Research & Grants


Research Initiatives

For proposal inquiries contact Grants Subcommittee Chair Dr. Julius Chapiro

Clinical Trials 

Learn more about SIO's inaugural clinical trial: Ablation with Confirmation of Colorectal Liver Metastases (ACCLAIM) Prospective Trial for Microwave Ablation as a Local Cure. 


Past Research Grants

To date, SIO has awarded over $1.5 million dollars in funding to support pre-clinical research. To learn more and view the projects supported click here.

Research Steering Committee

Looking to partner with SIO to support IO research? SIO's Research Steering Committee offers several opportunities to support the field of IO research and cancer care. Learn more by reviewing the current prospectus.

The Steering Committee is responsible for collaborating with the Board and staff liaisons on key strategies, challenges, and needs in order to provide insight on existing and future SIO research priorities including research grants, registries, and clinical trials. The SIO Research Steering Committee oversees all SIO research priorities for the year, including oversight and delegation of any appropriate projects to the Clinical Trials Committee, Guidelines Committee, and the Publications Committee.

Committee Chair - Terence Gade, MD, PhD
University of Pennsylvania

Vice Chair - Rony Avritscher, MD
University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Grants SubCommitee Chair - Julius Chapiro, MD
Yale University

Research Development Subcommittee Chair - Lynn Savic, MD
Charité University Berlin

NIH Liasion - Brad Wood, MD
Center for Interventional Oncology, NIH Clinical Center

NCCN Guildelines Subcommittee Chair - Amy Deipolyi, MD

Research Advisor: Michael Soulen, MD
University of Pennsylvania 

Board Liaison -  Sarah White, MD
Medical College of Wisconsin