CME/CE: Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy in Older Cancer Patients

CME/CE: Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy in Older Cancer Patients
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Meredith Giuliani, MBBS, FRCPC, MEd

Assistant Professor
Department of Radiation Oncology
University of Toronto
Radiation Oncologist
Cancer Clinical Research Unit
Princess Margaret Cancer Centre
University Health Network, Toronto

Meredith Giuliani, MBBS, FRCPC, MEd, has indicated to Physician’s Weekly that she has no financial interests to disclose.

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Meredith Giuliani, MBBS, FRCPC, MEd (click to view)

Meredith Giuliani, MBBS, FRCPC, MEd

Assistant Professor
Department of Radiation Oncology
University of Toronto
Radiation Oncologist
Cancer Clinical Research Unit
Princess Margaret Cancer Centre
University Health Network, Toronto

Meredith Giuliani, MBBS, FRCPC, MEd, has indicated to Physician’s Weekly that she has no financial interests to disclose.

New research indicates that stereotactic body radiation therapy appears to be safe and effective in older patients with cancer.
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Readings & Resources (click to view)

Giuliani M, Hope A, Guckenberger M, et al. Stereotactic body radiation therapy in octo-and nonagenarians for the treatment of early-stage lung cancer. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2017;98:893-899. Available at www.redjournal.org/article/S0360-3016(17)30023-8/abstract.   

De Magalhães J. How ageing processes influence cancer. Nat Rev Cancer. 2013;13:357-365.

Perry J, Laperriere N, O’Callaghan D, et al. Short-course radiation plus temozolomide in elderly patients with glioblastoma. N Engl J Med. 2017;376:1027-1037.

Kim C, Ling D, Wegner R, et al. Stereotactic body radiotherapy in the treatment of pancreatic adenocarcinoma in elderly patients. Radiat Oncol. 2013;8:240.

Brooks E, Sun B, Zhao L, et al. Stereotactic ablative radiation therapy is highly safe and effective for elderly patients with early-stage non-small cell lung cancer. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2017;98:900-907.

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