presented by Kate Hutcheson
Financial: Kate Hutcheson receives an honorarium from MedBridge for this course. There is no financial interest beyond the production of this course.
Non-Financial: Kate Hutcheson has no non-financial interests or relationships with MedBridge.
Satisfactory completion requirements: All disciplines must complete learning assessments to be awarded credit, no minimum score required unless otherwise specified within the course.
Kate Hutcheson, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-S
Kate A. Hutcheson, is an assistant professor in the Department of Head and Neck Surgery and associate director of research in the Section of Speech Pathology and Audiology at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. Dr. Hutcheson graduated magna cum laude from Baylor University. She earned a master of science in communication sciences…Read full bio
1. Head and Neck Radio Therapy
The first chapter of this course introduces the participant to head and neck cancers and the role of radiotherapy in management of head and neck cancers. Dr. Hutcheson describes contemporary methods of delivering head and neck radiotherapy, and explains how these methods are implemented for specific specific tumor locations.
2. Common Terminology Criteria for Adverse Events
In this chapter, Dr. Hutcheson describes patterns of acute toxicity associated with head and neck cancer radiotherapy. Specific toxicities addressed include mucositis, odynophagia, lymphedema, and effects on salivary responses and the teeth.
3. Radiation Associated Dysphagia
The final chapter of this course focuses on the pathophysiology of RAD, including acute RAD, chronic RAD, and late Rad. The characteristics of each type of RAD are shown in detail using case examples.