Head and Neck Cancer

EDU 07 - (INTERACTIVE) Challenging Cases in Head and Neck Cancer

10:45 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: Room W181

Session Type: Education
1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
1.25 CAMPEP Credits
1.50 MDCB Credits

This session will focus on multidisciplinary discussion of challenging cases. The session will consist of several established and respected members of the head and neck cancer community each presenting a challenging case from their practice. This will be followed by a panel discussion of options for treatment (and audience response - if chosen by ASTRO) from a radiation oncology, radiation therapy, medical oncology and surgical perspective. The multiple radiation oncologists will offer differing approaches from their various centers and will strengthen attendee's knowledge of the role of the radiation oncologist in the tumor board setting. Literature will be cited to support treatment decisions, when indicated, and guidance on contouring and actual treatments provided to prior patients will be reviewed. The cases will illustrate how the leaders of the field grapple with challenging and unusual cases, weighing different modalities of treatment, chances of cure and potential toxicity.

Learning Objectives:


Brian O'Sullivan, MD, FASTRO

Princess Margaret Hospital

Princess Margaret Hospital: Radiation Oncologist: Employee;
University of Toronto: Professor: Partner

Union for International Cancer Control (UICC): Chair,
Prognostic Factors Task Force, TNM Committe: Coordinate and plan strategy forthe Task Force and Committee

Brian O’Sullivan

Brian O’Sullivan is a Professor in the Department of Radiation Oncology and the Department of Otolaryngology / Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. He works at the Princess Margaret Hospital (PMH), a Teaching Hospital of the University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada. He graduated from University College Dublin, Ireland in 1976, and completed a fellowship in medical oncology, a residency and clinical fellowship in radiation oncology, all at PMH.

A past President of the Connective Oncology Society (CTOS) and former Head of both the Sarcoma and H&N Oncology Programs at PMH, is the radiation oncology Chair of the US NCI Head and Neck Steering Committee. He now Leads the Princess Margaret Hospital – University of Hong Kong / Shenzhen Hospital Radiation Oncology Sanming project in China. He has published almost 400 peer-reviewed papers, numerous additional manuscripts, more than 100 invites book chapters and manuscripts, and written or edited 10 oncology textbooks. He is a member of the TNM Committee of the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC), Chair of the UICC Prognostic Factors Sub-Committee and is UICC head and neck cancer and soft tissue / bone sarcoma liaison to the American Joint Committee on Cancer (AJCC). He is one of three clinicians who are Commissioners of the ICRU.


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