Investing in the Future of Radiation Oncology
The Radiation Oncology Institute has a responsibility to our many contributors, past and present, to be a good steward of the funds that you have entrusted to us to carry out the ROI’s mission to heighten the critical role of radiation therapy in the treatment of cancer through research and education. At the beginning of this year, I became the ROI Treasurer; I am committed to building on the ROI’s successes advancing our discipline by supporting practice-changing research while ensuring the long-term sustainability of the organization. Together with the Finance Committee and the support of staff, we are looking out for the financial health of the ROI to make sure your dollars are being invested wisely.
The ROI’s primary investment is made through the grants awarded to many of our field’s best and brightest investigators who are conducting research focused on improving outcomes for cancer patients and survivors. All award applications are vetted through a rigorous peer review process led by the ROI’s Research Committee and then considered by the Board of Trustees. There is great interest in and demand for the type of research that the ROI funds. In fact, our forthcoming Biomarkers for Radiation Oncology Awards will be our most competitive to date. Many past award recipients are now providing returns on this investment in the form of publications and additional grants from the federal government and other nonprofits.
The annual ROI research awards depend on the generosity of donors like you - more contributions from our radiation oncology community result directly in more funded research. The ROI is fortunate to have an endowment established through many gifts over many years. The ROI Finance Committee oversees the endowment to ensure funds are available to sustain the organization and its mission through unanticipated, adverse events, like those we have faced during the past year. As we emerge from the pandemic, your ongoing support is necessary to continue funding the research of current award recipients and to award new grants that will address emerging challenges well into the future.
Please consider making your gift to support radiation oncology research today. It is an investment in the future of radiation oncology.
James P. Hoey