ARO announces 2019 Article of the Year winners

By Sharon Breske

 

Congratulations to Applied Radiation Oncology’s 2019 Article of the Year winners! Below are the winning authors and articles as determined by the ARO editorial advisory board for best review article ($1,000 prize), best research article ($1,000 prize) and best clinical case report ($500 prize).

Review articles were judged on practical application, originality and presentation. Research manuscripts were judged on overall idea, execution of work, and presentation. Case reports were judged on interest and presentation. All articles underwent a double-blind peer review process in accordance with standards set forth in the “Recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing, and Publication of Scholarly Work in Medical Journals” by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE).

Our sincere thanks to all authors who submitted articles last year for consideration in ARO!

2019 Review Article of the Year

WINNER: The safety and efficacy of combined immunotherapy and radiation therapy By Shwetha Manjunath, MD; Jacob E. Shabason, MD, MTR

Dr. Manjunath is a resident, and Dr. Shabason is an assistant professor, Department of Radiation Oncology, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia.

Honorable mention: The global radiation oncology workforce in 2030: Estimating physician training needs and proposing solutions to scale up capacity in LMICs By Shekinah Nefreteri Cluff Elmore, MD, MPH;* Gregorius Ben Prajogi, MD;* Jose Alfredo Polo Rubio, MD; Eduardo Zubizarreta, MD

Dr. Elmore is a resident in the Harvard Radiation Oncology Program, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, and the American Board of Radiology B. Leonard Homan Research Pathway. She is also the incoming co-chair for the Association of Residents in Radiation Oncology Global Health Subcommittee. Dr. Prajogi, Dr. Rubio and Dr. Zuizarreta are with the International Atomic Energy Agency, Vienna, Austria. *These authors contributed equally to this work.

2019 Research Article of the Year

WINNER: Effect of radiation dose escalation on overall survival in ependymoma: A National Cancer Database analysis By Jennifer Vogel, MD; Sriram Venigalla, MD; Sonam Sharma, MD; Robert A. Lustig, MD; Christine Hill-Kayser, MD; Jacob E. Shabason, MD

Dr. Vogel is an assistant professor, Department of Radiation Oncology, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN. Dr. Venigalla is an instructor, Department of Radiation Oncology, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia. Dr. Sharma is an assistant professor, Department of Radiation Oncology, Mt. Sinai Hospital, New York, NY. Dr. Lustig is a professor, Dr. Hill-Kayser is an associate professor, and Dr. Shabason is an assistant professor, Department of Radiation Oncology, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Honorable mention: Initial report of a simulation-based medical education curriculum for radiation therapy treatment planning By Michael K. Rooney, BA; James M. Melotek, MD; Christopher J. Stepaniak, PhD; Stephen J. Chmura, MD, PhD; Daniel W. Golden, MD, MHPE
Mr. Rooney is a fourth-year medical student, College of Medicine, University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Melotek is a radiation oncologist, Dr. Stepaniak is a medical physicist, Dr. Chmura is a radiation oncologist, and Dr. Golden is a radiation oncologist, Department of Radiation and Cellular Oncology, University of Chicago, IL.

2019 Case Report of the Year

WINNER: Abscopal effect of radiation therapy in monotherapy in a patient with malignant melanoma By Catarina Martins Silva, MD; Carlos Fardilha, MD; Diana Freitas, MD; Graça Fonseca, MD; Manuel Louro, MD; Paulo Costa, MD

Dr. Martins Silva is a resident in the Department of Radiation Oncology, Hospital de Braga, Portugal. Dr. Fardilha is a board-certified specialist in the Department of Radiation Oncology, Hospital de Braga, and the Department of Radiation Oncology, Institute CUF Porto – Júlio Teixeira, SA, Portugal. Dr. Freitas is a board-certified specialist in the Department of Clinical Oncology, Hospital de Braga. Dr. Fonseca is a board-certified specialist in the Department of Radiation Oncology, Hospital de Braga and Department of Radiation Oncology, Institute CUF Porto – Júlio Teixeira, SA. Dr. Louro is a resident in the Department of Radiation Oncology, Hospital de Braga. Dr. Costa is the department chair in the Department of Radiation Oncology, Hospital de Braga and Department of Radiation Oncology, Institute CUF Porto – Júlio Teixeira, SA.

Honorable mention: Strip alopecia in high-dose VMAT-based stereotactic radiosurgery By Anusheel Munshi, MD, DNB, MNAMS; Biplab Sarkar, DipRP, PhD; Sandeep Vaishya, MS, MCH; Kanika Bansal, DNB; Khushboo Rastogi, MD; Tharmarnadar Ganesh, PhD, DABR; Bidhu Kalyan Mohanti, MD

Dr. Munshi is the director of radiation oncology, Dr. Sarkar is a senior medical physicist, Dr. Bansal is an assistant consultant, Dr. Rastogi is a senior resident, Dr. Ganesh is the chief medical physicist, and Dr. Mohanti is a senior consultant, all at Manipal Hospitals, New Delhi, India. Dr. Vaishya is the director of neurosurgery, Fortis Memorial Research Institute, Gurgaon, Haryana, India.

Editor’s note: Articles co-authored by ARO editorial advisory board members were not eligible for the Article of the Year contests.

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ARO announces 2019 Article of the Year winners.  Appl Rad Oncol. 

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