Announcements (continued)


Dr. Jabbari celebrates with Komen, Atkins in the elimination of cancer treatment limits

Dr. Jabbari celebrates with Komen, Atikins in the elimination of cancer treatment limits
Dr. Jabbari was invited to speak at an event that was hosted by State Senator Toni Atkins and Komen San Diego on July 12, 2018. The event highlighted the elimination of breast and cervical cancer treatment limits for low-income California residents thanks to new funding in the state budget. Dr. Jabbari spoke about breast cancer treatment timelines and celebrated with the attendees. Read the full story here!

Dr. Jabbari invited to participate as a select member of ARS and ACR

Dr. Jabbari has been invited to participate as a select member of The American Radium Society (ARS) / American College of Radiology (ACR) Appropriateness Criteria Brain Committee. This is the authoritative international body for the formulation of expert evidence-based guidelines for the treatment of brain tumors and will guide appropriate diagnostic and treatment recommendations for the international medical, health policy, and insurance payer communities.

XRO to lecture again at the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists

Dr. Jabbari has again been invited by the organizers of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiology and Radiation Oncology (RANZCR) as a speaker for their annual international meeting. This year, they have asked that we educate their physicians on the new treatment modality of Tumor Treatment Fields for aggressive brain cancers. This is the only effective new treatment for this difficult cancer since chemotherapy was introduced over 12 years ago, is not yet available in Australia, New Zealand, or the majority of East Asia. As a pioneering brain tumor program in this field, the Laurel Amtower team and Dr. Jabbari have been invited to lecture their physicians for the first time on this new technique.

The Amtower Team and Dr. Jabbari invited by ABBVIE to participate on their Advisory Board

The Amtower team and Dr. Jabbari have been invited the by the brain tumor clinical trial sponsor Abbvie to participate on their US Medical Affairs Advisory Board. The objectives of the meeting is to assist in the pipeline to address the unmet needs in brain cancer, value and quality initiatives, patient flow between academic and community centers, and adopting policies to better manage treatment-related side effects.
Walking to Raise Awareness of Brain Tumors
Saturday, June 24th, 2017

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A 5-K To Raise Money For Brain Tumor Research

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SAN DIEGO BRAIN TUMOR WALK - Saturday, June 24, 2017, NTC Park at Liberty Station, San Diego, CA
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Exceptionally well-received and Highest-rated Sharp CME Event by participants!
The team reported developments in neuro-navigation, tumor fluorescence (new protocol at Sharp show to enhance tumor resection and normal brain sparing), radiosurgery alone for larger number of brain mets, hippocampus-sparing techniques, alternating electric tumor treating fields (TTF), available clinical trials, advanced/evolving genetics, and integrating advanced neuro-psych testing and therapy, as well as new immunotherapy/drug agents for primary and secondary CNS tumors.

new technique for brain radiation

Pioneering new treatment for hard-to-treat cancers

Listen as Dr. Jabbari, XRO Radiation Oncologist, discusses treating patients with state-of-the-art equipment and compassion to get best results.

Grand Rounds at Cedar Sinai Medical Center– January 19, 2017

Dr. Jabbari and XRO have been invited to hold Expert Speaker Grand Rounds on the Radiosurgery of the Spine at Cedar Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. This is scheduled for January 19th 2017 at 8:00 am.

John Wayne Cancer Center Grand Rounds – November 30, 2016

Grand Rounds on Spine Radiosurgery

The John Wayne Cancer Institute has invited Dr. Jabbari and XRO to give Grand Rounds on the new field of spine radiosurgery. This is an advanced and highly effective radiation technique for the treatment of difficult spine tumors, and not yet available at most institutions. Thanks to XRO's expertise, spine radiosurgery has been refined and available to our patients and referring physicians for the past several years. The Grand Rounds at John Wayne Cancer Institute is based on our recent academic publication on Spine Radiosurgery in the Cancer Journal, and will parallel Dr. Jabbari’s upcoming lecture at The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists' 2016 Annual Scientific Meeting.

XRO to lecture at The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists – Oct. 2016

The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists’ (RANZCR) 67th  Annual Scientific Meeting to be held 13-16 October 2016 on the Gold Coast, Queensland.
X-Ray Medical Group Radiation Oncology (XRO) has been invited to lecture at The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists at their 2016 Annual Scientific Meeting in October, on the emerging topic of Spine Radiosurgery.

Presentation Title
Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy (SBRT) for Spine Metastases: An Emerging Paradigm

Global Grand Rounds – Save the Date and Program Details – September 29, 2016

Understanding The Need For MR-Conditional Cardiac Devices

Global Grand Rounds - Understanding The Need For MR-Conditional Cardiac DevicesDr. Jabbari has been asked to hold “Global Grand Rounds” on 9/29/16 for an international audience of primary care and subspecialty cardiac specialists on the topic of advanced imaging and therapy in oncology.

This is an important potential issue for patients requiring implantation of a cardiac device who have a subsequent cancer or other condition requiring MRI scans and/or advanced cancer therapy. This educational Grand Rounds will be via web-cast for the international audience. Click here for details.

XRO Co-Authors New Publication – July / August 2016

Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy for Spinal Metastases: Practice Guidelines, Outcomes and Risks

Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy for Spinal Metastases: Practice Guidelines, Outcomes, and RisksXRO has co-authored a new publication in press in The Cancer Journal on the complex and fast-advancing field of optimally treating cancers affecting the spine. This is a very common, difficult, and often debilitating condition affecting many thousands of cancer patients each year, with optimal care requiring highly sub-specialized expertise. Dr. Jabbari is the first author, in collaboration with other expert co-authors from major centers of excellence in the US and Canada.

XRO Invited to Attend The Cancer Moonshot Summit in San Diego – June 29, 2016

Vice President Joe Biden is convening a Cancer Moonshot Summit, which will include conversations in communities across the United States. Dr. Jabbari will attend this summit on behalf of XRO and the Amtower institute.

Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute (SBP), an NCI-designated Cancer Center, in La Jolla is one of 10 sites across the country chosen to co-host an official summit with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network.

These Summits are unique opportunities for researchers, advocates and survivors, and representatives from biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies to engage in the national charge to double the rate of progress toward a cure. Read the White House Fact Sheet.

Healthy Living for Cancer Prevention – May 21, 2016

On May 21, 2016, Dr. Jabbari spoke at the sold-out Sharp Women's Health Conference on Healthy Living for Cancer Prevention.