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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.


1st Annual Dept. of Radiation Oncology Research Retreat

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BARAD

“Arm Lymphedema after Breast Conservation Treatment”

CENGEL

“Dietary Selenium Supplementation Prolongs Survival Following Thoracic Irradiation in Mice by Protecting from Radiation-Induced Pulmonary Fibrosis and Stimulating Selenoenzyme Production”

(Kim) KAO

“Effect of Green Tea Extract on the DNA Damage Response”

(Wood) METZ

“Positron Emission Tomography (PET) as a Predictor of Pathologic Response in Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC) Patients Receiving Neoadjuvant Treatment”

EVANS

"Beyond FDG: New Tracers Here and on the Horizon”

EVANS

“18F EF5 PET Imaging with Immunohistochemical Validation in Patients with Brain Lesions”

(Isaiah) EVANS

“Measuring Tumor Hypoxia:  Correlation of EF5 Immunohistochemistry with Flow Cytometry in Human Tumors”

(Jenkins/Dilling) EVANS

“Quantitative Image Analysis of Tumor Vasculature and Hypoxia in Human Glioblastoma Multiforme (GBM)”

MAITY

“Nelfinavir Downregulates HIF-1Alpha and VEGF Expression and Increases Tumor Oxygenation: Implications for Radiotherapy”

GUPTA

“The HIV Protease Inhibitor Nelfinavir Inhibits Proteasome Activity Resulting in the Unfolded Protein Response and Down-Regulation of Phosphorylated Akt”

(Dorsey) EL-DEIRY

“P53-Regulated Transcriptional Response to Radiation in the Cerebral Cortex”

KOUMENIS

“PS158 - Targeting of Hypoxic Tumor Cells with the Proteasome Inhibitor Bortezomib (PS-341, Velcade) via ER Stress-Dependent Apoptosis”

(Plastaras) EL-DEIRY

“Role of PI3K/Akt Signaling in TRAIL- and Radiation-Induced Gastrointestinal Apoptosis”

RENGAN

“Long-term neck control rates after complete response to chemoradiation in patients with advanced head and neck cancer”

(Geiger) KAO

“A new vertebrate model system for radiation research:  Human Cancer Cells engrafted in Zebrafish embryos”

KOUMENIS

“ Preclinical Testing of a Novel Class of Radiation Sensitizers Identified via an Unbiased Chemical Library Screen”

(Lewis-Bui) MAITY

“Treatment of Localized Ewing's Sarcoma: Analysis of Local Control and Distant Metastasis”

(Amin) KAO

“Expression and Effect of Micro-RNA in Human Cancer Cells”

(Dolinsky ) METZ

“Preoperative chemoradiotherapy with 5-FU or 5-FU/oxaliplatin for rectal cancer is a feasible treatment strategy in the elderly.”

DAS

“Patterns of IMRT dose variability in prescription and delivery among institutions and treatment planning systems”



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