Palliative Care

Joint Session 01 - (Live SA-CME) Joint RUSSCO-ASTRO-SPRO Session on Palliative Radiation Therapy in Incurable Patients: Keeping symptoms down and hope high.

9/15/2019
1:15 PM - 2:30 PM
Location: Room W184

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

40% of radiation therapy in the United States is given with palliative intent. At the same time, palliative RT receives disproportionately low attention at national meetings, is not well studied on clinical protocols. Palliative RT remains more of an art than clinical science. Palliative RT practices around the world can shed light on how this situation can be rectified in the United States and more cost-effective, patient-centered palliative RT could be offered to patients with symptomatic disease progression.

During the Annual Oncology Congress in November 2018 (in Moscow, Russia), RUSSCO-ASTRO held the first joint session, dedicated to palliative RT. Pragmatic solutions, logistical concerns, financial considerations, and ultimately - impact on patient's well-being - were discussed from both US, Israel and Russian sides. There is no doubt that US radiation oncologists will become better equipped in providing cost-effective, patient-centered palliative RT after learning about international experience in this field.

Learning Objectives:

Presentations:

Timur Mitin, MD, PhD

Oregon Health and Science University

Disclosure:
Employment
Oregon Health and Science University: Physician: Employee

Compensation
Novocure Inc.: Advisory Board: Research Grants; UpToDate Inc.: Honoraria

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Natalia Dengina, MD

Ulyanovsk regional clinical oncology center

Disclosure:
Employment
Ulyanovsk regional clinical oncology center: Physician: Employee

Biography:
Natalia Dengina, MD, PhD
Radiation oncologist, Head of Radiation therapy department, Ulyanovsk regional clinical cancer center, Russian Federation
Assistant professor, Department of Oncology and Radiology, Institute of Medicine, Ecology and Physical Training, Ulyanovsk State University, Russian Federation
RUSSCO (Russian Society of Clinical Oncology) executive board member, ESTRO member, IASLC member

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