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.

Annual Dept. of Radiation Oncology Research Retreat 2011

Saturday October 29, 2011, 7:30 am - 1:00 pm, TRC Auditorium                                           


7:30 - 8:00             Continental breakfast / Poster viewing

8:00 - 8:05             Introduction by Dr. Stephen Hahn

8:05 - 8:20             Brian Baumann   “Breaking through the tumor BBB: Enhancing the efficacy of nanobiopolymer therapeutics against intracranial tumors with targeted radiation therapy”                                                      

8:20 - 8:35              Michael Corradetti    “Brachial plexopathy in apical non-small cell lung cancer treated with definitive radiation: dosimetric analysis and clinical implications”

8:35 - 8:50             Maura Kirk   “Verification of proton treatment dose calculation and delivery using monte-carlo simulated dose and isotope distribution and measured isotope distribution”

8:50 - 9:05              Brian Baumann   “Bladder cancer patterns of pelvic failure: implications for adjuvant radiation therapy”

9:05 - 9:20              Shannon Gallagher-Colombo      “Coupling photodynamic therapy with EGFR inhibition improves therapeutic benefit in human tumor xenografts”

9:20 - 9:35               Xing Liang       “Treatment guidance for pleural PDT using an IR navigation system”

9:35 - 9:50               Christina Chapman    “An analysis of diversity based on race and ethnicity in the radiation oncology physician workforce”

9:50 - 10:00             Break and poster viewing

10:00 - 10:15           David Guttmann       “Preclinical studies on the chaperone HSP27 as a target for radiosensitization in head and neck cancer”

10:15 - 10:30           Andy Minn    “Gene programs that control and predict DNA damage resistance”                                                        

10:30 - 10:45           Ann-Marie Chacko  “Detection of ovarian cancer vascular marker TEM1/Endosialin by 124I-PET”

10:45 - 11:00            Daniel Joh    “Betting on a ‘pocketful of gold’: enhancing the efficacy of radiation therapy with gold nanoparticles”

11:00 - 11:15            Peter Ahn    “Pressure sensors in head and neck radiotherapy for improved immobilization and real-time tracking”

11:15 - 11:30             Charles Simone    “Clinical and translational research for thoracic malignancies: investigating treatment approaches for lung and pleural cancers with photon and proton radiation therapy and photodynamic therapy”

11:30 - 11:45             Christina Chapman,  Kelly MacArthur      “Circulating tumor cells: development, validation, and pilot results of a telomerase-based assay in patients undergoing radiation therapy”

11:45 - 11:55             Break and poster viewing

11:55 - 12:55              Dr. Martin G. Pomper Keynote Lecture:   “In Vivo Cancer Theranostics”

12:55 - 1:00                Research Retreat Awards / Concluding remarks / Adjourn  

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