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2016 ICHO Award Winners

- 2016 Tsudomu Sugahara Award Winner -
Yoko Harima, MD, PhD 
Kansai Medical University, Japan

 - 2016 ASHO Award Winner -
Hideki Matsumoto, PhD
Department of Experimental Radiology & Health Physics,
Faculty of Medical Science, University of Fukui, Japan

- 2016 ESHO/BSD Award Winner -
Stephan Bodis, Prof. Dr. med.  

Canton Hospitals Aarau (KSA) and Baden (KSB), University Hospital Zurich (USZ)

- 2016 STM J. Eugene Robinson Award Winner - 
Zeljko Vujaskovic, MD, PhD

Professor and Director

Division of Translational Radiation Sciences
Department of Radiation Oncology
University of Maryland Baltimore

ICHO New Investigator Travel Award Recipients

$500 travel grants were awarded to New Investigators to encourage participation at the 2016 ICHO.  Awards were given based on a competitive evaluation of submitted applications and abstracts by the ICHO Awards Committee.

Matthew Adams

“Development of MR-guided endoluminal ultrasound applicators for thermal ablation of pancreatic cancer: design and evaluations in ex vivo and in vivo porcine studies”             

University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, USA

Bassim Aklan      

“Hyperthermia treatment planning: Impact of variation in manual tissue-segmentation on the simulated temperature distribution”              

Radiation Oncology, University Hospital Erlangen, Erlangen, Germany

Kathleen Ashcraft           

“Enhanced efficacy of radiotherapy by voluntary exercise is dependent on a thermoneutral environment”              

Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, USA

Akke Bakker       

“Scar tissue is more at risk of developing thermal skin damage in recurrent breast cancer patients treated with reirradiation and hyperthermia”         

AMC, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Sarah Brueningk

“A comprehensive model of hyperthermia and radiotherapy induced cell death”

The Institute of Cancer Research, Sutton, Surrey, UK

Mark Bucsek      

“The impact of β-adrenergic signaling on radioresistance and anti-tumor immunity in murine tumor models”

Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo, New York, USA

Tejan Diwanji     

“Multidisciplinary Management Of Unresectable Verrucous Carcinoma Of The Genitals, i.e. Buschke-Lowenstein Tumor, With Combined External Beam Radiation and Hyperthermia: A Case Report”             

University of Maryland Medical Center, Baltimore, MD, USA

Kalyani Ektate    

"Ultrasound monitoring of tumor temperature and drug delivery with echogenic thermosensitive liposomes"          

Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Oklahoma, USA

Samuel  Fahrenholtz        

“Laser ablation prediction via global optimization and cross-validation”         

Department of Imaging Physics, UT MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas, USA

Taylor Ibelli         

“Photothermal Ablation of Streptococcus pyogenes and Staphylococcus aureus using Fluorescent Bio-Polymer Nanoparticles”   

Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA

Samir Jenkins     

“Photothermal Treatment and Radiosensitization of Breast Cancer Cells using Targeted Polydopamine Coated Gold Nanocages”

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, AR, USA

Thomas Longo    


Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, USA

Eleanor  McCabe-Lankford             

“Near-Infrared Nanoparticle Mediated Hyperthermia In Colorectal Cancer Spheroids: A Tissue Phantom Study”  

Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, NC, USA

Daniel Meeker

“Designing novel antibiotic-loaded, targeted nanoparticles to eradicate Staphylococcus aureus planktonic cultures and biofilms”      

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, AR, USA

Hendrik Thijmen Mulder 

“Optimal path length correction for the Sigma Eye applicator for Hyperthermia Treatment Planning”

Erasmus MC Cancer Institute, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Rupal Parikh       

“Extreme Exotherms using Polyprotic Acids with Polyamines for Thermochemical Ablation”

Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, New Brunswick, NJ, USA

Elles Raaijmakers              

“An MRI-Compatible Hyperthermia Applicator for Small Animals”      

Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Stephanie Rice   

“External thermal therapy (ETT) as an adjunct to radiation therapy in the treatment of soft tissue sarcoma”

University of Maryland Department of Radiation Oncology, Baltimore, MD, USA

Dario Rodrigues                                                                                                                      

“Towards integration of non-invasive temperature measurement with microwave radiometry for improved control of superficial hyperthermia array applicators”          

Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA, USA

Jan Sebek            

“Sensitivity of microwave ablation models to tissue biophysical properties: application to model-based treatment planning”

Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas, USA

James Snider, III

“Concurrent Interstitial Thermal Therapy and Interstitial Brachytherapy for Recurrent and Bulky Pelvic Malignancies: A Single Institution Experience”

University of Maryland Medical Center, Baltimore, MD, USA

Frederik Soetaert             

“Influence of magnetic nanoparticle location on the survival of SKBR3 cells”    

Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA

Stefan Stangl      

“Membrane associated Hsp70 as a tumor-specific target structure for theranostic in vivo targeting of a wide variety of malignancies”       

Department of Radiation Oncology, Klinikum rechts der Isar, TU München, Munich, Germany

Caspar M. van Leeuwen  

“The effect of the time interval between radiotherapy and hyperthermia on treatment outcome in cervical cancer”

Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Joshua VanOsdol              

“Targeted intratumoral doxorubicin delivery by ultrasound-imageable low temperature sensitive liposomes and high intensity focused ultrasound mild hyperthermia”              

Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Oklahoma, USA

Chencai Wang    

“Heating Efficiency of Colloidal Magnetic Fluids with Nonlinear Loss Properties and Aggregate Formation”              

University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, USA

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