ACRO Seed Grant Awarded to Radiation Oncology Resident Akash Parekh, MD

Akash Parekh, MDAkash Parekh, MD, a Third Year UF Radiation Oncology Physician Resident, has been chosen to receive an American College of Radiation Oncology (ACRO) Seed Grant.

The ACRO Resident Committee chooses only four worthy projects to fund each year. Awardees must provide an interim report of their project and submit an abstract to the ACRO Annual Meeting, slated to take place February 27-29, 2020, in Fort Lauderdale, FL.

The goal of Dr. Parekh’s project, which analyzes patterns of failure in COG AHOD 0431 and relapse prediction using PET1 (PET/CT after 1 cycle of chemotherapy) or PET3 (PET/CT after 3 cycles of chemotherapy), is to determine the value of delivering a higher dose of radiation to patients with early stage pediatric Hodgkin Lymphoma.  Dr. Parekh’s project is under the mentorship of Dr. Bradford Hoppe.

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