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Rayos Contra Cancer

Project Echo

Project ECHO addresses the concern of shortage of medical experts in rural and underserved communities using telecommunications technology. Through hub-and-spoke knowledge-sharing networks, RCC's Project ECHO utilizes a model that connects experts around the world to clinics that have a shortage in specific medical education and training. These experts work to improve the quality of treatments in underserved communities. We incorporate multi-institutional support, medical student involvement, and cloud-based technology into the telehealth initiative. We seek experts in oncology, medical physics, and radiation therapy to offer their insights to support Latin American cancer professionals in high-volume centers.

Our vision for Project ECHO is to expand this effort and reach more countries, clinics, and medical experts. We hope that participants use the information they have gained and effect even more positive change by educating those around them. This ripple effect of sorts will allow our efforts to make a greater impact on the treatment of cancer in low-income areas.

Topics:

● Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy (SBRT)

● Stereotactic Radiosurgery (SRS)

● High Dose Rate (HDR) Brachytherapy

● Intensity Modulated Radiotherapy (IMRT)

The following are samples of our curricula in action. In 2019, we offered the first SBRT and SRS Curriculum in Latin America (view the full curriculum here), the first HDR-Brachytherapy Curriculum in the Middle East, Africa, and Nepal, and the first IMRT Curriculum in Bolivia. We are thankful for all of our guest educators and clinic coordinators who make these efforts possible.

Physics of Hypofractionation

Dr. Jose Garcia-Ramirez, M.S.

Assitant Professor in Radiation Oncology 

Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis

Radiobiology of Hypofractionation

Dr. Stephen Brown, Ph.D.

Medical Bio-Physicist

Henry Ford Cancer Institute

Simulation - Intracranial

Dr. Manuel Morales, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor in Radiation Oncology 

Vanderbilt University Medical Cencer

Simulation - Extracranial

John Michael Briceño

Specialist in Radiotherapy Equipments

Elekta

Extracranial SBRT: physics considerations

Dr. Indrin Chetty, Ph.D.

Medical Physicist

Henry Ford Health Systems

Intracranial SRS: physics considerations

Dr. Kamil Yenice, Ph.D.

Chief of Clinical Physics

University of Chicago Medical Center