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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 eradicati
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