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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.

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Contact: IAEA Press Office
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43-126-002-1273
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