What's Ahead in Radiation Therapy and Safety
In February, the 2011 Future of Radiation Medicine Symposium brought notable experts in the field of radiation medicine to present information on the latest advancements in the treatment of spine, brain, lung, liver, breast and prostate cancers, as well as safety considerations in the clinical setting.
Radiation therapy technology is continually advancing, offering new treatment options and hope to patients with even the most complex tumors. This constant innovation requires ongoing education amongst practitioners to ensure optimal treatment is provided with patient safety in mind.
The one-day symposium was supported by Elekta, to provide the cancer community with relevant, up-to-date information on the current state of radiation therapy and information on the future of the technology.
You may download the report or view presentations from the symposium below.
Future of Radiation Medicine Report
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放射医学 前景展望报告 (Chinese Version)
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Future of Radiation Medicine Report (Japanese Version)
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Future of Adaptive Radiotherapy
(PDF, 1361 KB)Di Yan, D.Sc, FAAPMRadiation OncologyWilliam Beaumont Hospitals & Research Institute
Future of Breast Cancer Treatment
(PDF, 428 KB)Dr. Joseph Imperato, MD FACRCenter for Advanced Radiation Medicine at Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital, Illinois
Advances in Image Guided Hypofractionated Radiation Therapy
(PDF, 835 KB)Robert D. Timmerman, M.D.Department of Radiation OncologyUniv. of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Novel Radiobiology, NewClinical Opportunities in SBRT
(PDF, 2332 KB)Brian D. Kavanagh, MD, MPHUniversity of ColoradoAnschutz Medical Campus
Radiation Safety: Identifying and Improving Points of Potential Failure
(PDF, 838 KB)Eric Ford, PhDJohns Hopkins UniversityDepartment of Radiation Oncology and Molecular Radiation Sciences
Spine Radiosurgery: Today and Tomorrow
(PDF, 3519 KB)Peter C. Gerszten, M.D., M.P.H., F.A.C.S.Peter E. Sheptak ProfessorDepartments of Neurological Surgery and Radiation OncologyUniversity of Pittsburgh Medical Center
WBRT vs. SRS The Future
(PDF, 2686 KB)Dheerendra Prasad MD MCh (Neurosurgery)Medical Director , Radiation Medicine,Director, Gamma Knife CenterRoswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo, NYDavid A. Larson, MD, PhDUCSF, Radiation MedicineWashington Hospital Gamma Knife Program