WVU Radiation Oncology team participates in Annual ASTRO meeting: Translating Discovery to Cure; with posters and oral presentations

ASTRO is the premier radiation oncology society in the world, with more than 10,000 members who are physicians, nurses, biologist, physicists, radiation therapists, dosimetrists and other health care professionals who specialize in treating patients with radiation therapies. 

Dr. Ramon Alfredo C. Siochi, PhD, DABR, FAAPM - head and shoulders shot.
Ramon Alfredo C. Siochi, PhD, DABR, FAAPM is the Associate Chair and the Director of Medical Physics of the Department of Radiation Oncology at West Virginia University Medicine

Ramon Alfredo C. Siochi, PhD, DABR, FAAPM is the Associate Chair and the Director of Medical Physics of the Department of Radiation Oncology at West Virginia University Medicine was selected to give an oral presentation: Improving Interconnectivity and Intra operability in radiation oncology; IHE-RO Initiative. 

Integrating Healthcare Enterprise - Radiation Oncology (IHE-RO) is an initiative that helps to ensure a safe, efficient radiation oncology practice by improving system to system connections. With technology at the core of delivering care in radiation oncology, it is imperative that patient safety is not compromised. Integrating Healthcare Enterprise - Radiation Oncology (IHE-RO) is an initiative that helps to ensure a safe, efficient radiation oncology practice by improving system to system connections.

WVU faculty and residents presented the following posters:

Influence of dexamethasone premedication on acute lung toxicity in lung SBRT. F Alite, MP Shaikh, MJ Greenberg, D Christie, A Rostock, U Malik, A Mahadevan

Patterns of relapse after salvage autologous hematopoietic cell transplantation for Hodgkin’s lymphoma: should site of relapse relative to initially involved sites be used to guide indications for peritransplant radiation therapy. JC Farris, A Ritter, MD Craig, N Shah, L Veltri, A Kanate, K Ross, J A Vargo

Radiation associated hypertension in patients undergoing prostate irradiation. Farrugia M, Bianco C, Sambamoorthi U, Mattes M

Tumor cavity recurrence after stereotactic radiosurgery of surgically resected brain metastases: Implication of deviation from contouring guidelines. D McDermott, J Hack, C Cifarelli, JA Vargo

Predictors of local control and symptomatic pneumonitis after lung SBRT. S Parker, LM Schmidt, S Wen, MD Mattes

The lack of consensus of international contouring guidelines for the dorsal border of the chest wall clinical target volume: What is the impact on organs at risk and relationships in the modern era? P Pifer, R Bice, GM Jacobson, K Lupinacci, S Beriwal, H Hazard, JA Vargo

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