Minesh P. Mehta, MD
Professor, Department of Human Oncology
University of Wisconsin-Madison
William F. Regine, MD
Professor & Chairman
Department of Radiation Oncology
University of Maryland School of Medicine
Physician CME: 0.5
Nursing CE: 0.5 (0.05 CEU) Medium
Podcast (MP3 & PDF)
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This podcast features a dynamic dialogue between two renowned radiation oncologists. Listen to their forthright commentary about histology, molecular biomarkers, clinical studies, and combination chemoradiation therapy in the management of malignant glioma. Program Developer/Facilitator
. Target Audience
This program has been designed for physicians and advance practice nurses who interact with oncology patients.
Upon completion of this educational activity, the participant should be able to:
Identify the histologic subtypes of primary gliomas and the prognosis typical of each.
Discuss the importance of clinical and molecular biomarkers in identifying prognostic variables.
Explain the value of developing clinical translational studies and establishing new treatment paradigms.
Review the clinical trial evidence that led to defining combination chemoradiotherapy as the new standard of care for some malignant gliomas.
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Dr. Mehta discloses product consultation services for Allos and speakersí bureau participation for Schering-Plough and Tomotherapy.
Dr. Regine discloses speakersí bureau participation for Schering-Plough.
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AKH Inc. designates this educational activity for 0.5 contact hour (0.05 CEU).
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Supported through an educational grant from Schering-Plough.
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