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Inaugural ROI Publication Awards

In 2016, ROI launched its first ever Publication Awards in partnership with Advances in Radiation Oncology. The awards recognized excellence in research focused on the value of radiation therapy (RT), evaluating the effectiveness, complication profile, cost and cost-effectiveness of various radiation therapy treatments, as well as the comparative effectiveness when compared to other therapies. This research informs patients and providers with practical knowledge about which specific interventions within radiation oncology are most effective for specific clinical situations and patient populations.

Manuscripts submitted to be considered for the Value of RT Publication Awards were evaluated by at least two qualified ROI reviewers following the standard peer review process for all manuscripts submitted to Advances in Radiation Oncology. The ROI recognized two articles in the July-September 2017 issue of Advances in Radiation Oncology with Publication Awards.

Outstanding Article Award

The Long-Term Economic Value of Hypofractionated Prostate Radiation: Secondary Analysis of a Randomized Trial
Lead Author: K. Ranh Voong, MD, MPH

ROI paid the open access fee for this article and awarded Dr. Voong a $5,000 grant to continue her research on the Value of RT. Dr. Voong also received an additional $500 grant for the Outreach Award because her article had the highest PlumX Metrics score as of October 31, 2017.

Excellence Award

Oncological Outcomes from Trimodality Therapy Receiving Definitive Doses of Neoadjuvant Chemoradiation (≥60 Gy) and Factors Influencing Consideration for Surgery in Stage III Non-small Cell Lung Cancer
Lead Author: Melissa A.L. Vyfhuis, MD, PhD

ROI paid the open access fee for this article.