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The First Annual Department of Radiation Oncology Research Symposium was held at the University of Maryland's Medical School Teaching Facility. The symposium gives faculty, residents, and student researchers the opportunity to showcase their research projects.

UMMC poster award 1 

Dario Rodrigues, Ph.D., Assistant Professor in the Radiation Oncology department, placed first place in the poster category.  His poster summarized the work he has been doing to verify the use of Pyrexar's Hal.o applicator, a Non-Invasive, Non-Ionizing Radiation approach to produce a focused heat zone in the brain.

UMMC poster award 2 

It has been demonstrated in a study published in the International Journal of Radiation Biology & Physics (Sneed, 1998 Survival benefit of hyperthermia in a prospective randomized trial of brachytherapy boost ± hyperthermia for glioblastoma multiforme) that hyperthermia can boost the effectiveness of radiotherapy when treating glioblastoma.  Pyrexar Engineering has been working on an applicator to provide focused hyperthermia under MR guidance for several years.  Dr. Rodrigues is currently developing a study protocol to begin animal studies. 

Join us in recognizing Dr. Rodrigues for his accomplishments.