The Hollywood Award is given in the memory of ESTRO President-Elect Donal Hollywood, who passed away from cancer before taking on the duties of President. This annual award is given to the best abstract selected for presentation at an ESTRO congress.

The Scientific Programme Committee decides on the recipient of the award from all the submitted/accepted abstracts. Selection criteria are based on clarity, supporting data, scientific rigour, potential significance, interest in the topic chosen and innovation or usefulness, as well as translational work and interdisciplinarity.  

The recipient of this award delivers a lecture at the ESTRO Congress.



  • 2022 Copenhagen

L.G.W. Kerkmeijer (NL) - Patterns of failure in the phase III randomized controlled FLAME trial for localized prostate cancer

  • 2021 Madrid

B. Singers Sørensen (DK) - In vivo validation and tissue sparing factor for acute damage of pencil beam scanning proton FLASH

  • 2020 Online Congress

S. Schellhammer (DE) - On-line MRI-based proton beam range verification: first experimental proof-of-concept

  • 2019 Milan 

R. Steenbakkers (NL) - Stem cell sparing IMRT for head and neck cancer patients: a double-blind randomized controlled trial

  • 2018 Barcelona 

C. Johnson (UK) - Residual setup errors after IGRT are linked to overall survival in lung and oesophageal cancers

  • 2017 Vienna 

P. Essers (NL) - In vitro prediction of DNA repair defects reveals association with poor clinical outcome in HNSCC

  • 2016 Turin

M. van Vulpen (NL)

  • 2015 Barcelona 

R. Perrin (CH)

  • 2014 Vienna 

P. Lassen (DK)