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ROI's newest researchers, Trustee Dr. Christopher M. Rose, Annual 5K in San Antonio (Summer 2018 Vol. 8 No. 2)

2018 Publication Award Nominations Due Friday
Join the competition for this honor by submitting a nomination by July 20 at 5:00 p.m. Eastern time.
5K Run for the Future: It’s Time to Start Training
Registration for the ROI 5K at the ASTRO Annual Meeting is open. Race with us on the famous San Antonio River Walk!
Be a Sustaining Member with a Monthly Gift to the ROI
You can now make a monthly recurring gift to the ROI.
Join Us for a Financial Planning Seminar
Get your questions about the new tax law and charitable giving answered at the 2018 ASTRO Annual Meeting.
Letter from the Board
Trustee Christopher M. Rose, MD, FASTRO discusses the ROI’s commitment to excellence in research on the life-saving and quality of life benefits of radiation therapy.
New Leadership Supporters
See who has joined or renewed their commitment to the Founders’ Circle or the President’s Circle in 2018.
New ROI Awards are Responsive to Practical Needs
The ROI selected five outstanding research teams to receive its 2018 Innovative Projects in Radiation Oncology awards.
Residents Racing for Research
ARRO has joined in support of the 9th Annual 5K Run for the Future to benefit the ROI by organizing a team of runners.
Donor Spotlight
Founders’ Circle donor Drew Moghanaki, MD, MPH, is inspired by the ROI’s mission and encourages others to give early to watch their investments grow.
What is Legacy?
Leaving a legacy is about your impact on the world.
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New ROI Awards are Responsive to Practical Needs

The ROI selected five outstanding research teams to receive its 2018 Innovative Projects in Radiation Oncology awards. The new grants total more than $200,000 for projects that will address some of the challenges to ensuring that cancer patients who need radiation therapy can receive this life-saving care.

The ROI identified the priority topics for the Innovative Projects request for proposals (RFP) through feedback provided by ASTRO members attending the 2017 Annual Meeting, who were invited to answer the question, “How do we improve our ability to get radiation to the patients who need it?” After analyzing the responses, the ROI developed the Innovative Projects RFP to solicit research proposals on the following topics that emerged as important areas of need for radiation oncology: financial toxicity and cost; access to treatment and support services; awareness, education and marketing; and hypofractionation and SBRT. Applicants submitted many excellent ideas for research in these critical areas, and the ROI selected the following projects and principal investigators for the awards.

The 2018 Innovative Projects awards embody the ROI’s commitment to funding research that is relevant and responsive to the current needs of the radiation oncology community. The ROI is unique as a funding source in that every RFP is developed to seek out the best ideas to address a specific challenge or set of challenges facing practicing radiation oncologists and their patients. As a result, the ROI supports some of the best and brightest investigators pursuing solutions that have the potential to transform practice and improve outcomes for cancer patients, including this year’s Innovative Projects award winners.

Watch for updates on the 2018 Innovative Projects awards as well as future RFPs in upcoming issues of The Visionary and on the ROI website.