UF Radiation Oncologists to Present Latest Research at the 2020 ASTRO Meeting

UF at ASTRO 2020The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) will host its 62nd Annual Meeting October 25-28, 2020. The event will be presented as a virtual educational experience in an interactive online format.

The theme of this year’s meeting is Global Oncology: Radiation Therapy in a Changing World.

Featured will be educational and scientific sessions, live SA-CME opportunities, a poster hall with narration from presenters, and a virtual Exhibit Hall.  The meeting platform will include a digital rendering of the Miami Beach Convention Center that can be navigated to interact with attendees and ASTRO leadership, allowing for participation in networking lounges and job interviews, and attendance at live and on-demand sessions.

In total, more than 2,500 abstract presentations and over 120 expert panels on topics such as COVID-19 and cancer treatment, implicit bias, immunotherapy, medical marijuana and patient safety, will be offered.

 


UF CONTRIBUTORS AND TOPICS

ON DEMAND

  • “Maximizing Cure and Minimizing Toxicity for Pediatric Cancer” with presenter Daniel J. Indelicato, MD.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 24

1:20 PM EST

  • “Focus on Pediatric Long Term Outcomes and Toxicity” Quick Pitch with presenter Daniel J. Indelicato, MD.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 25

12:00 AM – 1:15 AM EST

  • “Heterogeneity in Outcomes Among Women with Clinically Node-Positive Breast Cancer and Axillary Pathologic Complete Response: An Analysis of NSABP B18, B27, B40, and B41” with presenter Raymond Mailhot Vega, MD, MPH.

2:00 PM – 5:00 PM EST

  • “Aspiring Scientists and Physicians” with moderator Raymond Mailhot Vega, MD, MPH.

4:45 PM – 5:45 PM EST

  • “An International Survey to Determine the Educational Interests of Latin American Radiation Oncologists” Poster Q&A with Raymond Mailhot Vega, MD, MPH.
  • “Identifying Mean Heart Dose Thresholds for Proton Therapy Acceptability in Mediastinal Unfavorable Early-Stage Hodgkin Disease” Poster Q&A with Raymond Mailhot Vega, MD, MPH.

MONDAY, OCTOBER 26

9:00 AM – 10:00 AM EST

  • “Establishing Mean Heart Dose Thresholds for Cost-effective Allocation of Proton Regional Nodal Irradiation” Quick Pitch with Raymond Mailhot Vega, MD, MPH.

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 27

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

  • Poster Q&A with Akash Parekh, MD.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 28

12:00 AM – 1:15 AM EST

  • “State-of-the-Art Image Guided Therapy in Lymphoma” with presenter Akash Parekh, MD.

10:15 AM – 11:15 AM EST

  • “Changing the Paradigm for Pediatric Cancer Care” with presenter Akash Parekh, MD.

DIGITAL POSTERS

  • Daniel J. Indelicato, MD
    Akash Parekh, MD
    Pulmonary dose tolerance in hemithorax radiotherapy in Ewing sarcoma of the chest wall.
  • Roi Dagan, MD
    Long-term follow-up of primary and adjuvant proton therapy for sinonasal cancer
  • Raymond Mailhot Vega, MD, MPH
    An International Survey to Determine the Educational Interests of Latin American Radiation Oncologists
    Role of Consolidative Proton Radiotherapy following Chemotherapy for Pediatric Hodgkin Lymphoma: A Single-Institution Experience
    Identifying mean heart dose thresholds for proton therapy acceptability in mediastinal unfavorable early-stage Hodgkin disease
  • Julie A. Bradley, M.D
    Walter O’Dell, PhD
    Shruti Siva Kumar, MS
    Evaluation of radiographic pulmonary changes and cytokine expressions on a prospective longitudinal clinical trial after radiation therapy for breast cancer: a comparison of proton vs. photon therapy
  • Julie A. Bradley, M.D.
    Heart to Heart: Excess Cardiac Risk between Photon and Proton Radiation in the Treatment of Breast Cancer
  • Zhong Su, PhD
    Dosimetric Impact of Spot Size and Beam Aperture in IMPT: A Pediatric Chestwall Ewing Sarcoma Perspective
  • Nancy P. Mendenhall, MD, FACR, FASTRO
    Ten-year outcomes from three prospective clinical trials of image-guided proton therapy in prostate cancer

PRESENTATIONS

  • Raymond Mailhot Vega, MD, MPH
    “Establishing mean heart dose thresholds for cost-effective allocation of proton regional nodal irradiation”
  • Julie A. Bradley, M.D.
    Akash Parekh, MD
    “Proton radiotherapy for infant rhabdomyosarcoma: Rethinking young age as an adverse prognostic factor”

 

Additional 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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