Navigation Links
IAEA conference to focus on new techniques in cancer treatment
Date:4/23/2009

Vienna, 21 April 2009 | About 400 cancer therapy specialists from 100 countries (96 IAEA Member States, 4 non-Member States) will meet next week in Vienna at an IAEA event to discuss modern techniques in radiation treatment of cancer.

The three-day International Conference on Advances in Radiation Oncology (ICARO) will start on Monday, 27 April, in the new Conference Building M of the Vienna International Center.

All sessions of the event are open to the media.

Radiotherapy will be the main focus of the conference, as it remains one of the most commonly used methods of cancer treatment. ICARO will concentrate on implementation of modern treatment techniques, which improve the chance of cancer cure whilst reducing the risk of serious side effects and complications.

ICARO will include many participants from low and middle-income countries, which are often under represented in such venues. A total of 24 major national and international organizations in the field of radiation oncology will also take part in the conference.

More information and the programme of the Conference is available on http://www-pub.iaea.org/MTCD/Meetings/Announcements.asp?ConfID=35265

Journalists wishing to cover the event can register online or e-mail Al Sinoy or call [43-1] 2600-21276.

Individual interviews can be arranged through IAEA Press Office.

BACKGROUND:

The IAEA has a central and pivotal role in convening this meeting as a unique international forum which enables both the developed and developing countries to impact and improve the care of cancer patients by sharing and learning from each other's experience.

Cancer is rapidly becoming a major health problem globally, both in developed and developing countries. Despite the increase in the number of cancer patients, advanced treatments are expensive and the resources available in health care are limited. Although a cancer itself is a global issue, its management is especially critical in developing countries, which are in the process of developing strategies and programmes for treating cancer.

The main focus of ICARO meeting will be Radiotherapy, which is one of the most commonly used methods of cancer treatment. Radiotherapy has also a crucial role in reducing the symptoms of cancer, such as pain, and in improving the quality of life of cancer sufferers who cannot be cured. It is an important and cost-effective component of cancer management, but requires sophisticated equipment and highly trained personnel.

Acquiring new technology and implementing it can be expensive both in terms of improving infrastructure and training of human resources needed to support it. There will never be an over-abundance of resources to support acquiring new technology, so a broad perspective strategy for implementing the technology is essential for assessing its impact.

The conference will also discuss the requirements of advanced technologies in terms of training and equipment and their applicability in different environments.


'/>"/>

Contact: IAEA Press Office
press@iaea.org
43-126-002-1273
International Atomic Energy Agency
Source:Eurekalert

Related medicine news :

1. AtriCure to Present at Thomas Weisel Partners 2007 Healthcare Conference
2. Matrixx Initiatives, Inc. to Present at the Roth Capital Partners 2007 New York Conference
3. BD to Present at the Bear Stearns 20th Annual Healthcare Conference
4. GPhAs 2007 Annual Policy Conference Features Top Generic Industry CEOs; FDA, Government Officials; Wall Street Analysts
5. ATS Medical to Present at the 2007 Thomas Weisel Partners Healthcare Conference
6. Omnicell to Present at Thomas Weisel Healthcare Conference 2007
7. AtriCure to Present at Roth Capital Partners 2007 New York Conference
8. Arena Pharmaceuticals to Present at the NewsMakers in the Biotech Industry Conference
9. MDS to Present at Thomas Weisel Partners Healthcare Conference
10. Hospira to Present at the Bear Stearns 20th Annual Healthcare Conference on September 11
11. AMICAS to Present at Thomas Weisel Partners Healthcare Conference 2007
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:4/28/2016)... ... April 28, 2016 , ... The ... successful events, attracting medical professionals from around the globe who attended a week’s ... Opening Ceremonies Sunday, April 17 included the introduction of the 2016 ARRS Distinguished ...
(Date:4/28/2016)... Portland, Maine (PRWEB) , ... April 28, 2016 , ... ... of death and principal determinant of childhood mortality. This is particularly true in underdeveloped ... A lecture at the University of New England’s campus in Tangier, Morocco, will examine ...
(Date:4/28/2016)... ... April 28, 2016 , ... ... at VitaFoods 2016. , Nominated in the Healthy Ageing category, Cognizin® is being ... safety. The Healthy Ageing division can include everything from antioxidants, lipids, proteins, and ...
(Date:4/28/2016)... ... April 28, 2016 , ... The American Society for ... developers of the AnzuMedical™ Knowledge Sharing and Collaboration Platform™ , today announced ... platform is scheduled to launch in July 2016 and will be a combined ...
(Date:4/28/2016)... PA (PRWEB) , ... April 28, 2016 , ... ... Browne, M.D. has been named a Top Doc in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation ... conjunction with Castle Connolly Medical, Ltd. by randomly surveying physicians and medical leadership ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:4/29/2016)... BERLIN , April 29, 2016 ... world-leading glyco-biology expertise, today announces the appointment of Dr. ... Dr. Zurlo is an oncologist with many years ... pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries. His last role was at ... Member of the Executive Board. Previously Dr. Zurlo held ...
(Date:4/29/2016)... 2016 Automation is one of ... to the growing demands for productivity in speed, accuracy, ... systems are already adept of a wide range of ... manual labor. Instrumentation continues to evolve, and is poised ... a few years ago. Originally used mostly by the ...
(Date:4/28/2016)... Mich. , April 28, 2016   ... . Diplomat Pharmacy, Inc. (NYSE: DPLO), the nation,s ... has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Valley ... Specialty Pharmacy ("TNH"), a leading specialty pharmacy that ... Van Nuys, California . In 2015, TNH ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: