News | April 09, 2008

Record Number of Abstracts Submitted to ASTRO 2008

April 10, 2008 - The American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology received a record number of abstract submissions for its annual meeting, Sept 21-25, 2008, totaling 2,036, about 400 more than 2007.

Submissions for all three categories grew, rising from 1,205 to 1,301, biology abstracts increased from 156 to 178 and physics abstracts increased from 312 to 556. Overseas submissions also increased from 187 European submissions to 240 this year. Asia submissions marked 312 this year, compared to 240 in 2007.

This scientific meeting of radiation oncology attracts over 11,000 oncologists of all disciplines, physicists, biologists, nurses and other healthcare professionals from all over the world. The theme 2008’s meeting is “50 Years of Learning, Caring and Collaboration in the Treatment of Cancer Patients” and will highlight the accomplishments of ASTRO’s past, while addressing lessons learned in radiation oncology and goals for the future of the specialty.

For more information: www.astro.org

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