Disclosure: Nothing to disclose

Accreditation Statement

The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

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Available Credit

  • 0.50 AMA
  • 0.50 Attendance

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
07/20/2015
Course expires: 
08/31/2017

Price

Cost:
$0.00
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