Special Session

Presidential Symposium II - EL12 - We Have Not Maximized the Radiotherapeutic Potential for Curing Brain Metastases

9/15/2019
10:15 AM - 11:45 AM
Location: Room W192

Session Type: Special Session
0.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™

This session will address key questions and controversies regarding the management of brain metastases with regard to radiotherapy, in the context of immunotherapy, timing of surgery, altered fractionation, and treatment volumes. Three cases will be presented that cover these topics, with an opportunity to hear from experts in the field, as well as from colleagues in radiation oncology across the county. These cases will be preceded by two talks summarizing the landscape and role of radiotherapy in the contemporary management of brain metastases.

Presentations:

Ranjit Bindra, MD, PhD

Yale University

Biography:
Dr. Ranjit Bindra is a physician-scientist and biotech entrepreneur at the Yale School of Medicine. Clinically, he treats adult and pediatric primary CNS tumors. In the laboratory, his group recently led a team of four major laboratories at Yale, which reported the stunning discovery that IDH1/2-mutant tumors harbor a profound DNA repair defect that renders them exquisitely sensitive to PARP inhibitors. This work was published in Science Translational Medicine, and it has received international attention with major clinical implications. Building on this discovery, a more recent study in his laboratory was just accepted for publication in Nature Genetics, which highlights the expanding significance of this work: specific tumor-associated mutations induce the aberrant production of citric acid cycle-related metabolites, which drives genetic instability and BRCAness. Dr. Bindra is now translating this work directly into patients, in four phase I/II clinical trials, including an innovative, biomarker-driven trial specifically targeting the Adolescent/Young Adult (AYA) cancer patient population. In addition, he is lead co-PI of a 35-site, NCI-sponsored Phase II trial testing the PARP inhibitor, olaparib, in adult IDH1/2-mutant solid tumors (NCT03212274).

Dr. Bindra received his undergraduate degree in Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry from Yale University in 1998, and both his MD and PhD from the Yale School of Medicine in 2007. He completed his medical internship, radiation oncology residency, and post-doctoral research studies at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in 2012.

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Kristina Woodhouse, MD

MD Anderson Cancer Center

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Stephanie Weiss, MD, FASTRO

Fox Chase Cancer Center

Disclosure:
Employment
Fox Chase Cancer Center: Chief, Adult CNS Tumors and Radiosurgery: Employee

Leadership
ACRO: Committee Member: Work on annual meeting

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