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2021 ASTRO Annual Meeting Press Kit

The 2021 ASTRO Annual Meeting – the leading meeting in radiation oncology – was held October 24-27 at McCormick Place West in Chicago. Led by ASTRO President Laura A. Dawson, MD, FASTRO, the meeting was organized around the theme, “Embracing Change, Advancing Person-Centered Care.” New results from clinical trials and other research studies were presented in conjunction with educational panels, keynote addresses and other special sessions. Information about safety protocols from the meeting, including vaccination and masking requirements, is available at www.astro.org/safety


News Briefings

ASTRO news briefings highlighted top-rated research at the Annual Meeting. Summaries of the studies and recordings of the briefings are available below.

Briefing #1

Monday, October 25, 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. Central time

View/download hi-res photos from the briefing.
View the compiled briefing slide deck.

Watch the recorded briefing

 

Briefing #2

Monday, October 25, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. Central time

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View the compiled briefing slide deck

Watch the recorded briefing

 

Briefing #3

Tuesday, October 26, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. Central time

Read more about these studies in ASTRO Daily News (page 11)

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View the compiled briefing slide deck

  • "3-D virtual reality volumetric imaging review in cancer patients’ understanding and education of their disease and treatment," presented by Douglas E. Holt, MD, Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center (Abstract 2289)
  • "Impact of Pediatric Radiation Oncology with Movie Induced Sedation Effect (PROMISE) on patient movement and general anesthesia use in pediatric radiation therapy," presented by Jeffrey T. Chapman, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center (Abstract 179)
  • "Development and impact of a virtual PSA monitoring clinic for follow-up of prostate cancer patients," presented by Richard Boyajian, MSN, RN, NP, Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women's Cancer Center (Abstract 125)
  • "Site-specific education using digital media to improve patients’ understanding of the radiotherapy trajectory: An interventional study," presented by Hussain Almerdhemah, B.App.Sc-RT, King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre (Abstract 2132)
  • Moderator: Laura A. Dawson, MD, FASTRO, Princess Margaret Cancer Center; Chair, ASTRO Board of Directors

Watch the recorded briefing

 


Corporate Member Virtual Press Room

The virtual press room for ASTRO Corporate Members includes press releases and other materials for journalists provided by our industry partners. Press are encouraged to visit the VPR for story ideas via the link below. Submission guidelines are available for ASTRO Corporate Members are available here.


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