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Award Honors Chicago Cancer Survivor Who Gives Back

Winner receives $1,000, recognized at international meeting

FAIRFAX, Va., July 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) is looking to recognize a cancer survivor in the Chicago area who has dedicated his or her time and energy to help others in the local community. The winner of the Survivor Circle Award will receive $1,000 and be honored at a ceremony at McCormick Place West in Chicago during ASTRO's 51st Annual Scientific Meeting, an international medical meeting where about 12,000 healthcare professionals are expected to be in attendance. The meeting will be in Chicago November 1-5 this year.

"Patients who confront cancer are uniquely aware of the multiple physical, emotional and social challenges that must be faced daily," said Anthony Zietman, M.D., president-elect of ASTRO and the director of training and education in the department of radiation oncology at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School in Boston. "The Survivor Circle Award recognizes heroic and caring individuals who have been able to use their own experience to reach out and help others facing a similar battle."

Any cancer survivor residing within the Chicago area who received radiation therapy as part of treatment is eligible for the award. The winner may keep the cash prize of $1,000 or donate it to the support organization or charity of his or her choice. All interested applicants must fill out a short application focusing on what the applicant has done to give back to the community. The application can be found online at Applications must be postmarked by August 29, 2009.

The Survivor Circle began in 2003 as a way for ASTRO to recognize cancer survivors in the city where the Society holds its annual scientific meeting. Each year, ASTRO partners with local patient advocacy groups that help patients and their families cope with a diagnosis of cancer. Volunteers from these organizations then participate in an exhibit during ASTRO's meeting to help educate the doctors, nurses, therapists and scientists attending the meeting on their services for patients and help raise money for their causes.

"Cancer survivors are a vital link in the battle against this disease. Their experience has caused many to become vocal advocates of cancer funding and research as a way to help lessen the blow of the disease on future generations," said Laura I. Thevenot, ASTRO CEO. "Our goal with this award is honor an individual who is helping pave the way to a cure for cancer and helping others cope with this disease."

Applications for the 2009 Survivor Circle Award must be postmarked by Saturday, August 29,

2009. To receive an application, please visit or contact Beth Bukata at 703-839-7332.

For more information on ASTRO's 51st Annual Meeting, please visit

For more information on radiation therapy, please visit

ASTRO is the largest radiation oncology society in the world, with more than 10,000 members who specialize in treating patients with radiation therapies. A s 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 A STRO, visit

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