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November 16, 2016

ROI announces inaugural publication awards for radiation oncology research
The Radiation Oncology Institute (ROI) invites researchers to submit their work for its inaugural publication awards, which will recognize studies focused on the comparative value of radiation therapy (RT) in an effort to improve cancer outcomes while slowing the growth of health care spending. Proposals are due March 1, 2017, and finalists’ papers will be published in a special issue of Advances in Radiation Oncology in September 2017. 

October 13, 2016

ROI announces winners of innovative research projects in radiation oncology awards
The Radiation Oncology Institute (ROI) has selected two promising, early career researchers to receive a total of nearly $100,000 for research on how physicians can use the real-time monitoring and feedback capability of smart technologies to improve outcomes for cancer patients. The two winners of ROI’s 2016 Innovative Projects in Radiation Oncology grant awards were recently recognized at the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) 58th Annual Meeting in Boston.

May 31, 2016

Innovative research projects in radiation oncology invited for Radiation Oncology Institute seed funding initiative
Researchers with novel ideas for high-risk, high-reward projects are encouraged to apply for the Radiation Oncology Institute’s (ROI) Innovative Projects in Radiation Oncology program, which will award grants of up to $50,000 to multiple projects that address the highest impact research questions for the field. Proposals are due in July, with awards to be announced in September. 

April 27, 2016

Radiation Oncology Institute offers $200,000 in grants to support big data research on quality improvement in radiation therapy
The Radiation Oncology Institute (ROI) encourages researchers to apply for competitive grants totaling $200,000 over two years for projects that leverage the unique opportunities afforded by advances in “big data” analytics in radiation oncology. Letters of intent are due in July, with awards to be announced in December.

July 15, 2015

ROI awards grants to Drs. David Sher and Anand Shah for projects to examine the comparative value of radiation therapy
The Radiation Oncology Institute (ROI) has selected David J. Sher, MD, MPH, an associate professor in the Department of Radiation Oncology at the University of Texas—Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, and Anand Shah, MD, MPH, a post-doctoral residency fellow in the Department of Radiation Oncology at Columbia University Medical Center in New York to receive grants for their projects to examine the comparative value of radiation therapy (RT), in response to ROI’s Request for Proposals (RFP) issued earlier this year. Sher’s project is titled "Comparative value of transoral surgery and radiation for oropharynx cancer," and Shah’s project is titled "Economic evaluation of SBRT versus surgery for stage I non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC)."

January 21, 2014

ROI awards $200,000 to assess the value of radiation therapy and patient outcomes among lung cancer patients
The Radiation Oncology Institute (ROI) has selected Christopher G. Slatore, MD, an assistant professor in the division of pulmonary and critical care medicine at the Portland VA Medical Center in Portland, Ore., and a leader in patient-centered lung cancer research, to receive a $200,000 award, distributed over two years, for a project to examine the comparative value of radiation therapy and patient outcomes among lung cancer patients.

January 14, 2014

ROI awards Malolan Rajagopalan, MD, with grant to develop website and mobile app to track radiation therapy toxicity
The Radiation Oncology Institute (ROI) has selected Malolan S. Rajagopalan, MD, a radiation oncology resident at the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute, to receive a $20,000 grant for a project to compile best practices regarding the management of radiation therapy toxicity. Dr. Rajagopalan’s project proposal includes development of a website and mobile app that will give ROI the capability to continually update this material so that it will remain current. Combined, the website and mobile app will be comprehensive tools that will improve patient quality of life and treatment outcomes.

August 22, 2013

ASTRO to award $675,000 in junior faculty research grants
The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) has selected seven leading researchers who will receive a total of $675,000 in awards and grants to advance radiation oncology research.

 May 28, 2013

ROI requests research proposals to examine the comparative value of radiation therapy
The Radiation Oncology Institute (ROI) is seeking proposals to examine the comparative value of radiation therapy and will provide support for the research project in the amount of $200,000 over two years. A Letter of Intent is due to ROI by Friday, June 21, 2013, with the full project proposal due on Friday, September 20, 2013. Detailed information about the Request for Proposal (RFP) and the grant application process is available at www.roinstitute.org.

March 25, 2013

ROI grants first safety and quality research award of $200,000
Calvary Mater Newcastle Hospital in Newcastle, Australia, has been awarded the Radiation Oncology Institute’s (ROI’s) first Research Award for Safety and Quality: IMRT Treatment Delivery Accuracy in the amount of $200,000 over two years for its proposed study titled “Ensuring Safe Delivery of IMRT Using EPID-Based Real-Time Verification.” The study will be led by Peter Greer, PhD, MSc, a medical physicist and conjoint associate professor in the school of mathematical and physical sciences at the University of Newcastle.

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