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SIR Foundation, Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology Present Awards

March 24, 2014

JVIR Editor’s Award for Outstanding Clinical Research Paper on Lens Opacities in Catheterization Personnel Presented to International Authority on Radiation Protection; Outstanding Laboratory Investigation Article Examines Therapies That Help Chemotherapy Patients

SAN DIEGO, March 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology–the Society of Interventional Radiology’s peer-reviewed scientific journal–together with SIR Foundation, will present the 2013 JVIR Editor’s Award for Outstanding Clinical Research Paper and the Award for Outstanding Laboratory Investigation during the March 24 plenary session at SIR’s 39th Annual Scientific Meeting. SIR 2014 is being held March 22-27 in San Diego.

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Eliseo Vano, Ph.D., an adviser to the Spanish Ministry of Health for radiation protection in medical exposures, received the 2013 JVIR Editor’s Award for Outstanding Clinical Research Paper for “Radiation-associated Lens Opacities in Catheterization Personnel: Results of a Survey and Direct Assessments.” Vano, who has for the last 20 years led a research team funded by Spanish organizations and the European Commission focused on radiation protection in medical imaging and interventional radiology, is professor of medical physics on the faculty of medicine of the Complutense University of Madrid and head of the medical physics service at Madrid’s San Carlos University Hospital. He is also a consultant to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) for topics concerning radiation safety in diagnostic and interventional radiology.

Marwan Moussa, M.D., University of Arkansas Medical School’s department of radiology, received the 2013 JVIR Editor’s Award for Outstanding Laboratory Investigation for “Adjuvant Liposomal Doxorubicin Markedly Affects Radiofrequency Ablation-induced Effects on Periablational Microvasculature.” Before joining UAMS, Moussa spent three years working at the minimally invasive tumor therapy laboratory at Harvard’s Beth Israel Hospital in Boston, where he authored and co-authored several original articles and eight abstracts in the areas of combination radiofrequency ablation therapies and irreversible electroporation.

“The Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology prides itself on bringing high-level, evidence-based research to the fore,” said Ziv J Haskal, M.D., FSIR, editor-in-chief. “Dr. Vano’s article is an important one for radiology professionals; it is an in-depth demonstration of radiation eye injury risks to interventional personnel at occupational levels. Dr. Moussa’s paper examines chemotherapy delivery and its effects on surrounding tissue during radiofrequency ablation. Enhancing the effect of both of these potent image-guided therapies may allow us to more completely treat liver tumors,” said Haskal, a professor with the department of radiology and medical imaging at the University of Virginia Health System in Charlottesville. JVIR will continue to lead in publishing important studies that serve the global interventional and endovascular scientific community, said Haskal.

In addition, six additional Editor’s Award Honorees for Excellence in published clinical and laboratory investigations were named: Hideyuki Nishiofuku, M.D., Nara Medical University, Nara, Japan, “Transcatheter Arterial Chemoembolization Using Cisplatin Powder Mixed With Degradable Starch Microspheres for Colorectal Liver Metastases After FOLFOX Failure: Results of a Phase I/II Study”; Richard R. Saxon, M.D., FSIR, North County Radiology Medical Group, Oceanside, Calif., “Heparin-bonded, Expanded Polytetrafluoroethylene-lined Stent Graft in the Treatment of Femoropopliteal Artery Disease: One-year Results of the VIPER (Viabahn Endoprosthesis With Heparin Bioactive Surface in the Treatment of Superficial Femoral Artery Obstructive Disease) Trial”; Yan Yan, B.S., University of Pennsylvania Medical Center, Philadelphia, “Outcomes of Percutaneous Interventions in Transposed Hemodialysis Fistulas Compared With Nontransposed Fistulas and Grafts”; Rony Avritscher, M.D., the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, “Percutaneous Intraportal Application of a Dipose Tissue-derived Mesenchymal Stem Cells Using a Balloon Occlusion Catheter in a Porcine Model of Liver Fibrosis”; Manon Buijs, M.D., Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, “Antiglycolytic Therapy Combined With an Image-guided Minimally Invasive Delivery Strategy for the Treatment of Breast Cancer”; and Ron C. Gaba, M.D., University of Illinois Medical Center at Chicago, “Transarterial Sorafenib Chemoembolization: Preliminary Study of Technical Feasibility in a Rabbit Model.”

More information about the Society of Interventional Radiology, finding an interventional radiologist in your area, minimally invasive treatments and the Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology can be found online at www.SIRweb.org.

About the Society of Interventional Radiology Foundation
SIR Foundation is a scientific foundation dedicated to fostering research and education in interventional radiology for the purposes of advancing scientific knowledge, increasing the number of skilled investigators in interventional radiology and developing innovative therapies that lead to improved patient care and quality of life. Visit www.SIRFoundation.org.

About the Society of Interventional Radiology
Interventional radiologists are physicians who specialize in minimally invasive, targeted treatments. They offer the most in-depth knowledge of the least invasive treatments available coupled with diagnostic and clinical experience across all specialties. Using X-ray, MRI and other imaging to advance a catheter in the body, such as in an artery, they treat disease at the source internally. As the inventors of angioplasty and the catheter-delivered stent, which were first used in the legs to treat peripheral arterial disease, interventional radiologists pioneered minimally invasive modern medicine. Many conditions that once required surgery can be treated less invasively by interventional radiologists. Interventional radiology treatments offer less risk, less pain and less recovery time compared to open surgery. Visit www.SIRweb.org. Follow SIR on Facebook and Twitter and use #SIR2014 to keep up with news from SIR 2014.

2013 JVIR Editor’s Award for Outstanding Clinical Research Paper: “Radiation-associated Lens Opacities in Catheterization Personnel: Results of a Survey and Direct Assessments,” Vano, E.; Kleiman, N.J.; Duran, A.; Romano-Miller M., Rehani M.M. 2013 JVIR Editor’s Award for Outstanding Laboratory Paper: “Adjuvant Liposomal Doxorubicin Markedly Affects Radiofrequency Ablation-induced Effects on Periablational Microvasculature,” Moussa M., Goldberg S.N., Tasawwa, B.; Sawant R.R., Levchenko T., Kumar G., Torchilin V.P., Ahmed M.

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