WATCH – News Briefing: Highlights from the 2018 Multidisciplinary Head and Neck Cancers SymposiumDownload slides and news releases for press program studies using the links below.
News BriefingPress RegistrationPress Office Hours and ContactsEmbargo Policy and Access to AbstractsNews Planning Team
The 2018 Multidisciplinary
Head and Neck Cancers Symposium is a two-and-a-half-day meeting for the entire
head and neck cancer community that provides the most up-to-date information on
multidisciplinary therapies, the latest clinical research, new treatment
strategies, supportive care, scientific breakthroughs and toxicity mitigation.
The meeting is cosponsored by the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO), the American
Society of Clinical Oncology
(ASCO) and the American Head & Neck Society (AHNS).
Interactive and case-based
educational sessions will cover new multidisciplinary therapies, immunotherapy,
treatment guidelines, new staging systems and supportive care in head and neck
cancer. Oral abstract and poster sessions will highlight cutting-edge science
and evidence-based practice, focused on topics such as oral cavity, tonsil,
base of tongue, laryngeal, thyroid, salivary gland and skin cancers of the head
and neck, as well as recurrent metastatic disease, locally advanced disease and
For more information,
visit the symposium website and schedule of events.
Download the full slide presentation from the news briefing.
WATCH – News Briefing: Highlights from the 2018 Multidisciplinary Head and Neck Cancers Symposium.
Researchers presented findings from four top-rated studies in an online presscast on Tuesday, February 13, 2018, from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Eastern time:
Complimentary registration is available for professional journalists representing media organizations for the express purpose of gathering news and information to produce press coverage of the symposium. Press registration is open to representatives of print, broadcast and online media outlets, including health care trade media (collectively known as press), as well as public information officers from educational institutions, government agencies and nonprofit cancer research organizations presenting research at the symposium. Reporters registered by February 9, 2018, will receive an embargoed press kit.
Applicants may be asked to provide media credentials, a letter of assignment and/or bylined articles. Exhibitors are not permitted to register as press unless they can provide proof of editorial assignment from an accredited news organization that meets the above criteria. Public relations, marketing and/or advertising representatives, financial analysts, book publishers and book authors, and individuals from communications, print or online promotion services are welcome to register as regular attendees, however, they are not permitted to register as press. ASTRO reserves the right to bar from this and future meetings any journalist who misuses press privileges to engage in activities other than journalistic pursuits.
There will be a press office in the Westin Kierland Resort and Spa open Thursday, February 15 and Friday, February 16 during local business hours. Rooms also are available to reserve for media interviews.
Questions about the press program, press office, press registration and expert availability may be directed to ASTRO’s media relations team at 703-286-1600.
All abstracts to be presented at the 2018 Multidisciplinary Head and Neck Cancers Symposium are embargoed until 8:00 a.m. Mountain time, Thursday, February 15, 2018, or until they are presented at an ASTRO news briefing, whichever occurs first. The embargo policy applies to all abstracts regardless of whether information is obtained from another source. Failure to abide by this embargo policy may result in suspension of press credentials. Questions about the embargo policy may be directed to ASTRO’s media relations team.
The full text of the abstracts selected for oral and poster presentation will be available online at the start of the symposium. Abstracts also will be published in a supplement of the International Journal of Radiation Oncology • Biology • Physics (www.redjournal.org).
Jimmy Caudell, MD, PhD, Moffitt Cancer CenterRobert L. Ferris, MD, PhD, FACS, UPMC Hillman Cancer CenterRobert I. Haddad, MD, Brigham and Women's HospitalDanielle Margalit, MD, MPH, Dana-Farber Cancer InstituteMaie St. John, MD, PhD, FACS, David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLACherie-Ann O. Nathan, MD, Louisiana State University Health Sciences CenterFrancis P. Worden, MD, University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center