WELCOME TO THE NCI-NSF SPONSORED WORKSHOP
OPERATIONS RESEARCH APPLIED TO RADIATION THERAPY (ORART)
A workshop sponsored by National Cancer Institute
and National Science Foundation.
February 7-9, 2002
Hyatt Dulles At Washington Dulles International Airport
This workshop brings together researchers from optimization
and operations research, radiation oncology, and medical
physics to address fundamental problems associated with
treatment planning optimization in radiation oncology.
With the advancement of intensity-modulated radiation
therapy and the associated high level of complexity
involved in designing treatment plans, it is crucial
that an interdisciplinary effort is made to integrate
sophisticated optimization techniques into the treatment
planning process and to explore cutting-edge methods
of optimizing the clinical outcome of radiotherapy.
To help shape the course of this developing technology,
NCI and NSF will sponsor a two-day workshop on Operations
Research Applied to Radiation Therapy (ORART) to
be held at Hyatt Dulles at Washington Dulles International
Airport in Herndon, VA on February 7-9, 2002. Approximately
thirty experts, from the radiation oncology, medical
physics and operations research communities will come
together to help elucidate the research opportunities
and challenges, and bound the scope of the proposed
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