New Cancer Studies to Be Presented at ASTRO Annual Meeting

Sep 26, 2011, 08:00 ET from American Society for Radiation Oncology

Today's webcast previews practice-changing plenary studies

FAIRFAX, Va., Sept. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) will be hosting a premeeting webcast news briefing on the top cancer research papers to be presented during ASTRO's 53rd Annual Meeting, October 2-6, 2011, at the Miami Beach Convention Center in Miami Beach, Fla.

News briefing details

When: Monday, September 26 at 12:00 p.m. (Eastern); 9:00 a.m. (Pacific)

(Note: Journalists may listen to the recording of the live webcast news briefing immediately following the event.)

What: Live webcast news briefing on studies to be presented at the plenary session at ASTRO's upcoming Annual Meeting.

Study findings previewed:

  • Chemo plus radiation before surgery increases tumor response for rectal cancer
  • IMRT has less harmful rectal side effects than 3D-CRT for prostate cancer patients
  • Shorter radiation course for prostate cancer is effective in long-term follow-up

Where: On the Web at  

How: To participate in the webcast, click on the link above and register to view slides and listen to the audio of the conference live.

Contact: Call the ASTRO Communications Department at 703-839-7332 or 703-839-7336 or email Beth Bukata at or Nicole Napoli at

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 on radiation therapy, visit To learn more about ASTRO, visit

SOURCE American Society for Radiation Oncology