As part of an initiative to give back to the cancer communities in the cities visited during its annual scientific meetings, the American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology is partnering with the Atlanta chapter of the American Cancer Society to raise awareness of cancer survivorship.
The two organizations will join to participate in the Survivor Circle exhibit at the ASTRO's 46th Annual Meeting, scheduled for October 3-7, 2004, at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta. The Survivor Circle was created to recognize and honor those who are suffering with a diagnosis of cancer. This year, it will focus on the programs offered by Atlanta-area cancer organizations to help patients and their families cope with this disease. Within the Survivor Circle, there is a place for visitors to learn more about the American Cancer Society and to make donations. One hundred percent of all donations collected will be given to support cancer programs in the Atlanta area.
"We are excited to work with such a well-established, nationally recognized organization," said Theodore Lawrence, M.D., Ph.D., President of ASTRO. "ASTRO and ACS are working together to ensure that cancer patients are informed about all of their treatment options so they can make the best decisions for themselves and their families."