Join Radiation Oncology Biologist Dr. Robert Griffin as he moderates a panel discussion on SFRT. Tuesday Jan. 31 at 12pm EST. Information below
| AAPM Webinar Series on Spatially Fractionated Radiation Therapy (SFRT): Clinical Significance, Technical Approaches and Challenges |
Planned in conjunction with the Radiosurgery Society
Tuesday, January 31, 2023 12:00 PM ET | 9:00 a.m. PT
Please join us for the third webinar in the series, featuring the topic “Advancing SFRT by Preclinical Research”.
Mounting evidence from clinical application and preclinical research has demonstrated that SFRT is unequivocally different from conventional radiation therapy and it is capable of a very high therapeutic ratio, especially for patients whose cancers cannot be effectively managed by conventional therapies. Despite its tremendous clinical potential SFRT remains largely unused clinically. This is not only because we still lack a clear understanding on how SFRT works. The fact that SFRT works seems to directly violate our long-held belief on how to use radiation for tumor control.
How can you achieve radiotherapy tumor control by leaving many cold spots in the tumor?
How does SFRT work differently from conventional radiation therapy?
Which SFRT dosimetric parameters are, and which are not, closely associated with a given treatment response?
How to best harness the power of radiation spatial fractionation – as a low toxicity cytotoxic therapy on its own or a safe priming therapy for radiation therapy, chemotherapy and immunotherapy?
These are among the many questions, the answers to which are needed to propel a better and broader SFRT clinical application. Due to the intrinsic complexity of clinical trials, they often cannot provide timely answers. Preclinical studies, on the other hand, can be designed and conducted to answer specific questions timely and shed light on SFRT clinical application. In this webinar speakers will share with you their knowledge on how to use preclinical research to answer the above and other important questions. The webinar is intended for medical physicists interested in SFRT with or without prior experience in preclinical research. The webinar will conclude with a lively panel discussion.
The following individuals will be participating:
Sha Chang (Moderator & Speaker)
Yolanda Prezado (Speaker) Slavisa Tubin (Speaker)
Michael Grams (Speaker)
Robert Griffin (Panel Discussion Moderator)
Siyong Kim (Panel Discussion Moderator)
Attendees will be encouraged to ask questions at any time via the Q&A Panel in the Zoom Webinar platform. CE/CAMPEP credits not available for this webinar.
NOTE: Non-AAPM members may only view the live webinar; the recorded webinar is an AAPM member benefit.
The Radiosurgery Society® is an international, medical professional, non-profit society consisting of physicians, physicists and healthcare professionals dedicated to advancing the education, science and clinical practice of stereotactic radiosurgery, stereotactic body radiation therapy and advancing therapies.
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