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Proton Therapy for Lung Cancer
August 08, 2017 | Online

Overview

In this session, we will:

  • Introduce the concept of proton beam therapy;
  • Discuss the potential advantages of proton beam therapy in the setting  lung cancer;
  • Review current clinical data supporting this therapy;
  • Address specific technical challenges of using protons in lung tissue; and 
  • Identify current clinical trials that are testing proton beam therapy in the setting of locally advanced non-small cell lung cancer.

What you should expect to learn

After attending this session attendees:

  • Will be able to describe the potential advantages to proton beam radiation therapy for lung cancer;
  • Will understand the challenges of this emerging technology; and
  • Be aware of the current data for proton beam in this setting and the current clinical trials that are testing its effectiveness.

Jeffrey Bradley, MD, FACR, FASTRO

S. Lee Kling Professor of Radiation Oncology
Medical Director, Kling Proton Therapy Center
Washington University School of Medicine
St. Louis, Missouri

&

 Ramaswamy Govindan, MD - Program Chair

Director, Section of Medical Oncology
Professor of Medicine
Anheuser-Busch Endowed Chair in Medical Oncology
Director, Section of Oncology
Washington University School of Medicine 

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