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SNM and ASTRO team up to advance molecular imaging and cancer research
Date:8/22/2008

ntegral step toward achieving the goal of personalized medicine, which promises to deliver specifically targeted treatments to individuals."

The ASTRO symposium, Translational Advances in Radiation Oncology and Cancer Imaging, will be held at the Westin Arlington Gateway in Arlington, Va. and will bring medical professionals and scientists together to explore and share research on the uses of molecular imaging in the detection, diagnosis and treatment of cancer. Additional supporters of this meeting include the Radiological Society of North America and Radiation Therapy Oncology Group.

Molecular imaging is an essential component for the early detection and diagnosis of many types of cancer, including ovarian, cervical, lung and prostate cancer. Using state-of-the-art equipment and precisely targeted tracers, molecular imaging enables physicians to see how disease functions within the body.


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