The American Society for Radiation Oncology presented 2017 Annual Meeting Abstract Awards to several researchers.
The awards recognized the top-rated abstracts at this year’s ASTRO Annual Meeting, held Sept. 24-27 in San Diego.
“ASTRO’s Annual Meeting attracts the most impactful science in the field of radiation oncology, and ASTRO is proud to recognize the researchers and clinical teams behind this cutting-edge work,” ASTRO President Brian D. Kavanagh, MD, FASTRO, said in a society-issued press release. “It is always difficult to narrow down the list of award winners from the large pool of excellent submissions, and we appreciate all of the great work in the field of radiation oncology being done around the world.”
Three researchers received the Resident Clinical/Basic Science Research Abstract Award, which recognizes the top research from medical residents in three categories — clinical practice, radiation and cancer biology, and radiation physics.
Recipients were James Bates, MD, of University of Florida College of Medicine; Aadel Chaudhuri, MD, PhD, of Stanford Cancer Institute; and Sanjay Aneja, MD, of Yale School of Medicine.
Twelve researchers received the Basic/Translational Science Abstract Award, which recognizes the lead authors of top-rated basic and translational abstracts in clinical practice, radiation and cancer biology, and radiation physics. Recipients were: Erica Bell, PhD, of The Ohio State University; Christopher Corso, MD, PhD, of Yale School of Medicine; Narek Shaverdian, MD, of University of California, Los Angeles; Anurag Singh, MD, of Roswell Park Cancer Institute; Sophia Kamran, MD, of Harvard University; Fei-Fei Liu, MD, of Princess Margaret Cancer Centre; Stephanie Markovina, MD, PhD, of Alvin J. Siteman Cancer Center at Washington University in St. Louis; Catherine Park, MD, of University of California, San Francisco; Hao Han, PhD, of Stanford University; Sang Ho Lee, PhD, of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center; Gang Yin, PhD, of Sichuan Cancer Hospital and Institute in China; and Hao Zhang, PhD, of University of Maryland School of Medicine.
The Annual Meeting Travel Award recognizes outstanding research by early-career scientists, biologists and physicists. Recipients were: Rohann Correa, MD, PhD, of London Regional Cancer Program at Western University in Canada; Shrinivas Rathod, MD, of CancerCare Manitoba in Canada; Antoine Schernberg, MD, of Hôpital Tenon in Paris; Monica Serban, MSc, of Aarhus University Hospital in Denmark; Shankar Siva, PhD, MBBS, FRANZCR, of Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre in Australia; George Grass, MD, PhD, of Moffitt Cancer Center; Kathy Han, MD, MS, of Princess Margaret Cancer Centre; Wen Jiang, MD, PhD, of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center; Jonathan Leeman, MD, of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center; Harish Vasudevan, PhD, of University of California, San Francisco; Mireia Crispin-Ortuzar, PhD, of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center; Penny Fang, MD, MBA, of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center; Olga Green, PhD, of Washington University in St. Louis; Giuseppe Palma, PhD, of Italian National Research Council, Institute of Biostructure and Bioimaging; and Leith Rankine, MS, of University of North Carolina School of Medicine.
The Annual Meeting Nurses Abstract Award honors the highest-rated abstract with a nursing designation. This year’s recipient was Antonia Pryor, MSN, RN, FNP-BC, AOCNP, of Texas Oncology.