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Announcing The Radiosurgery Societyâ„¢ And Its 2012 SRS/SBRT Scientific Meeting

Mon, 10/17/2011 - 8:36am
Bio-Medicine.Org

CAMPBELL, Calif., Oct. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Radiosurgery Society™ (RSS), a non-profit organization of medical professionals dedicated to advancing the science and clinical practice of stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT) and radiosurgery (SRS), will hold its Scientific Meeting on February 23-25 at the La Costa Resort in Carlsbad, Calif.  

Formerly The CyberKnife® Society™ (CKS), the newly-named Radiosurgery Society has been expanded to serve as a forum for discourse within the entire radiosurgery community, including radiation oncologists, radiation physicists, surgeons, and radiation therapists. Accuray and CKS recently agreed to terminate a 9 year exclusive relationship.  This separation in response to the directives of the society's membership, allows the RSS to represent the entire community of medical professionals engaged in advancing the science of focused irradiation using the full spectrum of delivery mechanisms, free of any commercial bias or specific association. In keeping with its mission, the Society will conduct an open academic meeting planned by medical professionals for medical professionals.

"I'm pleased that the Radiosurgery Society is hosting this event.  Such meetings are important as the rapidly evolving outcome data characterizing stereotactic radiation treatments must be regularly vetted and scrutinized among thought leaders, providers, and patient advocates alike," said Robert D. Timmerman, M.D., Professor of Radiation Oncology and Neurosurgery, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center.

This year's meeting will include a unique program, "The Showdown at La Costa: Has SRS Arrived?"  Leading clinicians will present their clinically proven techniques for delivering radiosurgery in the treatment of brain, lung, liver and prostate cancer, and contrast these with other treatment approaches.  There will be ample time for debate and audience interaction with Q&A.

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