5K Race at ASTRO Annual Meeting Benefits the ROI
Registration for the 2021 5K Run for Cancer Research opened on June 1, and those planning to participate are signing up. The 5K, which is scheduled for Monday morning, October 25, in Chicago during the ASTRO Annual Meeting, will support research funded by the Radiation Oncology Institute (ROI). The race will begin at 6:44 a.m. on the shores of Lake Michigan. The host of the 5K, Radiation Business Solutions, began this event in 2010, and through 2019 the race had raised almost $500,000 for the ROI, ASTRO’s Research Foundation.
The ROI funds a broad range of research in radiation oncology. In 2020, the ROI awarded grants focused on improving diversity and inclusion by reducing disparities in patient care, improving health equity and enhancing diversity in the radiation oncology workforce. This year, the ROI awarded research grants to four teams of investigators who seek to understand how biomarkers can be used to optimize outcomes for patients receiving radiation therapy. The awarded projects utilize a variety of scientific methodologies and focus on four different disease sites, many of which are new within the ROI research portfolio.
You can support these researchers working to advance the field of radiation oncology and improve outcomes for patients by participating in the 2021 5K Run for Cancer Research, by making a donation to the ROI or both. For more information, go to the race website.