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Dr. Hartford awarded Fellowship into the American Society of Radiation Oncology

Dr. Hartford awarded Fellowship into the American Society of Radiation Oncology (ASTRO)

AAPM meeting presentations

Dartmouth team presents a double-digit number of original research presentations at the annual AAPM meeting, the premier forum for medical physics. Onward!

Dr. Melanie Rose (PGY3) selected for oral presentation at SIOP 2022

Dr. Melanie Rose (PGY3) has been selected for an oral presentation at the 54th Congress of the International Society of Paediatric Oncology (SIOP 2022), to be held in Barcelona, Spain, Sept 28-Oct 1, 2022. Her talk is titled "Self-Reported Health Survey Response Outcomes in a Large Cohort of Pediatric Oncology Patients Treated with Radiotherapy." Congratulations to Dr. Rose along with her co-authors! Abstract acceptance notification (PDF)

Dr. Kapadia received a  $10,000 Northern New England Clinical Oncology Society grant 

Dr. Nirav Kapadia (Associate Professor of Radiation Oncology) has received a $10,000 grant from the Northern New England Clinical Oncology Society Board of Directors to support his research proposal titled, "Defining Financial Toxicity Among Rural Radiation Oncology Patients

Congratulations to Erli Chen, FAAPM, FACR (medical physics adjunct faculty)

On being selected to give an oral presentation, “Opportunities, Challenges, and the Current Supply and Demand of the Radiation Oncology Medical Physicist Workforce” at the upcoming SROA (Society of Radiation Oncology Administrators) annual fall meeting in San Antonio.

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Dinner with speaker Aadel Chaudhuri, MD, PhD

Visiting scientist Aadel Chaudhuri, MD, PhD presents at Cancer Center Grand Rounds

Aadel Chaudhuri, MD, PhD visited Dartmouth and presented at the Dartmouth Cancer Center Grand Rounds. Images from Dr. Chaudhuri's visit  and presentation (PPT)

2022 Young Alumni Award from the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth

Samuel F. Bakhoum, MD (2013), PhD (2011), returned to the Upper Valley to receive the 2022 Young Alumni Award from the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth. He presented a special grand rounds on “Chromosomal Instability as a Driver of Cancer Evolution and Progression".
Geisel Alumni Awards presentation (PDF) 
Samuel Bakhoum Young Alumni Award recipient bio

Drs. Thomas and Hunt, recently taught classes to the Biomedical Engineering 56

Dartmouth Radiation Oncology faculty, Drs. Thomas and Hunt, recently taught classes to the Biomedical Engineering 56 (Introduction to Biomedical Engineering) and Computer Science 89.20/189 (Data Science for Health), courses at the Dartmouth College campus in Hanover.

2022 Society of Chairs of Academic Radiation Oncology Programs (SCAROP ) annual meeting presentation

Dartmouth Radiation Oncology faculty, Dr. C.R. Thomas, presenting at the 2022 SCAROP annual meeting physician-scientist faculty recruitment & career development panel.

AMA House of Delegates appointee

Dr. Alan Hartford has been appointed to the Reference Committee on Amendments to Constitution and Bylaws within the AMA House of Delegates.

April 30, 2022

Dartmouth Radiation Oncology faculty, Dr. C.R. Thomas, Jr., present at MGH Cancer Equity Colloquium

Radiation Oncology seeking applications for Palliative Care Radiation Oncology Program Leader

The Dartmouth Cancer Center, Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, and Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center are seeking applicants for a full-time clinical position, Palliative Care Radiation Oncology Program Leader (PDF), focusing on palliative care radiation therapy services. 

January 2022

We are delighted to announce the appointment of our faculty member and esteemed colleague, Philip E. Schaner, MD, PhD, to the prestigious Head & Neck Cancer General Committee of NRG Oncology, the lead NCI Clinical Cooperative Group.

Dr. Schaner has published impactful original work in the translational research space for this disease site extending back to his time at UAB. Schaner, P., Head and Neck  (PubMed). He will be our primary conduit between the NRG Head & Neck Committee and Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center into the future, fully supported by Dartmouth Cancer Center's infrastructure for NRG-oncology. At Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center Dr. Schaner will continue to lead NRG’s head & neck clinical trials.

December 7, 2021

Brian Pogue, PhD, co-director of Dartmouth Cancer Center's Translational Engineering in Cancer program, has been elected to the National Academy of Inventors. Read the article on the Dartmouth Engineering website.

Upcoming presentations

AAPM meeting presentations

Dartmouth team presents a double-digit number of original research presentations at the annual AAPM meeting, the premier forum for medical physics. Onward!

Dr. Melanie Rose (PGY3) selected for oral presentation at SIOP 2022

Dr. Melanie Rose (PGY3) has been selected for an oral presentation at the 54th Congress of the International Society of Paediatric Oncology (SIOP 2022), to be held in Barcelona, Spain, Sept 28-Oct 1, 2022. Her talk is titled "Self-Reported Health Survey Response Outcomes in a Large Cohort of Pediatric Oncology Patients Treated with Radiotherapy." Congratulations to Dr. Rose along with her co-authors! Abstract acceptance notification (PDF)

Dartmouth Cancer Center Radiation Oncology to give most presentations to date at 2022 ASTRO annual meeting

Radiation Oncology researchers and clinicians will have several poster presentations, oral and Q&A sessions (PDF) during the 2022 American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) annual meeting

2nd Annual Radiation Oncology Research Retreat

DartmouthCancer Center Radiation Oncology Research Retreat will be held on Saturday, November 5, 2022, from 7:30 am to 12:00 pm at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center. Presentation format and time guidelines (PDF).

American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting

Dr. C.R. Thomas, Jr., presents on "Intersectionality in Workplace & Health Equity" during the Poster Discussion Session titled "Professional Development & Education Advances" at the ASCO (American Society of Clinical Oncology) annual meeting on Sat., June 4, 2022, in Chicago.

March 26-29, 2022: American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) Spring Clinical Meeting

Daniel A. Alexander, PhD; Savannah M. Decker; Mahbubur Rahman and Austin Sloop, MS, students in the Dartmouth Medical Physics Graduate Program and advisees of faculty member and colleague, Brian W. Pogue, PhD, will be presenting at the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) Spring Clinical Meeting. During the Early-Career Investigator Symposium, Dr. Alexander and his team will present “Clinic-Wide Cherenkov Imaging Identifies New Areas of Quality Improvement in Radiation Therapy”, Savannah Decker’s team will present “Automated Detection Algorithms for Improving Radiotherapy Delivery That Directly Quantify Treatment Errors From Online In Vivo Cherenkov Imaging”, and Austin Sloop’s team will present “Characterization of Newly Designed EDGE Detector for UHDR FLASH Radiotherapy”

Two posters prepared by teams that included Mahbubur Rahman were accepted for the Best Poster Competition. The posters are titled “In Vivo Cherenkov Imaging Monitors FLASH RT” and “Intensity Modulation in Electron UHDR FLASH Radiotherapy”. AAPM received hundreds of submissions for participation in the Best Poster Competition and the Early-Career Investigator Symposium. Congratulations to these young investigators and the Dartmouth Medical Physics Education Program.

Past meeting presentations

March 9-12, 2022: 2022 ACRO Annual Conference

  • Charles R. Thomas, MD, Section Chief for Radiation Oncology, will present the Dr. Luther Brady Lecture during the conference.
  • Joseph S. Kascmar, RT(R)(T), CMD, MBA, FACHE, Director of Radiation Oncology, will present "Building a Practice" at the ACRO SEALs Radiation Oncology Summit.

January 28-29, 2022: Northern New England Clinical Oncology Society - 2021 Annual Meeting

Faculty member and colleague, Gregory A. Russo, MD, will present “MRI Guided Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy: A New Way of Seeing” during the Northern New England Clinical Oncology Society (NNECOS) – 2021 Annual Meeting..

ASCO Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium, January 20-22, 2022

Initial observation of contrast profiles for 3D and 2D MRI sequences in MR-guided radiation therapy for locally advanced pancreatic cancer.
Gobind S. Gill, Brady Hunt, Rongxiao Zhang, Benjamin B. Williams, Charles R. Thomas, Bassem I. Zaki

Cancer-related Emergency and Urgent Care: Prevention, Management, and Care Coordinator on December 1-3, 2021

Radiation Oncology Research Retreat, November 13, 2021

AAPM 63rd Annual Meeting and Exhibition, July 25-29, 2021

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