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.
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
The Office of Research and Graduate Education will be hosting an engaging session with the new Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations, Shelly Birdsong-Maddex. Shelly will join HSC faculty on behalf of the WVU Foundation to discuss partnerships and identifying funding opportunities beyond the traditional agencies.
The WVU Cancer Institute saw approximately 150 patients during its Spring Screen event on Saturday, May 18th. The event offered free screenings for head and neck, oral, and skin cancer; clinical breast exams; low-cost screenings for lung and cervical cancer; and lab testing. In addition, attendees were provided opportunities to learn about oral self-exams, smoking cessation, tours of the "Strollin' Colon" and information about other types of screening for colon or lung cancer were provided.
Treating a stubborn blood disease that strikes children may come down to tweaking energy production in stem cells, suggests research out of West Virginia University.