IntraOp?s hospitals host electron-beam radiation therapy exchange

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IntraOp Medical announced that two North American hospitals that use its Mobetron as part of their cancer treatment protocol will welcome doctors from the Cancer Institute & Hospital, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences (CAMS), for a scholarly exchange on intraoperative electron-beam radiation therapy (IOERT).

Radiation and surgical oncologists from The Ohio State University and The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will embark on a long-term commitment to international education and research collaboration by sharing their facilities with their peers from CAMS for two weeks beginning on Feb. 15.

In order to facilitate the learning process, Don Goer, IntraOp founder and chief scientist, along with John C. Grecula, MD, a radiation oncologist at the Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute at Ohio State, traveled to Beijing to conduct a week-long IOERT symposium for more than 150 cancer specialists at CAMS in October 2007. Grecula presented on practical topics, such as room and patient set-up, as well as IOERT treatment options for advanced head and neck and colorectal cancers.

“I am delighted to welcome the CAMS doctors and their staff to the United States as part of our ongoing collaboration on IOERT treatment techniques,” said Grecula. “CAMS is the most prestigious cancer research and treatment center in China. At the Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute, we share CAMS’ unwavering commitment to finding inventive new ways to eradicate even the most late-stage cancers.”