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Media registration opens for 2011 ASTRO Annual Meeting
Date:8/31/2011

Who: The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) the world's largest radiation oncology society in the world, with more than 10,000 members who use radiation to treat cancer and other diseases.

What: Journalists are invited to register for ASTRO's 53rd Annual Meeting: "Patient-focused, High-quality, Multidisciplinary Care."

When: Press room (Room C226): October 2 - 4, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Note: Press room days have changed. We will be open from Sunday, October 2 Tuesday, October 4. Scientific meeting runs from October 2-6.

Where: Miami Beach Convention Center, Miami Beach, Fla., U.S.A.

Why: More than 10,000 top cancer doctors and scientists from around the world will be in attendance to hear the results of over 1,500 new research studies about the latest cancer advances.

  • New research relating to radiation, surgical and medical oncology.
  • Practice-changing randomized trials presented in the plenary session on treatments for rectal and prostate cancer.
  • Research to be presented from medical and surgical oncologists, pathologists and allied professionals offering a multidisciplinary approach to patient care.

Register: To register for the meeting and reserve housing, visit the Annual Meeting Media Information page online at www.astro.org/pressroom/upcomingmediaevents.

Key Dates:
On-site News Briefing: Monday, October 2 12:00 p.m.
Plenary Session: Monday, October 2 2:15 p.m.

ASTRO Survivor Circle
Award Ceremony: Tuesday, October 4 9:30 a.m.
Poster Viewing: Sunday, October 2 Tuesday, October 4

Policies: For more information about ASTRO's embargo, photo and industry policies, visit the ASTRO press room at www.astro.org/PressRoom.


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Contact: Beth Bukata
bethb@astro.org
703-839-7332
American Society for Radiation Oncology
Source:Eurekalert

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