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Acute and Late Effects of Proton Treatments

Acute and Late Effects of Proton Treatments

Acute and Late Effects of Proton Treatments

Rovel Colaco
Rovel Colaco
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Launch date: 14 Jun 2018
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Last updated: 14 Jun 2018

Reference: 189860

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This session outlines how acute and late toxicities may differ between proton and photon radiotherapy, and the potential for proton beam therapy (PBT) to reduce some late radiation related side effects. It explains the rationale for clearly defined patient follow-up schedules with careful collection of tumour and toxicity outcomes to improve the evidence base for PBT.


By the end of this session you will be able to:
• Describe the potential for PBT to reduce late effects
• Recognise the potential differences in acute and late effects between PBT and photon therapy
• Describe the rationale for clearly-defined follow-up schedules and careful follow-up with documentation of toxicity
Rovel Colaco

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Rovel Colaco
on behalf of Health Education England

Rovel Colaco completed an undergraduate medical degree at Glasgow University before moving to Manchester for general medical training. He also spent a year of general medical training in Australia.

Rovel subsequently trained in clinical oncology at The Christie in Manchester before being selected as the first UK clinician to train in PBT.

He worked at the University of Florida Proton Therapy Institute (UFPTI) treating patients with PBT and also conducting research into PBT which led to several peer reviewed publications on PBT.

After leaving UFPTI, Rovel worked at Yale University acquiring experience in stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) and stereotactic ablative body radiation (SABR) as well as conducting research at Yale before returning to The Christie in 2014 to take up a consultant position as part of The Christie PBT team.

He is part of the team developing PBT planning protocols at The Christie as well as seeing paediatric and adult central nervous system (CNS) patients to assess for PBT as part of the overseas program.

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  • Health Education England
  • 0.50 Units -
    Exam Pass Rate: 60

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