• Scientific rationale
    The webinar introduces the indication of surgery and hadrontherapy as the treatment of chordomas and chondrosarcomas. The therapeutic use of protons and carbons has gained significant interest due to advantageous physical and radiobiologic properties compared to photon-based therapy. By taking advantage of these unique properties, carbon ion radiotherapy (CIRT) may allow dose escalation to tumours while reducing radiation dose to adjacent normal tissues. For these reasons, CIRT has emerged as a promising strategy for the treatment of a variety of malignancies including sacral chordomas that have a relatively poor radiosensitivity and are in critical location. Topics of the webinar will also be the locoregional approach with systemic treatment and the validity of alternative local therapy when surgery or radiotherapy cannot be considered as the appropriate clinical choice.
  • Programme


    Meeting Introduction

    Ester Orlandi

    Indication to surgery of the sacrum and mobile spine: site specific morbidity and rational for alternative treatments

    Stefano Radaelli

    The role of the endoscopic endonasal approach (EEA) in the treatment of clival chordomas

    Diego Mazzatenta

    Proton therapy for chordoma and chondrosarcoma

    Damien Weber

    CNAO experience for chordoma and chondrosarcoma

    Alberto Iannalfi, Maria Rosaria Fiore

    Radiobiological aspects in plan optimization with hadrons for chordomas

    Silvia Molinelli

    When a systemic treatment is a valuable alternative to a locoregional approach

    Silvia Stacchiotti

    Alternative local therapy when there is no indication for surgery and radiotherapy

    Carlo Morosi



    Take home messages

    Ester Orlandi


  • Registration

    This course is reserved to a limited number of participants.

    Participation in this course is free of charge.

    Completing the online registration is mandatory to attend this course.

  • CME Instructions

    The credit certification for the webinar is subject to:

    - Professions/specializations should correspond to those which have been accredited for CME
    - attendance at the live webinar on the platform fad.accmed.org;
    - the completion of the Meeting evaluation online form;
    - completion of the final test (at least 75% of correct answers). 5 attempts admitted. The test and the meeting evaluation form must be completed within 3 days from the end of the event.

  • Training objective

    Contenuti tecnico-professionali (conoscenze e competenze) specifici di ciascuna professione, di ciascuna specializzazione e di ciascuna attività ultraspecialistica, ivi incluse le malattie rare e la medicina di genere