NikoleV Posted November 5, 2012 Share Posted November 5, 2012 Dr. Vivek Mehta on Refining Radiation for Lung Cancer November 2nd, 2012 - by Dr. Jack West http://blog.lungevity.org/2012/11/02/me ... rt-for-lc/ Several weeks ago, Dr. Vivek Mehta, Radiation Oncologist and Director of the Center for Advanced Targeted Radiotherapies at Swedish Cancer Institute in Seattle, presented a web-based summary on the evolution of radiation oncology for lung cancer. He described the historical limitations of the efficacy and safely of radiation, while describing potential ways for radiation to become more “targeted”, in terms of tighter focus on the cancer. Here are the first couple of podcasts from this discussion. Part 1 covers the history of history of radiation therapy and the key strategies for improving outcomes with radiation. Here are the video and audio versions of this podcast, along with the transcript and figures. Click link above to view video and audio links. Mehta RT for LC Pt1 Video Podcast Mehta RT for LC Pt1 Audio Podcast Mehta RT for LC Pt1 Transcript Mehta RT for LC Pt1 Figs The second part reviews the rationale for the new approach of stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) for early stage lung cancers in patients who are unable or unwilling to undergo surgery to resect their cancer. Here are the files for it: Mehta RT for LC Pt2 Video Podcast Mehta RT for LC Pt2 Audio Podcast Mehta RT for LC Pt2 Transcript Mehta RT for LC Pt2 Figures We’ll follow with his discussion of the early successes and still open questions on the SBRT strategy. Look for more podcast material from his presentation very soon. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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