Xoft, a brachytherapy technology developer, awarded Northwest Imaging Forums, a developer of continuing medical education curriculum, an educational grant for the Industry Satellite Symposium on Electronic Brachytherapy scheduled for the American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology (ASTRO) meeting in Los Angeles next week.
The symposium will focus on electronic brachytherapy (EBT) as an emerging technology for the treatment of early stage breast cancer.
“Because EBT represents a new method for delivering radiation therapy for the treatment of early stage breast cancer, education is essential to support clinical adoption,” said Vivek Mehta, MD, director, Center for Advanced Targeted Radiotherapies at the Swedish Cancer Institute in Seattle and symposium chairman and moderator. “This technology appears to offer a number of clinical advantages which could make accelerated partial breast irradiation treatment more accessible to the large population of women with breast cancer who currently do not receive any form of radiation therapy treatment due to limited access. This CME course gives radiation oncology professionals the information and case reviews needed to fully evaluate the technology and its potential benefits.”
For physicians, this educational activity is certified for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA category 1 credits. This program has also been submitted for approval of 1.5 hours of category A CE credit for radiologic technologists by the American Society of Radiologic Technologists and has been submitted for accreditation approval to the Medical Dosimetrist Certification Board.