Unique Cancer Studies to be Unveiled at ASTRO Annual Meeting Webcasts Today

Oct 03, 2011, 11:21 ET from American Society for Radiation Oncology

MIAMI BEACH, Fla., Oct. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) will host two news briefings with accompanying live webcasts on exceptional cancer research papers from ASTRO's 53rd Annual Meeting, October 2-6, 2011, at the Miami Beach Convention Center in Miami Beach, Fla.

News Briefing 2 details

When
Monday, October 3, at 11:30 a.m. (Eastern time); 8:30 a.m. (Pacific time)

What
News briefing with live webcast on studies from ASTRO's 53rd Annual Meeting.

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

Study findings previewed:

  • Chemo plus radiation before surgery increases tumor response for rectal cancer. New "CAP50" regimen easier for patient, less toxic at three year mark
  • Higher radiation dose does not help lung cancer patients live longer

Where
At the Miami Beach Convention Center, room C225/226 or on the Web at

https://astro.webex.com/astro/j.php?ED=132873227&RG=1&UID=0&RT=MiMxMQ%3D%3D

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. Reporters may ask questions after the presentations.

Contact
Call the ASTRO Communications Department at 703-839-7332 or 703-839-7336 or email Beth Bukata at bethb@astro.org or Nicole Napoli at nicolen@astro.org.

News Briefing 3 details

When
Monday, October 3, at 12:15 p.m. (Eastern time); 9:15 a.m. (Pacific time)

What
News briefing with live webcast on studies from ASTRO's 53rd Annual Meeting.

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

Study findings previewed:

  • Vitamin D deficiency common in cancer patients. Predicts advanced disease
  • Cancer patients in their 60s are tech-savvy. Prefer using Internet for quality of life survey
  • While most cancer physicians reach out to bereaved family and caregivers; More than two-thirds of physicians feel poorly trained in this area

Where
At the Miami Beach Convention Center, room C225/226 or on the Web at

https://astro.webex.com/astro/j.php?ED=132570532&RG=1&UID=0&RT=MiMxMQ%3D%3D

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. Reporters may ask questions after the presentations.

Contact
Call the ASTRO Communications Department at 703-839-7332 or 703-839-7336 or email Beth Bukata at bethb@astro.org or Nicole Napoli at nicolen@astro.org.

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 www.rtanswers.org. To learn more about ASTRO, visit www.astro.org.

SOURCE American Society for Radiation Oncology



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