Breast Cancer

Panel 11 - Risk Adapted Strategies for Breast Radiation in 2019 and Beyond

9/17/2019
1:00 PM - 2:15 PM
Location: Room W181

Session Type: Panel
1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
1.25 CAMPEP Credits
1.5 MDCB Credits

In this session, we will discuss three novel radiation strategies for risk-adapted therapy in the modern era. First, for low risk patients, we will review the concept of pre-operative partial breast radiation delivered as a single fraction or as a hypo-fractionated approach. This approach is most commonly studied as a pre-operative boost or as a substitute for adjuvant breast radiation, and in theory could ultimately replace surgery in some patients. Then, moving to higher risk patients, the use of pre-operative radiation in combination with immunotherapy is also under investigation in multiple small institutional studies, and is being proposed in the cooperative group setting. Immunotherapy will almost certainly be becoming a standard of care in some patients with high risk biology, and the role of radiation as an immunomodulatory agent will be one of the most important questions in our field in the next decade. Finally, for those high risk patients who receive radiation post-operatively or even to gross disease, the strategy of radiation sensitization for improved local control is increasingly studied and will be discussed.

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Presentations:

Jean Wright, MD

Johns Hopkins University

Disclosure:
Employment
Johns Hopkins University: Associate Professor: Employee

Compensation
ASTRO: Honoraria

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