Practical Radiation Oncology

PRO 08 - (INTERACTIVE) Palliative Radiation Oncology: A case based presentation

8:00 AM - 9:15 AM
Location: Room W196

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

Despite improvements in the survival of some populations of cancer patients, some patients are not candidates for ablative therapy and need symptom relief. Cases will be used to highlight evidenced based approaches to palliative radiation therapy. A significant proportion of patients do not benefit from immunotherapy and need standard palliative radiation. The best palliative radiation utilizes the fewest number of fractions to achieve the desired effect, minimizes side effects of treatment and treatment related costs.

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Candice Johnstone, MD, MPH

Medical College of Wisconsin

Medical College of WI: Associate Professor: Employee;
Family: Medical College of WI: Professor: Employee

Candice Johnstone, MD, MPH is an Associate Professor of Radiation Oncology at the Medical College of Wisconsin. She treats breast and thoracic malignacies primarily and is passionate about hypofractionated palliative radiation therapy. She has edited a textbook "Handbook of Palliative Radiation Therapy" and serves as an expert on Chartrounds. She serves on the executive committee of the Society for Palliative Radiation Oncology ( and is a member of the Board of Directors of both the American Association of Women in Radiology (AAWR) and the Wisconsin Radiological Society (WRS). She serves as an alternate councilor for the ACR and is an elected member of the ACR's College Nominating Committee. She also is actively involved in ASCO's Palliative and Supprotive Care Symposium and RSNA. She serves on the committee.


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