Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
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Alejandro Carabe-Fernandez

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Alejandro Carabe-Fernandez, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Department: Radiation Oncology

Contact information
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Department of Radiation Oncology
TRC 4 West, 4-324W
3400 Civic Center Boulevard
Phiadelphia, PA 19104
Office: (215) 614-1605
Education:
MPhys (Physics with Medical Technology)
University of Hull, 2000.
MSc (Medical Physics)
University of Glasgow, 2002.
Ph.D. (Radiobiology)
Imperial College, 2008.
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Description of Clinical Expertise

Proton and convencional radiotherapy

Description of Research Expertise

Clinical and theoretical radiobiology
High-LET radiobiology and radiotherapy
Radiobiological Optimization
TCP/NTCP specific for high-LET radiations
Repair kinetics modeling

Selected Publications

Darafsheh A, Guardiola C, Palovcak A, Finlay JC, Cárabe A: Optical super-resolution imaging by high-index microspheres embedded in elastomers. Opt Lett 40(1): 5-8, Jan 2015.

C. Guardiola, A. Carabe, F. Gómez, G. Pellegrini, C. Fleta, S. Esteban, D. Quirion, M. Lozano: First Silicon Microdosimeters Based on Cylindrical Diodes. Sensors & Transducers 183(12): 129-133, Dec 2014.

Sánchez-Parcerisa D, Kondrla M, Shaindlin A, Carabe A.: FoCa: a modular treatment planning system for proton radiotherapy with research and educational purposes. Phys Med Biol. 59(23): 7341-60, Dec 2014.

Lin L, Solberg TD, Carabe A, Mcdonough JE, Diffenderfer E, Sanzari JK, Kennedy AR, Cengel K.: Pencil beam scanning dosimetry for large animal irradiation. J Radiat Res 55(5): 855-61, Sep 2014.

Sánchez-Parcerisa D, Pourbaix JC, Ainsley CG, Dolney D, Carabe A: Fast range switching of passively scattered proton beams using a modulation wheel and dynamic beam current modulation. Phys Med Biol 59(7): N19-26, Apr 2014.

Carabe A, España S, Grassberger C, Paganetti H: Clinical consequences of relative biological effectiveness variations in proton radiotherapy of the prostate, brain and liver. Phys Med Biol 58(7): 2103-17, 2013.

Alejandro Carabe-Fernandez: Radiobiology for Proton and Carbon Ion Therapy. Proton and Carbon Ion Therapy. Charlie Ma and Tony Lomax (eds.). CRC Press, Page: 71, October 2012.

Carabe A, Moteabbed M, Depauw N, Schuemann J, Paganetti H.: Range uncertainty in proton therapy due to variable biological effectiveness. Phys Med Biol. IoP, 57(5): 1159-72, March 2012.

Butterworth KT, McGarry CK, Clasie B, Carabe-Fernandez A, Schuemann J, Depauw N, Tang S, McMahon SJ, Schettino G, O'Sullivan JM, Lu HM, Kooy H, Paganetti H, Hounsell AR, Held KD, Prise KM.: Relative biological effectiveness (RBE) and out-of-field cell survival responses to passive scattering and pencil beam scanning proton beam deliveries. Phys Med Biol 57(20): 6671-80, 2012.

Carabe-Fernandez A, Dale RG, Jones B: Repair kinetic considerations in high-LET particle beam radiotherapy. Br J Radiol 2011 Notes: in press.

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