News | August 24, 2008

ESTRO 2008 to Highlight European Breakthroughs in Cancer Treatments

August 25, 2008 - More than 4,500 cancer specialists will gather in Göteborg this September for the European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology’s Annual Congress (ESTRO 2008).

ESTRO 2008 will be held between Sep. 14-18, and will include teaching sessions, lectures, presentations of major breakthroughs, posters and discussions in all areas of radiation oncology including physics, radiobiology, clinical radiotherapy and brachytherapy. Over 1,500 abstracts have been submitted - the most ESTRO has ever received. The Congress will also host the largest radiation oncology exhibition in Europe with brand new equipment demonstrated on the exhibit floor.

Among the highlights will include information on a Swedish proton therapy process, expected to launch in 2011, that is reportedly unique in Europe for cancer treatment. The concept of ‘distributed competence’ involves eight Swedish university hospitals performing treatment plans close to the patients’ home, with the patients then treated in a single place, at the Proton Centre of the Skandion clinic.
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