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Two-day symposium in Baltimore to tackle the promises and perils of proton radiotherapy
Date:4/3/2009

of the treatment, which can costs two to three times more than traditional therapies. Five clinics with cyclotrons in the United States currently offer the treatment, with four more under construction and a tenth in development. When is the cost justified? What are the ethical issues involved? How can the planning of proton treatments be improved? These and other questions will be addressed both for the benefit of those in the field and for members of the press and public.

ABOUT THE SYMPOSIUM

"A Symposium on the Promise and Perils of Proton Radiotherapy" is organized the by Science Council of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) to inform current and future practitioners of proton radiotherapy. The symposium will be begin with breakfast at 7:00 a.m. on Friday, May 8, and continue until 4:00 pm on Saturday, May 9. All sessions will take place in the Calvert Ballroom of the Radisson Plaza Lord Baltimore in Maryland. For a full list of speakers and the scientific program, visit http://www.aapm.org/meetings/09PRS/MeetingProgramInfo.asp.


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Contact: Devin Powell
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301-209-3099
American Institute of Physics
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