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Date:7/14/2010

Washington, D.C. (July 13, 2010) -- The 52nd meeting of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) convenes from July18 - 22, 2010 in Philadelphia, PA.

AAPM is the premier organization in medical physics, a broadly-based scientific and professional discipline encompassing physics principles and applications in medicine and biology. Its membership includes medical physicists who specialize in research that develops cutting-edge technologies and board-certified clinical medical physicists who apply these technologies in community hospitals, clinics, and academic medical centers.

Highlights of the meeting are listed below. Journalist registration information appears at the end of this release.

MEETING HIGHLIGHTS

  1. Nanocoated Gold Bullets Help Destroy Tumors, Improve Radiation Therapy
  2. Tumor Tracking with Smart Probing A Stock Market Approach
  3. Six-Year Study Finds Few Permanent Side Effects After SBRT for Lung Cancer
  4. A Library of Lung Tumors
  5. Tactile Tumor-Imaging Device
  6. Making Tumors Glow Could Reveal Their Hiding Spots
  7. IMRT Safe and Effective for Treating Cancers of Paranasal Sinus
  8. New Nanotechnology Capsule Delivers Cancer Drug, Then Heat
  9. New Multisource X-Ray Imaging Technology
  10. Testing Proton Clusters
  11. Solid-State X-Ray Intensifiers
  12. To Treat Cancer, Subdivide and Conquer
  13. Red-Flagging Cancer
  14. More Meeting Information


1) NANOCOATED GOLD BULLETS HELP DESTROY TUMORS, IMPROVE RADIATION THERAPY

Image-guided radiation therapy targets tumors in organs that tend to move during treatment, such as the prostate gland or the lungs, as well as tumors near vital organs. Often, inert markers are implanted into the body to help radiation oncologists pinpoint the cancerous tissue.

A group of researchers wants to draft these markers to deliver drugs that will combat cancer and make the tumor more sensitive to
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Contact: Jason Socrates Bardi
jbardi@aip.org
858-775-4080
American Institute of Physics
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