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Join us August 1-2, 2013, at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus for the Cancer Symposium "Advanced Radiation Oncology Treatment Strategies with Photon, Proton, and Carbon Ion Radiation." The symposium is sponsored jointly by the National Institute of Radiological Sciences (NIRS), Colorado State University, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, the University of Colorado Health, Flint Animal Cancer Center, and University of Colorado Cancer Center.
Approximately half of all cancer patients receive radiation as part of their treatment. Traditional photon-based radiotherapy continues to evolve, with novel methods such as stereotactic radiosurgery, and proton radiotherapy is now well established in the US and abroad. The Japan National Institute of Radiological Sciences successfully developed carbon ion radiation as a third treatment modality, and new carbon ion facilities are planned or under construction world-wide. These treatment modalities are used to battle some of the deadliest cancers including head and neck cancers; bone and soft tissue tumors; and lung, prostate, rectal, and pancreatic cancers.
Oncologists, residents, medical physicists, cancer researchers, educators, technicians, students, and other interested parties should attend to learn about the latest treatment strategies and outcomes with photon radiotherapy and particle radiotherapy with protons or carbon ions. The first day of the symposium will include sessions focused on radiation oncology with photon, proton, and carbon ion beams, and the second day will include presentations on medical physics and basic and translational radiotherapy research studies.