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2010 ASTRO Annual Meeting

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This year's Annual American Society of Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology (ASTRO) meeting was held October 31-November 4, 2010 in San Diego, CA.

Congratulations to the following Department of Radiation Oncology staff whose presentations were accepted for this meeting:

Project Title: The Benefit of Adjuvant Chemotherapy in Esophageal Cancer Patients with Residual Disease following Trimodality Therapy

Presenter: Grace Kim, MD

Authors: G.J. Kim, M. Koshy, M.N. Horiba, M.J. Edelman, L.A. Doyle, W.M. Burrows, R.J. Battafarano, M.J. Krasna, A.L. Hanlon, M. Suntharalingam

Presented As: Oral Presentation in Oral Scientific Session, Tuesday November 2, 2010 2:45 - 4:15 PM*

Project Title: Integration of Optical Tracking With Dynamic Treatment Couch Real-time Tracking For Intrafraction Motion Compensation

Presenter: Kathleen Malinowski

Authors: K.T. Malinowski, M. A. Yousuf, T.J. McAvoy, W.D. D'Souza,

Presented As: Poster Viewing; PV Session I: Sunday, October 31, 2010; 10:00 am - 5:00 pm and Monday, November 1, 2010; 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Project Title: Low Pretreatment PET SUV Predicts for Increased local Failure Follwiong Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy for Lung Cancer

Presenter: Zain Husain

Authors: Z.A. Husain, N.K. Sharma, A. L. Hanlon, M.K. Buyyounouski, A. Mirimiran, A.A. Dhople, A. Turkaka, M. Yu, W. Chen, S.J. Feigenberg

Presented As: Poster Viewing; PV Session I: Sunday, October 31, 2010; 10:00 am - 5:00 pm and Monday, November 1, 2010; 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Project Title: Improvement of Delivery Efficiency for Static Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy (SBRT) by converting to the variable Dose Rate dynamic Arc Therapy

Presenter: Byong Yong Yi

Authors: B. Yi, K. Prado, S. Feigenberg

Presented As: Poster Viewing; PV Session I: Sunday, October 31, 2010; 10:00 am - 5:00 pm and Monday, November 1, 2010; 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Project Title: Development of a Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy (SBRT) System Dedicated to the Treatment of Early Stage Breast Cancer: The Gammapod TM

Presenter: Steven J Feigenberg, M.D.  

Authors: S.J. Feigenberg, C.X. Yu, W.F. Regine

Presented As: Poster Viewing; PV Session I: Sunday, October 31, 2010; 10:00 am - 5:00 pm and Monday, November 1, 2010; 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Project Title: The Declining Utilization of Radiation Therapy in Stage I and II Hodgkin's Disease and its Impact on Survival and Secondary Malignancies

Presenter: Matthew Koshy

Authors: M. Koshy, U. Mahmood, S. Rich, Y. Kwok

Presented As: Oral Presentation; Scientific Session: Outcomes & HSR/Palliative Care/QOL; Tuesday November 2nd, 11:45 AM - 1:15 PM

Project Title: Local Therapy in the Management of Occult Primary Breast Cancer

Presenter: Usama Mahmood

Authors: U. Mahmood, M. Koshy, A. Hanlon, R. Buras, K. Tkaczuk, S. Feigenberg

Presented As: Digital Poster Discussion; Poster Discussion - Breast; Monday November 1st, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Project Title: Evaluating Inter-raction Variations in Tumor Volumes with Repeated 4DCT

Presenter: Wei Lu

Authors: W. Lu, G. Neuner, Z. Wang, J. Wu, S. Sassor, W. Regine, S. Feigenberg, W. D'souza

Presented As: Poster Viewing; PV Session I: Sunday, October 31, 2010; 10:00 am - 5:00 pm and Monday, November 1, 2010; 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Project Title: PET Edge Detection Generates Superior Target Volumes Compared with Iso-Thresholding in Mice Implanted with EMT6 Tumors

Presenter: Jie Wen

Authors: J. Wen, D.J. Ma, J. Howefert, W. Lu, P.J. Parikh

Presented As: Oral Presentation in Oral Scientific Session, Tuesday November 2, 2010 11:45 AM - 1:15 PM*

Project Title: Biofeedback during 4DCT Image Acquisition Does Not Enhance the Reliability of ITVMIP for Radiation Treatment Planning of Thoracic and Abdominal Malignancies: A Prospective Trial

Presenter: Geoffrey Neuner

Authors: G.A. Neuner, W. Lu, Z. Wang, S. Sassor, R. Georg, S.J. Feigenberg, W.F. Regine, W.D. D'Souza

Presented As: Poster Viewing; Poster will be on display, by category, for two days in either Session I or Session II**

Project Title: Prospective Trial of Escalating Doses of Paclitaxel, Concurrent Radiation and Androgen Deprivation in High Risk Prostate Cancer With or Without Prior Prostectomy

Presenter: Young Kwok, M.D.  

Authors: Y. Kwok, Y. Wu, A. Mirmiran, S. DiBiase, O. Goloubeva, B. Bridges, H. Mannuel, N. Dawson, P. Amin, A. Hussain

Presented As: Poster Viewing; PV Session II: Tuesday, November 2, 2010; 10:00 am - 5:45 pm and Wednesday, November 3, 2010; 10:00 am - 2:30 pm*

Project Title: Protons Offer Reduced Normal Tissue Exposure for Patients Receiving Postoperative Radiotherapy (RT) for Resected Pancreatic Head Cancer

Presenter: R. Charles Nichols

Authors: R. Nichols, S. Huh, K. Prado, B.Y.Yi, N.K. Sharma, M.W. Ho, B.S. Hoppe, W.M. Mendenhall, N.P. Mendenhall, W.F. Regine

Presented As: Poster Viewing; PV Session II: Tuesday, November 2, 2010; 10:00 am - 5:45 pm and Wednesday, November 3, 2010; 10:00 am - 2:30 pm*

Project Title: An Alternative Solution for Adaptive IMRT Planning for Head-and-Neck Cancer Patients

Presenter: Yuanming Feng

Authors: Y. Feng, K. Sun, L. Wang, C. Yu

Presented As: Poster Viewing; PV Session I: Sunday, October 31, 2010; 10:00 am - 5:00 pm and Monday, November 1, 2010; 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Project Title: Analysis of Local Control in Patients Receiving IMRT for Resected Pancreas Cancer

Presenter: Susannah Yovino

Authors: S.G. Yovino, B. Maidment, J. Herman, O. Goloubeva, C. Wolfgang, R. Schulick, D. Laheru, N. Hanna, R. Alexander, W.F. Regine

Digital Poster Discussion; Poster Discussion - GI, Wednesday November 3, 2010 1:45 PM - 3:15 PM**

Project Title: RTOG 0229: A Phase II Trial of Neoadjuvant Therapy with Concurrent Chemotherapy and Full Dose Radiotherapy (XRT) Followed by Resection and Consolidative Therapy for LA-NSCLC

Presenter: Mohan Suntharalingam, M.D. 

Authors: M. Suntharalingam, R. Paulus, M.J. Edelman, M. Krasna, W. Burrows, E. Gore, S.S. Yom, H. choy

Presented As: Oral Presentation; Scientific Session: Lung III - Management of Stage III, Wednesday November 3, 2010 11:00 AM - 12:30 AM**

Project Title: Factors Impacting White Matter Changes Following Whole Brain Radiation Therapy

Presenter: William F. Regine, M.D.  

Authors: W.F. Regine

Presented As: Poster Viewing; PV Session I: Sunday, October 31, 2010; 10:00 am - 5:00 pm and Monday, November 1, 2010; 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Project Title: Heterogeneity Corrections Alters the Delivered Dose, Potentially Impacting Complications in Patients Treated with Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy (SBRT) of the Lung

Presenter: Charles Rutter

Authors: C.E. Rutter, S.A. Naqvi, B. Zhang, K. Marter, M. Koshy, A. Dhople, S.J. Feigenberg, W.D. D'Souza

Presented As: Poster Viewing; PV Session I: Sunday, October 31, 2010; 10:00 am - 5:00 pm and Monday, November 1, 2010; 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Project Title: Pre-operative Therapy Increases Patient Eligiblity for Accelerated Partial Breast Irradiation (APBI) And Decreases Normal Tissue Exposure

Presenter: Elizabeth Nichols

Authors: E.M. Nichols, S.J. Feigenberg, K. Marer, G. Lasio, S.B. Cheston, K. Tkaczuk, R. Buras, N. Hanna, W.F. Regine

Presented As: Poster Viewing; PV Session I: Sunday, October 31, 2010; 10:00 am - 5:00 pm and Monday, November 1, 2010; 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Project Title: Low Dose Upper Abdominal Radiation Therapy (LD-UART) Potentiates Gemcitabine in Patients with Advanced, Unresectable Pancreatic Cancer (PC): Final Results from a Phase II Multi-Institutional Study

Presenter: Navesh Sharma

Authors: N.K. Sharma, N. Pandya, R. Wong, J.Herman, N.N. Hanna, D.A. Laheru, P. Major, H.R. Alexander, N. Kennedy, W.F. Regine

Presented As: Oral Presentation; Scientific Session: GI III - Adenocarcinoma of the Pancreas or Pancreatic Cancer, Wednesday November 3, 2010 11:00 AM - 12:30 AM**

Project Title: Beam Angle Selection (BAS) via Nested Partitions-Based Global Search Using a Fast Beam Set Scoring Process

Presenter: Hao Zhang

Authors: W. Chen, H.H. Zhang, R.R. Meyer, L. Shi, W.D. D'Souza

Presented As: Poster Viewing; PV Session I: Sunday, October 31, 2010; 10:00 am - 5:00 pm and Monday, November 1, 2010, 10:00 am - 6:30 pm

Project Title: Dosimetric Improvement via Real-Time Dynamic Couch-Based Intra-Fraction MotionTracking for 3D Conformal and IMRT Plans

Presenter: Muhammad A. Yousuf

Authors: M.A. Yousuf, K.T. Malinowski, T.J. McAvoy, H.H. Zhang, S.A. Naqvi, W.D. D'Souza

Presented As: Poster Viewing; PV Session I; Sunday, October 31, 2010, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm and Monday, November 1, 2010, 10:00 am - 6:30 pm

Project Title: Atlas-Based Dose Optimization via Linear Programming for IMRT Using a High-Throughput Computing Environment

Presenter: Hao Zhang
Authors:
H. H. Zhang, R. R. Meyer, S. A. Naqvi, L. Shi, W. D. D'Souza
Presented As: Oral Presentation, SS X: Novel Treatment Delivery Techniques, Tuesday November 2, 2010, 3:15pm

Project Title: Molecular Probes for Targeting and Imaging of the Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor

Presenter: Chiwei Hung

Authors: C. Hung, Y. Kuo, J. E. Baulch, S. Raghavan, R. Gullapalli, M. Suntharalingam, W. D. D'souza

Presented As: Digital Poster Discussion; Molecular Imaging of Radiotherapy Response; Tuesday, November 2, 2010; 11:45 am - 1:15 pm