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Radiation Oncology Experts from 16 Countries Attend Technical University of Munich's International Conference on TomoTherapy
Date:10/29/2008

TomoTherapy Incorporated (NASDAQ: TOMO) announced today that Technical University of Munich, Germany, recently welcomed 175 radiation oncology experts from 16 countries to the ‘International Conference on the Clinical Use of TomoTherapy’. The two-day event featured 35 technical talks from doctors and physicists. Presentations covered the multiple cancer types clinicians are treating with CT-guided, helical TomoTherapySM and treatment protocols that show promise in gaining improved outcomes for patients.

MADISON, Wis. (Business Wire EON) October 29, 2008 -- "We were extremely pleased to host this exciting scientific meeting to explore the clinical use of TomoTherapy," said Prof. Michael Molls, M.D., chairman of Radiation Oncology, Klinikum Rechts der Isar, Technical University of Munich. "Our clinic has used TomoTherapy for the last 2 years in a project funded by the German Oncology research foundation. This new technology, which combines CT imaging with a linear accelerator in one device, allows us to treat patients with a higher accuracy and to better shape dose distributions to target tumour volumes."

Notable conference presentations included:

  • Patrick Kupelian, director of Clinical Research for Radiation Oncology at MD Anderson Cancer Center Orlando, Florida on TomoTherapy for prostate cancer; and Prof. Guy Storme, M.D., Ph.D., director of the Oncologic Center at UZ Brussel, Brussels, Belgium on the use of TomoTherapy for the treatment of head and neck tumours; "The gathered international clinicians enjoyed presentations covering many of the clinical possibilities for TomoTherapy," said Dr. Kupelian. "Evidenced in many presentations is the need for volumetric daily image guidance such as that provided on the T
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