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The Visionary (Spring 2021, Vol. 11, No. 1)

Nominations for 2021 ROI Publication Award Now Open
Help ROI recognize an exceptional early career researcher who has published a practice-changing manuscript in the past year.
Fumiko Chino, MD
Fumiko Chino, MD, is an Assistant Attending at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. Learn more about her passion for patient-centered research and why she joined the ROI President’s Circle.
Make Your Annual Gift to the ROI Endure Forever
When you leave a gift for the ROI in your will or other estate plans, it will be invested to provide a steady source of funding for making grants to researchers each year.
Investing in the Future of Radiation Oncology
Hear from new ROI Treasurer James P. Hoey, who is committed to building on the ROI’s research successes while ensuring the long-term sustainability of the organization.
Look for Latest Results of ROI Research in the Red Journal
Two new manuscripts address geographic disparities in the treatment of prostate cancer and the cost effectiveness of SABR for oligometastatic cancer.
 
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Nominations for 2021 ROI Publication Award Now Open

In 2021, the Radiation Oncology Institute will recognize an early career investigator with the fifth annual ROI Publication Award. Nominations for this coveted honor are being accepted through July 2, 2021. The ROI established the Publication Award to shine a spotlight on the best scientific work in one of the priority areas for radiation oncology that form the ROI’s research agenda: communication, safety and quality, toxicity management, comparative effectiveness and value. The lead author will receive a $5,000 grant to conduct research that builds upon the work published in the award-winning manuscript and be recognized at the ASTRO Annual Meeting.

The ROI Publication Award highlights the work of emerging research leaders in radiation oncology, and past awardees include Robert T. Dess, MD, Assistant Professor at the University of Michigan, who was honored in 2020 as the lead author of the article, “Association of Presalvage Radiotherapy PSA Levels After Prostatectomy with Outcomes of Long-term Antiandrogen Therapy in Men with Prostate Cancer.” The manuscript was published in JAMA Oncology in March 2020 following initial presentation of the study results during the Plenary Session at the 2019 ASTRO Annual Meeting. The ROI selected Dr. Dess to receive the 2020 Publication Award because the question of when to use hormone therapy with salvage radiation in prostate cancer is clinically important, and the results of the study could be practice-changing if the findings of this secondary analysis are confirmed through randomized clinical trials.

The ROI is looking forward to seeing many nominations of outstanding manuscripts on research that has the potential to impact practice again this year. The lead author must be a resident, fellow or within 10 years of completing their training program. Articles must have been published in a peer-reviewed journal with a publication date between July 1, 2020 and June 30, 2021. Self-nominations are accepted. See the Call for Nominations for details on eligibility and how to apply.

The 2021 Publication Award will be presented along with up to two honorable mentions at the ROI Celebration of Giving at the ASTRO Annual Meeting in Chicago, Illinois. Help recognize an exceptional early career investigator who is conducting research in one of the ROI’s priority research areas by submitting a nomination for the 2021 Publication Award today.