UF Radiation Oncologists to Present Latest Research at the 2019 ASTRO Meeting

ASTRO 2019The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) will host its 61st Annual Meeting at McCormick Place in Chicago, September 15-18, 2019.

The theme of this year’s event is “Innovate, Collaborate: Transform.” The meeting is expected to be attended by some 11,000 international radiation oncologists, medical physicists, dosimetrists, radiation therapists, radiation oncology nurses and nurse practitioners, biologists, physician assistants, practice administrators, industry representatives and other health care professionals.

Researchers will present abstracts on advances in clinical care for cancer patients. Panels and case discussions will also be offered.

Special Reception

In addition, the University of Florida Department of Radiation Oncology will host its annual ASTRO Alumni and Friends Reception (invitation only) on Monday, September 16, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m., at the River Roast Social House, Chicago.



4:05 PM – 4:25 PM

Location: Room W181

  • “Protons in Pediatric Malignancies” with Raymond Mailhot Vega, MD, MPH.



8:25 AM – 8:30 AM

Location: Room W179

  • “Phase II Study of Hypofractionated Proton Therapy with Concurrent Chemotherapy for Stage II-III NSCLC” with Bradford Hoppe, MD, MPH.

11:15 AM – 11:25 AM

Location: Room W179

  • “Radiotherapy in Early-Stage Gastric MALT: Improved Survival without Increased Cardiac Death” with Alex De Leo, MD.



6:45 AM – 8:00 AM

Location: Room W192

  • “ASTRO/NCI Diversity Symposium: Pathways for Recruiting and Retaining Women and Under-represented Minority Clinicians and Physician Scientists Into the Radiation Oncology Workforce Ticket Badge,” with Raymond Mailhot Vega, MD, MPH (Breakfast II – INTERACTIVE).

8:00 AM – 8:15 AM

Location: Room W186

  • “Measuring Radiation Toxicity Using Circulating Cell-Free DNA in Prostate Cancer Patient” with Natalie Lockney, MD.

8:00 AM – 8:10 AM

Location: Room W187

  • “IMRT Improves Late Toxicity Compared to Conventional RT: An Update on NRG Oncology-RTOG 1203” with Anamaria Yeung, MD.

10:45 AM – 12:15 PM

Location: Room W194

  • “Radiation Therapy-Related Cardiac Risk in Childhood Cancer Survivors – Informing Clinical Decisions” with James Bates, MD.

1:05 PM – 1:10 PM

Location: Room W179

  • “Treatment Outcomes Following 45 GyRBE in Children with Group III Orbital Embryonal Rhabdomyosarcoma” with Daniel Indelicato, MD.



8:15 AM – 8:20 AM

Location: Room W178

  • “”Emergency Department Presentation during and after Radiotherapy at an Academic Tertiary Care Center” with UF student Laura Towery, BS.

1:15 – 1:25 PM

Location: Room W179

  • “Cardiac Disease in Childhood Cancer Survivors Treated with Radiotherapy: Final Results from the PENTEC Group” with James Bates, MD.

1:35 – 1:45 PM

Location: Room W179

  • “Radiation Dose-Effect for the Optic Nerves and Chiasm in Pediatric Brain Tumor Survivors” with Daniel Indelicato, MD.


Poster Viewing Q&A sessions with UF Radiation Oncologists will also be featured. For more information,  search “University of Florida” using the Event Schedule feature on the ASTRO website. For more information about ASTRO, visit https://www.astro.org/.


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