Research by Chief Resident Receives Top Honors from ASTRO’s ROI

Dr. James BatesA manuscript by UF Radiation Oncology Chief Resident Dr. James Bates (left), “Therapy-Related Cardiac Risk in Childhood Cancer Survivors: An Analysis of the Childhood Cancer Survivor Study,” has scored among the top three articles submitted for the ASTRO 2019 Radiation Oncology Institute (ROI) Publication Award.

The article will be recognized with an “Honorable Mention” by the organization. Dr. Bates’s work will also be highlighted at the ROI’s “Celebration of Giving” reception on September 15 at the Marriott Marquis hotel.

Each nomination was reviewed in detail by two members of the ROI Research Committee on the importance of the key issue, the novelty of insights, the relevance to the ROI priority areas, and the overall impact on the field.

Cardiac disease is the most common treatment-related, non-cancer cause of death among childhood cancer survivors. Using the rates of severe to fatal cardiac disease in 24,214 five-year survivors diagnosed between 1970 and 1999, “Therapy-Related Cardiac Risk in Childhood Cancer Survivors: An Analysis of the Childhood Cancer Survivor Study” evaluated the association between cardiac disease rates and demographic and treatment characteristics.

The ROI is a non-profit  foundation created by ASTRO in 2006 to support radiation therapy research and education. Read the article online at the Journal of Clinical Oncology.