The ISRS webinar program features presentations by global experts on a wide array of topics related to SRS/SBRT clinical practice, research and technological advancements. All webinars are archived and are available to members. Access the library here.
Radiation Necrosis/ARE: Difficulties with Diagnosis and Treatment
September 25, 2020
by Samuel CHAO, MD Director, CNS Radiation Oncology
Director, Quality and Safety for Radiation Oncology
Section Head, Center for Cerebral Radiation Necrosis
Professor, Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine, Case Western Reserve
Director, CNS Radiation Oncology
Radiation necrosis is one of the most feared complications of stereotactic radiosurgery. With increasing utilization of stereotactic radiosurgery, the incidence of radiation necrosis is also increasing. Historically, diagnosis had been difficult since surgery or biopsy is not often done and imaging had been imperfect. More recently, however, perfusion MRI has emerged as helpful modality to help distinguish radiation necrosis from tumor recurrence. There are other promising modalities currently being investigated, including amino acid PET and radiomics. Steroids and surgery had been the treatment of choice, but more recently, bevacizumab and laser interstitial thermal therapy have emerged as excellent treatment options for radiation necrosis. Due to better diagnostic and treatment options, perhaps radiation necrosis should be less feared. This webinar will review the diagnosis and treatment of radiation necrosis, and discuss future investigations.
Lung SBRT in the age of Immunotherapy
Consultant Clinical Oncologist
St. Bartholomew’s Hospital
October 09, 2020, 1:00PM BST
The presentation will cover the science, evidence, clinical benefits and safety of combining immunotherapy and stereotactic radiotherapy in the management of lung cancer.
Indications and Techniques for Radiosurgical Thalamotomy in the Modern Era
Professor of Neurosurgery, Radiation Oncology and Bioengineering
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Los Angeles, CA, USA
December 16, 2020, 1:00PM BST
Tremor is amongst the most prevalent neurological conditions and often refractory to medical therapy. While brain stimulation is an effective therapy, a resurgence of interest in ablation requires us to appreciate the success of radiosurgical thalamotomy, the technical and imaging advances that have advanced this treatment, and the opportunities to further enhance safety and efficacy.