Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

University of Pennsylvania & Abramson Cancer Center
Radiobiology and Imaging Program (RBI) Annual Retreat     

Date: April 24, 2015, 9:00am - 4:00pm
Location: SCTR 8-146AB

Keynote Speaker:

Zeljko Vujaskovic, MD, PhD
Director, Division of Translational Radiation Sciences
Department of Radiation Oncology
University of Maryland








9:00 AM

Chi Dang, MD, PhD

Welcome and Overview of the ACC

9:15 AM

Rahim Rizi, PhD

Use of Hyperpolarized MRI for Studying the Pulmonary System

9:30 AM

Lin Z. Li, PhD

Developing redox imaging methods for cancer diagnosis and prognosis: an update

9:45 AM

Ann Kennedy, D.Sc

Is the Development of Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation (DIC) a Major Problem for Radiation Oncology Patients?

10:00 AM

Sydney Evans, VMD, MS

Evolving role of microvesicles in the outcome of GB patients

10:15 AM



10:45 AM

David Mankoff, MD, PhD

Molecular Imaging Biomarkers for Cancer Therapy

11:00 AM

Jerry Glickson, PhD

Molecular Imaging of Tumor Metabolism & Biomarkers of Therapeutic Response

11:15 AM

Alan Mitteer (Fan Lab)

Proton beam radiation induces DNA damage and cell apoptosis in glioma stem cells through reactive oxygen species

11:30 AM

Robert Mach, PhD

PET Radiotracers for Oncological Imaging applications

11:45 AM

Sergei Vinogradov, PhD

Phosphorescence Lifetime Microscopy of Oxygen

12:00 PM



1:00 PM

Zeljko Vujaskovic, MD, PhD

Keynote Presentation:   Radiation-Induced Lung Injury: Mechanisms and Therapeutic Strategies

2:00 PM

Mariana Cooke, PhD (Dorsey Lab)

Molecular characterization of EGFR mutation in High-Grade Glioma Circulating Tumor Cells (CTCs) at Single Cell Resolution

2:15 PM

Daniel Pryma, MD

Pre-clinical development of alpha emitting radiotherapeutics: 211At-MABG and 211At-MM3

2:30 PM



2:45 PM

Alex Lin, MD

A Novel Approach to Targeting Hypoxia and Improving Radiotherapy Efficacy for Head and Neck Cancer.

3:00 PM

Costas Koumenis, PhD

The role of the microbiome in the tumor response to radiation: Preliminary studies

3:15 PM

Andrew Tsourkas, PhD

Engineering molecular imaging agents and targeted therapeutics    

3:30 PM

Charles Simone, MD

Evolving Role of PET for Assessing Treatment Response and Inflammatory Complications Following Radiation Therapy.

3:45 PM

Timothy Zhu, PhD

Singlet oxygen explicit dosimetry for Photodynamic therapy


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