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2020 Publication Award Winner | Step Up for Research (Fall 2020, Vol. 10, No. 3)

2020 ROI Publication Award Winner
The ROI is honoring Robert T. Dess, MD, as the lead author of an analysis demonstrating that PSA level can be used as a predictive biomarker. Rachel B. Jimenez, MD, and Jacob Miller, MD are being recognized with Honorable Mentions.
 
Apply Now to Become an ROI Researcher
Learn more about the new Biomarkers for Radiation Oncology request for proposals and how you can be one of the ROI’s next research award winners.
Get to Know the ROI
Deborah A. Kuban, MD, FASTRO, and Colleen A.F. Lawton, MD, FASTRO, invite you to visit the virtual ROI Booth to learn more about ASTRO’s Research Foundation.
Tim Guertin
Tim Guertin, CEO Emeritus of Varian Medical Systems, is a long-time supporter of the ROI and recently made a generous gift to fund the new Legacy Challenge.
The ROI Legacy Challenge
Find out how you can make a planned gift intent that will support the ROI in the future and be recognized with a $2,500 gift designated in your honor today.
New Graphic Narrative Patient Discussion Guides
See the three new disease site-specific guides in the Communicating the External Beam Radiotherapy Experience (CEBRE) series developed by Daniel Golden, MD, MHPE, and his team with support from the ROI.
Step Up for Research
You may not be participating in the ROI 5K this year, but the ROI still needs your support to fund critical radiation oncology research.
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Apply Now to Become an ROI Researcher

The ROI seeks to fund the best and brightest researchers in radiation oncology and selected the exciting and timely topic, Biomarkers for Radiation Oncology, for its latest request for proposals (RFP). The use of biomarkers holds great promise for personalizing radiation therapy so that patients with cancer receive the right treatment at the right time. Through this new RFP, the ROI will fund the most innovative ideas to leverage biomarkers for radiation oncology to enhance patient selection, develop personalized treatment regimens, quantify outcomes and manage toxicity. Typical budgets for the two-year grants will be $50,000, but up to $150,000 can be requested for projects with a larger scope.

You can apply for this new ROI funding opportunity by submitting a letter of intent (LOI) by November 16, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. Eastern time. The LOI is composed of a technical abstract as well as a statement of relevance about how the proposed research applies to one or more of the ROI’s priority research areas: toxicity management, safety and quality, communication, comparative effectiveness, and the value of radiation therapy. All qualified individuals from the radiation oncology community are invited to apply. Residents and fellows require a faculty mentor. Details on how to apply and examples of projects that would be responsive to the RFP can be found in the complete Biomarkers for Radiation Oncology RFP.

The ROI is looking forward to awarding these new grants that will use biomarkers to improve patient outcomes or the survivorship experience in spring 2021. Make sure to submit your LOI through ProposalCentral by the deadline if you want to be one of the ROI’s next research award winners!