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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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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. Stop by ROI Booth #1540 in the Innovation and Solutions showcase at the times below to ask your questions and get additional information about the important work of the ROI. Also, be sure to make time to see ROI investigators present results of their research at the Annual Meeting. A schedule of their presentations is included at the bottom of the page.


Booth Schedule 

Sunday, October 21, 2018
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Researcher Chad Tang, MD
Comparison of Costs and Access to Definitive Prostate Cancer Treatment
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Trustee J. Frank Wilson, MD, FASTRO
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Researcher Nima Nabavizadeh, MD
Bridge-to-Transplantation SBRT in HCC Patients with Advanced Cirrhosis
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Researcher Fumiko Chino, MD
PaRTNer: Patient Reported Outcomes and Financial Toxicity in H&N Cancer
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Trustee Colleen A.F. Lawton, MD, FASTRO
Monday, October 22, 2018
10 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Trustee J. Frank Wilson, MD, FASTRO
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Trustee Jay Hoey
12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Researcher Rachel Conklin, MMS, PA-C
Telehealth Survivorship Care in Radiation Oncology: A Feasibility Study
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Researcher Todd McNutt, PhD
Predictive Modeling for Toxicities in Head and Neck Cancer from Oncospace
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Trustees Tim Guertin
Joe Jachinowski
2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Researcher Nitin Ohri, MD, MS
A Simple Walking Program to Enhance Concurrent Chemoradiotherapy Delivery
4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Trustees Deborah A. Kuban, MD, FASTRO
Colleen A.F. Lawton, MD, FASTRO
Tuesday, October 23, 2018
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Researcher Karen Hoffman, MD, MHSc, MPH
Raising Awareness and Improving Access to Prostate Radiation
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Trustee Deborah A. Kuban, MD, FASTRO
Colleen A.F. Lawton, MD, FASTRO

Research Presentations Schedule

 
Monday, October 22, 2018
10:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Innovation Hub
Dose-Volume Histogram (DVH) Patterns within the Salivary Glands and Clinical Parameters Predict Xerostomia in Head and Neck Cancer (HNC) Patients, from Injury to Recovery
Presenter: Peijin Han, MBBS
ROI Grantee: Todd McNutt, PhD
Tuesday, October 23, 2018
2:45 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.
Innovation Hub
Dosimetric Risk Factors for Patient-Reported Dysphagia Among Head and Neck Cancer Patients Receiving Definitive Radiation Therapy
Presenter: Zhi Cheng, MD, MPH
ROI Grantee: Todd McNutt, PhD
3:45 p.m. - 3:55 p.m.
Room 007 C/D
Cardiac Dosing Predicts Activity Decline During Concurrent Chemoradiation for Locally Advanced Lung Cancer
Presenter: Shiby Paul, MD, PhD
ROI Grantee: Nitin Ohri, MD, MS
5:09 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.
Innovation Hub
Machine Learning Methods Uncover Radio-Morphologic Dose Patterns in Salivary Glands That Predict Xerostomia in Head and Neck Cancer Patients
ROI Grantee: Todd McNutt, PhD
5:15 p.m. - 5:21 p.m.
Room 217 C/D
Radio-Morphology: Parametric Shape-Based Features for Outcome Prediction in Radiation Therapy
Presenter: Pranav Lakshminarayanan, MS
ROI Grantee: Todd McNutt, PhD
5:55 p.m. - 6:05 p.m.
Room 304
Role of Imaging in Predicting Radiation Induced Xerostomia
Presenter: Khadija Sheikh, PhD, MS
ROI Grantee: Todd McNutt, PhD