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Groundbreaking studies to be presented at top cancer meeting

Scientific meeting in Philadelphia to include results of nearly 1,300 new research studies

American Society for Radiation Oncology

Who: The American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology (ASTRO) - the world's largest radiation oncology society.

What: 48th Annual Scientific Meeting - "Topographic and Biologic Targeting in Radiation Oncology"

When: November 5-9, 2006

Where: Pennsylvania Convention Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.A

Why: More than 10,000 top cancer doctors and scientists from around the world will be in attendance to hear the results of 1,269 new research studies about the latest cancer advances.

The following important topics will be highlighted at the meeting:

  • How innovative technologies are improving treatment for head and neck cancers.
  • New ways of combining chemotherapy, radiation and surgical therapies.
  • The latest advances in diagnosing and treating head and neck, prostate, lung, breast, brain, blood and colorectal cancers.
  • How the newest targeted therapies - IGRT (image guided radiation therapy) and IMRT (intensity modulated radiation therapy) - are helping patients beat cancer.

Available to qualified journalists:

  • Complementary meeting registration and refreshments.
  • Access to on site news briefing.
  • Web cast news briefing. NEW!
  • Access to on site press room, offering computer workstations, printers, fax machines, telephones and data lines.


To register for the meeting, please visit the Annual Meeting Media Corner online at or call 1-800-962-7876.

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