Innovations In Cancer Treatment: Radiation Therapy in the Modern Era

Virtual Format (Online)
Thursdays, October 22 - December 10
7:00 - 8:30 pm PT

Course Co-Chairs

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Lauren Boreta, MD
Clinical Instructor of Radiation Oncology
University of California, San Francisco

Steve Braunstein, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology
University of California, San Francisco

Mary Helen Barcellos-Hoff, PhD
Professor of Radiation Oncology
Vice-Chair of Research and Director of Radiation Biology
University of California, San Francisco

Catherine Park, MD
Professor and Chair of Radiation Oncology
University of California, San Francisco
Clinical Instructor of Radiation Oncology
University of California, San Francisco

Course Description

Cancer treatments are advancing at an astounding pace, with newer therapies providing better outcomes, longer life, and greater chance for cure. Radiation therapy plays an essential role in the treatment of many cancers and innovations in radiation treatments have similarly lead to improved outcomes in both survival and quality of life. In this course, participants will learn from UCSF radiation oncologists about the latest advances in the science, technology, and treatment of cancer using modern radiation therapy.

Lecture Schedule

No classes scheduled on November 26th and December 3rd for this series.

PLEASE NOTE: Schedule or speakers may change on short notice

Date Title Speaker(s) Presentations
October 22, 2020 Close to the Heart: Modern Radiation Therapy for Breast Cancer Treatment Joanna Yang, MD
Nicolas Prionas, MD, PhD
Florence Yuen, NP
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October 29, 2020 No Beam Required! Inside-Out Radiotherapy: HDR Brachytherapy for Prostate Cancer  Tony Wong, MD
Osama Mohamad, MD
Adam Cunha, PhD
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November 5, 2020 No Common Cold: Viruses can Cause HPV Related Cancers Mary-Helen Barcellos-Hoff PhD
Jason Chan MD

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Dr. Chan's Slides

November 12, 2020 The One-Two Punch Knockout: Combining Radiotherapy and Immunotherapy in Cancers of the Skin, Head and Neck Sue Yom, MD, PhD
Alain Algazi, MD
 
November 19, 2020 Can Radiotherapy Cure Stage IV Cancer? The Future of Oligometastatic Cancer Felix Feng, MD
Julian Hong, MD
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December 10, 2020 Protecting the Secrets of the Brain– Central Nervous System Radiotherapy and Radiosurgery Steve Braunstein, MD, PhD