Radiation Therapies for Managing Breast Cancer

When an electron boost is prescribed as part of the first course of treatment for breast cancer, radiation oncologists may turn to electron therapy—a vital tool in the management of breast cancer. (Electron therapy is often for other cancers, such the management of skin cancers or Mycosis Fungoides, a T-cell lymphoma.) It is important for cancer registrars to have a grasp of the physics of electron therapy to understand why electron therapy is adequate for certain sites and not for others. Wilson Apollo, MS, RTT, FVC will provide cancer registrars with a foundation with which to build upon their understanding of how electron therapy works and the role it plays in managing breast cancer. 

Learning Objectives

  • Explain how electron therapy works.
  • Discuss the rationale for selecting specific electron beam energies.
  • Describe the role of electron therapy when prescribed as a boost following breast surgery.

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Credit Information

Activity Number Credit Amount Accreditation Period
2018-063 1 CE from March 16, 2018

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