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2022 ASTRO Annual Meeting Press Kit

The 2022 ASTRO Annual Meeting – the leading meeting in radiation oncology – was held October 23-26 at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio. Led by ASTRO President Geraldine M. Jacobson, MD, MPH, MBA, FASTRO, the meeting was organized around the theme, “AI & EI: Caring for the Patient in a Wireless World.” The meeting press program highlighted 10 studies in two news briefings; links to recordings, press releases and other materials are below.

Press Program Highlights

News Briefing: Monday, October 24

  • Adding radiation to systemic therapy extends overall survival for patients with advanced liver cancer (News release, Abstract LBA 01)
  • FLASH radiation therapy shows promise in first-in-human trial (News release, Abstract 6)
  • Lower prostate cancer screening rates associated with subsequent increase in advanced cancers (News release, Abstract 298)
  • Medical physicist consults with patients can help reduce anxiety and increase satisfaction with radiation care (News release, Abstract 7)
  • Shortened course of radiation therapy safe and effective for men with high-risk prostate cancer (News release, Abstract 4)

Briefing Materials:

News Briefing: Tuesday, October 25

  • AI model using daily step counts predicts unplanned hospitalizations during cancer therapy (News release, Abstract 132)
  • Radiation-hormone therapy combination may slow growth of oligometastatic prostate cancer (News release, Abstract LBA 05)
  • Radiation therapy for high-risk, asymptomatic bone metastases may prevent pain and prolong life (News release, Abstract LBA 04)
  • Sexual side effects of cancer treatment often unaddressed with female patients (News release, Abstract 2306)
  • Three-week course of radiation safe and effective for patients with early-stage breast cancer and elevated risk of recurrence  (News release, Abstract 1)

Briefing Materials:

Virtual Press Room

ASTRO provided a virtual press room for institutions presenting research at the meeting and ASTRO Corporate Members.

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