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Practice-changing cancer studies presented at major cancer meeting
Date:10/29/2009

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  • Adding proton therapy "boost" to X-ray radiation therapy reduces prostate cancer recurrences.
  • Proton therapy is well-tolerated in prostate cancer patients.

    Where: McCormick Place West, Room 176b/c or on the Web at https://astro.webex.com/astro/j.php?ED=117046192&RG=1&UID=0&RT=MiM3

    News briefing 4

    When: Tuesday, November 3, at 12:00 p.m. (Central); 1:00 p.m. (Eastern)

    What: News briefing with live webcast from ASTRO's 51st Annual Meeting.

    Study findings previewed:

    • Shorter radiation course stops cancer growth in high-risk prostate cancer patients.
    • Shorter radiation course as effective as standard therapy for prostate cancer recurrence.

    Where: McCormick Place West, Room 176b/c, or on the Web at https://astro.webex.com/astro/j.php?ED=117047452&RG=1&UID=0&RT=MiM3

    How: To participate in the webcasts, click on the links above to view slides and listen to the audio of the conference live over the Internet.


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  • Contact: Beth Bukata
    bethb@astro.org
    703-839-7332
    American Society for Radiation Oncology
    Source:Eurekalert

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