Top Cancer Treatment Research Will Be Presented at ASTRO’s Annual Meeting

Released: 25-Oct-2012 8:00 PM EDT
Source Newsroom: American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO)
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Newswise — Fairfax, Va., October 25, 2012—The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) will host five news briefings highlighting innovative studies presented at its 54th Annual Meeting, October 28 – 31, 2012, in Boston.

What: Five webcast news briefings from the 54th Annual Meeting in Boston.
Audio recordings and slides will be available on ASTRO’s website: www.astro.org/News-and-Media/Media-Resources/Press-Kits/Press-Kits.aspx.

When: Sunday, October 28 – Wednesday, October 31, 2012

2012 News Briefings Schedule:

Sunday, October 28 at 4:30 p.m. Eastern time
“Advancing Patient Care through Innovation”
Michael L. Steinberg, MD, FASTRO, ASTRO president and chairman of the 2012 Annual Meeting Steering Committee

How: Go to http://ow.ly/eLoZU. Register for the meeting and you will receive a confirmation email with instructions on how to join.

Monday, October 29 at 11:00 a.m. Eastern time
“Plenary Papers: Patient Reported Outcomes”
Moderator Benjamin L. Movsas, MD, vice-chairman of the 2012 Annual Meeting Scientific Committee

How: Go to http://ow.ly/eIqyU. Register for the meeting and you will receive a confirmation email with instructions on how to join.

Tuesday, October 30 at 7:00 a.m. Eastern time
“Key studies in Breast Cancer”
Moderated by Bruce G. Haffty, MD, FASTRO, ASTRO 2014 President-elect

How: Go to http://ow.ly/eLqdT. Register for the meeting and you will receive a confirmation email with instructions on how to join.

Tuesday, October 30 at 3:15 p.m. Eastern time
“Advances in Prostate Cancer”
Moderated by Colleen A. Lawton, MD, FASTRO, ASTRO 2013 President-elect

How: Go to http://ow.ly/eIqDO. Register for the meeting and you will receive a
confirmation email with instructions on how to join.

Wednesday, October 31, at 7:00 a.m. Eastern time
“Targeted Radiation +/- Biologics”
Moderated by Catherine Park, MD, vice-chairman of 2012 Annual Meeting Education
Committee, and Eric Lin Chang, MD, member of the 2012 Annual Meeting Scientific
Committee

How: Go to http://ow.ly/eLqyF. Register for the meeting and you will receive a confirmation email with instructions on how to join.

ASTRO’s 54th Annual Meeting, held in Boston, October 28 – 31, 2012, is the premier scientific meeting in radiation oncology and brings together more than 11,000 attendees including oncologists from all disciplines, medical physicists, dosimetrists, radiation therapists, radiation oncology nurses and nurse practitioners, biologists, physician assistants, practice administrators, industry representatives and other health care professionals from around the world. The theme of the 2012 Annual Meeting is “Advancing Patient Care through Innovation” and examines how innovation in technology and patient care delivery can lead to improved patient outcomes. The four-day scientific meeting includes six plenary papers and 410 oral presentations in 63 oral scientific sessions, and 1,724 posters and 130 digital posters in 18 tracks/topic areas. Follow the 2012 ASTRO Annual Meeting on Twitter: @ASTRO_org or with hashtag #ASTRO12.

ABOUT ASTRO
ASTRO is the largest radiation oncology society in the world, with more than 10,000 members who specialize in treating patients with radiation therapies. As the leading organization in radiation oncology, biology and physics, the Society is dedicated to improving patient care through education, clinical practice, advancement of science and advocacy. For more information about radiation therapy, visit www.rtanswers.org. To learn more about ASTRO, visit www.astro.org.

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