Gary D. Kao

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Associate Professor of Radiation Oncology
Department: Radiation Oncology
Graduate Group Affiliations

Contact information
Department of Radiation Oncology
Smilow Center for Translational Research, Room 8-134
3400 Civic Center Blvd.
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 215-573-2285
BA (Philosophy)
Johns Hopkins University , 1984.
M.D. (Medicine)
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, 1988.
PhD (Molecular Biology)
University of Pennsylvania, 1998.
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Description of Research Expertise

Molecular and Cellular Biology

Description of Clinical Expertise

Radiation Oncology

Selected Publications

Al Zaki A, Joh D, Cheng Z, de Barros AL, Kao G, Dorsey J, Tsourkas A.: Gold-Loaded Polymeric Micelles for Computed Tomography-Guided Radiation Therapy Treatment and Radiosensitization. ACS nano Dec 2013 Notes: In press.

Joh DY, Sun L, Stangl M, Al Zaki A, Murty S, Santoiemma PP, Davis JJ, Baumann BC, Alonso-Basanta M, Bhang D, Kao GD, Tsourkas A, Dorsey JF. : Selective targeting of brain tumors with gold nanoparticle-induced radiosensitization. PLoS One. 8(4), Apr 30 2013.

Chandrasekaran S, Hollander A, Xu X, Benci JL, Davis JJ, Dorsey JF, Kao G.: 18F-fluorothymidine-pet imaging of glioblastoma multiforme: effects of radiation therapy on radiotracer uptake and molecular biomarker patterns. ScientificWorldJournal. 2013, Apr 4 2013.

Kimple RJ, Kao GD: A 10-year analysis of american society for radiation oncology junior faculty career development awards. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 85(4): 924-8, Mar 2013.

Baumann BC, Kao GD, Mahmud A, Harada T, Swift J, Chapman C, Xu X, Discher DE, Dorsey JF: Enhancing the Efficacy of Drug-loaded Nanocarriers against Brain Tumors by Targeted Radiation Therapy. Oncotarget. 4(1): 64-79, Jan 2013.

Baumann BC, Dorsey JF, Benci JL, Joh DY, Kao GD: Stereotactic intracranial implantation and in vivo bioluminescent imaging of tumor xenografts in a mouse model system of glioblastoma multiforme. J Vis Exp.(67), Sep 25 2012.

Baumann BC, Benci JL, Santoiemma PP, Chandrasekaran S, Hollander AB, Kao GD, Dorsey JF: An integrated method for reproducible and accurate image-guided stereotactic cranial irradiation of brain tumors using the small animal radiation research platform. Transl Oncol. 5(4): 230-7, Aug 2012.

Smith JA, Yeung J, Kao GD, Daniel R: A role for the histone deacetylase HDAC4 in the life-cycle of HIV-1-based vectors. Virol J. 7: 237, Sep 16 2010.

Dorsey JF, Dowling ML, Kim M, Voong R, Solin LJ, Kao GD: Modulation of the anti-cancer efficacy of microtubule-targeting agents by cellular growth conditions. Cancer Biol Ther. 9(10): 809-18, May 15 2010.

Yee SS, Dutta PR, Solin LJ, Vapiwala N, Kao GD: Lack of compliance with national vaccination guidelines in oncology patients receiving radiation therapy. J Support Oncol. 8(1): 28-34, Jan-Feb 2010.

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Last updated: 01/16/2014
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