breast cancer, prostate cancer, image-guided radiation therapy, biologic agents, radiosensitizers
prostate cancer, bladder cancer, testicular cancer, image-guided radiation therapy, integrative medicine
I am an Associate Professor and the Vice Chair of Education in the Department of Radiation Oncology at University of Pennsylvania. I specialize in the management of patients with genitourinary (GU) cancers, and served as the department’s GU Service Chief, working collaboratively with members of the Departments of Urology, Medical Oncology, Pathology, Diagnostic Radiology and Nuclear Medicine to further our mission of providing high-quality multidisciplinary patient care and performing cutting-edge clinical research. My work focuses on biological and technological improvements in the delivery of photon- and proton-based radiation, and I currently serve as the Principal Investigator of multiple therapeutic trials for prostate cancer patients. I have been a Project Leader on a Department of Defense program project grant investigating proton therapy, and have extramural funding to develop prognostic and predictive biomarkers for novel radiosensitizers in conjunction with radiotherapy, as well as to explore the effect of yoga as a therapeutic intervention on disease- and treatment-related symptoms in prostate cancer patients undergoing external beam radiation. I am a member of several national scientific committees dedicated to GU cancer research and education, including the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Scientific Program Committee, the ASCO Genitourinary Maintenance of Certification Working Group and the American College of Radiology’s Appropriateness Criteria Panel for Prostate Cancer. Outside of clinic, I was appointed as an Advisory Dean in the Perelman School of Medicine at University of Pennsylvania, and am President-elect of the national Association of Directors of Radiation Oncology Programs.
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Last updated: 04/29/2016
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