Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
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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.


Radiobiology and Imaging Program (Abramson Cancer Center)

The Radiobiology and Imaging Program 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 for 2013-2014 (updated 4/10/2014)

Date and Location
Speaker and Title
Thursday, 9/12/2013
12-1pm
SCTR 8-146AB

Jerry Glickson, PhD
Research Professor of Radiology
Title "The use of Lonidamine to selectively sensitize tumors to chemotherapy"

Thursday, 10/10/2013
12-1pm
SCTR 8-146AB

Jay Dorsey, MD, PhD
Assitant Professor of Radiaiton Oncology
Title: "Tracking circulating tumor cells (CTCs) in patients receiving definitive radiotherapy using a novel telomerase-based assay."

Thursday, 12/12/2013
12-1pm
SCTR 8-146AB

Edgar Ben-Josef, MD
Professor of Radiaiton Oncology
Title: “High Dose Radiotherapy for Pancreatic Cancer.”

Thursday, 1/9/2014
12-1pm
SCTR 8-146AB
Amit Maity, MD
Professor of Radiaiton Oncology
Thursday 2/13/2014
12-1pm
SCTR 8-146AB

Andrew Tsoukas, PhD
Associate Professor of Bioengineering
Title: "Engineering contrastagents for molecular imaging and therapeutic applications."

Thursday, 3/13/2014
12-1pm
SCTR 8-146AB

Intae Lee, PhD
Research Assitant Professor of Radiation Oncolgy
Investigator, Institute for Environmental Medicine (IFEM)
Title: "Therapeutic efficacy of a mechanism based inhimitor of NADPH-oxidase (type 2) in LPS (lipopolysaccharide) - induced acute lung injury."

Thursday, 4/10/2014
12-1pm
SCTR 8-146AB

Daniel Pryma, MD
Assistant Professor of Radiology
Ann-Marie Chacko, MD
Research Associate of Radiology
Title: "Guiding diagnosis and therapy with radiopharmaceuticals."

Thursday, 6/12/2014
12-1pm
SCTR 8-146AB
Yi Fan, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology

 

 



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