Department of Radiation Oncology

Radiobiology and Imaging Program (Abramson Cancer Center)

The Radiobiology and Imaging Program, one of the research programs supported by the Abramson Cancer Center, seeks to improve patient outcomes through the advanced understanding of how ionizing and non-ionizing radiation interacts with cancer and normal tissues. The programmatic goals are: (1) Study molecular mechanisms of radiation response and identify targets to improve radiotherapy. (2) Elucidate mechanisms underlying use of Photodynamic Therapy (PDT) and translate to the clinic. (3) Develop methods for measuring and altering tumor oxygenation and metabolic status and understand the molecular events governing cell death by IR and physiological stresses. (4) Develop novel techniques to image the interaction between radiation, PDT and tissues, and (5) Understand the biological effects of Protons to inform their effective clinical use.

Seminar Schedule 2016-2017 (updated 6/17/2016)

All seminars are at 12:00-1:00pm in SCTR 8-146AB unless otherwise noted

Date Speaker and Title

Thursday, 9/8/2016

Ronny Drapkin, MD, PhD
Director, Gynecologic Cancer Research, Basser Center for BRCA
Director, Ovarian Cancer Research Center
Associate Professor of Pathology in Obstetrics and Gynecology  
Title: "Staring down the barrel fo a tube at the origins of ovarian cancer."

Thursday, 11/10/2016

Andrea Facciabene, PhD
Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology 
Title: "Modulation of the Immune System and Impact on the Development and Therapy of Tumors by Gut Microbiota."

Thursday, 1/12/2017

Mark Rosen, MD, PhD
Associate Professor and Chief of Division of Abdominal Imaging
Department of Radiology
Title: "Multi-parametric prostate MRI.  Implications for early stage prostate cancer diagnosis, monitoring, and treatment."

Thursday, 1/26/2017

Christine Hill-Kayser, MD
Assistant Professor
Department of Radiation Oncology
Title: "Pediatric Patients, Radiation, & Technology: Clinical and Research Opportunities"

Thursday, 2/9/2017

Rahim Rizi, PhD
Department of Radiology

Thursday, 3/9/2017

Michael Farwell, MD
Assistant Professor
Department of Radiology

Thursday, 4/13/2017

Robert H. Mach, PhD
Britton Chance Professor and Director of Radiochemistry Research
Department of Radiology

Thursday, 5/11/2017

Theresa Busch, PhD
Associate Professor and Associate Director of Research
Department of Radiation Oncology

Thursday, 6/8/2017

Neha Vapiwala, MD
Associate Professor and Vice Chair of Education
Department of Radiation Oncology

Schedule from previous years


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