Mike Nolan

  • Webinar recorded on Thu 15th June, 2017
  • 0 hours 55 mins
  • 1 Comment

This webinar will define what radiation is, and introduce general practitioners to the various types of radiotherapy commonly used in modern clinical practice for veterinary small animal patients. It will include a discussion of the indications for radiotherapy, including treatment-intent, and potential complications.

Learning Objectives:

The goal of this webinar is to provide veterinarians with the knowledge needed to:

  • Explain the rationale underlying radiotherapy
  • Discuss the pros and cons of various (common) forms of modern external beam radiotherapy
  • Understand how to pair patients with procedures

Dr. Nolan received his DVM from the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine, and completed an internship at NYC Veterinary Specialists, and residency in radiation oncology in the Flint Animal Cancer Center at Colorado State University.  He then stayed at CSU for a PhD in radiation biology, under the mentorship of Susan LaRue.  Dr. Nolan is now an assistant professor at North Carolina State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine. His clinical research program centers around developing and testing novel cancer treatments using a comparative oncology approach, for the duel benefit of pets and people. His laboratory research is aimed better understanding the pathophysiology of normal tissue injury in cancer patients, in order to reduce the risk for treatment-associated severe side effects. Dr. Nolan also oversees the College’s recently revamped division of radiation oncology, which includes a world-class program in stereotatic radiotherapy and radiosurgery.


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