Something for Everyone From Low-Risk to High-Risk: 5 Recent Studies to Improve Treatment and Surveillance for All Patients With Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Head and Neck
This issue's Oncology Scan focuses on 5 recent studies that incrementally advance the field of head and neck cancer toward personalization of therapy. We delve into recently published clinical trials evaluating treatment deintensification and personalization for low-risk p16-positive human papillomavirus (HPV) –associated oropharynx cancer (OPC) and treatment intensification for locally advanced high-risk squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck (SCCHN). (Source: International Journal of Radiation Oncology * Biology * Physics)
Source: International Journal of Radiation Oncology * Biology * Physics - August 4, 2021 Category: Radiology Authors: Michelle Mierzwa, Beth M. Beadle, Melvin L.K. Chua, Daniel J. Ma, David J. Thomson, Danielle N. Margalit Tags: Editorial Source Type: research

When Old Becomes New —Repurposing Cytotoxic Chemotherapy With Radiation to Improve Outcomes in Women With Aggressive Forms of Breast Cancer
Breast cancer locoregional recurrence rates have decreased in recent years due to advances in the multidisciplinary management of the disease, most notably improvements in systemic therapy. Thus, investigating treatment de-escalation strategies in favorable subsets has been a prominent focus of recent trials. In contrast, outcomes remain unsatisfactory in some subtypes despite aggressive chemotherapy, surgery, and radiation therapy. Triple negative breast cancer (TNBC) lacks expression of the estrogen receptor, progesterone receptor, and human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 gene and is characterized by higher rates of ...
Source: International Journal of Radiation Oncology * Biology * Physics - August 4, 2021 Category: Radiology Authors: Corey W. Speers, Robert W. Mutter Tags: Editorial Source Type: research

Prostate SBRT Dose Escalation (9 Gy  × 5, 13.3 Gy × 3, 24 Gy × 1): Are We Making Progress?
Recently, 3 prospective clinical trials have evaluated dose-escalated stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) in localized prostate cancer, 2 of which have appeared in the Red Journal.1-3 We commend all of the authors for the conduct of these clinical trials, and each of these groups has attempted to push the envelope further in the delivery of prostate SBRT. (Source: International Journal of Radiation Oncology * Biology * Physics)
Source: International Journal of Radiation Oncology * Biology * Physics - August 4, 2021 Category: Radiology Authors: Himanshu Nagar, Daniel E. Spratt Tags: Editorial Source Type: research

2021 ROECSG Spring Symposium Planning Committee
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The Radiation Oncology Education Collaborative Study Group 2020 Spring Symposium: Is Virtual the New Reality?
This report details the experience of hosting a virtual meeting and presents attendee feedback on the platform. (Source: International Journal of Radiation Oncology * Biology * Physics)
Source: International Journal of Radiation Oncology * Biology * Physics - August 4, 2021 Category: Radiology Authors: Bailey A. Nelson, Kaitlyn Lapen, Olivia Schultz, Steve E. Braunstein, Christian Fernandez, Emma C. Fields, Jillian R. Gunther, Elizabeth Jeans, Rachel B. Jimenez, Jordan R. Kharofa, Anna Laucis, Raphael L. Yechieli, Erin F. Gillespie, Daniel W. Golden Source Type: research

Exploring Current Gaps in Radiation Oncology Resident Teaching: A Thematic Analysis of Free-Text Responses From the Radiation Oncology Residents-As-Teachers Targeted Needs Assessment
Achieving competency as educators is increasingly recognized as a critical part of residents' training in graduate medical education across many specialties. Radiation oncology residents often play a vital role in medical student, peer, and interprofessional education. We conducted a survey to define radiation oncology resident needs and goals for developing skills in teaching. (Source: International Journal of Radiation Oncology * Biology * Physics)
Source: International Journal of Radiation Oncology * Biology * Physics - August 4, 2021 Category: Radiology Authors: Lisa Ni, Horatio Thomas, Steve E. Braunstein Source Type: research

Improving Radiation Oncology (RO) Resident Communication Skills by Leveraging the DiSC Assessment Tool
Difficulty adapting to new communication styles on interprofessional teams can result in dysfunction that can negatively affect patient care and team morale. Communication skill development is recognized as important in medicine but remains poorly implemented in postgraduate medical training.1 As part of our RO resident leadership curriculum, we piloted a session on enhancing team communication to bridge this gap. (Source: International Journal of Radiation Oncology * Biology * Physics)
Source: International Journal of Radiation Oncology * Biology * Physics - August 4, 2021 Category: Radiology Authors: Ammoren E. Dohm, Austin J. Sim, Homan Mohammadi, Jessica M. Frakes, Stephen A. Rosenberg, Gabriella G. Harmon, Sarah E. Hoffe Source Type: research

Developing a New Virtual Professional Development Education Model for Radiation Oncology and Medical Physics Residents
To develop a new virtual professional development education model to address topics not traditionally covered in residency programs with the ultimate aim of improving trainee wellness. (Source: International Journal of Radiation Oncology * Biology * Physics)
Source: International Journal of Radiation Oncology * Biology * Physics - August 4, 2021 Category: Radiology Authors: Anna M. Laucis, Kelly C. Paradis Source Type: research

Protocol for a Prospective Trial to Assess Novel Contouring Education Interventions for Radiation Oncology Residents Using an Interactive Online Platform
Multiple studies have demonstrated that variations in contouring by radiation oncologists are common and associated with worse clinical outcomes including increased toxicity and decreased survival.1 Some of this variation may be due to lack of a standardized contouring curriculum during residency training. Success of the currently utilized apprenticeship model depends on the expertise and skill of the attending physician, the number and variety of cases encountered during the rotation, and the time available to provide feedback. (Source: International Journal of Radiation Oncology * Biology * Physics)
Source: International Journal of Radiation Oncology * Biology * Physics - August 4, 2021 Category: Radiology Authors: Michael V. Sherer, Asona Lui, Jyoti S. Mayadev, Erin F. Gillespie, James D. Murphy Source Type: research

Clinical Physics Boot Camp for Radiation Oncology Residents: A Pilot Study
The physics curriculum is a source of anxiety both for medical students considering radiation oncology (RO) as a possible career and for current residents facing the physics boards.1-3 To improve the orientation process for residents and medical students, we created a physics boot camp utilizing clinically relevant patient vignettes to teach about physics fundamentals. (Source: International Journal of Radiation Oncology * Biology * Physics)
Source: International Journal of Radiation Oncology * Biology * Physics - August 4, 2021 Category: Radiology Authors: Kara Romano, Susan Gehr, Emily Wood, Sarah Scarboro, David Schlesinger Source Type: research

Near Peer Teaching in Radiation Oncology: Proof of Principle Study for Treatment Planning Skills
Radiotherapy techniques are expanding in range and complexity, therefore protecting learning environments where residents nurture treatment planning skills is critical. The evidence base for 'near peer' teaching (NPT), where professionals at a similar career stage assist in each other's learning, is growing across hospital-based disciplines. Although this teaching format occurs according to anecdotal accounts, is has not been reported on or optimised in radiation oncology. The feasibility of a resident-led teaching program for developing treatment planning skills was investigated herein through a quality improvement (QI) m...
Source: International Journal of Radiation Oncology * Biology * Physics - August 4, 2021 Category: Radiology Authors: Gerard M. Walls, Rachel Ellis, Sophie Lynch, Margaret A. Flynn, Gemma McCann, Lucy J. Jellett, Claire Harrison Source Type: research

Remote Contouring and Virtual Review During the COVID-19 Pandemic (RECOVR-COVID19): Results of a Quality Improvement Initiative for Virtual Resident Training in Radiation Oncology
The urgent need to minimize in-person interactions during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has limited trainee access to clinical learning opportunities. With ongoing utilization of virtual platforms for resident education, efforts to maximize their value are essential. Herein we describe a resident-led quality improvement initiative to optimise remote contouring and virtual contour review. (Source: International Journal of Radiation Oncology * Biology * Physics)
Source: International Journal of Radiation Oncology * Biology * Physics - August 4, 2021 Category: Radiology Authors: Andrew J. Arifin, Rohann J.M. Correa, Christopher D. Goodman, Joanna Laba, Robert E. Dinniwell, David A. Palma, Timothy K. Nguyen Source Type: research

Analysis of Resident and Faculty Assessment Methods Used by United States Radiation Oncology Residency Programs
Resident evaluations are based on the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education's (ACGME) Six Core Competencies: practice-based learning and improvement (PBLI), patient care (PC), systems-based practice (SBP), medical knowledge (MK), interpersonal communication skills (ICS), and professionalism (PR). While training programs incorporate aspects of these core competencies in their resident evaluations, there is limited data regarding the degree to which they are used across different institutions. (Source: International Journal of Radiation Oncology * Biology * Physics)
Source: International Journal of Radiation Oncology * Biology * Physics - August 4, 2021 Category: Radiology Authors: Greeshma Rajeev-Kumar, Rajashri Manjunath, Rahul Tendulkar, Kimberly Corbin, Reshma Jagsi, Gaurav Marwaha, Kimberly Johung, Suzanne Evans, Maha Saada Jawad, Lydia Komarnicky-Kocher, Eric Shinohara, Anamaria R. Yeung, Michael Buckstein, Prajnan Das, Matthe Source Type: research

Radiation Oncology Deliberative Curriculum Inquiry: Feasibility of a National Delphi Process
This study aims to formalize a US curricular framework by identifying content domains (CDs) and EPAS for US RO using a Delphi method. (Source: International Journal of Radiation Oncology * Biology * Physics)
Source: International Journal of Radiation Oncology * Biology * Physics - August 4, 2021 Category: Radiology Authors: Elizabeth B. Jeans, Jeffrey V. Brower, Jay Burmeister, Curtiland Deville, Emma Fields, Brian D. Kavanagh, John H. Suh, Ara Tekian, Neha Vapiwala, Elaine M. Zeman, Daniel W. Golden Source Type: research

Radiation Oncology Virtual Elective Rotation for Medical Students and Residents: Implementation of a National Virtual Education Resource
Radiation Oncology Virtual Education Rotation (ROVER) is a virtual education platform developed to support radiation oncology (RO) education for medical students and residents. This national education platform was implemented to improve interest and knowledge in RO. (Source: International Journal of Radiation Oncology * Biology * Physics)
Source: International Journal of Radiation Oncology * Biology * Physics - August 4, 2021 Category: Radiology Authors: Jenna M. Kahn, Navjot Sandhu, Christopher Deig, Jacob A. Miller, Jean Pierre Obeid, Rachel B. Jimenez, Emma C. Fields, Erqi L. Pollom Source Type: research

RISE: An Equity and Inclusion-based Virtual Pipeline Program for Medical Students Underrepresented in Medicine
We describe the creation and implementation of a novel virtual approach to proactively mitigate inequities in RO opportunities. (Source: International Journal of Radiation Oncology * Biology * Physics)
Source: International Journal of Radiation Oncology * Biology * Physics - August 4, 2021 Category: Radiology Authors: Idalid Franco, Oluwadamilola T. Oladeru, Anurag Saraf, Kevin X. Liu, Michael G. Milligan, Jennifer Y. Wo, Anthony L. Zietman, Paul L. Nguyen, Ariel E. Hirsch, Rachel B. Jimenez Source Type: research

Implementation of a Multi-Institutional Virtual Radiation Oncology Clerkship
In-person rotations were restricted in medical schools due to the pandemic. This led to the development of virtual clerkships in radiation oncology (RO). Virtual electives allowed medical students to obtain exposure to RO through a combination of asynchronous lectures, hands-on learning, and synchronous education. We sought to analyze the impact and feasibility of implementing RO education into multi-institutional virtual clerkships. (Source: International Journal of Radiation Oncology * Biology * Physics)
Source: International Journal of Radiation Oncology * Biology * Physics - August 4, 2021 Category: Radiology Authors: Loise W. Wairiri, Emma C. Fields, Kiran Kumar, Stephen Rosenberg, Henry S. Park, Jessica Frakes, Sushil Beriwal, Akash Parekh, William Stadtlander, Charles R. Thomas, Jenna M. Kahn Source Type: research

Improving Medical Student Education in Radiation Oncology: Evaluating and Integrating an Experiential Interdisciplinary Workshop Into the Medical Student Curriculum
To evaluate a novel interactive educational workshop designed to improve medical student knowledge and awareness of radiation oncology (RO). (Source: International Journal of Radiation Oncology * Biology * Physics)
Source: International Journal of Radiation Oncology * Biology * Physics - August 4, 2021 Category: Radiology Authors: Carmen Swanton, Lucinda Morris, Cherry Agustin, Sandra Turner Source Type: research

Teaching Mentoring: Utilizing a Resident-Student Peer Mentorship Program as a Tool to Educate Residents About the Core Components of Mentoring
Mentorship plays a critical role in the career development of trainees in medicine. Previous formalized radiation oncology (RO) mentorship programs have led to increased satisfaction in mentor-mentee experiences and earlier development of preceptor skills in the mentee, such as higher promotion and grant acquisition rates.1 However, there is an observed lack of clinical mentorship in RO and limited formal education to teach residents how to become effective mentors.2,3 Common reasons for dissatisfaction in mentorship experiences among RO residents includes difficulty identifying a mentor, time commitment of a mentor, and i...
Source: International Journal of Radiation Oncology * Biology * Physics - August 4, 2021 Category: Radiology Authors: Anurag Saraf, Matthew Gallitto, Idalid Franco, Michael Milligan, Subha Perni, Dalia Larios, Graham Boyd, Cheng-Chia Wu, Rachel Jimenez Source Type: research

IMRT 2.0: Refining an IMRT-Focused Telehealth Curriculum for Existing Radiation Oncology Centers in Latin America
As more Latin American radiotherapy centers adopt intensity modulated radiotherapy (IMRT), there is a growing need for training. Building upon previous work, we hypothesized that an augmented "IMRT 2.0" curriculum for medical physicists (MPs), radiation oncologists (ROs), therapists (RTTs), and residents could support additional centers undergoing the transition from 3D-conformal radiotherapy to IMRT. (Source: International Journal of Radiation Oncology * Biology * Physics)
Source: International Journal of Radiation Oncology * Biology * Physics - August 4, 2021 Category: Radiology Authors: Meridith L. Balbach, Evangelina Figueroa Medina, Fei Yang, Raymond D. Carter, Rebecca M. Shulman, Lauren A. Hatcher, Franklyn Reggio, Mauricio E. Gamez, David A. Martinez, Cesar Della Biancia, Benjamin C. Li Source Type: research

Contouring Collaborative for Consensus in Radiation Oncology (C3RO): An International Crowdsourcing Challenge to Improve Radiotherapy Contour Delineation
Contour variation has been correlated with inferior disease control and increased toxicity.1 While automated algorithms could decrease variability and improve quality, development has been limited by the availability of large multi-segmented datasets.2 This project aims to conduct a crowdsourced challenge informed by behavioral economics to engage radiation oncologists worldwide in cloud-based contouring. We hypothesize that recruitment strategies and incentives will vary by practice setting. We hypothesize that, among physicians, high volume and specialization will be associated with greater similarity to the consensus co...
Source: International Journal of Radiation Oncology * Biology * Physics - August 4, 2021 Category: Radiology Authors: Diana Lin, David Fuller, Benjamin E. Nelms, Abdallah S. Mohamed, Simon Duke, Michael V. Sherer, Michael Cislo, James Murphy, Erin F. Gillespie Source Type: research

Social Media for Knowledge Sharing and Translation on Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion - Implementation and Assessment of Our First Campaign
Social media (SoMe) has enabled more collaboration, participation, and reach of JEDI (Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion) initiatives globally. For Radiation Oncologists (ROs), SoMe has an established role in collaborative learning beyond traditional borders. By measuring publicly available data from a JEDI SoMe initiative, we aimed to gauge impact and tailor future SoMe endeavors for better knowledge sharing and translation within Radiation Oncology (RO) and our broader community. (Source: International Journal of Radiation Oncology * Biology * Physics)
Source: International Journal of Radiation Oncology * Biology * Physics - August 4, 2021 Category: Radiology Authors: Ian Pereira, Shauna McVorran, Gabriel S. Vidal, E. Charles Fortune, Kekoa Taparra, Kevin X. Liu, Avinash R. Chaurasia, Ankit Agarwal, Michael C. LeCompte, Sergio Jaramillo, Sara Beltr án Ponce, May Elbanna, Karen Tye, Austin J. Sim, Amanda Rivera, Idalid Source Type: research

Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT) Course for Radiation Therapists (RTTs) in Latin American Countries
With the expansion of radiation oncology technology globally, many clinics are transitioning to Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT).1 However, resources for training radiation therapists (RTTs) in topics fundamental to IMRT are lacking in low-and-middle-income countries (LMICs),2,3 including for RTTs in Latin America. A remote curriculum for RTTs may help close this gap and create accessible, sustainable, and high-quality education for clinics across Latin America. (Source: International Journal of Radiation Oncology * Biology * Physics)
Source: International Journal of Radiation Oncology * Biology * Physics - August 4, 2021 Category: Radiology Authors: Alina M. Mitchell, Andrew D. Brook, Katie Lichter, Paulina Galavis, Benjamin Li Source Type: research

Readability of a Radiotherapy Graphic Narrative Patient Education Guide Series in English and Spanish
Communicating the External Beam Radiotherapy Experience (CEBRE) and Communicating the Gynecologic Brachytherapy Experience (CoGBE) are novel graphic narrative patient education guides developed to facilitate doctor-patient communication during radiotherapy consultations.1 The guides were developed by designers and physicians with the goal of creating accessible, readable, and patient-centered tools for a range of disease sites and practice settings. Given the need for improved radiotherapy education resources for Spanish-speaking patients in the United States, we sought to develop versions of CEBRE and CoGBE in Spanish. (S...
Source: International Journal of Radiation Oncology * Biology * Physics - August 4, 2021 Category: Radiology Authors: Santiago Avila, John Paul M. Macayan, Alicia Haydon, Michael K. Rooney, Brian Callender, Idalid Franco, Pilar Ortega, Tomoko Ichikawa, Daniel W. Golden Source Type: research

Needs Assessment for an Introductory Radiation Oncology Curriculum for Advanced Practice Providers
Advanced practice providers (APPs) are increasingly integral in clinical care models1. Limited didactic or clinical experience exists for APPs in radiation oncology (RO).1,2 Despite 80% of their role dedicated to patient care,1,2 there is currently no dedicated curriculum for RO APPs. Training has followed an "on the job" model that relies on the established team (physicians, APPs, and nurses) to educate new APPs, resulting in increased times for APPs to achieve clinical independence.3,4 Training also varies in content and quality and may inadequately cover foundational RO topics. (Source: International Journal o...
Source: International Journal of Radiation Oncology * Biology * Physics - August 4, 2021 Category: Radiology Authors: Kate L. Martin, Sarah E. Todd, Meaghan M. Gomez, Lisa L. Singer, Daniel N. Cagney Source Type: research

Are They Ready? The Current Status of Canadian and US Radiation Oncology and Radiation Therapy Training Programs in Preparing Trainees for On-Call Emergencies and Interdisciplinary Teamwork
The aim of this study is to evaluate the current practices regarding radiation oncology emergencies training for radiation oncology residents and radiation therapy students and the presence of interdisciplinary curricula across Canadian and US training programs prior to putting trainees on-call. We also aim to evaluate the most significant needs in radiation oncology residency programs and radiation therapy training programs in regard to radiation oncology emergencies training in order to guide curriculum development. (Source: International Journal of Radiation Oncology * Biology * Physics)
Source: International Journal of Radiation Oncology * Biology * Physics - August 4, 2021 Category: Radiology Authors: Mustafa Al Balushi, Fan Yang, Jade Patrick, Susan Fawcett, Carol Hodgson, Clair Birkman, Brock Debenham Source Type: research

1ONC: A Comprehensive Mobile and Web Application to Improve Access to Clinical Resources for Practicing Radiation Oncologists
Demand exists for a convenient, user-friendly mobile platform integrating updated, clinically relevant information for busy radiation oncology residents and practitioners. We developed 1ONC as a free, comprehensive and easily accessible mobile and web-based app (application) to address this unmet need. The primary objective for our project is improve the design and functionality of 1ONC by analyzing user engagement and feedback. (Source: International Journal of Radiation Oncology * Biology * Physics)
Source: International Journal of Radiation Oncology * Biology * Physics - August 4, 2021 Category: Radiology Authors: Matthew M. Culbert, Akash Parekh, Fantine Giap, Daniel J. Indelicato Source Type: research

Clinical Oncology Module for the ESTRO Core Curriculum
Clinical oncologists are physicians with the competencies to manage cancer patients through the entire disease pathway combining the competencies of radiation and medical oncologists. The 4th edition of the European Society for Radiotherapy and Oncology Core Curriculum for Radiation Oncology/Radiotherapy (ESTRO curriculum) has received wide support by the clinical oncology community. The aim was to develop a clinical oncology module that could be combined with the ESTRO curriculum to enable clinical oncology trainees to follow a single curriculum. (Source: International Journal of Radiation Oncology * Biology * Physics)
Source: International Journal of Radiation Oncology * Biology * Physics - August 4, 2021 Category: Radiology Authors: Yannick G. Eller, Kim Benstead, Pedro C. Lara, Lotte Engell-Noerregaard, Jesper G. Eriksen, Papa Macoumba Gaye, Jana Jaal, Antonio Juretic, Marju Kase, Vassilis Kouloulias, Elvisa Kozma, Magnus Lagerlund, Graeme Lumsden, Icro Meattini, Ingvil Mjaaland, Ra Source Type: research

RadOnc Tables: An Online Resource for Commentary and Summaries of Key Clinical Trials
The RadOnc Tables key studies sheet and App aim to be a rapid online reference for key clinical trials in radiation oncology for a wide range of users, adapting features that are not possible in a physical book: continually up-to-date, updated in realtime, with fast usability, and crowd-sourcing of knowledge. (Source: International Journal of Radiation Oncology * Biology * Physics)
Source: International Journal of Radiation Oncology * Biology * Physics - August 4, 2021 Category: Radiology Authors: Christopher F. Estes, Matthew Culbert Source Type: research

Increasing Brachytherapy Mentorship and Representation Through #NextGenBrachy
Despite the critical role of brachytherapy in cancer treatment, recent trends show a decline in utilization. Additionally, women providers have been shown to be underrepresented. A resident survey identified high interest in on-the-job training. To address these challenges, a national mentorship program was developed with the aim of improving representation and on-the-job mentorship, with the long-term goal of increasing brachytherapy utilization. (Source: International Journal of Radiation Oncology * Biology * Physics)
Source: International Journal of Radiation Oncology * Biology * Physics - August 4, 2021 Category: Radiology Authors: Idalid Franco, Daniel G. Petereit, Firas Mourtada, Lisa Singer Source Type: research

Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Postgraduate Training in Radiation Oncology
To report the degree to which post-graduate trainees in radiation oncology perceive their education has been impacted by COVID-19. (Source: International Journal of Radiation Oncology * Biology * Physics)
Source: International Journal of Radiation Oncology * Biology * Physics - August 4, 2021 Category: Radiology Authors: Meredith Giuliani, Diana Samoil, Ankit Agarwal, Jennifer Croke, Eleni Giannopoulos, Daniel W. Golden, Ariel E. Hirsch, Rachel Jimenez, Nauman H. Malik, Janet Papadakos, Naa Kwarley Quartey, Che Hsuan David Wu, Paris-Ann Ingledew Source Type: research

COVID-Era Medical Student Education: Creation and Implementation of an Informal Virtual Elective in Radiation Oncology
Most medical student (MS) away electives were cancelled during 2020 due to COVID19. This hindered MS's ability to explore sub-specialties such as radiation oncology (RO) and evaluate potential residency programs. Credit-granting virtual electives1 were not available at our institution. To address this deficiency, we created an informal virtual elective (IVE) to replace the educational and career development aspects of an onsite elective. (Source: International Journal of Radiation Oncology * Biology * Physics)
Source: International Journal of Radiation Oncology * Biology * Physics - August 4, 2021 Category: Radiology Authors: Jillian R. Gunther, Denise De La Cruz, David Boyce-Fappiano, Annette Eakes Ponnie, Letericia Smith, Emma B. Holliday, Andrew J. Bishop, Seuntaek L. Choi, Albert C. Koong, Prajnan Das, Chelsea C. Pinnix Source Type: research

Development and Implementation of a Solid Tumor Oncologic Emergency Lecture for Internal Medicine and Emergency Medicine Residency Programs
Residents outside of radiation oncology have knowledge gaps with regards to general awareness of radiotherapy and its role in the management of oncologic emergencies.1 We therefore developed and piloted a case-based solid tumor oncologic emergency lecture tailored to internal medicine (IM) and emergency medicine (EM) residents. (Source: International Journal of Radiation Oncology * Biology * Physics)
Source: International Journal of Radiation Oncology * Biology * Physics - August 4, 2021 Category: Radiology Authors: Stanley I. Gutiontov, Daniel W. Golden Source Type: research

Correlation Between Research Productivity During Medical School and Radiation Oncology Residency
The purpose of this analysis is to investigate whether research productivity during medical school predicts future research productivity during radiation oncology residency. (Source: International Journal of Radiation Oncology * Biology * Physics)
Source: International Journal of Radiation Oncology * Biology * Physics - August 4, 2021 Category: Radiology Authors: Daniel Huang, Muhammad M. Qureshi, Ariel E. Hirsch Source Type: research

Methodology and Efficacy of Weekly SA-CME Web-Based Radiation Oncology Educational Conference in a Large Integrated Cancer Network
Following completion of residency, self-directed learning is needed to ensure practicing radiation oncologists remain up to date on relevant clinical literature and changes in the field which can directly impact patient care. We created a weekly web-based radiation oncology educational conference to help facilitate learning across our large integrated cancer network with over 25 national and international radiation oncology centers. (Source: International Journal of Radiation Oncology * Biology * Physics)
Source: International Journal of Radiation Oncology * Biology * Physics - August 4, 2021 Category: Radiology Authors: Andrew Keller, Adam H. Richman, Hima Bindu Musunuru, Hayeon Kim, John A. Vargo, Sushil Beriwal Source Type: research

COVID Pass: A Case Study for Clinical Informatics
There is limited awareness and understanding of clinical informatics, which is the application of informatics, clinical knowledge, and technology to continuously improve healthcare systems, services, and outcomes. This is essential for modern healthcare and will become increasingly important in the future. Because of our relationship with imaging, planning, and treatment software and machines, and our evidence-based training and focus, radiation oncologists are well-positioned to join or work closely with clinical informaticians. (Source: International Journal of Radiation Oncology * Biology * Physics)
Source: International Journal of Radiation Oncology * Biology * Physics - August 4, 2021 Category: Radiology Authors: Ellen Kim, Haipeng Zhang, Hojjat Salmasian, Adam Landman Source Type: research

The Development and Piloting of a Virtual Reality Patient Consultation Simulation to Improve Oncology Practitioners Communication and Counseling Skills
Improving clinician communication skills has direct ramifications for cancer patient care. Previous studies have shown better communication techniques reduces cancer patient's anxiety and depression levels.1,2 However, delivering effective, evidence-based communication training for clinicians is resource intensive and often difficult to deliver at scale - issues that have been further exacerbated by the COVID pandemic. VR simulation provides a revolutionary opportunity for flexible, self-paced learning of communication skills in a safe environment. (Source: International Journal of Radiation Oncology * Biology * Physics)
Source: International Journal of Radiation Oncology * Biology * Physics - August 4, 2021 Category: Radiology Authors: David L. Kok, Daniel Sapkaroski, Sathana Dushyanthen, Justine Diggens, Nigel Anderson, Michelle Barrett, Grant McArthur Source Type: research

A Structured Approach for Training and Testing Staff in Radiation Therapy
To create a structured approach for training and testing staff in Radiation Therapy (RT) while introducing a significantly new patient procedure into the clinic (e.g., MR guided RT). (Source: International Journal of Radiation Oncology * Biology * Physics)
Source: International Journal of Radiation Oncology * Biology * Physics - August 4, 2021 Category: Radiology Authors: Chandrasekhar Kota Source Type: research

Improving the MR-Guided Radiotherapy Patient Experience Through Story Driven Video With 3D Animations
When patients start their cancer journey, there can be increased anxiety about new procedures and processes in addition to their recent diagnosis.1 One of these potential anxiety-inducing experiences is a treatment plan that includes MR-guided radiation where breath holding is necessary. Lack of optimal patient preparation for such therapy can result in delays on the treatment unit itself which can increase patient and staff dissatisfaction. (Source: International Journal of Radiation Oncology * Biology * Physics)
Source: International Journal of Radiation Oncology * Biology * Physics - August 4, 2021 Category: Radiology Authors: Lauren C. Linkowski, Ammoren E. Dohm, Stephen A. Rosenberg, Jessica M. Frakes, Todd Yontek, Victor Young, Mike Saracen, Peter A. Johnstone, Louis B. Harrison, Sarah E. Hoffe Source Type: research

Initial Experience With a Multidisciplinary Leadership Journal Club
Physicians are expected to lead clinical and research teams throughout their careers but receive little postgraduate professional development skills training. In residency and fellowship, trainees focus the majority of their time within their respective medical siloes, leaving less time for interaction with their peers in other specialties. To mitigate these issues and foster cross specialty collaboration and networking, we created a multidisciplinary leadership journal club (MDLJC) and report our initial experience. (Source: International Journal of Radiation Oncology * Biology * Physics)
Source: International Journal of Radiation Oncology * Biology * Physics - August 4, 2021 Category: Radiology Authors: Homan Mohammadi, David T. Pointer, Aaron J. Franke, Austin J. Sim, Ammoren E. Dohm, Jessica M. Frakes, Stephen A. Rosenberg, Estrella M. Carballido, Mihaela Druta, John E. Mullinax, Sean P. Dineen, Sarah E. Hoffe Source Type: research

Benefits of a Tele-Education Curriculum for Radiation Oncology Centers in Low- and Middle-Income Countries Transitioning from 2D to 3D External Beam Radiation Therapy
This study aims to evaluate the efficacy and promise of a Tele-education 2D to 3D EBRT training program. (Source: International Journal of Radiation Oncology * Biology * Physics)
Source: International Journal of Radiation Oncology * Biology * Physics - August 4, 2021 Category: Radiology Authors: Elaine Nguyen, Sumi Sinha, Fei Yang, Raymond Carter, Horatio Thomas, Piotr Dubrowski, Shada Wadi-Ramahi, Benjamin Li Source Type: research

The Impact of ROESCG 2020 on Unique Site Visits to a Radiation Oncology Educational Website
The volume of literature in Radiation Oncology is challenging to keep up with, especially with heterogenous practice patterns across training programs. Free online resources such as QuadShotNews, eContour.org, and theMedNet.org have recently emerged to provide dynamic tools to stay abreast of the latest developments in our field. RadOncReview.org was launched in September of 2019 with the goal of providing an interactive resource to place evidence at the fingertips of busy trainees and practitioners. (Source: International Journal of Radiation Oncology * Biology * Physics)
Source: International Journal of Radiation Oncology * Biology * Physics - August 4, 2021 Category: Radiology Authors: Jeffrey M. Ryckman, Christian O. Fernandez, Anna M. Laucis, Toms V. Thomas Source Type: research

Competency-Based Medical Education in Canadian Radiation Oncology Residency Training: An Institutional Implementation Pilot Study
Competence by Design (CBD) is the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada's (RCPSC) adaptation of competency-based medical education (CBME) for medical residency training.1 Canadian radiation oncology (RO) residency programs transitioned to CBD in July 2019. Prior to this, CBD was piloted in a single RO residency program to characterize assessment completion and challenges of implementation. (Source: International Journal of Radiation Oncology * Biology * Physics)
Source: International Journal of Radiation Oncology * Biology * Physics - August 4, 2021 Category: Radiology Authors: Amir H. Safavi, Julianna Sienna, Barbara K. Strang, Crystal Hann Source Type: research

Feedback Delivery in an Academic Cancer Centre: Reflections From an R2C2-Based Microlearning Course
Feedback delivery and training have not been characterized in the context of academic cancer centres. R2C2 (Relationship, Reaction, Content, Coaching) is as an evidence-based reflective model for providing assessment feedback.1 The purpose of this study was to assess the feasibility and utility of a microlearning course based on the R2C2 feedback model and to characterize multidisciplinary staff perspectives on existing feedback practices in an academic cancer centre. (Source: International Journal of Radiation Oncology * Biology * Physics)
Source: International Journal of Radiation Oncology * Biology * Physics - August 4, 2021 Category: Radiology Authors: Amir H. Safavi, Janet Papadakos, Tina Papadakos, Naa  Kwarley Quartey, Karen Lawrie, Eden Klein, Sarah Storer, Jennifer Croke, Barbara-Ann Millar, Raymond Jang, Andrea Bezjak, Meredith E. Giuliani Source Type: research

Using the Dosimetric Radiation Plan as a Teaching Tool for Early Trainees to Understand Radiation Toxicity
Radiation therapy (RT) has drastically advanced in the past several decades, leading to highly complex and personalized dosimetric treatment plans. Despite the importance of radiation treatment planning, medical students and residents/fellows in medical or surgical oncology-related fields have limited exposure to radiation therapy management and the role of radiation oncology in cancer care.1 Education literature suggests adult learners comprehend new topics in the context of prior experience. For many medical students and oncology-affiliated trainees, prior experiences with RT have involved clinical care for acute and lat...
Source: International Journal of Radiation Oncology * Biology * Physics - August 4, 2021 Category: Radiology Authors: Anurag Saraf, Michael Milligan, Subha Perni, Graham Boyd, Dalia Larios, Rachel Jimenez Source Type: research

1ONCstudent: Development of Open Access Radiation Oncology Medical Education App for Medical Students
Undergraduate medical education in radiation oncology is highly variable and largely underrepresented across different medical schools and curriculum.1 Advancements in technology have led to accessibility of information across multiple platforms. Mobile phone apps can serve as novel e-Learning resources for medical students. Limited experiences have shown the feasibility of apps for medical student education across different specialties and countries.2 However, to date, there is no educational mobile phone app for medical students rotating in radiation oncology. (Source: International Journal of Radiation Oncology * Biology * Physics)
Source: International Journal of Radiation Oncology * Biology * Physics - August 4, 2021 Category: Radiology Authors: Matthew Culbert, Michael Milligan, Anurag Saraf Source Type: research

Integrating Leadership Competencies in Clinical Didactic Curricula: The Mock Tumor Board
Developing leadership competencies has been identified as an essential part of graduate medical education1 that has oft been neglected with minimal dedicated didactic programs. A few ad hoc programs have been created at individual residency programs,2,3 but the current limits on extra didactic time in many curricula preclude robust implementation of dedicated leadership didactics. As attending radiation oncologists, we are expected to advocate for our patients at multi-disciplinary tumor boards in which we are almost certainly in the minority. (Source: International Journal of Radiation Oncology * Biology * Physics)
Source: International Journal of Radiation Oncology * Biology * Physics - August 4, 2021 Category: Radiology Authors: Austin J. Sim, Ammoren E. Dohm, Homan Mohammadi, Jessica M. Frakes, Stephen A. Rosenberg, Sarah E. Hoffe Source Type: research

A Mixed-Methods Analysis of a Single-Institution Radiation Oncology Virtual Medical Student Rotation
The COVID-19 pandemic prompted the widespread development of virtual rotations, replacing traditional in-person experiences.1,2 These rotations introduce the role of radiation in cancer care and recruit students to residency programs. The Department of Radiation Oncology at the University of California, San Francisco developed a comprehensive 2-week virtual rotation that aimed to maintain broad clinical exposure for medical students. However, effective strategies for incorporating students into clinical interactions, modeling interdisciplinary practice, assessing students' growth, and facilitating interpersonal interaction...
Source: International Journal of Radiation Oncology * Biology * Physics - August 4, 2021 Category: Radiology Authors: Horatio Thomas, Lisa Ni, Steve Braunstein Source Type: research

The Chief Medical Officer's (CMO) Office Elective for Senior Residents: A New Opportunity for Tomorrow's Physician Leaders
The Chief Medical Officer's (CMO) office at the University of Mississippi Medical Center initiated an elective for interested residents to rotate through various departments associated with CMO's office. This rotation intends to provide insight into the workings of a healthcare center, enhance understanding of medical practice in the 21st century, and supply practical information to transition from resident to an attending physician. (Source: International Journal of Radiation Oncology * Biology * Physics)
Source: International Journal of Radiation Oncology * Biology * Physics - August 4, 2021 Category: Radiology Authors: Toms Vengaloor Thomas, Phyllis Bishop Source Type: research