UCSF Radiation Oncology Update: Patient-Centered Radiation Oncology 2023

2023 Radiation Oncology
April 14 - 15, 2023
The Palace Hotel
San Francisco, CA
Course# MRO23021

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Friday - Saturday
April 14  - 15, 2023

The Palace Hotel
San Francisco, CA
Course# MRO23021

COVID-19 Guidelines

Registration Fees

$750.00 Physicians

$600.00 Allied Health Professionals

$325.00 Residents/Fellows

$375.00 Former UCSF Trainees

Cancellations received in writing before April 13, 2023 will be refunded, less a $150 administrative fee. No refunds will be made on cancellations received after that date.

Please email your requests to [email protected]



This year’s course theme is patient-centered care. Despite ever-advancing technology, patients remain at the center of everything we do. This year’s course will feature discussions that focus on how novel technologies such as IMRT, SBRT, and other advanced technical – and imaging-based planning and treatment approaches can benefit patients. We will discuss state-of-the-art radiotherapy treatment planning approaches in concordance with major guidelines and the most recent scientific evidence, with an emphasis on how their application can be applied to patients and how they can be used in shared decision making with patients. There will also be discussions of quality-of-life-oriented approaches which may enhance a course of radiation-based care. These include integrative medicine, supportive care, and patient-reported outcomes and interventions. As usual, this course offers numerous practical case-based review sessions allowing for self-assessment and interaction with expert panelists.



At the end of this activity, attendees should be able to:

  • Describe molecular, immunologic, and imaging-based stratification of brain tumors.
  • Employ the major classes of radiation therapy techniques in treating prostate cancer.
  • Describe local therapy management principles and techniques for liver tumors.
  • Name 3 major techniques that can be used in designing a course of breast radiation therapy.
  • Describe 3 major types of of integrative medicine and how they relate to radiation oncology.
  • Name 3 ways to make quality-of-life assessments more meaningful in breast and head and neck cancer patients.
  • Name 3 ways molecular characterization is affecting diagnosis, management, and surveillance of head and neck cancer patients.
  • Cite 3 major new findings related to eligibility for SBRT and systemic therapies in lung cancer patients.


The University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine (UCSF) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

UCSF designates this live activity for a maximum of 13 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This CME activity meets the requirements under California Assembly Bill 1195, continuing education and cultural and linguistic competency.

1 ABR SA-CME credit will be offered for each case-base learning session for a total of 5.

For the purpose of recertification, the American Nurses Credentialing Center accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ issued by organizations accredited by the ACCME.

Physician Assistants
AAPA accepts category 1 credit from AOACCME, Prescribed credit from AAFP, and AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME.

The California Board of Pharmacy accepts as continuing professional education those courses that meet the standard of relevance to pharmacy practice and have been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.

ASRT and MDCB credits will be offered.


    Course Outline

    FRIDAY, APRIL 14, 2023
    7:00 AM Registration and Continental Breakfast  
    BRAIN TUMORS   Chair: Steve Braunstein, MD, PhD
    8:00 Welcome and Course Overview Sue Yom, MD, PhD, MAS
    8:05 Current Radiosurgical Approaches for Brain Metastases Steve Braunstein, MD, PhD
    8:25 Radiotherapy in Multidisciplinary Management of Primary and Metastatic Spine Tumors Lauren Boreta, MD
    8:45 Precision-based Therapy for Patients with Meningioma David Raleigh, MD, PhD
    9:05 Integrative and Functional Medicine Approaches for the Management of Primary Brain Tumors Shannon Fogh, MD
    9:25 CNS Case-based Learning: Self-assessment Session Steve Braunstein, MD, PhD; Nam Woo Choo, MD; Shannon Fogh, MD; David Raleigh, MD, PhD; Lauren Boreta, MD
    10:25 Coffee Break  
    10:45 The Phillips Lecture Daphne Haas-Kogan, MD, MBA
    11:30 Integrative Cancer Care for Patients Kavita Mishra, MD, MPH
    11:50 Quality of Life in Cancer Decision Making and Research Jolie Ringash, MD, MSc
    12:25 PM Optional: Lunch Hour with Resident Presentations Chair: Sumi Sinha
    GENITOURINARY CANCERS Chair: Osama Mohamad, MD, PhD
    1:25 Bladder Cancer Radiotherapy: Preserving Quality of Life Anthony Wong, MD, PhD
    1:45 Opportunities for Artificial Intelligence in the Care of Genitourinary Malignancies Julian Hong, MD, MS
    2:05 Current Applications of HDR Prostate Brachytherapy I-Chow (Joe) Hsu, MD
    2:25 The Art of Radiotherapy for Locally Advanced Prostate Cancer Mack Roach III, MD
    2:45 Stereotactic Ablative Radiotherapy for Renal Cell Carcinoma Osama Mohamad, MD, PhD
    3:05 Coffee Break  
    3:25 GU Case-based Learning: Self-assessment Session Osama Mohamad, MD; William Chen, MD; Anthony Wong, MD; Julian Hong, MD; Joe Hsu, MD; Mack Roach III, MD
    4:25 Local Therapies for Liver Tumors Mekhail Anwar, MD, PhD
    4:45 Liver SBRT Technical Considerations (including IGRT, Image Registration, and Motion Management) Emily Hirata, MD
    5:05 Update on Surgical Management of Liver Tumors Carlos Corvera, MD, FACS
    5:25 Gastrointestinal Case-based Learning: Self-assessment Session Mekhail Anwar, MD; Emily Hirata, MD; Carlos Corvera, MD
    6:00 PM Adjourn  
    SATURDAY, APRIL 15, 2023
    7:00 AM Continental Breakfast  
    BREAST CANCER Chair: Nicolas Prionas, MD, PhD
    8:00 Course Announcements Sue Yom, MD, PhD, MAS
    8:05 Radiotherapy and Its Omission in the Treatment of Early Stage Breast Cancer Catherine Park, MD
    8:25 Modern Image-guided Partial Breast Irradiation Nicholas Prionas, MD, PhD
    8:45 Patient Reported Outcomes in Breast Cancer Radiotherapy Sara Alcorn, MD, PhD, MPH
    9:10 Personalized Skin Care during Breast Radiotherapy Florence Yuen, NP
    9:30 Breast Case-based Learning: Self-assessment Session Lisa Singer, MD; Lisa Ni, MD;  Catherine Park, MD;  Nicholas Prionas, MD; Sara Alcorn, MD; Florence Yuen, NP
    10:30 Coffee Break  
    HEAD AND NECK CANCER Chair: Jason Chan, MD
    10:50 Emerging Role of Blood Biomarkers in Cancer Diagnosis and Surveillance and Treatment Planning Consensus Scott Bratman, MD, PhD
    11:30 Guidelines for Head and Neck and Skin Cancers In 2023       Jason Chan, MD
    11:55 NRG Oncology Clinical Trials Update: Major Themes in Head and Neck Cancer Sue Yom, MD, PhD, MAS
    12:15 PM Decision Making in Larynx Cancer Chase Heaton, MD
    12:35 Optional: Lunch Hour with Resident Presentations Chair: Sumi Sinha
    1:35 HN Case-based Learning: Self-assessment Session Jason Chan, MD; Ben Li, MD;  Sue Yom, MD;  Jolie Ringash, MD;  Chase Heaton, MD; Scott Bratman, MD
    THORACIC CANCERS  Chair: Sue Yom, MD, PhD, MAS
    2:35 Management of Stage 3 Lung Cancer: ASCO Guidelines and How They Apply to Patients Megan Daly, MD
    2:55 SBRT in Operable Patients: Where are We with the Data and What Should Patients Know? Drew Moghanaki, MD, MPH
    3:20 Interventional Pulmonology: Emerging Role in Minimally Invasive Molecular Diagnostics Yaron Gesthalter, MD
    3:40 Peri-operative Targeted Therapies and Immunotherapies: Opportunities to Improve Outcomes Matthew Gubens, MD
    4:00 Thoracic Case-based Learning: Self-assessment Session Sue Yom, MD; Katherine Chen, MD; Megan Daly, MD; Drew Moghanaki, MD; Matthew Gubens, MD; Yaron Gesthalter, MD
    5:00 Adjourn  
    5:00- 6:30 PM Reception for All Attendees and Exhibitors  


    Course Chairs

    Sue Yom, MD, PhD, MAS
    Professor and Conference Chair

    Catherine Park, MD
    Professor and Department Chair


    Conference Manager

    Alan Taniguchi, MS


    UCSF Course Faculty

    Mekhail Anwar, MD, PhD
    Associate Professor

    Lauren Boreta, MD
    Assistant Professor

    Steve Braunstein, MD, PhD
    Associate Professor

    Jason Chan, MD
    Assistant Professor

    Katherine Chen, MD
    Clinical Resident

    William Chen, MD
    Clinical Resident

    Jessica Chew, MD
    Clinical Instructor

    Nam Woo Cho, MD, PhD
    Clinical Instructor

    Carlos Corvera, MD, FACS
    Professor Department of Surgery

    Shannon Fogh, MD
    Associate Professor

    Yaron Gesthalter, MD
    Assistant Professor Division of Pulmonary Medicine
    Department of Medicine

    Matthew Gubens, MD
    Associate Professor Division of Hematology/Oncology
    Department of Medicine

    Chase Heaton, MD
    Associate Professor Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery

    Emily Hirata, PhD
    Associate Professor

    I-Chow (Joe) Hsu, MD

    Julian Hong, MD, MS
    Assistant Professor

    Benjamin Li, MD
    Clinical Resident

    Kavita Mishra, MD, MPH

    Osama Mohamad, MD, PhD
    Assistant Professor

    Lisa Ni, MD
    Clinical Resident

    David Raleigh, MD, PhD
    Assistant Professor

    Mack Roach III, MD

    Nicolas Prionas, MD, PhD
    Assistant Professor

    Lisa Singer, MD, PhD
    Assistant Professor

    Sumi Sinha, MD
    Clinical Instructor

    Anthony Wong, MD, PhD
    Assistant Professor

    Florence Yuen, MSN, AOCNP, CWCN-AP
    Nurse Practitioner

    Visiting Faculty

    Sara Alcorn, MD, PhD, MPH
    Clinical Director Department of Radiation Oncology Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center

    Scott Bratman, MD, PhD
    Associate Professor Department of Radiation Oncology University of Toronto Princess Margaret Cancer Centre

    Megan Daly, MD
    Associate Professor Radiation Oncology
    UC Davis Health

    Daphne Haas-Kogan, MD, MBA
    Chair, Department of Radiation Oncology Willem and Corrie Hees Family Professor, Brigham and Women/ Dana-Farber Cancer Center, Harvard Medical School

    Drew Moghanaki, MD, MPH
    Professor and Chief of Thoracic Oncology Services UCLA Radiation Oncology

    Jolie Ringash, MD, MSc
    Professor Department of Radiation Oncology
    University of Toronto Princess Margaret Cancer Centre


    Travel & Lodging

    The Palace Hotel
    2 New Montgomery Street
    San Francisco CA
    Hotel Phone: (415) 512-1111 / Reservations: (415) 512-1111
    Ask for UCSF Radiation Oncology Course Rate or make reservations via link below.

    Rates: $285
    Cutoff Date: March 23, 2023



    Exhibit Fee:  $2,000 & $5,000
    Email Contact for Exhibits  [email protected]

    Exhibit Description

    The exhibit fee includes a 6’ x 30” tabletop, (2) representative attendees/exhibitors, (1) copy of the course syllabus.

    Exhibit Hours

    (subject to updating)

    Friday 4/14/23    
    7:30- 8:00 AM    Continental Breakfast in Exhibit Area
    10:25- 10:45 AM    Break in Exhibit Area
     2:30- 2:40 PM    Break in Exhibit Area

    Saturday 4/15/23    
    7:30- 8:00 AM    Continental Breakfast in Exhibit Area
    5:00- 6:15 AM    Reception