Proton Therapy Training Meeting - 2009

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Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania
Last Modified: April 27, 2009

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Date: Monday, March 30, 2009
Course Director: Zelig Tochner, MD
Associate Professor, Radiation Oncology
Clinical Director and Director, Proton Therapy Project

Note: This video is posted for instructional purposes only. CME is no longer available.

Target Audience and Course Overview

This course is designed to train radiation oncologists and medical physicists in the use of proton therapy as a treatment for several types of cancer.

Course Objectives

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

  • Explain proton therapy
  • Identify appropriate patients for proton therapy
  • Develop patient treatment regimens
  • Assess patient outcomes after treatment

Hosting Department

Proton Therapy is hosted by the Department of Radiation Oncology at the University of Pennsylvania Health System.


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