Medical Treatment for Brain Tumor Seminar

Presented by OHSU Knight-Legacy Health Cancer Collaborative

Course Objectives

Tumor Treating Fields in Glioblastoma

  1. Communicate the appropriate approvals for tumor treating fields.
  2. Recognize how ETTF devices, such as Optune, work
  3. Cite the indications and contraindications for Optune.

Radiation Therapy in Brian Tumors

  1. Differentiate major differences between radiosurgery compared with fractionated radiotherapy.
  2. Identify common brain tumors that are treated with each modality of radiation.
  3. Explain most common indications for emergency radiotherapy.

A Primary Care Providers' Guide to Common Brain Tumors

  1. Identify common brain tumors and their prognosis.
  2. Distinguish treatment paradigms for meningioma, glioblastoma, pituitary tumor and brain metastases.
  3. Define criteria for emergency treatment for brain tumors: when to send patient to the ED or for an urgent evaluation in a neurosurgery clinic.

Thrombosis and Its Treatment in Brain Tumor Patients

  1. Assess the risk of thrombosis in brain tumor patients.
  2. Explain the risk of bleeding with anticoagulation.
  3. Discuss the treatment options.


5:30 p.m.
Tony Melaragno, Legacy Health

6 p.m.
Tumor Treating Fields in Glioblastoma
Jerry Jaboin, M.D., Ph.D., OHSU

6:30 p.m.
Radiation Therapy in Brain Tumors
Andrew Kee, M.D., Legacy Health

7 p.m.
A Primary Care Providers' Guide to Common Brain Tumors
Ashok Modha, M.D., F.R.C.S.C., Legacy Health

7:30 p.m.
Thrombosis and Its Treatment in Brain Tumor Patients
Thomas G. DeLoughery, M.D., M.A.C.P., F.A.W.M., OHSU

8 p.m.


Tony Melaragno, M.D.
Vice president, Behavioral Health and Oncology, Legacy Health

Jerry Jaboin, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate professor, Radiation Oncology, OHSU

Andrew Kee, M.D.
Radiation oncology, Legacy Health

Ashok Modha, M.D., F.R.C.S.C, F.A.A.N.S.
Neurosurgeon, Rebound Orthopedics and Neurosurgery
Medical director, Neuro-oncology, Legacy Health

Thomas G. DeLoughery, M.D., M.A.C.P., F.A.W.M.
Professor, Hematology and Medical Oncology, Pathology and Pediatrics, OHSU

Credit and Accreditation


This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of OHSUSchool of Medicine and Legacy. The OHSU School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


OHSU School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 2.0 AMA PRA Category 2 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

(All orders will come with a mixed salad as a starter and Cheesecake as dessert.)