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2019 Publication Award Winner | New Funding Opportunity (Fall 2019, Vol. 9, No. 3)

Race for Research in Chicago
Join us for the 10th annual ROI 5K. There's still time to register and be sure to pack your gear to run or walk with hundreds of other ASTRO Annual Meeting attendees on Monday!
2019 ROI Publication Award Winner
David Palma, MD, PhD, will be honored on Sunday as the lead author of the manuscript detailing the results of the SABR-COMET trial. James E. Bates, MD, and Joshua Rodríguez-López, MD, will be recognized with Honorable Mentions.
 
Consider Giving Monthly
ASTRO Board Member Sameer Keole, MD, FASTRO, makes a monthly recurring gift to the ROI as an easy way to support the researchers who are going to push the field of radiation oncology forward. 
New Funding Opportunity Focuses on Diversity
Submit your unique ideas for research that will help reduce disparities in care, increase participation of underrepresented groups in clinical trials and improve workforce diversity in radiation oncology.
ROI Resources for Your Financial Planning
Space is still available for the ROI Financial Planning breakfast on Sunday morning at the ASTRO Annual Meeting. Learn more about our interactive online tools, too.  
 
Ritsuko Komaki-Cox, MD, FASTRO
Ritsuko Komaki-Cox, MD, FASTRO, is a long-time member of the ROI Founders' Circle and recently made a generous gift to fund residents' research. 
See You in the Second City
Deborah A. Kuban, MD, FASTRO, and Colleen A.F. Lawton, MD, FASTRO, invite you to join the ROI for a variety of exciting events and activities at the ASTRO Annual Meeting.
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Race for Research in Chicago

On Monday, September 16, 2019, hundreds of ASTRO Annual Meeting attendees will gather to race for radiation oncology research by participating in the 10th annual 5K Run for the Future to Benefit the ROI. The festive event is generously hosted by Radiation Business Solutions so that every dollar from sponsorships, registration fees, and donations go directly to the ROI.

This year's race, like so many before it, features beautiful scenery. The race will begin at the Chicago Fallen Firefighter and Paramedic Memorial and follow the Lakefront Trail along picturesque Lake Michigan. Buses will be provided for transportation to and from the race.

Motor coaches will depart at 6:05 a.m. from:

#1 McCormick Place Gate 41 across the street from Marriott Marquis, Hyatt Regency McCormick Place and Hilton Tri-Plex

#2 Hyatt Regency Chicago

#3 Palmer House Hilton

Buses will depart from 7:15 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. back to the hotels. All buses will go to all locations. Any participant can disembark at McCormick Place Gate 41 and access ASTRO events and/or the regular ASTRO shuttle for more direct service to their hotel.

Sponsors for the 2019 race include Radiation Business Solutions, Elekta, Varian, and Accuray.

"The ROI 5K is a staple event that makes the ASTRO Annual Meeting special. It shows our commitment to supporting others in our field, celebrating wellness (and burning carbs!), and building new and lifelong friendships - I would highly recommend for everyone to come!" says 2018 and 2017 race champion Benjamin Li, MD, MBA.

More information about the race is available on the ROI 5K website. You may register for the race on the ROI 5K website or at the Radiation Business Solutions exhibit booth #4232 in the Innovation and Solution Showcase on Sunday, September 15, between 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Registration is $50, which will be donated to the ROI.

Support radiation oncology research and education and join the fun in Chicago in 2019!