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Society of Gynecologic Oncologists 40th Annual Meeting on Women's Cancer to Include Sessions on Robotics Surgery
Date:1/29/2009

How is this New Surgery Technique Impacting the Treatment of Women's Cancers?

CHICAGO, Jan. 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Robotic-assisted surgery has become one of the fastest growing technological advances in the field of Gynecologic Oncology in the past few years. This minimally-invasive surgery (MIS) technique, its impact on the profession, and its role in the future of women's cancer care will be some of the topics discussed during the Society of Gynecologic Oncologists' (SGO) 2009 Annual Meeting on Women's Cancer, February 5-8, 2009, in San Antonio, Texas.

The meeting, viewed as the preeminent scientific and educational conference for women's cancer care specialists, will feature more than 350 scientific oral and poster presentations as well as educational sessions dealing with advances in the care and treatment of women's cancers. And, as an important emerging technological advance, the topic of MIS and robotics in particular will be discussed in more than 10 poster and oral presentations, addressing robotics surgery's scientific data to date and its growing popularity over the traditional practice of open surgery. In addition, specific robotics courses will be offered that focus on how robotics surgery can be incorporated into practice and impact outcomes within the field along with a special surgical post-graduate (SPG) course that will provide "tips and tricks" to help shorten the learning curve with robotics.

"Gynecologic oncologists are becoming more and more interested in robotic technology for the treatment of gynecologic malignancies such as uterine and cervical cancer," explains Dr. M. Patrick Lowe, Director of the Gynecologic Oncology Robotics and Minimally Invasive Surgery Program at the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University.

"As cancer specialists, we're always looking for ways to improve the surgical management of our patients
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