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Thursday, April 23 • 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Treating From the Inside Out: Introduction to Brachytherapy (Radiation SIG)

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Understand the ins and outs of brachytherapy, an internal radiation therapy in the treatment of cancer. You’ll review the mechanism and radiobiology of the treatment, advantages and disadvantages of brachytherapy techniques, and the indications for brachytherapy in the treatment of various cancers. Plus, learn both the management and nursing role for the different types of brachytherapy.

Objectives
  1. Understand the mechanism and radiobiology of brachytherapy.
  2. Describe the advantages and disadvantages of brachytherapy techniques.
  3. List the indications for brachytherapy in the treatment of various cancers.
  4. Explain the role of nursing in caring for a patient receiving brachytherapy.

Speakers
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Vanna Dest, MSN, APRN, BC, AOCN®

Oncology Nurse Practitioner/Manager, Oncology APP, Yale-New Haven Hospital



Thursday April 23, 2015 1:30pm - 3:00pm
314A 9800 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819