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Medical and Surgical Oncology Lecture: Optune in Newly Diagnosed Glioblastoma (GBM)

September 26, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Simon Khagi, MD

Assistant Professor, Medicine and Neurosurgery
Director, UNC Brain Tumor Program
Department of Neurosurgery
UNC School of Medicine
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Optune in Newly Diagnosed Glioblastoma (GBM)

Glioblastoma is a devastating disease with a survival that is measured in months. The recent FDA approval of the Optune device for the treatment of newly-diagnosed glioblastoma was a paradigm shift in the field of neuro-oncology. We will focus our discussion on the biological underpinnings of this device and clinical data supporting its use.

Lecture Objectives:

  • Understand the current outcomes and treatment of glioblastoma before the introduction of Optune

  • Explain the mechanism of actions and early research that led to the approval of Optune by the FDA

  • Describe the evolving role of Optune in the management of glioblastoma

To Receive FREE Continuing Education Credit for this Live Lecture:

  • Attend the live lecture, either by going to a designated site or by using Zoom (registration link above).
  • Be present in the lecture for a minimum of 50 minutes.
  • After attending the live lecture, complete an evaluation and download your certificate.
  • The instructions and password for the evaluation will be provided after the lecture is over.
    • If you attend at a designated site, the site coordinator will provide you with the Live Activity Evaluation Instructions.
    • If you attend via Zoom Webinar, you will receive an email 24 hours after the lecture with a link to the Live Activity Evaluation Instructions.
  • Attendance at the live lecture is required to receive the Live Activity Evaluation Instructions.

Lecture Resources:

  • Certification Pending Flyer ( JPEG | PDF )
  • Presentation Handout (Coming Soon)
  • Live Link (Livestream of lecture; recording available for viewing within 48 hours of lecture.)

UNCCN Site Coordinators:

  • All documents and information for UNCCN Site Coordinators (including connection information, presentation handout, and links to obtain certificates) can be accessed on the UNC Cancer Network Learning Portal.

Self-Paced, Online Courses with FREE Continuing Education Credit:

  • This lecture will be available as a FREE Self-Paced, Online Course in October 2018. Please visit to peruse our many Self-Paced, Online Courses.

*Lecture topic subject to change.


September 26, 2018
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm