Proton Therapy and Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy in Cancer Treatment

This educational activity consists of recorded presentations from the 19th Annual National Conference held in Chicago, IL on September 13–15, 2010.
The conference topics have been expanded and redesigned in order to bring valuable, cutting-edge clinical topics to our learners. Conference faculty is comprised of recognized clinical and thought leaders, and sessions will focus on innovations and trends in solid organ and blood/marrow transplantation, oncology, kidney disease, heart disease, disease management, consumerism, and health and well-being.

Learning Objectives
At the end of this educational activity, participants should be able to

  1. Compare and contrast proton from conventional x-ray (photon) therapy and the rationale for its clinical use.
  2. Identify cancer diagnoses treated with proton therapy and IMRT.
  3. Explain how proton therapy can improve clinical outcomes and reduce side effects in cancer patients.

Andrew K. Lee, MD, MPH
Associate Professor
Director, Proton Therapy Center
Director, Program for Advanced Technologies
Department of Radiation Oncology
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, Texas

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  • Completing the entire activity
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This activity is sponsored by OptumHealth Education.

Commercial Support
This activity was derived from content by Amgen, Boehringer Ingelheim, Eisai, Centocor/Ortho Biotech Services, Cephalon Oncology, Genzyme, Takeda/ Millennium Pharmaceuticals, Novartis Pharmaceuticals and Novartis Oncology, sanofi aventis, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, National Marrow Donor Program, Allos Therapeutics, and Byram Healthcare.

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Target Audience

This activity is intended for health care professionals with an interest in specialized health care services, disease management, and health and well-being.
Activity summary
Available credit: 
  • 0.50 AMA - Physicians
  • 0.50 ANCC - Nurses
  • 0.50 Attendance - General Attendance
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Available Credit

  • 0.50 AMA - Physicians
  • 0.50 ANCC - Nurses
  • 0.50 Attendance - General Attendance
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