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Management of Radiopharmaceuticals in Older Patients

Management of Radiopharmaceuticals in Older Patients

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Summary This e-learning module has been developed in collaboration with International Society of Geriatric Oncology.

The information in this module is based on the manuscript: ‘Radiopharmaceuticals in the elderly cancer patient: practical considerations, with a focus of prostate cancer therapy - A proposition paper from a SIOG task force’.

This module was published in May 2016.

Target Audience

This module is for medical practitioners who wish to gain knowledge on the SIOG recommended guidelines for the management of Radiopharmaceuticals in older patients.

Learners will be able to receive 1 EACCME point upon successful completion of this module. 

Learning Objectives
  • Enumerate most frequent cancers in the elderly population.
  • Understand general considerations regarding to age and frailty and their relation to radiopharmaceutical use.
  • Know the use of radiopharmaceuticals in elder patients for diagnosis.
  • Know and address concerns about using therapeutic radiopharmaceuticals risks for patients, family and care givers.
  • Know the place of radiopharmaceuticals among the therapeutic armamentarium in patients with prostate cancer.
Only available as part of course(s):

Management of Cancers in Older Patients following SIOG guidelines

IT Requirements

This module requires the learner to have a good, stable internet connection and can run on Internet Explorer 7 and above, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome and Opera on either Windows or MacOS. Flash Add-on is also required to run this module.

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Commercial Support

Production of this module was funded by the International Society of Geriatric Oncology (SIOG) and by an unrestricted grant from Bayer.

This e-learning module is valid for one year after publication and will expire on 27th May 2018

Disclosure Policy

ecancer and Prof John O. Prior, Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging Office, Rue du Bugnon, Lausanne, Switzerland have no actual or potential conflict of interest whatsoever which impinges on the making, peer reviewing and dissemination of this e-learning module which was made possible through an unrestricted educational grant from Bayer.

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Relevant to the following professions

  • Oncologist
  • Other
  • Radiation Technician
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Founding partners

European Cancer Organisation European Institute of Oncology

Founding Charities

Foundazione Umberto Veronesi Fondazione IEO Swiss Bridge

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Cancer Intelligence