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ROI awards five new grants for innovative projects in radiation oncology
As ASTRO’s research foundation, the Radiation Oncology Institute (ROI) plays an essential role in advancing the field by investing in studies to provide practical solutions for radiation oncology professionals with the goal of improving outcomes for cancer patients now and in the future. During May, the ROI is honoring National Cancer Research Month by announcing five new award winners whose research aims to improve the lives of cancer patients undergoing radiation therapy.

Interoperabilty: What technical challenges do radiation oncologists face?
Interoperability is a major challenge in radiation oncology due to the technical specialization of our field. Safety and efficiency of clinical care can be compromised when information exchange across software is not seamless. 

What does the tumor microenvironment have to do with it? TME is the focus of ASTRO's Research Workshop
Tremendous strides have been made in recent years to define the tumor microenvironment (TME) and to understand its role in tumorigenesis and cancer therapy. The TME is the local area surrounding the tumor that can include immune cells (T cells, B cells and others), the vasculature, fibroblasts and the extracellular matrix.

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