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Dr. Brian Karlovits discusses stereotactic radiotherapy and how it has had an incresing role in management of localized cancers.

Educational objectives:

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Discuss the use of SABR for medically inoperable stage 1 NSCLC
  • Describe control and overall survival associated with SABR for medically inoperable stage 1 NSCLC
  • Discuss increased toxicity associated with treating central stage 1 NSCLC with SABR

Reading Resources:

  1. Pennathur A, Luketich JD, Heron DE, Schuchert MJ, Burton S, Abbas G, Gooding WE, Ferson PF, Ozhasoglu C, Gilbert S, Landreneau RJ, Christie NA. Stereotactic radiosurgery for the treatment of lung neoplasm: experience in 100 consecutive patients. Ann Thorac Surg. 2009 Nov;88(5):1594-600; discussion 1600.
  2. Corbin KS, Hellman S, Weichselbaum RR. Extracranial oligometastases: a subset of metastases curable with stereotactic radiotherapy. J Clin Oncol. 2013 Apr 10;31(11):1384-90.
  3. Haidar YM, Rahn DA 3rd, Nath S, Song W, Bazhenova L, Makani S, Fuster MM, Sandhu AP. Comparison of outcomes following stereotactic body radiotherapy for non-small cell lung cancer in patients with and without pathological confirmation. Ther Adv Respir Dis. 2013 Dec 10.


Dr. Karlovits has no relevant relationships with any entities producing health care goods or services.

Accreditation Statement:

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Each physician should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Other health care professionals are awarded (0.075) continuing education units (CEU) which are equivalent to 0.75 contact hour.

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Release Date: 2/19/2014 | Last Modified On: 2/19/2014 | Expires: 2/19/2015

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