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Radiation Therapy Educational Video Receives Telly Award Gold

09 Jun 2022
A/Prof David Kok, radiation oncologist is the narrator.

An educational video about stereotactic radiation therapy has recently won a gold medal of The Telly Awards 2022. Produced for the University of Melbourne, the video features A/Prof David Kok, radiation oncologist, who explains in an engaging way stereotactic radiation therapy, a highly advanced form of radiation therapy to treat cancer.
Easy to understand with ample animations and visuals, the video is a part of the development project of a cancer science degree at the University of Melbourne with an aim to educate university students about the basics of radiation therapy. A/Prof Kok and Dr Sathana Dushyanthen co-developed the script for the video, ensuring that it captures what is important about stereotactic radiation therapy compared to the conventional approach.

A/Prof David Kok

“It’s a real honour to receive this award,” says A/Prof Kok. “Stereotactic radiotherapy is a revolutionary treatment method that is changing the way we think about cancer management. It’s been enabled by many exciting advances in radiotherapy technology, but people unfamiliar with the field often find these concepts tricky to understand. This video was a great opportunity to explain and demystify these principles to other health professionals, patients and the general public.”
The video stood out as one of the Gold Medallists in the General Training and Education Category of The Telly Awards 2022, followed by big-name runners-up including Microsoft.
Founded in 1979, The Telly Awards honour excellence in videos across all screens. The annual awards showcase the best video works, with over 12,000 entries from all 50 states in the USA and 5 continents received around the world.

Targeting Cancer website has more information about this highly advanced radiatio therapy. Read more about stereotactic radiation therapy and stereotactic radiosurgery.