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Society of Gynecologic Oncologists to Host 40th Annual Meeting on Women's Cancer
Date:1/9/2009

CHICAGO, Jan. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Society of Gynecologic Oncologists (SGO) will host its 40th Annual Meeting on Women's Cancer, February 5-8, 2009 at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, Texas. This year's meeting will feature more than 360 scientific presentations in addition to lectures, workshops, symposia, surgical labs and postgraduate courses that focus on emerging science, clinical trials and treatment advances for physicians and health care professionals in the field of gynecologic oncology. Long viewed as the premier educational and scientific event in the profession, this year's meeting had 639 research and clinical trial abstracts submitted from all over the world for consideration in the program.

"Now in its year 40th year, the Annual Meeting continues to be a platform for educational programming and cutting-edge scientific research," says SGO President, Thomas Burke, M.D. "The culturally-rich town of San Antonio serves as our backdrop this year, as we embark on a four-day conference that will hopefully cultivate attendees' knowledge, enhance their career and most importantly -- positively impact patients."

For four decades, gynecologic oncologists have been dedicated to the care and treatment of women's cancers including ovarian, cervical, endometrial, vulvar and vaginal cancer. These specialists are obstetrician/gynecologists who have received three to four years of additional training in oncology, surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy and supportive care. Gynecologic oncologists have also been leaders in conducting research and clinical trials to improve patient care standards, treatment methods, and preventative and diagnostic medicine.

As the national society for these physicians, the SGO hosts this annual meeting to not only offer educational opportunities, but to also spotlight the newest, emerging research focused on identifying and ultimately eradicating these life-threatening diseases.

The comprehensive, broad range of educational programming offered at the Annual Meeting mirrors the core competencies of gynecologic oncologists -- surgical disease management, medical/oncologic/radio-therapeutic treatment, preventative medicine and scientific research. The meeting traditionally attracts medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, obstetrician/gynecologists, oncology nurses and allied health professionals who care for women with gynecologic malignancies.

"SGO's vision is to eradicate women's cancers," says Dr. Burke. "The Annual Meeting affords attendees the opportunity to gather together to share knowledge, examine new surgical techniques and review advances in scientific research. It is through the daily application of these learnings that our goal can be ultimately realized."

About the SGO

The SGO is a national medical specialty organization of physicians who are trained in the comprehensive management of women with malignancies of the reproductive tract. Its purpose is to improve the care of women with gynecologic cancer by encouraging research, disseminating knowledge which will raise the standards of practice in the prevention and treatment of gynecologic malignancies, and cooperating with other organizations interested in women's health care, oncology and related fields. The Society's membership, totaling more than 1,280, is primarily comprised of gynecologic oncologists, as well as other related medical specialists including medical oncologists, radiation oncologists and pathologists. SGO members provide multidisciplinary cancer treatment including chemotherapy, radiation therapy, surgery and supportive care. More information on the SGO can be found at www.sgo.org.


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