March 4, 2013
), today announced highlights from the First European Conference on stereotactic radiosurgery/stereotactic body radiation therapy (SRS/SBRT) and image-guided intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IG-IMRT), hosted in partnership with the Istituto Europeo di Oncologia Milano and the Università degli studi
, held in
February 22-23, 2013
The conference "Radiation Oncology: can we still treat without image guidance?" was attended by more than 400 healthcare professionals, including radiation oncologists, medical physicists and hospital administrators from 32 countries. Outcomes of recent research in areas such as central nervous system (CNS), head and neck, breast, lung, gastrointestinal (GI), pelvis, total marrow irradiation (TMI) and pediatrics were presented.
The independent Scientific Committee, led by Prof.
(Istituto Europeo di Oncologia
) and Prof.
(Centre Oscar Lambret,
), focused on new developments in the field and developed an educational event to discuss the need of image guidance for a variety of clinical indications in modern radiation therapy. "Daily image guidance is crucial for all high-precision treatments, also for palliative treatments" said Prof.
"The TomoTherapy® System provides an automatic process that makes our daily work easy" said Prof.
, UZ Brussel.
, Erasmus MC-Daniel den Hoed Cancer Center of
, said "Additionally, dose to the healthy tissue can be strongly reduced using optimal and numerous non-coplanar beams when treating prostate cancer" comparing non-coplanar treatments to coplanar treatments.
"There are non-adaptive and real-time adaptive solutions, but the only solution that adapts for target motion in real-time, available clinically, is the CyberKnife® System", added Dr.
Iciar Santa Olalla