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2011 ASTRO Annual Meeting

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This year's Annual American Society of Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology (ASTRO) meeting was held October 2-5, 2011 in Miami Beach, FL.

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

Project Title: Pre-Operative Accelerated Partial Breast Irradiation (Pre-op APBI) vs. Post-op APBI: The Potential for Improved Cosmetic Outcomes

Presenter(s): William Regine, MD; Sally Cheston, MD; Elizabeth Nichols, MD

Project Title: Performance Status (PS), Number of Lesions and Interval from Metastatic Diagnosis to Treatment (IMDTT) Predict for Overall Survival (OS) in Patients Treated with Hepatic TransarterialRadioembolization (TARE) with Yttrium-90 (Y90) Microspheres

Presenter: Elizabeth Nichols, MD

Project Title: The Histone Deacetylase Inhibitor Vorinostat Induces Hyper-Radiosensitivity (HRS) in p53 Wild Type Glioblastoma Cells

Presenter: France Carrier, PhD

Project Title: Preliminary Results Of A Prospective Feasibility Study Testing Preoperative Accelerated Partial Breast Radiotherapy (APBI) Using 3-Dimensional Conformal Radiotherapy (3-D CRT)

Presenter: Steven Feigenberg, MD

Project Title: Effects of Racial/Social Factors and INT-0116/MAGIC Trials Publication on Radiation Therapy (RT) Utilization for Gastric Cancer

Presenter: Navesh Sharma, MD

Project Title: Comparative Study of Permanent Prostate Brachytherapy in Patients With and Without Median Lobe Hyperplasia:Evaluation Of Dosimetric Factors, Acute Urinary Toxicity And Biochemical Outcomes

Presenter: Pradip Amin, MD

Project Title: Brachytherapy Based Accelerated Partial Breast Irradiation- A Patterns of Care Analysis with ASTRO Consensus Statement Groupings

Presenter: Zain Husain, MD

Project Title: The Impact of a Feeding Jejunostomy in Nutritionally High Risk Patients Treated with Trimodality Therapy for Esophageal Cancer

Presenter: Adam Reese, MD

Project Title: Predicting Differences in Planned and Delivered Dose for Patients with Head and Neck Cancer Treated with Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy

Presenter: Adam Reese, MD

Project Title: The Efficacy of Selective Internal Radiation Therapy (SIRT) With Yttrium-90 (Y90) is Enhanced When Given in Low Volume Disease and in Conjunction With Other Liver-Directed Therapies

Presenter: Sahra Grabowski, MD

Project Title: Staged-dose Radiosurgery for IntacranialArteriovenous Malformations

Presenter: Andreas Saltos, Medical Student

Project Title: Spatial-Temporal 18F FDG-PET/CT Features Have Higher Discriminant Power than SUVmax and SUVpeakIn Prediction of Pathological Response of Esophagus Tumor to Chemo-Radiation TherapiesPhysics Post-Docs

Presenter: Shan Tan, Physics Post Doc Fellow

Project Title: Using a Novel, completely non-invasive approach to stereotactic breast radiotherapy, similar dose distributions to brachytherapy are achievable for candidates of Accelerated Partial Breast Irradiation (APBI)

Presenter: Byong Yong Yi, PhD

Session: Scientific Session A: Clinical Trials - No. 6
Topic: RTOG 0822: A Phase II Study of Preoperative (PREOP) Chemoradiotherapy (CRT) Utilizing IMRT in Combination with Capecitabine (C) and Oxaliplatin (O) for Patients (PTS) with Locally Advanced Rectal Cancer

Presenter: Michael Garofalo, MD

Digital Poster Discussion: Lung

Co-Moderator: Steven Feigenberg, MD

Session: Poster Walk with a Professor I
Category: GI

Presenter: William F. Regine, MD

Session: Scientific Session H: Breast II - Outcomes - No. 65
Topic: Equivalent Survival With Breast Conservation Therapy or Mastectomy in the Management of Young Women With Early-Stage Breast Cancer

Presenter: Usama Mahmood, MD

Session: Poster Walk with a Professor II
Category: Lung II

Presenter: Mohan Suntha, MD

Session: Scientific Session CC: Novel Functional and Multimodality Image Guidance Methods - No. 248
Topic: High-Resolution Regional Ventilation and Perfusion Imaging in the Lung Using 4D-CT

Presenter: Nilesh Mistry, PhD

Session: Scientific Session HH: Biology - Nanaparticles and Viruses in Radiotherapy - No. 288
Topic: Theranostic Nanoprobes for Targeting and Imaging of the Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor

Presenter: Chiwei Hung, PhD

Session: Meet the Professor Luncheon

Presenter: William F. Regine, MD

See the presentations from our department at the 2010 ASTRO Meeting.