Radiation Therapy Students Participate in CART Annual Meeting, Student Scholar Bowl
Seven radiation therapy students represented SLU in the Chicago Area Radiation Therapists (CART) Annual Meeting and Student Scholar Bowl in Chicago, Illinois, from April 22-24.
In addition to the essay competition and scientific display competition, the venue provided review sessions, mock exams and networking opportunities to help students grow in their field.
Todd Adrian and David Prosser represented the University in the Student Scholar Bowl as they competed against teams from other universities from across the nation.
Seven students also presented research posters:
- Todd Adrian, "Fasting and Chemotherapy: Protecting Normal Cells While Sensitizing Cancer Cells through Differential Stress Resistance" - Winner, First Place and Cash Award
- Tamra Berger, "The Role of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy A Holistic Treatment In Radiation-Induced Cystitis"
- Hilary Lashmett, "Deep Inspiration Breath Hold Technique in Left Sided Breast Cancer Radiotherapy" - Winner, Second Place and Cash Award
- Caitlin Payne, "The Incidence of Secondary Malignancies: IMRT vs. 3D CRT"
- David Prosser, "Hypofractionation vs. Conventional Radiation Breast Cancer Treatment"
- Patrick Sheil, "Prone vs. Supine Position Radiotherapy in Breast Cancer Patients"
- Emma Waldrup, "Treatment of Pediatric Patients with Medulloblastoma: Proton Therapy vs. Others"
For more information about the radiation therapy program at Saint Louis University,
The Chicago Area Radiation Therapists was started in 1976 as a non-profit organization by a group of radiation therapists in the Chicago area. The organization started a society through continuing education, refresher courses in relevant subjects, representation of radiation therapists in other professional organizations and representation in special interest projects-such as development of state licensing laws for all radiation users. Today, CART offers four meetings, with more than 13 continuing education credits per year and offers speaking engagements from physicians, physicists, therapists, nurses, social workers, dosimetrists and other public health officials.