Stanford Radiation Oncology department welcomes two Ukrainian radiation oncologists from Lviv Regional Cancer Center, Drs. Daryna Semotyuk and Sofiia Zaluska, for a month-long observership. HUG members are grateful to Stanford Global Scholars grant for funding and Stanford Radiation Oncology faculty and Staff for training the visitors.
Lviv Regional Cancer Center has recently installed and commissioning for clinical use two Varian Halcyons, and there is need to support radiation oncologists and medical physicists from Lviv to transition from Co-60 and 3D radiotherapy to IMRT/VMAT.
Dr. Sofiia Zaluska is a junior radiation oncologist at Lviv Regional Cancer Center, Ukraine who graduated from National University of Health of Ukraine radiotherapy post-graduate course during the war. Much of her studies were interrupted due to the hostilities and lack of electricity as the courses were remote. Dr. Daryna Semotyuk is a radiation oncology resident at is in the process of training during the war. They both will be observing the whole treatment process at Stanford from patient consultation, simulation, to planning, plan review, and treatment. They will be participating in resident lectures and seminars as well as attending tumor boards and chart rounds. They will also attend the American Association of Radiation Oncology annual professional conference in San Diego to participate in educational and scientific training modules.