C178 - Neuro-oncology in 2018: Navigating Current Trends

Event Time: Thursday April 26, 2018 7:00 am to 9:00 am
Topic(s): Neuro-oncology
Director(s): Maciej Mrugala MD, PhD, MPH, FAAN
Description: This program will aim to teach residents, fellows, general neurologists, and junior neuro-oncologists about most recent developments in the field of neuro-oncology. The first talk will cover new experimental therapies showing promise. Patients are frequently asking about these therapies, and critical overview of the data for the practicing clinician will be provided. The second talk will address molecular diagnostics in primary brain tumors. This is an area of active research and many of the molecular markers recently discovered have clinical utility. Practical information about ordering different molecular panels and how to interpret them will be provided. In the third talk we will cover novel surgical techniques being already used or in stages of advanced development, in therapy for primary and metastatic brain tumors. We will emphasize information important for clinicians when advising patients about pros and cons of each therapeutic approach.
Completion Message: Participants should be able to identify novel developments in the field of neuro-oncology with emphasis on molecular testing, and new emerging therapies.
CME Credits: 2
Core Competencies: Medical Knowledge, Patient Care

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