Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

The Department of Radiation Oncology is in the new Perelman Center. Occupying approximately 80,000 square feet on the Concourse Level, the new treatment facilities includes the most advanced proton and conventional radiation treatment modalities available as well as public spaces designed for the highest levels of patient comfort.

Invited Speaker Seminar Series


Seminar Schedule for 2013-2014 (updated 3/12/2014)

Date and Location
Thursday, 10/24/2013
SCTR 8-146AB

Wafik El-Deiry, MD, PhD
Professor of Medicine, Chief, Hematology/Oncology
Rose Dunlap Division Chair in Hematology/Oncology
Associate Director for Translational Research, Cancer Institute
Penn State Hershey Cancer Institute
Title: "Personalizing colorectal cancer therapy."

Thursday, 10/31/2013
SCTR 8-146AB

Themis R. Kyriakides, PhD
Associate Professor of Pathology & Biomedical Engineering
School of Engineering & Applied Science
Yale University
Title: "Thrombospondins and the eNOS/Akt axis in vascular remodeling."

Thursday, 11/14/2013
SCTR 8-146AB

Bo Lu, MD, PhD
Professor of Department of Radiation Oncology
Director of Molecular Radiation Biology
Thomas Jefferson University
Title: "GEMs for Identifying Novel Targets and Therapeutics for Lung Cancer."

Monday, 1/13/2014
CRB Austrian Auditorium

Yossi Shiloh, PhD
Professor of Human Genetics
Sackler School of Medicine
Tel Aviv University
Title: "ATM: A busy intersection"

Thursday, 1/16/2014
SCTR 9-146AB

Ruth Muschel, MD, PhD
MRC/CRUK Professor of Molecular Pathology
Dept. Oncology, University of Oxford
Title: “Tumor - Vascular interaction: Radiation Therapy, Imaging and Response to Therapy.”

Thursday, 1/30/2014
SCTR 9-146AB

David A. Gewirtz, PhD
Professor of Pharmacology
Massey Cancer Center
Virginia Commonwealth University
Title: "The four faces of autophagy: Implications for cancer therapy."

Thursday, 2/27/2014
SCTR 9-146AB

Frank Verhaegen, PhD
Professor & head of clinical physics research
Maastro Clinic
Title: "Small Animal Radiotherapy Research; Technological Opportunities"

Thursday, 4/24/2014
SCTR 8-146AB

Joe Deasy, PhD
Chair, Department of Medical Physics
Enid A. Haupt Endowed Chair in Medical Physics,
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Title: "Predicting the outcomes of radiotherapy using dose-volume and imaging metrics"

Thursday, 5/8/2014
SCTR 8-146AB

Fen Xia, MD, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Radiation Oncology
Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center
Title: "DNA repair - a double edged sword in Cancer treatment."

Thursday, 5/22/2014
SCTR 9-146AB

Randy Kimple, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Human Oncology
University of Wisconsin
Title: "Viral control of radiation response in head and neck cancer."

Thursday, 5/29/2014
SCTR 9-146AB

Neil Martin, MD
Assistant Professor, Department of Radiation Oncology
Harvard Medical School
Assistant Professor, Radiation Oncology,
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Title: " Improving care in prostate cancer: from pathway to pathway."

Thursday, 6/12/2014
SCTR 8-146AB
Gang Zheng, PhD
Professor of Medical Biophysics
University of Toronto
Joey and Toby Tanenbam/Brazilian Ball Chair in Prostate Cancer Research
Title: " Porphysome Nanotechnology: Explore New Frontiers of Cancer Imaging and Therapy"





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