Special ASCO University® Course Covers Radiation Oncology Highlights From ASCO 2017

Special ASCO University® Course Covers  Radiation Oncology Highlights From ASCO 2017

Radiation oncologists stand to benefit a great deal from the research presented at the 2017 ASCO Annual Meeting, but the sessions that would be most valuable to them are not always easy to identify when they are planning their Meeting experience. To maximize the utility of sessions for radiation oncologists, William Small Jr., MD, FACRO, FACR, FASTRO, associate editor of ASCO University®, had an idea: Create a course curated specifically for this subset of oncology professionals.

“Since the actual number of radiation oncologists attending the Meeting is still relatively small, the ASCO University Editorial Board felt that it would be beneficial to create a course that takes the most meaningful sessions and presents a synopsis of the key points that relate to radiation oncology,” Dr. Small said.

This online course includes highlights from the 2017 ASCO Annual Meeting tailored specifically to the radiation oncologist. Attendees and nonattendees alike can keep abreast of key scientific updates and cancer care strategies that relate to practice from the Meeting. Abstracts are included from the following Annual Meeting tracks: breast, gynecologic, central nervous system, gastrointestinal (colorectal and noncolorectal), genitourinary (prostate), lung, and head and neck cancers, as well as sarcoma and melanoma.

“We hope that this will become a standard educational tool for all radiation oncologists,” Dr. Small said.

A total of five continuing medical education (CME) credits are available to those that complete the course. The CME Certificate can also be used to request Maintenance of Certification points through the American Board of Radiology. The course is available from the ASCO University Bookstore (shop.asco.org) at a rate of $48 for members and $60 for nonmembers.  

–Hilary Adams