USMD The Role of Radiation: Radiation after Sentinel Lymph Node Dissection (JS1910G)

Arlington, TX US
October 29, 2019

The National Comprehensive Cancer Netork (NCCN) provides guidelines for Invasive Breast Cancer and treatment options related to the Locoregional Treatment of Clinical Stage I, IIA, or IIB Disease or T3,N1,M0. By reviewing the presented data, we will establish whether breast cancer patients with a tumor-positive sentinel node biopsy (SNB) are best treated with an axillary lymph node dissection (ALND) or axillary radiotherapy (ART). In reviewing the results of recent patient trials and a selected case study, we will evaluate the role of radiation after SLND with or without anxillary dissection. Discussion will include how it can and/or has effected change in clinical practice and ultimately, an improvement in patient outcomes.

Target Audience

This annual USMD lecture is targeted toward professionals who evaluate and treat Breast Cancer patients via surgery and/or radiotherapy.

Learning Objectives

  1. Identify the patient's lymph node, axillary lymph node, and internal mammary lymph node status.
  2. Recognize which direction to follow once lymph node biopsy results have been obtained.
  3. Interpret clinical trial results to assist with decision making process for treatment.
  4. Compare clinical trial results to physician practice and apply knowledge to case presented
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AMA
  • 1.00 Attendance
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
10/29/2019 - 12:30pm
Event ends: 
10/29/2019 - 1:30pm
USMD Hospital Arlington
801 W Interstate 20
Arlington, TX 76017
United States

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center and USMD Arlington. The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Available Credit

  • 1.00 AMA
  • 1.00 Attendance


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