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.

Research Opportunities in Radiation Oncology

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Research Associates for Penn Medical Students
Fan Lab
Mentor/Supervisor Yi Fan, M.D., Ph.D.
Title Development of new radiation therapy for brain tumor.
Project Type Basic Sciences/Wet Lab Research/Translational Medical Research
Start/End Dates and Durations Long term preferred. Part time (10-20 hrs/wk) and/or full time during summer.
Required Skills Cell Culture Techniques and/or Basic Skills with Cell and Molecular Biology
Description Glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) is the most common and malignant brain tumor. GBM is highly resistant to radio/chemo treatment, likely due to the prominent presence of cancer stem cells (CSC). Tumor-associated endothelial cells create a vascular niche for activation and maintenance of CSC's self-renewal and survival. The goal of this project is to develop new radiation therapeutic strategies targeting CSC and their vascular niche for treating GBM.
Contact or 215-898-9291
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Alonso-Basanta Lab  
Mentor/Supervisor Michelle Alonso-Basanta, M.D.
  1. Looking at CPD for atypical meningiomas
  2. Review our GK database for brain mets treated 4 or less and rate of necrosis with associated parameters
  3. Normal tissue project- in associated with physics - look at all grade III toxicity and review patient charts for associated co-morbidites.
  4. Mucosal melanomas - chart review and paper on PENN experience
  5. Retroperitoneal sarcoma review at Penn





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