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ROI Announces the 2018 Publication Award Winner (Fall 2018 Vol 8. No. 3)

Thank You to Our Corporate Sponsors

The ROI is grateful for the generous sponsorship of companies who are making an investment in research for the future of the profession by supporting the ROI. 

Gregory M. M. Videtic, MD, CM, FRCPC, FASTRO

New Fellow Gregory M. M. Videtic, MD, CM, FRCPC, FASTRO, is Director of Thoracic Radiation Oncology at the Cleveland Clinic and gives to the ROI as a way to say "thank you" for the privilege of his practice. 

Did You Know You Can Make a Tax-Free Donation Directly from Your IRA?

If you are 70½ years old or older, you can take advantage of a simple way to support the ROI. 

Invitation from the President

Join us at the ASTRO Annual Meeting for a financial planning session, the ROI 5K, our “Celebration of Giving” for leadership donors, and at the ROI Booth #1540 in the Innovation and Solution Showcase. 

Meet Our Researchers and Trustees

At the ASTRO Annual Meeting, you will have many opportunities to learn more about the ROI’s research and speak with some of our investigators and leadership. 

New ROI Grant Opportunity Focuses on Personalized RT
Learn how to apply for research funding to investigate new ways to tailor care to each cancer patient’s unique characteristics.
RadOnc Toolbox App Is Now on Android

Download the clinical resource that compiles best practices for toxicity management on the Google Play store today.

ROI Announces the 2018 Publication Award Winner
The ROI is honoring Amar U. Kishan, MD, for his research on the comparative effectiveness of treatments for aggressive prostate cancer.
Smile for the Camera

Support the ROI by getting your photo taken at Augmenix Booth #3133 in the Innovation and Solution Showcase. 

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Invitation from the President

Engage with the ROI in San Antonio

The 60th ASTRO Annual Meeting is only a few days away, and the Radiation Oncology Institute (ROI) is making final preparations for its booth in the Innovation and Solutions Showcase where we will welcome you! We also are looking forward to seeing you at several activities and events we have planned. Some of the ROI’s investigators are reporting results from their research at the meeting, and we encourage you to find time in your schedule to see their presentations. 

You are invited to join us on Sunday morning, October 21, at 6:45 a.m. for a breakfast session, entitled Securing Your Future: Tax Reform, Personal Financial Planning, and Charitable Giving. The seminar will provide information about financial planning and will offer suggestions for reducing the income tax that you pay. 

The speaker, Russell LaGreca, has over 22 years of investment experience and provides pension and defined contribution plan services for his firm. In addition, he serves as the firm’s high-net-worth client advisory specialist. Following the session, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Sunday, Mr. LaGreca will be available at the ROI Booth (#1540) to meet with you one-on-one to answer your specific questions. The event is ticketed with limited space remaining, so be sure to add it to your meeting registration now. Individual meetings must be scheduled in advance by contacting Janet Hedrick at or at (703) 839-7340. The ROI is pleased to provide these opportunities for you to learn more about financial planning following the changes in the tax law made in 2017. 

Bring your running shoes with you and on Monday morning, at 6:44 a.m. Join with your colleagues in the 9th Annual 5K Run for the Future to benefit the ROI. The race will begin on the historic River Walk and will wind out and back on a scenic route along the river. If you haven’t registered yet, you can still register online or onsite at Booth #1110. The host, Radiation Business Solutions (RBS), covers all the costs associated with the race meaning that all sponsorships, registration fees, and donations, come directly to the ROI. 

We are excited to host on Monday at 5:30 p.m., our first “Celebration of Giving” to recognize and acknowledge ROI’s leadership donors at the Founders’ Circle and the President’s Circle levels. The reception, which is by invitation only, will give donors a chance to meet and talk with researchers whose work has been funded by donors’ contributions to the ROI. 

From Sunday through Tuesday, you are invited to stop by the ROI Booth (#1540) where you can meet and talk with ROI Trustees as well as researchers who have received funding from the ROI. See a schedule of when they will be at the ROI booth to make your plans to visit with them. If you make a gift at the booth, we will invite you to sign the donor board and to ring the bell to announce that you have made an investment in the radiation oncology profession, by supporting research funded by the ROI. We would love to see all ROI supporters, from first-time contributors to long-standing Founders, proudly displaying a donor ribbon, which you can pick up at the Booth or in the VIP/Faculty Lounge. 

We hope you will come by the ROI Booth (#1540), near the Innovation Hub, to learn more about the research funded by the ROI and to visit with fellow donors and ROI leaders. We look forward to seeing you!


Deborah A. Kuban, MD, FASTRO
Radiation Oncology Institute