The American Society for Radiation Oncology presented a combined $675,000 in awards and grants to seven researchers.
ASTRO presented two Junior Faculty Research Training Grants, which provide $100,000 annually for 2 years to support the careers of promising junior faculty. Recipients were Joseph Mancias, MD, PhD, of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Terence M. Williams, MD, PhD, of The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center.
Three researchers received ASTRO Resident/Fellows in Radiation Oncology Research Seed Grants, which provide $25,000 for 1-year projects. Recipients were Andrew Sharabi, MD, PhD, of Johns Hopkins University; Gregory Gan, MD, PhD, of the University of Colorado Denver’s Anschutz Medical Campus; and Darrion Mitchell, MD, PhD, of the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics.
Two researchers received the ASTRO/ROI Comparative Effectiveness Research Awards, which provide $50,000 annually for 2 years to conduct comparative effectiveness research examining radiation oncology treatment. Recipients were Timothy Showalter, MD, of the University of Virginia, and Karen Hoffman, MD, MHSc, MPH, of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.
Michael L. Steinberg
“Advances in radiation oncology to improve cancer care and treatment for patients are the direct result of high-quality research,” ASTRO chairman Michael L. Steinberg, MD, FASTRO
, said in a press release. “ASTRO is proud to foster each of these outstanding researchers in their professional growth and to support their efforts to advance cancer care, particularly as it relates to radiation oncology.”