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ASTRO Conference

Recently Dr. Brian Moran was in San Francisco at the Annual American Society of Therapeutic Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) meeting. ASTRO’s Annual Meeting is the premier radiation oncology scientific event in the world and draws more than 11,000 attendees each year. During the 2014 Annual Meeting, we highlighted science that showcases how technology and biology advance the field and improve patient outcomes and quality of life.

Dr. Brian Moran (L) and Dr. John Blasko (R)

Dr. Blasko (pictured above) pioneered prostate brachytherapy in the United States (in Seattle, WA) and trained Dr. Moran on the procedure as his mentor.

Dr. Brian Moran giving his presentation on focal brachytherapy.

Dr. Brian Moran of Chicago Prostate Cancer Center presented on focal therapy for prostate cancer using seed implant (LDR permanent prostate brachytherapy). Focal therapy is a newer concept where only the part of the prostate gland that has cancer is treated, rather than the entire gland, reducing toxicity and side effects. Chicago Prostate Cancer Center will be starting a focal therapy trial in the very near future.

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