Spine Metastasis Multi-Modality Decision Framework


Josh Yamada, MD, Radiation Oncologist at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center discusses a spine metastasis multi-modality decision framework. First he presents spine metastases as a 21st century problem along and the challenges that they bring to treatment. He discusses the treatment and outcomes with conventional radiation therapy versus radiosurgery versus surgery using the NOMS (Neurologic, Oncologic, Mechanical Stability and Systemic Therapy) Decision Framework. To further highlight these conclusions, Dr. Yamada uses studies and specific cases.

About the speaker

Yoshiya (Josh) Yamada, MD

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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