Management News for Patients with Spinal Metastases
- Event: 8th International Conference of the Novalis Circle 2018
- Topic: Spine Tumors
- Year: 2018
Yoshiya (Josh) Yamada, MD, of the Department of Radiation Oncology at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City reveals what’s new for patients in the management of spinal metastases. He begins by giving an overview of over 23 years of publications about spine radiosurgery, which are resulting in better outcomes for patients and a new era for spine metastasis treatment. This new era can be greatly attributed to new technologies for Spine SRS that give confidence and reduce uncertainty, such as the marriage of image guided technology, highly conformal treatment and the resulting unique biology. Dr. Yamada then outlines his predictions for the future of spine radiosurgery, including treating multiple levels of the spine, radiosurgery for primary tumors as well as benign tumors, and possibly even relieving chronic back and chest wall pain with nerve ablation.
About the speaker
Yoshiya (Josh) Yamada, MD
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, USA
Senior attending radiation oncologist in the department of radiation oncology at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and has an interest in spine oncology and spine SRS/SBRT.
He is part of the multidisciplinary spine oncology service at Memorial Sloan Kettering cancer center. He has published and lectured widely on many aspects of spine SBRT and SRS.
He completed his residency training in radiation oncology at Princess Margaret hospital at the university of Toronto and completed a brachytherapy fellowship at MSKCC.
He and his wife, Susy, have 5 children. He is also an avid fly fisherman.
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Clinical and Technical Considerations for Post-Operative SBRT - An Emerging Paradigm Shift
Starting a Radiosurgery Program and Benefits of Modern Software Tools
Intensity-Modulated Stereotactic Radiotherapy for Intramedullary Cervical Spinal Metastases: Report of 2 Cases
Value of SRS Over Conventional Fractionation for Bone Metastases
First Clinical Applications of ExacTrac Dynamic
Commissioning and Clinical Implementation of Elements Spine SRS
Review of 6D Setup and Monitoring for Spine SRS Treatment
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