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April 27, 2006

Albany-- Two of the world's top cancer experts were in Albany to spread awareness about a rare form of the disease.

University of Florida surgeons Dr. Stephen Grobmeyer and Dr. Mark Scarborough spoke to Southwest Georgia physicians at Phoebe's 1st Annual Cancer Center Symposium. They want to educate doctors and the community about two rare forms of cancer that affect soft tissues.

Right now, only about 9,000 people in the country are diagnosed with sarcoma each year but it can affect people of any age.

"I think the goal is really to get an awareness in the community about these rare tumors and what kind of treatment options are out there," says Dr. Scarborough.

"There are constantly new improvements which we think will the improve the prognosis and reduce the morbidity associated with the types of cancer treatments we provide," says Dr. Grobmeyer.

The doctors say advances in technology offer cancer patients hope. Better radiation therapy and new drugs are helping to stabilize cancer rates.

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