Yale Cancer Center and Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven once again have a wonderful presence at the annual American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) meeting this week. Congratulations to the following faculty members for their participation:
Lynn Wilson has been appointed Chairman of the ASTRO Annual Meeting Scientific Committee for a two-year term. In a ceremony at the meeting today, Dr. Wilson will also be officially inducted as an ASTRO Fellow.
Joanne Weidhaas will also introduce the meeting's keynote speaker, Eileen White.
Sara Rockwell is an ASTRO Fellow.
Zhe (Jay) Chen and Meena Moran were named associate editors of the International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, and Physics.
Zhe (Jay) Chen, Joseph Contessa, Jun Deng, Susan Higgins, Meena Moran,Abhijit Patel, and James Yu served as abstract reviewers in preparation for the annual meeting. Dr. Moran was Chair of the Breast Abstract Review Committee.
Wu Liu will present "Optimizing Imaging Dose and Targeting Accuracy In IGRT for Real-time Radiographic Motion Tracking." The abstract was selected to win the Best Science Abstract Award in Radiation Physics.
Co-authors include Huagang Yan, Wei-yang Lin, Munir Ahmad, Byung Cho, Paul Keall, Gary Luxton, Lei Xing, and Ravinder Nath.
Joseph Contessa will present "A High Throughput Screen for Inhibitors of RTK post-translational Processing."
Co-authors include Jonathan Charest and Daniel Bennett.
James Hansen will present "MicroRNA Profiling of Cutaneous T-cell Lymphoma Cell Lines: Implications for
Pathophysiology and Treatment."
Co-authors include Faisal Reza, Sunitha Nallur, Julia Lewis, Kacie R. Carlson, William M. Lin, Joanne B. Weidhaas, Lynn D. Wilson, and Michael Girardi.
James Yu will present "Are the Efforts of Current Clinical Trials Involving Radiation Therapy Focused on the Evidence Gaps in Cancer Treatment? "
Co-authors include Lloyd S, Gross CP, Makarov D, Yu JB.
Lynn Wilson is moderating the ASTRO press conference to begin the annual meeting and co-moderating the scientific session "Clinical Trials" and "ARRO Research Forum: Conducting Research During Residency Training and Beyond." Dr. Wilson is also participating in the Meet the Professor session.
Roy Decker will participate in the
"Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy: Clinical and Biological Update" educational session.
Meena Moran is chair of the "Early Breast Cancer" educational session and moderator and co-chair of the Breast Cancer Scientific Sessions.
Bryan Chang is a discussant for the Gastrointestinal Cancers Digital Poster Session.
James Yu is a co-presenter for the educational session entitled, "Cancer Emergencies."
Stage Presentation and Age Incidence for Patients with Mycosis Fungoides (MF): A National Population Based Registry Study.
Lynn Wilson, Ginette Hinds, and James Yu
On the Use of 4DCT Derived Composite CT Images in the Planning of Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy (SBRT) for Lung Tumors.
Zhe Chen, JingJing Ye, Frances Su, John Kim, James Picone, James Kimmett, David Carlson, Jun Deng, Ravinder Nath, and Roy Decker
Improved Hippocampal-Sparing Using an Asymmetric Conformal Arc Technique for Treatment of Pituitary Lesions.
B. Frazier Taylor, Jim Picone, Jim Kimmett, Zhe Chen, and Jonathan Knisely.
Patient-Specific kVCBCT Scan Optimization in IGRT.
Jun Deng, Y. Zhang, S. Bao, and Ravinder Nath.
Correlations between kV-CBCT Doses and Patient Size in Pediatric IGRT.
Y. Zhang, Y. Yan, R. Nath, S. Bao, and J. Deng.
Preclinical Studies of Laromustine (Onrigin) in combination with Radiation.
Sara Rockwell, Yanfeng Liu, Peter Glazer, and Alan Sartorelli.
Medical Error Disclosure Attitudes Among Radiation Oncologists.
Suzanne Evans, James Yu, and Anees Chagpar.
Intracranial Hemorrhage in Patients with Metastatic Melanoma Treated by Gamma Knife Radiosurgery.
T. J. Klein, F. J. Barbiero, J. E. Bond, J. P. Knisely, V. L. Chiang, and J. B. Yu
Factors Influencing Sexual Functioning among Endometrial Cancer Patients Treated with Simple Hysterectomy and Adjuvant Intravaginal Radiation Therapy
Quality Assurance Comparison of Intensity Modulated Stereotactic Radiosurgery between Different Treatment Planning Systems.
F. Q. Guo, D. Carlson, J. Deng, J. Picone, Z. Chen, and R. Nath.
Outcomes of melanoma brain metastasis management with gamma knife radiosurgery +/- ipilumumab.