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2020 ASTRO Presentations and Posters

Friday, October 23, 2020
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Duke Radiation Oncology is proud to represent our Department during ASTRO 2020. Please see below for presentations and posters from our faculty and staff.


Oral presentations

October 24

1:15 – 2:25 p.m.
Manisha Palta, MD  •  PRO 04 - Gastrointestinal Cancer: Case Based Discussion


October 25

9:00 – 10:00 a.m.
Wentao Wang, MS (MPGP)  •  Fluence Map Prediction for Fast Pancreas Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy (SBRT) Planning via Deep Learning 

9:00 – 10:00 a.m.
Chenyang Liu, MS (Duke Kunshan)  •  An Encoder-Decoder Based Deep Learning AI agent for Spatial Dose Distribution Prediction: A Study of Complex Head-and-Neck IMRT Application

9:45 a.m.
Bridget Koontz, MD  •  ASTRO Scientific Review 2020 (Speaker)

11:15 a.m.
Bridget Koontz, MD  •  PRO 08: (SA-CME) Prostate Cancer: Case Based Discussion (Speaker)

2:15 p.m.
Sua Yoo, PhD  •  Clinical Experience of the Machine Learning-Based Automated Treatment Planning Tool for Breast Radiotherapy


October 26

11:30 a.m – 12:30 p.m.
Manisha Palta, MD  •  Quick Pitch – Hypofractionation in GI Cancers

12:30 – 12:40 p.m.
Fang-Fang Yin, PhD  •  Applications and Quality Assurance Consideration for Lung Clinical Trials Using Radiomics

12:30 – 1:00 p.m.
Bridget Koontz, MD  •  Organizer, Women in GU Virtual Get Together at Virtual ASTRO

12:30 – 1:45 p.m.
Rachel Blitzblau, MD, PhD  •  The Impact of Neoadjuvant Therapeutics on the Surgical, Medical Oncological and Irradiation Approaches to Breast Cancer Treatment

2:13 p.m.
Junzo Chino, MD  •  Cervical Cancer Guideline

4:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Grace Kim, MD, PhD  •  Outcomes in Patients with 4-10 Brain Metastases Treated with Dose-Adapted Single-Isocenter Multitarget Stereotactic Radiosurgery: A Prospective Study


October 27

12:45 – 1:45 p.m.
Brad Ackerson, MD  •  Treatment of Mycosis Fungoides using a Recumbent Total Skin Electron Beam Technique: A Comparison of Dosimetric and Clinical Outcomes

12:45 p.m.
Jeremy Price, MD, PhD  •  Effective pain control with very low dose palliative radiotherapy for multiple myeloma patients with painful osseous lesions

2:00 p.m.
Jeremy Price, MD, PhD  •  Radiation Therapy and Immune Checkpoint Inhibition in Metastatic Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer: Determining Toxicity and Efficacy of Combination Treatment


October 28

12:00 – 1:15 p.m.
Jiahan Zhang, PhD  •  Quantifying the progression of clinical knowledge with a knowledge-based tradeoff model

1:00 p.m.
Junzo Chino, MD  •  Challenging Cases in Uterine Cancer


Posters  (discussion, presentations and eposters)


October 25,  2:15 – 3:15 p.m.

Cui, Yang, Yin, Yoo, Kim, Duan: Evaluation of Two Automated Treatment Planning Techniques for Multiple Brain Metastases Using A Single Isocenter

Qiuwen Wu and Xiaomin Liang. A Novel AP/PA Total Body Irradiation Technique Using Abutting IMRT Fields at Extended SSD

Jiahan Zhang, Chunhao Wang, Yang Sheng, Jiang Zhang, Manisha Palta, Brian Czito, Christopher Willett, Yaorong Ge, Fang-Fang Yin, Q. Jackie Wu: Simulating planners’ interactions with the treatment planning system: a reinforcement learning study for pancreas SBRT planning


October 25, 4:45 – 5:45 p.m.

David Carpenter, MD, MHS  •  Long-Term Experience in an Equal Access Health Care System Using Moderately Hypofractionated Radiotherapy for High Risk Prostate Cancer in a Predominately African American Population with Unfavorable Disease

Jeremy Price, MD, PhD  •  Deciphering the role of MerTK in sarcomagenesis and response to radiation and immune checkpoint therapy


October 26,  2:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Colin Kent, MD  •  Association of Interim FDG-PET During Chemoradiation for Anal Squamous Cell Carcinoma with Recurrence: An Updated Analysis


October 26, 4:40 – 5:30 p.m.

Divya Natesan, MD  •  Ipsilateral versus Bilateral Neck Radiation Therapy for Tonsillar Squamous Cell Carcinoma.


October 27, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Andrew Fairchild, MD  •  Primary Mediastinal (Thymic) Large B-cell Lymphoma: The Working Diagnosis vs WHO Classification Criteria


October 27, 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.

John Kirkpatrick, MD, PhD  •  Preserving Neurocognition without Compromising Tumor Control during Whole-Brain Radiotherapy Therapy in Patients with Numerous Brain Metastases via a Novel Superoxide Dismutase Mimetic: Initial Safety Lead-In and Design of a Clinical Trial; Kirkpatrick, Floyd, et al.


October 28, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Divya Natesan, MD  •  Does Efficacy and Toxicity Differ According to Prostate Volume in Men Treated with Moderately Hypofractionated Radiation Therapy? 

Neville Eclov, PhD  •  Challenges of the clinical machine learning implementation for the prospective System for High Intensity EvaLuation During Radiation Therapy (SHIELD-RT) study