2015 ARS Award Recipients

2015 Young Oncologist Essay Awards

Presenter: Elyn H Wang
Abstract Title: CHANGES IN QUALITY OF LIFE AFTER RADIATION THERAPY FOR LOCALIZED
PROSTATE CANCER AFTER DISSEMINATION OF INTENSITY MODULATED RADIATION
THERAPY

Presenter: Joseph R Evans, MD, PhD
Abstract Title: PATIENT-REPORTED QUALITY OF LIFE AFTER STEREOTACTIC BODY RADIOTHERAPY
(SBRT), INTENSITY MODULATED RADIOTHERAPY (IMRT), AND BRACHYTHERAPY

Presenter: Jason C Ye, MD
Abstract Title: EQUIVALENT SURVIVAL WITH BREAST CONSERVING THERAPY AND MASTECTOMY IN
YOUNG WOMEN UNDER THE AGE OF 40 WITH EARLY STAGE BREAST CANCER: A
NATIONAL REGISTRY BASED STAGE BY STAGE COMPARISON

Presenter: Andrew J Bishop, MD
Abstract Title: PROGNOSIS FOR PATIENTS WITH METASTATIC BREAST CANCER WHO ACHIEVE ‘NOEVIDENCE-OF-DISEASE’
STATUS AFTER SYSTEMIC OR LOCAL THERAPY

Presenter: Nevine Hanna, MD, MPH
Abstract Title: RADIOTHERAPY VS. CHEMOTHERAPY EFFECTS ON NEURONAL ARCHITECTURE AND
SPINE DENSITY IN THE HIPPOCAMPUS

2015 Travel Grants

Presenter: Vinita Takiar, MD, PhD
Abstract Title: TUMOR CONTROL AND TOXICITY OUTCOMES FOR HEAD AND NECK CANCER PATIENTS
RE-TREATED WITH INTENSITY MODULATED RADIATION THERAPY (IMRT) – A 15 YEAR
EXPERIENCE

Presenter: Erqi L Pollom, MD
Abstract Title: PROGNOSTIC VALUE OF INTRA-RADIATION TREATMENT FDG-PET PARAMETERS IN
LOCALLY ADVANCED OROPHARYNGEAL CANCER

Presenter: Raj Davuluri, MD
Abstract Title: WEEKLY IGRT VOLUMETRIC RESPONSE ANALYSIS AS A PREDICTIVE TOOL FOR
LOCOREGIONAL CONTROL IN HEAD AND NECK CANCER RADIOTHERAPY

Presenter: Jessica M Frakes, MD
Abstract Title: INTENSITY OF FOLLOW UP AFTER RADIOTHERAPY FOR HPV POSITIVE OROPHARYNGEAL
CANCER

Presenter: Amber Orman, MD
Abstract Title: A PHASE III RANDOMIZED TRIAL OF MRI-MAPPED DOSE-ESCALATED SALVAGE
RADIOTHERAPY POST-PROSTATECTOMY: THE MAPS TRIAL. FEASIBILITY AND ACUTE
TOXICITY.

Presenter: Trevor Bledsoe, MD
Abstract Title: IMPACT OF HEALTH INSURANCE STATUS ON PROSTATE CANCER TREATMENT MODALITY
SELECTION IN THE UNITED STATES

Presenter: Jay Reddy, MD, PhD
Abstract Title: FACTORS ASSOCIATED WITH REGIONAL RECURRENCE FOLLOWING LYMPHADENECTOMY
FOR PENILE SQUAMOUS CELL CARCINOMA

Presenter: Derek Isrow, MD, PhD
Abstract Title: EXPERIMENTAL INSIGHT INTO METFORMIN’S PREFERENTIAL CYTOTOXICITY OF
CANCEROUS VS NON-CANCEROUS CELLS

Presenter: Vinita Takiar, MD, PhD
Abstract Title: NOVEL MECHANISMS OF ADAPTIVE RESISTANCE IN HEAD AND NECK CANCER

Presenter: Charles E Rutter, MD
Abstract Title: EVALUATING THE ROLE OF A 21-GENE EXPRESSION ASSAY IN DIRECTING ADJUVANT
RADIOTHERAPY DECISIONS FOR ELDERLY WOMEN WITH EARLY STAGE BREAST CANCER

Presenter: Jonathan Frandsen, MD
Abstract Title: BREAST CONSERVATION IN YOUNG WOMEN IN THE MODERN ERA

Presenter: Beant S Gill, MD
Abstract Title: CERVICAL CANCER OUTCOME PREDICTION TO HIGH-DOSE RATE BRACHYTHERAPY
USING QUANTITATIVE MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING ANALYSIS OF TUMOR
RESPONSE TO EXTERNAL BEAM RADIOTHERAPY

Presenter: Jennifer S Chang
Abstract Title: PHENOTYPIC DIVERSITY MEASURED IN PET/CT SCANS PREDICTS OVERALL SURVIVAL IN
EARLY STAGE LUNG ADENOCARCINOMA

Presenter: Chad Tang
Abstract Title: IDENTIFICATION OF EXCELLENT AND POOR PROGNOSTIC GROUPS AFTER STEREOTACTIC
RADIOSURGERY FOR SPINAL METASTASIS: SECONDARY ANALYSES OF MATURE
PROSPECTIVE TRIALS

Presenter: Hanmanth Neboori, MD
Abstract Title: LONG TERM SURVIVAL AND RACIAL DIFFERENCES IN PEDIATRIC HODGKIN’S LYMPHOMA
PATIENTS FROM THE STATE OF FLORIDA: THREE DECADES OF EXPERIENCE

2015 Poster Awards

Presenter: Thomas M. Churilla, MD
Abstract Title: DISPARITIES IN THE LOCAL MANAGEMENT OF BREAST CANCER IN THE UNITED STATES
ACCORDING TO HEALTH INSURANCE STATUS

Presenter: Gary B Deutsch, MD, MPH
Abstract Title: PREDICTORS OF CNS DISEASE IN METASTATIC MELANOMA: DESMOPLASTIC SUBTYPE
ASSOCIATED WITH HIGHER RISK

Presenter: Arti Parekh
Abstract Title: IDENTIFICATION OF SOMATIC MUTATIONS USING FINE NEEDLE ASPIRATION:
CORRELATION WITH CLINICAL OUTCOMES IN PATIENTS WITH LOCALLY ADVANCED
PANCREATIC CANCER

Presenter: Kristina L Demas, MD
Abstract Title: A RETROSPECTIVE STUDY TO ASSESS DISPARITIES IN THE UTILIZATION OF INTENSITYMODULATED
RADIOTHERAPY (IMRT) AND PROTON THERAPY (PT) IN THE TREATMENT
OF PROSTATE CANCER (PCA)

Presenter: Jung Julie Kang, MD, PhD
Abstract Title: ULTRA-SENSITIVE PSA IDENTIFIES PATIENTS WITH ORGAN-CONFINED PROSTATE
CANCER REQUIRING POST-OP RADIOTHERAPY

Presenter: Andrew MacDonald
Abstract Title: THE ROLE OF SEQUENTIAL IMAGING IN CERVICAL CANCER MANAGEMENT

Presenter: Ryan K Funk, MD
Abstract Title: POOLED ANALYSIS OF LOCOREGIONAL RELAPSE AFTER MINIMALLY-INVASIVE SURGERY
ALONE FOR INTERMEDIATE- OR HIGH-RISK HPV+ OROPHARYNGEAL SQUAMOUS CELL
CARCINOMA

Presenter: Aadel A Chaudhuri, MD, PhD
Abstract Title: PRE-TREATMENT FDG UPTAKE OF NON-TARGET LUNG TISSUE CORRELATES WITH
SYMPTOMATIC PNEUMONITIS FOLLOWING STEREOTACTIC ABLATIVE RADIOTHERAPY
(SABR)

Presenter: Colbert Parker, MSIII
Abstract Title: MONTE CARLO DOSIMETRY EVALUATION OF LUNG STEREOTACTIC BODY RADIOSURGERY

Presenter: William W Chance, MD
Abstract Title: STEREOTACTIC BODY RADIOTHERAPY FOR TREATMENT OF ADRENAL GLAND
METASTASIS: TOXICITY, OUTCOMES, AND PATTERNS OF FAILURE.

Presenter: Kirtesh Patel, MD
Abstract Title: STEREOTACTIC RADIOSURGERY AND BRAF INHIBITOR THERAPY FOR MELANOMA BRAIN
METASTASES IS ASSOCIATED WITH INCREASED RISK FOR RADIATION NECROSIS.

Presenter: Arya Amini, MD
Abstract Title: PERIOPERATIVE MORTALITY IN NONELDERLY ADULT PATIENTS WITH CANCER:
A POPULATION-BASED STUDY EVALUATING HEALTHCARE DISPARITIES IN THE
UNITED STATES ACCORDING TO INSURANCE STATUS

Presenter: Jekwon Yeh, MD
Abstract Title: ABSENCE OF INFECTION FROM INJECTION OF A RECTAL SPACER INTO THE ANTERIOR
PERI-RECTAL FAT SPACE