Title

Radiation Therapy for Lung Cancer: From Large Fields to Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy (SBRT)

Document Type

Presentation

Publication Date

2-2-2011

Comments

Dr. Werner-Wasik is a Professor of Medicine who holds a faculty appointment in the Division of Radiation Oncology at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. She is also the Residency Program Director for the division. She was listed "Top Doctor" for cancer in Philadelphia Magazine in 2009-2010. Her special interests include lung cancer, metastatic lung cancer, and stereotactic fractionated radiotherapy: from brain to lung.

This lecture was delivered as part of the Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine's Grand Rounds series on February 2, 2011. Copyright 2011 by Maria Werner-Wasik, MD.

The presentation lasts 1 hour.

Abstract

Overall Goals and Objectives:

1. Understand the principles and applications for radiation therapy in non-small cell lung cancer.

2. Distinguish standard 3-dimensional radiation therapy from stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT).

3. Demonstrate the ability to list indications for SBRT and refer appropriate patients for this treatment modality.