Multidisciplinary Spine Oncology


Course Overview


Neurosurgeon Ilya Laufer and radiation oncologist Josh Yamada describe who might benefit from this multidisciplinary course on spine disease.


The multidisciplinary series of lectures will provide information about the diagnosis, treatment, pain management, and rehabilitation of patients with spinal tumors. Surgical, interventional, radiation and pharmacological treatment options will be discussed. The course will consist of a series of lectures and case discussions.

Educational Objectives

  • Review the diagnosis and treatment of primary and metastatic spinal tumors
  • Discuss the decision framework developed for the treatment of spinal tumors
  • Provide an overview the radiology, radiation and medical oncology, surgery, pain management and rehabilitation treatment options available for patients with spinal tumors

Event Information

Date & Time(s)
April 18, 2014 and April 19, 2014

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center


Ilya Laufer, MD
Department of Neurosurgery, MSKCC

Josh Yamada, MD
Department of Radiation Oncology, MSKCC

Visiting Faculty

Joseph Lane, MD
Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Metabolic Bone Disease Service, Hospital for Special Surgery

Scott Okuno, MD
Department of Oncology, Mayo Clinic

Lawrence Rhines, MD
Department of Neurosurgery, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Dan Sciubba, MD
Department of Neurosurgery, The Johns Hopkins Hospital

Joseph Schwab, MD
Department of Orthopaedics, Massachusetts General Hospital

Scott G. Soltys, M.D.
Department of Radiation Oncology, Stanford University Cancer Center


This course is designed for physicians, physician extenders, and nurses in practice and training, in the fields of internal medicine, family practice, neurology, medical and radiation oncology, interventional and diagnostic radiology, pain management, physiatry, neurosurgery and orthopedic surgery who are interested in advancing their understanding of primary and metastatic spinal tumors.


Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center designates this educational activity for a maximum of 11.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Location Information

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Zuckerman Research Center
417 East 68th Street
(between First and York Avenues)
New York, NY 10065

Contact Information


Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center employees and alumni e-mail to register.

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